Find an Adoptive Family in Pennsylvania
If you’re searching for parents looking to adopt a newborn in Pennsylvania or any other state, we can help answer some of the questions you may have. Common questions that pregnant women considering adoption in Pennsylvania have about finding adoptive parents in PA include:
How many families want to adopt in Pennsylvania?
It’s been estimated that there are 2 million couples waiting to adopt in the U.S. For every child placed for adoption, there are 36 adoption waiting families hoping to meet that child. This means that there are many hopeful adoptive families for you to choose from, both in Pennsylvania and across the country.
Can I pick a family to adopt my baby?
Absolutely! Every decision in the Pennsylvania adoption process is yours to make, and that includes choosing a family waiting to adopt.
Can people from a different state adopt my baby, or do they need to live in Pennsylvania?
When you work with a national adoption agency like American Adoptions, you can choose adoptive parents who live anywhere in the U.S., whether that’s in Pennsylvania or any other state. It’s entirely up to you!
Some women considering adoption have a preference about where the adoptive family lives, but not everyone does. If easier visits with the adoptive family post-adoption are something that’s important to you, you might consider that when choosing adoptive parents. However, some birth mothers prefer to have a little more physical distance after their adoption. That’s 100 percent your choice.
How do I find adoptive parents for my baby who fit what I’m looking for?
Every expectant mother looking for adoptive parents in Pennsylvania will be looking for a certain set of qualities. What do you hope to see in your child’s future parents? Consider:
Would you like your child to grow up in a large family or a smaller one?
Do you picture them caring for family pets?
What kind of hobbies and traditions might they participate in with their parents?
How much contact do you want to want to have with the adoptive family after the adoption, if any? Do you want to keep in touch through emails or letters? Via phone? Visits? How often?
What is the religion of the adoptive parents?
Again, if you have a preference, that’s up to you! Some expectant mothers would like their child to be raised by a family of a particular faith. American Adoptions works with many different types of adoptive families of many different faiths — chances are there is someone who shares your beliefs and will pass them on to your child.
You can search adoptive parent profiles by religion, state, family type, occupation, number of older children, ethnicity and more here.
Can I meet my baby’s adoptive parents?
If you feel comfortable doing so, absolutely.
All adoptive families who work with American Adoptions are prepared to meet with you over the phone or in person prior to placement. You will have the opportunity to get to know each other through conference calls and continued communication before, during and after the adoption to whatever extent you’re both comfortable with.
When creating your adoption plan, you’ll talk to your adoption specialist about how much contact you wish to have with the adoptive family. Your specialist will show you adoption profiles of adoptive couples who match that same desired level of contact, and then work with you to facilitate communication between both parties throughout the adoption process and beyond. An open adoption can be an amazing opportunity for birth and adoptive families to become connected through adoption for a lifetime, and many form close bonds.
The relationship that you have with your child’s adoptive parents is whatever you wish it to be!
Where can I find adoption profiles of parents who want to adopt my baby?
You can start browsing open adoption family profiles right here. You can also find adoptive couples in Pennsylvania specifically here. Call 1-800-ADOPTION if you’d like to talk to an adoption specialist about choosing an adoptive family now.
If I already know people who want to adopt a baby in Pennsylvania, what do I do next?
If you know people that want to adopt your baby and you’ve chosen them as your child’s future parents, then you’ll simply move past the part of the PA adoption process where you search for adoptive parents. We’ll help you complete the rest of your adoption safely and legally.
You should always work with a licensed adoption agency, even if you’ve already chosen adoptive parents for your baby. This provides you with access to professional services and protection for you and your child throughout the adoption process and beyond. You’ll still receive all free birth parent services, such as:
Financial adoption assistance to help offset the cost of pregnancy and living expenses
To learn more about how to find adoptive parents in Pennsylvania or to start looking for adoptive parents now, you can call 1-800-ADOPTION to receive free adoption information with no obligation.
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