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Domestic Adoption Situations

Current Adoption Situations for Prepared Families

Welcome to American Adoptions' available adoption situations page.

This page is intended for any prospective adoptive parents who have completed their home study and can be considered immediately for any of these adoption situations. Many of these adoption situations are brought to us through our Adoption Resource Center, a network of adoption professionals who partner with American Adoptions to help birth parent clients find the perfect family.

Please remember that due to varying and sometimes complex state laws involved with interstate adoptions, in addition to the needs and desires of individual birth parents, some prospective adoptive families may not be eligible to be shown in every situation.


In order to be considered for the available situations listed, you must have:

  • An Approved Adoption Home Study - Your home study must be current within the last 12 months, and you must be able to fax or mail it (and all of the items on our list of required supporting documents) to our office upon our request. For information about our requirements for an American Adoptions-approved home study or the supporting documents you must provide, please see the home study section of our website.
  • A Completed Adoption Profile - Although we don't require a specific type of profile from non-American Adoptions' families, we do need a profile with text and photos and/or video (preferably in electronic form) that we can present to the woman so that she can get a better sense of who you are.

If you are interested in one of the adoption situations and do not have all of these items in hand, but your home study agency or adoption professional has them, you should verify that you can acquire these documents prior to having your profile presented to the birth family.

To learn more about American Adoptions, please click the following to request free adoption information, or you may view our available situations by clicking the link below.

Adoption Home Study

Adoption Home Study Process

Learn what a home study is and why you need one to adopt a child.

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Home Study Questions and Answers

While adoption home studies vary slightly from agency to agency and state to state, there are several key elements that are almost always included in every home study.

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Home Studies: State by State

Find a qualified professional in your state to complete your home study.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do we need to retain our own attorney?

No, American Adoptions has established relationships with some of the best adoption attorneys in the nation. Because adoption laws vary from state to state and between counties, it is important to utilize the services of an adoption attorney who specializes in the state where the adoption will finalize, which is unknown until you match with an expectant mother. You have the right to retain your own attorney, but doing so may be an additional, unnecessary expense.

Can we choose the gender of our baby?

American Adoptions does not allow gender specificity in adoption. Any family who wishes to be gender-specific in their adoption should contact us at 1-800-ADOPTION and ask about the possibility of an exception waiver before taking any other steps toward adoption with our agency. Any families who do receive an exception to be gender-specific may also incur an additional fee, which helps cover the additional advertising costs of such a request.

Please note that gender specificity will likely increase your wait time significantly.

Additional Resources

Adoption Newsletter

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Famous Adoptions

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Adoption Glossary

Do adoption terms and phrases leave you feeling confused? Learn the meaning to key adoption words and phrases with our comprehensive adoption glossary.

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