Finding Christian Adoptive Families [How to Find the Perfect Adoptive Family]
Finding the perfect adoptive family for your child is one of the biggest and most exciting steps in your adoption journey. But, “Can you find Christian adoptive families for your child?” The answer to that question is yes!
- When working with one of our adoption professionals, you will create an adoption plan that includes specific wants and needs for the type of adoptive family you’re seeking. This includes their religious views, location, age and other lifestyle and personality traits.
- Our national size and scope make it easier for you to find the perfect adoptive family by searching through profiles from adoptive couples around the nation.
- Finding the right family leads to a life-long bond and gives you the chance to maintain a connection with your child through open adoption.
If you’re ready to start the adoption process with our agency, or wanting more information on adoption and finding Christian families, call us toll-free today at 1-800-ADOPTION, or visit our online contact forms for prospective birth mothers and prospective adoptive parents.
You Can Find the Right Christian Adoptive Families
As a woman thinking about adoption for her child, it’s understandable that you may be concerned about finding the perfect adoptive family. Anyone who chooses adoption does so to ensure that their child has the best life imaginable, but how do you make sure he or she receives just that?
American Adoptions has perfected the process of helping women find the perfect families for their babies. Oftentimes, women who work with our agency are specifically interested in Christian families looking to adopt, which can certainly be accommodated. We work with families of many different religious beliefs, so the process of finding Christian adoptive families goes much like the process for finding any other adoptive parents.
After contacting us to begin her adoption journey, Carmen began the process of finding the perfect adoptive family for her child.
“I spent the next several weeks combing through what must have been dozens of wonderful families. Then, I found them — the couple that I immediately felt connected to,” she said. Once we found each other, it was as if we were attending a normal family get-together. We laughed and talked and enjoyed each other’s company,” Carmen remembered. “I grew to know and care for them — not only as the couple that would become the parents of my unborn son but as friends and family.”
Many of our staff are adoptees, birth parents, or adoptive parents, so we understand the adoption process. Your adoption journey can be safe, smooth and fit your every need because of our first-hand adoption experience. Using your specific preferences, we can narrow down available adoptive families for you to view and ultimately find the right family for your adoption.
Scott Mars, founder of American Adoptions, and an adoptee himself knows the importance of adoption and how it can positively change the lives for everyone involved.
“My mom and dad were a couple who weren’t able to become a mom and dad without adoption. Of all people in this world, my mom and dad deserve to be parents. And without adoption, they would not have been able to share their love, share their life, and give someone the life that I had.
“Because of adoption, my life was filled with love and opportunity.” You can watch Scott’s video to see his entire adoption story.
Continue reading for information on finding a Christian adoptive family ready to adopt, as well as what questions you can ask upon meeting a prospective adoptive family to get to know them better, including how their religious views and lifestyle match exactly what you want for your child.
Finding Christian Adoptive Families for My Baby
When you first contact American Adoptions, you’ll be assigned to an adoption specialist. They will help you to make sure your adoption goes exactly the way you want it to, and this includes finding the perfect Christian adoptive family for your baby by viewing profiles of available adoptive couples based on your needs.
At this point, you may already know you’re interested in looking specifically at Christian adoption profiles. Any specific requests for the type of family you wish to work with are taken into account when presenting you with adoptive family profiles.
Your adoption specialist will help you to narrow down your preferences even more by asking questions such as:
- Do you want your child to grow up with siblings? To some women, it’s important that their babies are adopted by families who already have kids; this ensures that their children will grow up with siblings. Other women prefer to place their babies with families who haven’t yet been able to have children of their own.
- Do you care whether or not your child looks like his or her adoptive parents? Of course, your child will not share DNA with his or her adoptive family and therefore can only look like them to a certain extent. However, some women feel strongly about placing a baby with a family that shares their own culture.
- Is the location of your child’s future home important to you? Do you picture your baby growing up on a farm in the Midwest, or have you always pictured a more urban setting on a coast? As a national, full-service adoption agency, American Adoptions works with families across the country, which allows you to pick where your child lives if you so choose.
- What other values are important to you? Of course, when looking at a Christian adoption profile, you can be sure that a family’s religious beliefs match your own. However, are there other values that are important to you as well, such as political beliefs or work ethic?
To explore some of the Christian adoption profiles of families we work with, you can use this tool on our website to search our databases based on religion. You can also call us at 1-800-ADOPTION for more information on finding Christian adoptive families and additional ways you can narrow down your search for the perfect family based on your preferences.
Questions to Ask in a Christian Family Adoption [Getting to Know the Adoptive Family]
American Adoptions works with families of many different Christian denominations, so if it’s important to you that your child’s adoptive family be Catholic, Methodist, etc., this is something you’ll want to specify to your adoption specialist.
Once you’ve found an adoptive family profile that speaks to you, you will have a chance to get to know them better through mediated, pre-placement contact. When interested in learning more about a family’s religious background, consider asking questions like the following:
- What type of church do you attend, and how frequently?
- What drew you to that church?
- What is your church community like?
- Are you involved in any other religious activities or organizations (volunteer work, Bible study groups, etc.)?
- Why is Christianity important to you?
- Is it important to you to baptize your children?
- What’s your religious background like? Did you grow up with any religious traditions?
- How do you plan to teach your children about Christianity?
In addition to learning more about your child’s potential adoptive family, they’ll be able to get to know you as well. This can be a lifelong relationship, and bonding over something important to both of you is a great way to start it off!
Jennifer, a birth mother that placed her child for adoption through our agency, reflects on meeting her adoptive family and how they cemented her decision to choose adoption. After meeting them for the first time, knew they were the perfect family for her child.
“I fell in love with ‘Brad and Diane’ instantly. I wanted to talk with them. They were kind, compassionate, non-judgmental and understanding. They called me their ‘Angel.’ We shared family stories. Our families were so similar. When I hung up the phone, I knew this was the family who were going to raise my baby.”
Other Things You Can Choose About the Adoptive Family
Religion is not the only thing you may want to have in common with an adoptive family, though. If this is the case, be sure to ask yourself other questions, such as:
- Where do I want my child to grow up? Since American Adoptions works with families across the country, whether you picture your child in a small rural setting or a busy urban one, any vision you have for your baby can be accommodated.
- Do I want my child to have siblings? Many women feel strongly about placing their babies with families who haven’t been able to have children of their own yet, while many others want to feel confident that their children will be raised with siblings.
- What other values are important to me in an adoptive family? You can find a family you know will love, cherish and give your baby the best life. Whatever matters most to you, we will help you find that in an adoptive family.
Get More Information on Finding a Christian Adoptive Family [The Right Family is Waiting For You]
Having trouble finding the perfect Christian 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. Also, 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.
If you have any additional questions, contact Michelle, a birth parent specialist and a birth parent herself, who is ready to answer any questions you have about Christian adoptive families ready to adopt your child.
“I am available to answer any questions that arise, particularly from birth moms, as I have been in your shoes and know how you are feeling,” Michelle said.
You can ask Michelle questions about the adoption process online. You can also call us at 1-800-ADOPTION, or get free information with our online contact form for prospective birth mothers considering adoption here. Adoptive families wanting more information on adopting a child can click here to get more information.
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