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Finding Adoptive Families on the West Coast

As you’re considering adoption, finding the right family to raise your child is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the process. If you imagine your child growing up on the West Coast, then we’re here to help. We can help you find the perfect family for your baby.

To start looking at adoptive families on the West Coast, check out our waiting families page to view West Coast adoption profiles. You can also fill out our contact form to speak with us about your preferences.

The West Coast Lifestyle

The West Coast is renowned for its lifestyle and culture. From the relaxed coastal towns to the vibrant city cultures of Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco, this region’s way of life can present your child with endless opportunities. Adoptive families on the West Coast often consist of a blend of the relaxed vibe you get from coastal cities and the bustling energy from major cities.

Families in Los Angeles might embrace a mix of beach outings and city adventures while those in San Francisco may appreciate the tech-savvy and artistic environment the city has to offer. Whatever lifestyle you’ve dreamed of for your child can become a reality when you choose a  family on the West Coast.

Choosing a West Coast Adoptive Family

Finding the right adoptive family on the West Coast involves considering lifestyle factors and preferences that are most important to you. Here are some examples of families with different traits and characteristics specific to the West Coast:

  • Matt and Jen from Washington: Matt and Jen live in beautiful house across the street from a beachfront park. They both come from families who strongly value both education and found academic success. They plan to provide whatever support your child may need to be successful and want your child to have the freedom to graduate from a four-year university without the burden of student loans. They’re open to sharing communication through letters, photos and in whatever ways you’re comfortable. Some of their favorite candy includes Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Twix, and their favorite holidays are Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • Nick and Nicole from California: Nick and Nicole have two sons named Connor and Aden and are looking to expand their family further. They live in a kid-centric community with their house a short drive from the ocean. Nick and Nicole enjoy watching wildlife from their fully fenced-in backyard with their sons and encourage being outside exploring nature. They’re open to sharing photos, letters, updates, emails and more contact depending on your preferences. Some of their favorite candy is Twix and Baby Ruth and their favorite Disney movies are Moana and Aladdin.

  • Jeffrey and Christopher from California: Jeffrey and Christopher have one son named Samuel and are looking to grow their family. Having adopted their first child, they know the joy that comes from being able to build a family through adoption. They live in sunny Potrero Hill with a beautiful view of the downtown skyline. The neighborhood is close to restaurants, grocery stores, schools and beautiful playgrounds. When they have free time, Jeffrey and Christopher like to enjoy all the fun activities San Francisco has to offer. They’re open to communication including future visits along with emails, phone calls and photos in between. Their favorite classic movies include The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz and their favorite Disney movie is The Little Mermaid.

Although our list of waiting families is always rotating, these families can give you an idea of what qualities and traits to look for as you search for the right fit for your child. If you’re ready to start looking through waiting families’ West Coast adoption profiles, then check out our waiting families page.

How to Find a West Coast Adoptive Family

If you’re ready to find the perfect family for your baby on the West Coast, then here are three steps you can expect to take throughout the process:

  • Step 1: Determine your relationship with the adoptive family.
  • Step 2: Browse adoptive families on the West Coast with our help.

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

Our Promise to You

We understand how important it is for you to find the perfect family for your baby. We can help you find the right West Coast family that matches your preferences, offering personalized guidance and support throughout the matching process.

Choosing a West Coast adoptive family for your child involves discovering a lifestyle and environment that resonates with your goals. We’re always here to help you find the ideal adoptive family who will love your baby unconditionally.

To begin the process of finding a West Coast family, fill out our contact form to get in touch with us today.

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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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