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Finding Adoptive Families in the Midwest

For many women, choosing the lifestyle their baby will have is one of the main reasons why they choose adoption. Adoption gives your baby the chance to grow up with a lifestyle you never grew up with or one you might not able to provide.

We understand how important it is to find the perfect family, especially if you want your child to be raised in the heart of the Midwest. We’ve created this guide to help you navigate your decision and find the ideal Midwestern adoptive family.

To get a jump start on your search, check out our waiting families page to view Midwestern adoption profiles. You can also fill out our contact form to get personalized help as you look for the perfect family.

Why Choose an Adoptive Family in the Midwest?

There are many reasons why you may want to choose an adoptive family in the Midwest. Maybe you’re from the region and want your child to grow up with the same lifestyle you had as a child, or maybe you want your child to experience the charm that the Midwest has to offer. Whatever it is, there are Midwestern adoptive families out there who would love to give your child the lifestyle you want for them.

Some common characteristics that Midwestern adoptive families share include:

  • Midwestern attitude and values: The Midwest is renowned for its friendly, down-to-Earth attitude and strong family values. Communities in states like Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and others embody everything the Midwest has to offer.

  • Family-centric lifestyles: Midwesterners prioritize family, often participating in community events and celebrations that emphasize togetherness.

  • Sports enthusiasm: Whether it’s cheering for the Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers or Chicago Cubs, the Midwest is home to sports enthusiasts passionate about cheering on their favorite teams.

No matter what you’re looking for, we’ll help you find a family that embodies everything the Midwest stands for. Fill out our contact form to start looking for Midwestern adoption profiles now.  

How to Find an Adoptive Family in the Midwest

Step 1: Determine Your Contact Preferences

Placing your baby for adoption doesn’t have to mean goodbye. Some women prefer open adoptions, maintaining regular communications and updates, while others prefer a closed arrangement. We can help you define your preferences, ensuring you find an adoptive family with the same communication preferences.

Step 2: Browse Profiles with Our Help

We’re perfectly equipped to help you find an adoptive family in the Midwest. With our extensive network and expertise, we help narrow down options based on your preferences, whether it’s the family’s state, lifestyle or values. Regardless of your preferences, we will help guide you toward a perfect match.

Our headquarters are located in Kansas so we know what it takes to find you the perfect Midwestern adoptive family. To get an idea of the type of family you might be looking for, here are some examples of Midwest families who are ready to welcome your baby into their home:

  • Michael and Brianna from Minnesota: Michael and Brianna have four beautiful children and are looking to expand their family even further. They both enjoy spending their leisurely time on the lake, fishing in the Mississippi river and hiking the beautiful bluffs in their area. When it comes to cultural diversity, they’re eager to make your child feel welcome and comfortable, no matter what. They’re open to sharing your child’s experiences and growth through pictures and emails if you prefer. Some of their favorite candy bars include Twix and Snickers.

  • Scott and Margo from Iowa: Scott and Margo have an adopted son named Miles and are ready to expand their family through adoption once more. They both enjoy traveling and would love to show your child what the world has to offer. They live in a small suburb of Des Moines with big-city amenities, such as the Science Center, zoo, art museum and Sculpture Park, only a short drive away. Their favorite desserts include tiramisu and cheesecake.

  • Alicia and Lianne from Wisconsin: Alicia and Lianne have an adopted daughter named Tia and are looking to expand their family further. As a family, they enjoy spending their free time outdoor exploring nature.  They also enjoy exploring their local community by visiting maker’s markets, art festivals, farmers’ markets and small businesses. As a transracial family, they respect, value and celebrate cultural differences.  They’re committed to growing and learning to be the best parents for a child of a different race. Their favorite candies are Peanut M&M’s and Butterfinger.

Although our list of waiting Midwestern adoptive families is constantly changing, we’re always available to help you find the perfect fit for your baby. Check out our waiting families page to find more families in the Midwest or fill out our contact form for free, personalized support.

You can also check out adoptive family video profiles on our YouTube page to get a better idea of what a family is like.

Step 3: Meet a Midwestern Adoptive Family

Once you’ve found the perfect family in the Midwest, you’ll have the chance to meet them over the phone or in person. We can help facilitate this meeting between you and the adoptive family, if needed. This connection allows you to learn more about them, ask questions and see if they’re the right fit.

We constantly update our pool of Midwestern adoption profiles to help you find the right fit for your baby. Our online database showcases waiting families from different backgrounds and lifestyles, and if you can’t find a perfect match, we can work with other professionals to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Finding a family with us has never been easier. Contact us online now or check out our waiting families page to get a head start on your search.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is American Adoptions the right adoption agency choice for many birth mothers?

American Adoptions is one of the largest licensed adoption agencies in the United States. Each year, we work with thousands of women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy and offer assistance to these women. Our large, caring staff is able to assist you seven days a week and provide you with one-on-one counseling about your pregnancy and available options.

You should choose an adoption agency where you feel completely comfortable with their services and staff. With American Adoptions, you will work with an Adoption Specialist who is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Adoption Specialist will be your advocate and will provide support and guidance as you create an adoption plan that is right for you.

How will the family tell my child about me and the adoption when my child is older?

Each family has their own style of introducing adoption to the child. When you are matched with an adoptive family, you can ask them this question. If you would like your Adoption Specialist to discuss it for you, just let her know. He or she can share your wishes or provide good ideas from other adoptive families.

You will also be able to share what you want your baby to know about you. You can complete a keepsake booklet to share hobbies, stories, photos of you and your family and a letter to your baby. The adoptive family can provide this to your child as he or she grows older. Be as creative as you like! Some birth mothers have even knitted a special blanket as a gift to their baby or given a similar symbol of their love.

The father of your baby can fill out the birth father's keepsake booklet or write a letter too. You may have other family members who would also like to share photos or a letter to the baby. This is your opportunity to pass on your and your family's love and to share your personality, history and reasons for choosing adoption. The adoptive family will treasure whatever information you provide and will share it with the baby at an appropriate age. In most adoptive homes, the word adoption is in the child's vocabulary early on, and adoption is celebrated in their lives.

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