How to Find African American Families Looking to Adopt
Although an adoptive parent of any race would be thrilled to raise your child and welcome you both into their life, there can be many reasons why you’d want to look specifically for African American couples looking to adopt. Maybe:
- You’re African American yourself, and you want your baby to grow up in a home that can better understand their racial and cultural identity.
- You want your child to have Black adoptive parents who can be a mirror for them and provide them with a racially diverse community.
- You want parents that understand the unique obstacles that Black children in America can face.
As a prospective birth mother, you get to choose everything within your adoption, including choosing your baby’s adoptive parents. Some expectant parents choosing adoption for their baby feel strongly about the race of their child’s prospective adoptive parents. If this is important to you, we can help you find a family that you’re comfortable with.
American Adoptions works with adoptive families of many different races, religions, and backgrounds. We’re here to help you find the adoptive family that you feel is right for your baby.
Call 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with an adoption professional, or get more information on how to find Black couples looking to adopt by filling out our online form. You can also continue reading this guide to learn more.
Where to Find Black Families Looking to Adopt
Families of all races, including Black adoptive families, will love your child equally. Transracial adoption is more popular than ever, and prospective birth parents often decide to place their child with adoptive parents of a race other than their own because that was the family they connected with most.
If you want to search specifically for Black couples wanting to adopt, you can search adoptive families by race here by using the filter.
Keep in mind, every family listed on this website is already approved to adopt. They’ve passed strict requirements and clearances, including criminal background checks, home studies, training courses, and the state and the adoption agency have approved of them. The couples on the website are actively waiting to adopt, including Black families looking to adopt.
However, these are not the only African American couples looking to adopt that we are currently working with. So, don’t be discouraged if you don’t find the perfect adoptive family on our website — we work with families who are at different stages in their adoption process and they may not be at the stage where they are listed as “waiting” on our website yet. Call us at 1-800-ADOPTION, and we’ll connect you with adoptive families who aren’t yet listed on the website who fit your vision of your dream adoptive family.
If you’d like, you can read more about our requirements for our adoptive parents and how they’re screened here.
How to Choose the Right Parents for Your Child
When you picture your child growing up with their adoptive parents, what do you see?
Maybe you see them surrounded by brothers and sisters, or with a family pet that they love. Maybe you picture them playing in a big backyard in the suburbs of a city, or maybe out near the mountains somewhere.
For some expectant mothers choosing adoption, the race of their child’s potential parents can be very important. Finding African American families waiting to adopt may be one of your top priorities, but given the importance of such a decision, there are many things you’ll also want to consider when choosing adoptive parents for your baby. Let your American Adoptions professional know what you’re looking for in an adoptive family, and they’ll help you find a family that matches what you’re picturing.
You can even get a head start by browsing through adoptive family profiles here.
Getting to Know the Adoptive Family: Before, During, and After the Adoption
With our adoptive family video profiles, you can really get to know Black families looking to adopt, who they are, and what their lives are like.
If you come across a profile of an adoptive couple that you want to get to know better, we’ll set it up so that you can speak with them on the phone. You can communicate directly with each other right up until your delivery, and the adoptive parents are happy to travel to you if you’d like them to support you throughout the birth.
You can also choose to stay connected after the adoption through open adoption. The level of openness that you prefer in your adoption is entirely your choice and you will only be matched with families who share similar communication preferences.
You’re the one who calls the shots in the adoption process as the prospective birth parent. You decide how open you’d like your adoption to be, who your baby’s parents will be and more. The race of your child’s family is also a choice you can make if it’s something you feel is important for your baby, and there are numerous Black adoptive families looking hoping to match, so we are confident you will find the best adoptive parents for your baby.
If you have any questions about how to find African American couples looking to adopt, or any step of the adoption process, call 1-800-ADOPTION now to speak with an adoption professional. They will be more than happy to help and can get you on the right path towards starting your adoption journey!
Having trouble finding the perfect adoptive family online? Don’t be discouraged. American Adoptions is currently working with many adoptive families at all stages of the process — and not all of them are currently listed on our website. We also work with a nationwide network of other adoption professionals that can help us conduct a wider search for exactly the family you’re looking for.
To discuss your preferences for an adoptive family and to get help finding them, reach out to an adoption professional by calling 1-800-ADOPTION at any time.
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