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How to Find an Adoptive Family in Ohio With Our Agency

Because you care and love your baby, and want to provide them with the best opportunities at life, finding the best adoptive family is one of the most important and exciting steps of the adoption process.

If you’re pregnant and considering adoption in Ohio, you might already have an image in your head of the type of family you’d love your baby to grow up with. But you might not know how to find adoptive parents in Ohio with whom you can entrust the most important task — raising and loving your child.

Fortunately, American Adoptions is here to help. As a licensed, national adoption agency, we work with hundreds of hopeful adoptive parents across the country, giving you plentiful options for adoptive parents in Ohio and beyond. When you work with our agency, our specialists will help you find the perfect match based on what you want from your adoption experience.

When it comes to such an important decision, finding adoptive parents for your baby has never been easier.

And if you’re an adoptive parent, you may be curious on how to get started towards creating the best adoptive profile. How do you portray your personality and true desire to become a parent, all in a short video? This blog entry gives some tips on what to include and provides other helpful links to get started.

If you’re searching for prospective adoptive parents in Ohio, give us a call anytime at 1-800-ADOPTION. You can also contact us online to request free information or view our adoptive parents’ profiles here. When you contact American Adoptions, an adoption professional will be happy to answer any questions you may have when it comes to your search for finding the best adoptive family.

Some of the most common questions we hear are:

How many families want to adopt in Ohio?

It is a common concern for prospective birth parents that their child will not get adopted. At any given time, there are more than 2 million couples waiting to adopt in the United States. That means that for every baby that’s placed for adoption, 36 adoption waiting families are hoping to be matched with that child.

So, if you’re looking for adoptive parents in Ohio, there are hundreds of couples waiting to adopt that you can choose from — if you work with the right agency.

As a national agency, American Adoptions can provide prospective adoptive parents from across the country. When you work with a local agency, you’ll have fewer choices — but American Adoptions’ extensive network helps to ensure we find the perfect family for your baby, whatever your desires may be. With over 20 years of experience in helping find the best families, you can trust us as your guide.

Can I pick a family to adopt my baby?

Oftentimes, birth parents come to us with concerns that their child will be placed with a family that they do not feel matches the environment they want to raise their child with. These fears are instantly put to rest once they find out they are in complete control of who they place their baby with.

Every decision in the Ohio adoption process belongs to you. This includes the selection of a family waiting to adopt in Ohio or anywhere else in the country. This is such a big decision, and you will feel empowered to make the call you think is best when you work with American Adoptions. Your adoption professional will be there every step of the way to support you and get you the information you need on every prospective adoptive family, to reassure you have all questions or concerns answered before making a decision for your adoption in Ohio.

How do I choose someone to adopt my baby?

Prospective birth mothers often refer to finding their child's adoptive family as the most exciting step of the adoption process. Knowing they have found a family to provide the love and support their child needs gives them the peace of mind that their child’s future will be bright.

This process can seem difficult though, with so many to choose from, where do you even start?

We have determined one of the best ways is to ask yourself questions about the type of potential adoptive parents you envision your baby growing up with. There is no specific list of right or wrong questions but you may consider asking yourself things such as:

  • Do they have any other children? Are they part of a big family or a small one?

  • Do they have pets?

  • Where do they travel on family trips?

  • Where do they live — in the country? By the ocean? In the mountains?

  • What are their personalities like? Are they religious? Do they have fun hobbies? Unusual traditions?

Another question you should ask yourself, is how often you want to keep in touch with the adoptive family after placement occurs. Your post-adoption contact relationship will always be up to you, and we will help you find adoptive parents who share those preferences.

Finding adoptive parents that you’re compatible with, that you feel are right for your baby, is important for both your child and yourself. An open adoption allows you to continue to have a relationship with this family after the adoption, as closely or loosely connected as you feel comfortable with. So, “clicking” with an adoptive family is a great sign that you’ve found your child’s adoptive parents.

Do the parents have to live in Ohio, or can people from a different state adopt my baby?

When you work with a national adoption agency like American Adoptions, an adoptive family can live anywhere within the country. Smaller, local adoption agencies and adoption attorneys are restricted to working with prospective birth and adoptive parents within their area of Ohio. National adoption agencies can work with anyone, anywhere in all 50 states.

Here’s why that may be helpful to you:

  • Prospective birth and adoptive parents will be matched together based on shared goals for an adoption, because there are more couples looking to adopt for expectant mothers to choose from.

  • Adoptive families have a shorter adoption wait time because more expectant mothers in all 50 states are viewing their adoption profiles.

  • The adoptive parents will likely travel to you in Ohio so that you can meet in person before the baby is born.

Some prospective birth mothers prefer adoptive parents in Ohio. They like that the adoptive family lives in the same state as them. Others feel that they need some physical distance post-adoption, and so they seek parents outside of Ohio. Like all decision in the adoption process, that choice is completely yours to make.

Whatever your preference, American Adoptions is here to help you find a family that meets your expectations, and to make the process as stress free as possible.

I already have people who want to adopt my baby—what should I do next?

Congratulations on finding a family for your baby! Since you already have an adoptive family ready, you can just skip over the part in the Ohio adoption process where you search for families looking to adopt, and we’ll complete the adoption from there.

With that said, even if you already know prospective parents looking to adopt a newborn in Ohio, you should always go through an adoption professional to protect your safety and adoption rights. This helps ensure:

  • Agency-signed adoptive parents have been thoroughly screened and approved to adopt on both a state and federal level.
  • Prospective birth parents can only receive free adoption services through licensed agencies, including medical care, counseling services, legal representation, post-adoption benefits and more.
  • Agencies like American Adoptions can help facilitate post-adoption contact with birth and adoptive families for up to 18 years, so you’ll never accidentally lose contact with the family.

By working with a licensed Ohio adoption agency, the prospective birth and adoptive parents (and most importantly, your baby) are all emotionally, financially, and legally protected even after the adoption. This gives you the peace of mind that your adoption can and will be completed as successful as possible.

Want to learn more about how to find adoptive parents in Ohio? 

You can reach us 24/7 at 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with an adoption professional and get more information about finding and adoptive family for your baby.  You can also get free information about the adoption process online. If you would like to get a jumpstart on finding and adoptive family, you can also view our waiting families’ profiles in Ohio here.

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