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Find Families Looking to Adopt Native American Kids

Families who are waiting to adopt through American Adoptions come from all different racial and cultural backgrounds and are excited to adopt children of all different races. But you may be specifically looking for families looking to adopt a Native American newborn.

Call 1-800-ADOPTION and we’ll connect you with families who are looking to adopt Native American children, or you can begin searching adoption profiles by your baby’s ethnic background here.

We’ll help you find the adoptive family that you want for your child, regardless of race.

“I’m Thinking of Giving My Native American Child Up for Adoption… What Happens Next?”

The race of your baby and their prospective adoptive family has no impact on the amount of love that exists within a family. Transracial adoptions are more common than ever, and you can find families with American Adoptions of many different races who are excited to adopt a child of any ethnic background.

However, you may be concerned about specifically finding families wanting to adopt Native American children. Some reasons that other pregnant women of Native heritage have cited include:

  • Wanting to ensure that the adoptive family is prepared to raise your child in a way that respects their birth culture.

  • Wanting to find a racially- and culturally-conscious adoptive family that will be mindful of your child’s identity as a Native American.

  • Wanting to adhere to tribal laws and the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) when selecting adoptive parents for your child.

While there are many diverse adoptive families who are prepared to welcome a child of any racial heritage, you may be specifically searching for families looking to adopt American Indian kids, perhaps for reasons like those mentioned above.

No matter what you’re looking for in a potential adoptive family for your baby, we’ll help you find a family that matches that vision you have for your child. We’ll also help you navigate the ICWA process, because it’s important that you’re able to choose the family that you feel is right for your child, regardless of the race of the adoptive family.

Every decision that’s made in the adoption process belongs to you and you alone. We’re here to help you turn your adoption plan into action.

Search Adoption Profiles of Couples Looking to Adopt an American Indian Child

You can browse through all the adoption profiles of waiting adoptive families at American Adoptions here, or, you can specifically view the profiles of families wanting to adopt Native American children here.

Not every family who wants to adopt a Native American baby is listed on our website yet, so please contact us online or at 1-800-ADOPTION to view additional adoptive family profiles. We’ll talk more about what you’re looking for in potential family for your baby, and we’ll send you profiles of waiting couples who best match that description.

Then, if you feel like one of those families might be the right parents for your child, we can arrange a conference call so that you can talk to the family. You’ll be able to get to know them before, during and after the adoption to whatever extent you feel comfortable with. You can choose to have an adoption that’s as open or as closed as you want it to be. You’re the one who chooses the amount of communication that you share with your child and their family after the adoption.

Regardless of the adoptive family you ultimately choose for your baby, remember:

  • Every adoptive family listed on American Adoptions’ website has already undergone an extensive screening process and has been approved for adoption

  • All of our adoptive families are excited about the opportunity to develop a relationship with you during and after the adoption process

  • Any adoptive families your adoption specialist shows you will be well-prepared and excited to adopt a child of Native American heritage, regardless of their own racial or cultural background

American Adoptions will also supply you with legal representation to walk you through the ICWA guidelines and ensure that your adoption meets all the requirements for pregnant women of Native American heritage who place a child for adoption. Our priority is making sure that you’re able to place your child with the adoptive parents that you feel are right for your baby, regardless of their racial or cultural background.

Call us at 1-800-ADOPTION to find families wanting to adopt Native American children now.

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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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