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Find Families Wanting to Adopt African-American Children

For some pregnant women considering adoption, finding adoptive parents who are accepting of their child’s racial and cultural background is a top priority. For example, if your baby has African American heritage, you may have concerns about finding a family who will be culturally aware and sensitive to his or her specific needs. At American Adoptions, you can choose to specifically search for prospective adoptive families who are looking to adopt a black or African American newborn here.

We can help connect you with waiting families who are well-prepared and excited to adopt a black baby, a white baby, a biracial baby, a Hispanic baby or a baby of any other race. Call us now at 1-800-ADOPTION to learn more about these adoptive couples.

How to Find Couples Looking to Adopt a Newborn African American Baby

Choosing adoption for your child is a difficult decision, but it’s always a choice that’s made out of love for your baby — and because you want him or her to have the best life possible.

Regardless of the race of your child or the race of their future parents, adoption can be a way for you to know that your child will be loved, cherished and provided for. Today, there are adoptive parents of all racial and ethnic backgrounds who are excited about the opportunity to adopt and raise a child with African American heritage. The race of your baby or their adoptive parents has no effect on the love they will have for each other. In fact, transracial adoption is more common than ever, as more prospective birth mothers are choosing to place their children with adoptive families of a different race.

However, you may be worried about finding families wanting to adopt black children specifically. We can help you find the perfect adoptive couples looking to adopt a black child or African American child, and you will be able to choose the family that you feel is right for your baby.

First, contact us online or at 1-800-ADOPTION. You can tell us about what you want for your adoption and for your child, and we’ll help you to create an adoption plan based on your wishes.

Then, we’ll show you some adoption profiles of waiting adoptive families wanting to adopt black children who match what you’re looking for. If you feel that one of those couples might be your child’s future parents, we’ll set up a conference call so you can talk with them.

You’ll be able to get to know your baby’s prospective adoptive parents before, during and after the adoption process to whatever extent you’re comfortable with. Some prospective birth parents prefer to have a more open adoption with their child’s adoptive family, while others choose to have a more closed adoption. That choice, along with every choice in the adoption process, belongs to you.

Creating an Adoption Plan That You’re Comfortable With

We’ll be there 24/7, every step of the way to support you and provide you with information about all of your options throughout your adoption process.

If you’re worried about finding families looking to adopt African American kids, don’t be. There are so many adoptive families with American Adoptions who are hoping to welcome your baby into their family. Adoptive families are excited to become parents to children of all different races.

When you work with our agency to find waiting adoptive families based on your baby’s ethnic background, you can be confident that:

  • Every family you come across has been thoroughly screened and approved to adopt through our agency and by an adoption home study

  • Each adoptive family is excited about the opportunity to get to know you and create an open adoption relationship, if you choose

  • All adoptive parents your adoption specialist shows you are prepared to raise a baby of African American heritage, regardless of their own race

If you’re specifically looking for a family who wants to adopt a black baby, we’ll help you find exactly what you’re searching for in your vision of the perfect adoptive family. Call us at 1-800-ADOPTION to find your baby’s future parents now. Or, you can start browsing adoption profiles of people who want to adopt an African American baby here.

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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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