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How to Find Adoptive Families on the East Coast

Placing your baby up for adoption on the East Coast can be a step toward a new beginning. The beauty about the adoption process is that you’re in complete control of every aspect of it, including where you want your baby to live.

There are many adoptive families on the East Coast that would love to welcome your baby into their homes. The search can feel overwhelming, but we’ll help you find the perfect East Coast family for your baby.

Check out our waiting families’ page to get a head start on your search, or contact us online to get free, personalized support as you look for families on the East Coast.  

Finding an East Coast Adoptive Family

We’re dedicated to helping you find the perfect family for your baby. If you can’t find the right family, then don’t worry. With our guidance, you can search through a large database of waiting adoptive families until we find one that meets all your goals and preferences.

Although our list of waiting families is always rotating, here are some examples of East Coast adoptive families to help you get an idea of what you’re looking for:

Meet the Families

  • Jason and Juliane from North Carolina: Jason and Juliane met after changing their careers and going to graduate school. Jason is a middle school teacher while Juliane is an architect, designing beautiful and functional buildings. They can easily access ancient mountains and beautiful coastal beaches within a few hours’ drive from their home. Jason is a huge fan of the Charlotte Panthers while Juliane enjoys the Cleveland Guardians. Some of their favorite candies are Butterfingers and M&M’s.

  • Lyle and Jen from Maryland: Lyle and Jen have always hoped to become parents after struggling with infertility. They love to travel and visit every baseball stadium they come across. In their spare time, they love to watch and play sports. Baseball, football and golf are just a few of the sports they enjoy to play. Their house is nestled in a diverse community with the beach only a short, 20-minute drive away. Their favorite sports team is the Baltimore Orioles, and some of their favorite movies include Remember the Titans and Dirty Dancing.

  • Joshua and Owen from South Carolina: Joshua and Owen moved to South Carolina seven years ago and live about 15 minutes from downtown and 20 minutes from the beach. They have a son named Leo and love to go on adventures exploring new beaches, canoeing, riding on a boat or simply riding bikes and scooters. They love the holidays and have created family traditions that include an annual Halloween party, a Christmas karaoke party and an annual family vacation. Their favorite movies include Titanic, Home Alone and The Greatest Showman.

Browse more East Coast adoptive families on our waiting families’ page and, if one of these families stands out to you, contact us online now to connect with them.

Life on the East Coast

The East Coast offers a wide range of experiences that your child will be able to enjoy. From the bustling streets of New York City to the peaceful shores of Cape Cod, this region offers a blend of wonders that will shape the way your child grows up. Some highlights of the region include:

  • Cultural landmarks: Your child can explore the Smithsonian museums in Washington D.C., soak up the historic charm of Philadelphia or explore different lighthouses on the East Coast like the Nauset and Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

  • Natural beauty: They can enjoy the scenic beauty of the Appalachian Mountains or the coastal lifestyle with fresh seafood delights along the shores of Maine or Maryland.

  • Sports and entertainment: Your child can root for the region’s favorite sports teams like the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Knicks or Boston Red Sox.

How to Find an East Coast Adoptive Family

We’ll always help you find the right family for your baby. We provide comprehensive, full-service support, guiding you through every step. Our team ensures that your preferences and needs are our top priority throughout the adoption process.

If you’re ready to find the perfect East Coast adoptive family for your baby, then here are three steps you can expect to take with our agency:

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

  • Step 2: Browse adoptive families on the East Coast with our help.

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

With our support and guidance, finding an East Coast adoptive family that resonates with your values, lifestyle and aspirations has never been easier. You’re not alone on this journey; let us help you make the best choice for you and your baby.

For personalized support as you explore East Coast adoptive families, contact us online today. We’re ready to help you find the right fit for your baby.

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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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