How to Find Biracial Families Looking to Adopt
Because the adoptive family you choose is such an important decision, it's likely you have preferences on race or ethnicity.
- How much contact you want to have with your child and their parents after the adoption.
- How you want your time in the hospital to go for your delivery.
- Choosing your baby’s parents.
If the racial makeup of your child’s future family is important to you, we can help you find the adoptive parents that you’re envisioning, including biracial families waiting to adopt.
With over 25 years of experience as one of the nation's largest domestic infant adoption agencies, thousands of pregnant women just like you to find adoptive families for their babies. We can help you find adoptive parents that you feel are perfect for your baby and with whom you feel a connection. Given our national scope, American Adoptions works with adoptive families of many different races, religions, and backgrounds.
If you have any questions about finding adoptive parents call us at 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with an adoption professional. You can also fill out our online form to get more information.
Until then, continue reading this guide about finding biracial families looking to adopt.
3 Reasons Why You Might Want Your Baby to Grow Up in an Interracial Family
While an adoptive parent’s skin color of course does not affect the kind of parent they’ll be, there are many reasons why you might be looking for biracial families looking to adopt. Maybe:
- You 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 heritage.
- 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. You can control your preferences for an adoptive family, but remember, families don’t always 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 by using the specific filters.
All of the families on our website are already approved and ready 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 may be a better fit for what you’re searching for but who might not be listed on our website yet.
To learn more about what’s required of our adoptive parents and how they’re screened follow this link.
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?
Given the life-changing impact of finding the adoptive family for your baby, it's important to reflect on what you think might be the best fit. 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.
As the expectant mother choosing adoption, the race of your child’s future parents is something that may be very important to you. But 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 professional 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 The amount of openness in your adoption simply depends on what you’re comfortable with and you are in complete control.
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. We will only show your profiles of adoptive families that match what you’re looking for in potential parents. The race of your child’s parents is also a decision that you can make if it’s something that you feel strongly about.
If you are ready to begin your search, call 1-800-ADOPTION now to find racially mixed adoptive families looking to adopt. Families are eagerly waiting to meet you and discuss your adoption.
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 professional by calling 1-800-ADOPTION at any time.
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