Find a Family by Religion
|Some prospective birth mothers search specifically for Christian adoptive families for their child. If you want your baby to be raised within this belief system, here’s how you can connect with Christian families looking to adopt.|
|If you’re looking for Jewish adoptive families for your child, American Adoptions can help. Here’s how to find the perfect Jewish adoptive family for your baby.|
|As a Muslim woman, you may want a Muslim couple to adopt your child, and American Adoptions is committed to helping you find exactly what you’re looking for. This article outlines how to find a Muslim couple who wants to adopt a baby.|
|“I want one of Jehovah’s Witnesses to adopt my baby. Where do I start?” Find the answers and guidance you need here if you are looking for a Jehovah’s Witness family to adopt your baby.|
|If you’re considering placing your child for adoption and are interested in Buddhism, read this article to learn about how to find a Buddhist family to raise your baby.|
|As a Hindu woman considering adoption, it may be important to you to place your child with a Hindu family. If this is the case, this article outlines how to find a Hindu family for your baby.|
|If you consider yourself to be atheist or agnostic and are considering placing your baby for adoption, it may be important to you that an adoptive family shares those views. Here’s how to go about finding non-religious adoptive families.|
- Adoption Home Study Process
Learn what a home study is and why you need one to adopt a child.
- 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.
- Home Studies: State by State
Find a qualified professional in your state to complete your home study.
- What is the total cost for the entire adoption?
There are several factors that determine the total cost for an adoption, including the program you choose. Variables such as medical bills, birth mother expenses and legal fees vary for each adoption. We strive to maintain affordable adoptions without cutting corners. Please see the Our Domestic Adoption Programs section for further details.
- Can we choose the gender of our baby?
Have your heart set on a bouncing baby boy or a new little princess? American Adoptions now offers a gender-specific option for families hoping for a specific gender. With this option families would pay an additional Gender-Specific Fee to help our agency locate and work with birth mothers meeting this additional criteria. Please note that gender specificity may increase wait time. This fee is in addition to all other program fees and is not considered part of your adoption budget. Please contact us at 1-800-ADOPTION for minimum budget details.
- Do we need to retain our own attorney?
No - American Adoptions has established relationships with some of the best adoption attorneys in the nation. It is important to note that adoption laws vary state-to-state and often even county-to-county. As such, it is important to utilize the services of an attorney that specializes in adoption in the state the adoption will finalize in, which we will not know until you are matched with an expectant mother. Retaining your own attorney at this time is not necessary and may be an additional expense to you that is not needed.
- Adoption Newsletter
Did you know that American Adoptions offers a free bi-weekly e-newsletter? Sign up today to keep up-to-date on the latest in adoption news and information.
- Famous Adoptions
Learn which famous Hollywood actors, sports stars, politicians and other icons have been touched by adoption.
- 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.