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Finding Families Looking to Adopt That Look Like Me

Are there adoptive families that look like me who want to adopt a baby?

As you begin the adoption process, it’s natural to have concerns, especially when it comes to finding an adoptive family that resembles your physical characteristics. Maybe you’re looking for a family that mirror your own features, like skin tone, hair color and texture, eye color or facial features.

Whatever you’re looking for, we’re dedicated to helping you find a family that will love your baby unconditionally. With over 30 years of experience working with hundreds of different families, we know what it takes to help you find the right fit.

To begin your search for adoptive families that look like you, browse our waiting families page or check out the adoption video profiles on our YouTube page. You can also fill out our contact form for free, personalized support as you navigate your journey.

What Characteristics Can I Find in Adoptive Families That Look Like Me?

As you search for adoptive families that look like you, you may be looking for different character traits, such as:

  • Hair color, like blonde, red, brunette or black hair.

  • Eye color, like blue, brown, hazel or green eyes.

  • Skin tone, such as fair, olive, tan or dark skin.

  • Facial features, like high cheekbones, almond shaped eyes, full lips or a strong jawline.

  • Body build, such as slender, athletic, curvy or broad.

No matter what you’re looking for, we can help you find adoptive families that look like you. If we don’t have a family that matches your preferences, then we’ll partner with other professionals to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Why Should I Find an Adoptive Family That looks Like Me?

Finding adoptive families that look like you can help your child feel a stronger connection and a sense of belonging. Seeing similarities in appearances might make your child feel more comfortable and accepted within their adoptive family.

But it’s also important to focus on finding a family that is loving, supportive and shares your values, even if they don’t look exactly like you. Adoptive families have been preparing to welcome your baby into their lives and they’re ready to give your baby the best life possible.

If you’re worried that your child may not be accepted, then you have the chance to stay in touch with them through open adoption. Whether it’s through letters, photos, emails or in-person visits, you’ll be able to stay connected to your child to ensure they’re loved unconditionally.

What If I Can’t Find Adoptive Families That Look Like Me?

One of the biggest fears women have when placing their baby for adoption is will their child be accepted into the adoptive family if they look different. Rest assured that all our adoptive families go through comprehensive screenings to ensure that they’re emotionally, physically and mentally ready to care for your child.

Throughout the adoption process, you have the power to choose the adoptive family you believe will provide the best upbringing for your child. We’re here to offer guidance, support and a wide range of adoptive families, ensuring you find exactly what you’re looking for.

How Can I Find Adoptive Families That Look Like Me?

We know how important it is for you to find an adoptive family that looks like you. When you work with us, we’ll help you find families based on your preferences. Your hopes for your child’s future will help us identify adoptive parents that align with your goals.

Whether it’s related to hair color, eye color or other physical traits, we craft a personalized list of adoption families to help you find the right match. We’re committed to helping you every step of the way, guiding you through the process of selecting a family that not only reflects your physical characteristics but also resonates with your values and goals for your child’s future.

To begin the process of finding adoptive families that look like you, here are three steps you’ll need to take:

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

  • Step 2: Browse adoptive families that look like you with our guidance.

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

Finding adoptive families with our agency has never been easier. Fill out our contact form so we can help you start your search for the perfect fit.

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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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