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Finding Hindu Families Looking to Adopt [How to Find the Perfect Family for Your Child]

When choosing an adoptive family for your child, you may be looking for a family that matches your religious beliefs. As a large, secular agency, American Adoptions works with families from various religious backgrounds, including Hinduism. We will work to help you find the perfect Hindu adoptive family.

  • You can find the right family for your baby because our size and scope give us a large national reach to find available adoptive families that meet your specific requirements, including religious beliefs. 
  • Your adoption plan is tailored to every specific trait, lifestyle choice and other attributes of an adoptive family that you feel is important. 
  • Through open adoption, you can build a life-long relationship with the adoptive family you choose, as well as maintain a connection to your child. 

“[Adoption] carries the added dimension of connection not only to your tribe but beyond, widening the scope of what constitutes love, ties, and family. It is the larger embrace.” —Isabella Rossellini. 

As a pregnant woman considering adoption, 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; we can provide you with profiles for available Hindu families ready to adopt.  

This article exists to help you learn more about that process, as well as questions you can ask when meeting your adoptive family to begin developing a life-long relationship.  

If you’re ready to start the adoption process with our agency or wanting more information on finding Hindu families ready to adopt, call us at 1-800-ADOPTION, or visit our online contact forms for prospective birth mothers and prospective adoptive parents. 

Finding a Hindu Adoptive Family 

When creating an adoption plan with one of our adoption professionals, you will discuss specific requirements, interests and commonalities you want in a prospective adoptive family. This includes your Hindu faith and the desire to fund a Hindu family ready to adopt. We will use the information you provide and the wishes you have for your adoption and provide available profiles of Hindu adoptive families that match your specifications. 

You can get started on creating an adoption plan and viewing family profiles by calling 1-800-ADOPTION, or by completing our online form. One of many adoption professionals will help guide you through the entire adoption process and help you find a Hindu adoptive family that meets your specific adoption needs.

Adoption and Hinduism

Ancient Hindu law (The Dharmashastras, or ancient law books of Hindus) views adoption not so much as welfare for the child, but rather as a fulfillment of spiritual instincts of the adopters. In ancient Hindu tradition, only males were allowed to be adopted, and their adoption into a new family granted them the full rights of that family.

It all changed in 1956 with the enactment of the Hindu adoptions and maintenance act. The two most significant alterations to Hindu law surrounding adoption were:

  • Girls could be adopted but not obligated to take part in the funeral
  • Datta Homam ceremony was not essential to adoption, and only a physical transfer was essential to complete the adoption

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 or you can call us at 1-800-ADOPTION to get more information on the adoption process and how to begin searching for the perfect Hindu adoptive family, today. 

Questions to Ask a Prospective Hindu Family 

When meeting your adoptive family for the first time, you’ll likely have plenty of questions. This can be a great time to get to know each other and 

  • 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 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? 

Do You Want More Information on Finding a Hindu Adoptive Family? 

If you have any additional questions, contact Michelle, a birth parent specialist and a birth parent herself, who is ready to answer any questions you have about Hindu adoptive families ready to adopt your child.          

“I am available to answer any questions that arise, particularly from birth moms, as I have been in your shoes and know how you are feeling,” Michelle said.           

You can ask Michelle questions about the adoption process online. American Adoptions can help to find your ideal adoptive parents, no matter who they may be. For more information about finding Buddhist adoptive families, please call American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION, or request free information here. Adoptive families wanting more information on adopting a child can click here to get more information. 

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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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