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Your Guide to Finding Adoptive Families in the South

One of the most common reasons why women choose adoption is getting to handpick where their baby will grow up. For those looking for a Southern upbringing for their child, the region offers a wide variety of culture, warmth and unique lifestyles.

Imagine warm winters, the smell of Southern cooking, breathtaking beaches and a plenty of outdoor activities that will keep your child entertained. In the South, hospitality is a way of life, and if your goal is to find an adoptive family in the South, then we’ve got you covered.

To start finding southern adoptive families, browse our waiting families page or reach out to us for a more in-depth list of adoptive families.  

Choosing Southern Families Looking to Adopt

As you begin your search for the perfect family, are there any states in the South that stand out to you the most? Maybe you’re interested in finding families in Arkansas, Texas or maybe somewhere along the South Coast like Florida or South Carolina. The beauty about adoption is you have a say in the state you want your child to live in.

The South is home to rich history and cultural influences, from the towering antebellum mansions to Civil Rights Movement sites that show the struggles and triumphs of the nation. Choosing the right family in the South offers your child a glimpse into the region’s rich history.

Characteristics of Southern Adoptive Families

Choosing the perfect adoptive family means you have the power to shape the lifestyle you want your baby to have. It’s like crafting the perfect dream life for your child. Maybe you imagine your child growing up on the beach, feeling the sand between their toes, or being near a bustling city where they can soak up the excitement of being close to sports teams, like Alabama Crimson Tide football or the Miami Dolphins.

When you choose adoption, you can share these dreams and find a family with the lifestyle you want them to grow up with. This way, you can create the ideal future for your baby, making sure they grow up in a home that matches your hopes and values, giving them the best chance to thrive in a loving, nurturing environment tailored just for them. 

How to Find a Southern Adoptive Family

We understand how important it is for you to find the perfect adoptive family in the South that aligns with your dreams and wishes for your child’s future. We are always available to help you every step of the way, ensuring your preferences and goals are our top priority.

To begin your search for the perfect southern adoptive family, here are three steps you can expect to take.

  • Step 1: Determine your relationship with the adoptive family.

  • Step 2: Browse Southern adoptive families with our guidance.

  • Step 3: Meet the adoptive family over the phone or in person.

If you don’t immediately find a southern adoptive family that matches your preferences, then don’t worry. We’re always committed to going the extra mile to help you find the right fit. You’ll instantly know the moment you’ve found the perfect adoptive family for your baby. It might be a mother’s intuition, an instinct or maybe the smallest detail in their profile that confirms you’ve found the right fit. 

Whatever it may be, the process of finding a southern adoptive family with our agency has never been easier. Fill out this form or call 1-800-ADOPTION now to speak with us and begin your search for the best family.

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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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