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Find Biracial Families Looking to Adopt

When you’re placing a baby for adoption with American Adoptions, you’re in charge of every choice within your adoption plan. That includes things like:

We can help you find adoptive parents that you feel are perfect for your baby and who you feel a connection with. American Adoptions works with adoptive families of many different races, religions and backgrounds. If the racial makeup of your child’s future family is something that’s important to you, we can help you find the adoptive parents that you’re envisioning.

Reasons Why You Might Want Your Baby to Grow Up in an Interracial Family

While an adoptive parent’s skin color of course has no effect on the kind of parent they’ll be, there are many reasons why you might be looking for biracial families looking to adopt. Maybe:

  • You yourself are biracial, or you grew up in a multiracial family and you’d like your baby to have a similar experience.

  • You’d like your child to benefit from having parents from different racial or cultural heritages.

  • You want your child to grow up in a home that’s more racially aware.

Remember that adoptive families of all racial backgrounds, including interracial couples looking to adopt, are excited to meet you and would be honored to raise your child. Families don’t have to look alike!

Where to Find Adoption Profiles of Biracial Couples Looking to Adopt

If you’d like to search specifically for racially mixed adoptive families, you can search adoptive families by race here.

All of the families on this website are already approved to adopt. This means that they’ve passed strict clearances, like home studies, criminal background checks, and the state and agency have approved them to adopt a child. These couples are actively waiting to adopt, including interracial adoptive families who are waiting to meet you.

Not every adoptive family working with American Adoptions is at the stage in their adoption process where their adoption profile is listed as “waiting” on our website just yet. So if you don’t see the perfect family online, contact us at 1-800-ADOPTION. We’ll connect you with adoptive families who are a better fit for what you’re searching for, but might not be listed on our website yet.

Learn more about what’s required of our adoptive parents and how they’re screened here.

How to Choose Your Child’s Parents

This is often a question that requires some thought: What are you looking for in prospective adoptive parents for your baby?

Maybe you want them to be passionate sports fans, like your own family. Maybe you dream that they’ll take your child on camping trips and go hiking, because you love the outdoors, too.

While the race of a child’s potential parents is something that can be very important to expectant mothers who are choosing adoption, there are also other things that you’ll want to think about when choosing adoptive parents for your baby, like:

  • Do you hope for a family with lots of siblings?

  • What kinds of hobbies do you picture your child’s parents being excited about?

  • Where do you imagine them living? In the city? The mountains? Near an ocean?

  • How much contact do you want to have with the adoptive family after the adoption?

  • And more

We can help you find biracial families looking to adopt, but it’s even more important that the adoptive parents’ personalities feel right to you. Transracial adoption is more popular than ever, and many prospective birth parents end up placing their child with a family whose race differs from their own because they feel the strongest connection with that family, regardless of race. You can start browsing through adoption profiles here.

Getting to Know the Adoptive Family: Before, During, and After the Adoption

Every adoptive family listed on our website also has a video profile, so you can get a direct glimpse into the lives of biracial families wanting to adopt. Your personal American Adoptions specialist can help you find families who match what you’re looking for.

Then, if you find an adoptive couple that you’d like to learn more about, you can get to know them through a phone call. You’ll be able to communicate back and forth up until your delivery, at which point the adoptive parents are willing to travel to be with you and can be as involved as you’d like them to be.

If you place your child with that family, you can choose to continue to be a part of each other’s’ lives through an open adoption or even a semi-open adoption. The amount of openness in your adoption simply depends on what you’re comfortable with.

As a prospective birth parent, you’re the one who makes the decisions in the adoption process. That includes whether or not you’d like an open adoption and who you’d like to raise your baby. The race of your child’s parents is also a decision that you can make if it’s something that you feel strongly about.

Call 1-800-ADOPTION now to find racially mixed adoptive families looking to adopt.

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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. In addition, we 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 get help finding them, reach out to an adoption specialist by calling 1-800-ADOPTION at any time.

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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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