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Your Guide to Finding Adoptive Families in the Northwest

Choosing adoption for your child is an important decision, and finding the right family to raise your child is a crucial part of this journey. The Pacific Northwest, with its diverse landscapes and vibrant culture, can offer your child the chance to grow up with a unique lifestyle.

From the region’s relaxed lifestyle and iconic landmarks to its diverse range of families, you can give your baby the best life possible

Begin your journey toward finding the ideal family by exploring our waiting families page to browse Northwestern adoption profiles. You can also fill out our contact form to find families based on your preferences.

Characteristics of Adoptive Families in the Northwest

The Northwest, with states like Washington and Oregon, is known for its laid-back atmosphere and diverse communities. Cities like Portland or Seattle feature rich cultural scenes, thriving arts and a welcoming environment. With access to beaches, lush forests and mountains, the Northwest is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.

Northwestern adoptive families often live an active lifestyle and enjoy hiking, skiing, camping and other outdoor activities your child can join in on.

From the Space Needle in Seattle to the Oregon Coast, the Northwest can offer your child a unique way of life. Northwestern adoptive families in this region often value sustainability, ecofriendly living with a connection to the outdoors. If these characteristics stand out to you, then a Northwestern family can be the perfect fit for your baby.

Choosing a Northwestern Adoptive Family

We understand the importance of finding a family that resonates with the vision of your child’s future. Our pool of waiting families reflects a diverse range of backgrounds, lifestyles and desires. Below are a few examples of some of our adoptive families from the Northwest:

  • Ben and Alicia from Washington: Ben and Alicia are outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy advocating for wildlife and the environment. They have two Australian shepherds who will be great companions to your child. Their house sits on a small farm and is 10 minutes away from a small but vibrant community. Their area features two national parks with both the ocean and mountains a few miles away. They’re open to communication through letters, phone calls or pictures. Their favorite candy is Kit Kat and Peanut M&M’s.

  • Bhaskar and Smriti from Oregon: Bhaskar and Smiriti are proud parents to their son Jai and are looking to expand their family further. They recently moved from Connecticut to be closer to their family in California. Their home is in a family-friendly neighborhood with parks and walking paths nearby. The couple enjoys grilling in the summer and having dinner on their back patio. They’re open to exploring all types of communication and would love to keep in touch regularly. Their favorite cartoon is Tom and Jerry and their favorite Disney movies are Frozen and Inside Out.

  • Brian and Kelsey from Washington: Brian and Kelsey live in a fun, family-oriented neighborhood with playgrounds and shops within walking distance. They love staying active and enjoy all the outdoor activities that the Northwest has to offer. They also are big sports fans and enjoy watching the Seattle Seahawks or Mariners games. They’re open to communicating through letters and pictures on a frequent basis, and depending on your comfort level, would be interested in yearly visits or exchanging emails and texts more frequently. Some of their favorite candy includes Butterfinger and Twix, and their favorite Disney movies are Moana and The Lion King.

If any of these characteristics stand out to you, then don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Although our list of waiting families is constantly rotating, we can help you find the best family who will love your baby unconditionally.

How to Find a Northwestern Adoptive Family

If you’re ready to search for the perfect adoptive family in the Northwest, then here are three steps you can expect to take:

  • Step 1: Determine your relationship with the adoptive family.

  • Step 2: Browse adoptive families in the Northwest with our help.

  • Step 3: Meet the adoptive family over the phone or in person.

Our Commitment to You

We’re committed to helping you find the perfect family for your child. We offer personalized support, guidance and access to a wide network of potential adoptive families in the Northwest. Whether you’re drawn to a family’s connection to the outdoors or cultural interests, we’ll work closely with you to navigate this journey.

To find the perfect family for your baby, fill out our contact form to connect with us. When you work with us, finding a family has never been easier. 

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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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