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Finding Hindu Families Looking to Adopt

As a pregnant woman considering adoption, it’s reasonable to assume that you’re under quite a bit of stress at this point in your life. That’s completely understandable; you’re facing a choice that will affect not only your life but also your baby’s. However, this doesn’t mean you’re alone. At American Adoptions, we’ve helped countless women in your situation, and we’re here for you as well.

Sometimes women thinking about making an adoption plan are concerned about finding adoptive families whose religious beliefs mirror their own. This is completely understandable. If you’re a Hindu woman who’s wondering about the possibility of matching with a Hindu adoptive family, don’t worry; this is absolutely something we can accommodate. This article exists to help you learn more about finding Hindu families looking to adopt. 

Why would a pregnant woman want to find a Hindu adoptive family?

There are many aspects of Hinduism that might make a woman feel strongly about placing her baby with a family that practices the religion. These are not limited to but include:

  • Hindus believe that Brahman is the one true God. Brahman encompasses everything in the universe, both seen and unseen, and is all-knowing and eternal.

  • Hindus believe that Truth is the essence of the universe. Truth is eternal, and Hindus place a special emphasis on pursuing it.

  • Hindus study the Vedas. These are scriptures that contain revelations from ancient saints and sages. After a cycle of time, when everything else in the universe is destroyed, it is believed that the Vedas will remain.

  • Hindus place dharma at the center of their lives. Dharma is a kind of righteousness and moral law, and a Hindu should strive to achieve it at all times.

  • Hindus believe in karma and transmigration. Because Hindus believe that souls are immortal, karma will determine the kind of body the soul inhabits next, which is known as transmigration.

  • Hindus believe in moshka. This occurs when the soul is released from the cycle of death and rebirth and unites with Brahman.

If it’s important to you to find a Hindu adoptive family who will instill these values in your child, this is absolutely something American Adoptions can facilitate. You can use this tool to search through the families who are currently active with American Adoptions, but please keep in mind that not all of our families are in the stage of the adoption process where their profile will appear online. For help finding the perfect adoptive family, be sure to speak with an adoption specialist — she can help connect you with additional adoptive families, even if they are not currently listed on our website.

Questions to Ask a Prospective Hindu Family

Starting a conversation about religion can be tough with anyone, but particularly with prospective adoptive parents when emotions are already high. If you aren’t sure what to say, it can be helpful to go in with a list of potential questions in mind, such as:

  • What drew you to Hinduism? Were you born into it, or did you convert?

  • What is your religious community like?

  • Why are Buddhist values important to you?

  • What is your own religious background like? What was your experience growing up as a Hindu?

  • How do you plan to teach your children about Hinduism?

What other questions should you ask yourself about potential Hindu adoptive families?

Once you have decided to search for Hindu adoptive families, your adoption specialist will ask you some additional questions about the specific characteristics you’re looking for in your child’s family:

  • Do you want your child to grow up with siblings? Some women prefer to place their babies with couples who have struggled with infertility and haven’t become parents yet, while others feel strongly about their child having siblings and place with families who already have one or more children.

  • Where do you want your baby to grow up? Do you picture your child being raised on a small Midwestern farm, or would you rather him or her grow up in an urban area that might have a larger Hindu population?

  • What values other than religion do you want to have in common with your child’s adoptive parents? Are politics important to you? Work ethic? Education?

No matter what your perfect adoptive family looks like, American Adoptions can help you find it. To learn more about Hindu adoptive families or to start the adoption process, please call American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION, or request free information here.

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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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