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Find a Family with No Children to Adopt My Baby [3 Things to Consider]

At American Adoptions, it’s important to us that you remember who’s in the driver’s seat of the adoption process: you. You get to make all the choices concerning your baby, and one of the biggest ones comes in the form of choosing an adoptive family. To get more information, call 1-800-ADOPTION now. Or, starting viewing profiles of waiting adoptive parents with no other children here.

One of the biggest questions you’ll consider is this: “Do I want my baby’s adoptive parents to have already had other children?” For many women, the answer to this question is, “No.” Many adoptive parents ultimately choose adoption after long, painful struggles with infertility. They want children more than anything, but it doesn’t always happen the “traditional way.”

In doing what you feel is best for yourself and this baby, you also have the incredible opportunity to give the gift of parenthood to a couple who has been longing for children.

Does the lack of a blood connection affect the love between parents and adopted children? No.

“In the back of my head, I wondered, having had biological children, what I was going to feel like toward Ethan. Sue and I have basically said to each other a few times that he doesn’t ever seem like he was anything but our child. It seems like he’s always been ours… It’s amazing the feeling of having someone in the family that kind of appeared out of nowhere. He feels like he’s always been here,” said Scott, a grateful adoptive father.

Many women choose to place their children with families like this in order to make a couple’s dreams of parenthood come to life. If you choose to place your baby with first-time adoptive parents, rest assured that they want nothing more than to raise your child in a healthy, stable environment — and there will never be a shortage of love to give that baby!

What to Consider When Choosing an Adoptive Family With No Children

Because many of the families who choose to adopt through American Adoptions are adoptive families who don’t have children, you’ll be able to decide what other factors are important to you in an adoptive family. Ask yourself:

  • Where do you want your child to grow up? American Adoptions is a national adoption agency, and as such, we work with adoptive families across the country. If it’s important to you that your child remains close to you, you can choose an adoptive family in your state or region. If you have a specific vision for your child — such as growing up in a large urban area on the coast or a farm in the Midwest — that can be accommodated as well.

  • Is it important to you that your child looks like his or her adoptive family? Of course, an adopted child won’t share DNA with his or her adoptive family. However, some women feel strongly about placing a baby with someone who has the same racial background and cultural heritage that they do.

  • What values are important to you in an adoptive family? Do you want your child’s adoptive family to share the same religious or political views as you? Is it important that they emphasize being outdoors, or time spent studying the arts? With a range of adoptive families, it’s very likely that you’ll be able to find adoptive parents who prioritize the same things you do and hope to pass those priorities on to a child.

How to Find an Adoptive Family without Children

As you begin creating your adoption plan, you will have complete control from start to finish. While your adoption specialist will always be available to answer your questions or explain how the process works, you will always get to make your own decisions. One of the biggest decisions you will be able to make is choosing the adoptive family who will raise your child.

Once you work with your adoption specialist to identify what you’re looking for in an adoptive family, whether that be a same-sex couple or an adoptive family without kids, she will begin to show you profiles of couples that may fit that description. When you find one that interests you, your adoption specialist can arrange a conference call for you to speak with them yourself. If all goes well, they could be your child’s adoptive parents!

For more information about adoption, please don’t hesitate to contact American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION. To get more information on potential adoptive parents with no other children, use this tool.

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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