Find an Adoptive Family in Florida
How to Find Adoptive Parents for Your Baby in Florida
If you’re pregnant and considering adoption in Florida, you’ve probably already put a lot of thought into the kind of family you’d love for your baby to have. You also may have a lot of questions about how to find adoptive parents like the ones you’ve been envisioning for your child.
Common questions from people looking for adoptive parents for their baby include:
How many families want to adopt in Florida?
There are about 2 million couples waiting to adopt in the U.S. So for every one baby placed for adoption, there are 36 adoption waiting families hoping to be matched with that child. If you want to find adoptive parents in Florida, there are hundreds of hopeful couples waiting to become parents in the Sunshine State.
Can I pick a family to adopt my baby?
Of course. Any and all decisions made in the Florida adoption process are yours to make. That includes picking a family waiting to adopt in Florida or anywhere else in the United States.
How do I choose someone to adopt my baby?
There’s no one “right” answer to this question, because every expectant mother looking for adoptive parents in Florida will value different things in potential adoptive parents for her baby. It can help to get a clearer idea of what you’re looking for being asking yourself questions like:
Where do you picture your child growing up? In the country? The city? In the mountains? Near the ocean?
Do you envision your child having siblings? Are they going to be part of a big family or a smaller one?
What do you picture their parents being like? Do they have any hobbies, interests, passions, values or traditions that you hope they’ll pass on to your child?
How much would you like to keep in contact with the adoptive family after the adoption? Frequently? Occasionally? Would you like to arrange family visits to Florida or maybe regular emails or letters?
Open adoption is a chance for birth and adoptive families to develop lifelong bonds. Choosing adoptive parents is important for both you and your baby, because you can also have a close relationship with your child’s parents, if you choose to.
Can people from a different state adopt my baby or do they have to live in Florida?
Your baby’s adoptive family could live anywhere in the U.S. when you work with a national adoption agency like American Adoptions. Local adoption agencies and adoption attorneys are typically limited to their area of Florida, but national adoption agencies work with birth and adoptive parents in all 50 states. This means:
Birth and adoptive parents are both more likely to be paired together with the same goals for their adoption, because there’s a larger pool of adoptive couples for expectant mothers to choose from
Adoptive families wait less to adopt because there’s a larger pool of expectant mothers from across the U.S. viewing their adoption profiles, considering them to be their baby’s potential parents
Adoptive parents will travel to you in Florida to meet you shortly before the baby is born so you’ll have time to get to know each other in person in addition to talking via phone, text, and/or email after you’ve chosen them from their adoption profile
While some birth mothers enjoy living in the same state as the adoptive family and their child, others prefer to have some physical distance after the adoption. That’s entirely up to you. American Adoptions can help you find a family for your baby in any state!
I know people who want to adopt a baby and I want them to be my baby’s parents — what should I do next?
Simple. Just skip the part where you search for families looking to adopt! We’ll work with you to complete the rest of your adoption in Florida.
Even if you’ve already found adoptive parents for your baby, you should always use an adoption professional to conduct your adoption for safety reasons, including:
Adoptive parents working with agencies are carefully vetted and approved on a state and federal level
The continued mediation of post-adoption contact between birth and adoptive families for up to 18 years, so you won’t lose contact
Working with a Florida adoption professional ensures that the birth parent(s), adoptive parents and most importantly, your baby, all remain safe and well-cared-for throughout the adoption process and beyond.
To learn more about how to find adoptive parents in Florida or to begin looking for adoptive parents now, call 1-800-ADOPTION. It’s free and there’s no obligation to choose adoption.
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