Find an Adoptive Family in Washington, D.C.
If you’re considering placing your child for adoption, it’s because you want to give him or her the best life imaginable. You have a vision for your child’s future, and you don’t think you can provide that at this point. But how can you make sure that vision becomes a reality? How do you make sure your child’s adoptive family can give him or her all the love and opportunities that are so important to you?
With American Adoptions, you get to choose your child’s prospective adoptive parents. Whether you want to select an adoptive family in D.C. or find adoptive parents elsewhere in the country, you can find the perfect place for your child by learning more about the people that will raise them.
What to Look for in Adoptive Parents in D.C.
It’s possible that you already have a vision of the perfect prospective adoptive parents, but it’s also possible that you aren’t quite sure what you’re searching for. Along with your American Adoptions adoption specialist, you’ll sit down and consider questions like the following:
Do you envision your child having siblings? Some women have fond memories of growing up in full households and want that same upbringing for their own babies. In this instance, you would want to select an adoptive family that already has other children. Other women prefer to place their children with adoptive families in Washington, D.C., who haven’t been able to have kids of their own yet.
Does it matter to you if your child looks like his or her adoptive parents? Naturally, there’s a limit to how much your child will look like his or her adoptive family, given that they will not share any genes. However, some women feel strongly that their child’s prospective adoptive parents share their own cultural backgrounds.
Where do you picture your child growing up? Is it important to you that your baby remain geographically close to you? If so, you may want to find adoptive parents in Washington, D.C. Because American Adoptions is a national adoption agency, though, your child can grow up anywhere you imagine. If you picture him or her being raised on a rural farm in the Midwest, that can be accommodated. If you’d prefer a larger urban area, we can facilitate that as well.
What values and characteristics do your ideal prospective adoptive parents possess? Think about the things that are important to you — your religious beliefs, your political beliefs, your sense of community, your work ethic, etc. Is it important to you that you have these aspects in common with your child’s prospective adoptive parents? At American Adoptions, we work with families from many different backgrounds, so no matter what you value, you’re sure to find an adoptive family that does too.
Once you’ve determined what you’re looking for in a prospective adoptive family, it’ll time to begin actively searching for parents looking to adopt a newborn in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. Adoption Profiles
After you’ve communicated to your adoption specialist what you’re looking for in a prospective adoptive family, he or she will being showing you adoption profiles from prospective adoptive families in Washington, D.C. — as well as throughout the rest of the states, if you don’t feel strongly about your baby remaining in the capital. These families have already been thoroughly screened via adoption home studies and agreed to at least some degree of contact with you, should you want to remain in your child’s life as he or she grows up. Each adoptive family that works with American Adoptions has created two different types of adoption profiles:
Print adoption profiles: A small pamphlet, these act as quick brochures that let you learn about the basics of a prospective adoptive family — whether or not they have other children, what kinds of jobs they have, what their home is like, and what’s important to them.
Video adoption profiles: If a prospective adoptive family’s print profile interests you and you want to learn more, you can watch their video adoption profile. In addition to learning more about the family and seeing their home environment, you’ll get to watch them interact with each other and talk about why they’re pursuing adoption. A video profile can give you a much better idea of what your child’s life would be like with a given family.
Once you’ve chosen a prospective adoptive family from the D.C. adoption profiles you’ve been given, your adoption specialist can arrange a conference call. This will allow you to speak with the family, get to know them better and ask them any questions you may have. If all goes well, you may be talking to your child’s adoptive family!
To learn more about finding the perfect adoptive parents for your child in Washington, D.C., or to begin the adoption process, please contact American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION.
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