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Finding Jewish Adoptive Families [The Perfect Family is Waiting]

How You Can Find Jewish Families Ready to Adopt

Are you ready to find the perfect adoptive family but wondering, “Can I choose a Jewish family to adopt my child?” The answer is yes. Your adoption and the family you want for your child are all about your preferences and specific needs. You can view adoption profiles of Jewish families here, or get free basic information.

  • Not only can you search profiles of Jewish families ready to adopt, but you can choose attributes and traits such as lifestyle, education, age and more. 
  • Our agency’s size and scope mean you can search nationally for the perfect family for your adoption. 
  • Because we are a large adoption agency, your adoption plan is created specifically to address your needs and wants for your adoption journey, including religious preferences. 

“I changed at least three people's lives for the better. The adoptive parents, Steve and Adriana, and of course our daughter Emma. That is the most wonderful feeling, I can't describe it verbally. How often can you make a gift to someone that has such an impact? I love all three of them. I feel such love for her parents like they are my family now.” - Sharon, a birth mother that placed her child for adoption with the help of our agency. 

Finding an adoptive family is one of the most exciting aspects of the adoption journey. They can become your family and the shared experience of adoption is something you’ll have for the rest of your life. When it comes to finding your adoptive family, you can specify their personality traits, interests, location, religious background and more.  

As a Jewish woman thinking about adoption for her baby, it’s understandable that you may feel strongly about searching specifically for Jewish adoptive families. Our adoption professionals will put together available profiles for you to search through so that you can find the family that fits your exact needs. 

Continue reading for more information on finding Jewish adoptive families and how you can get started on your adoption journey today. 

If you’re ready to start the adoption process with our agency or wanting more information on finding Jewish 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 Jewish Adoptive Families 

If it’s important to you to find a Jewish adoptive family, this is absolutely something American Adoptions can facilitate. We work with adoptive families of all types of backgrounds, and many of these are wonderful Jewish families. When creating your adoption plan, you can specify anything you want in an adoptive family, including your preference for a Jewish adoptive family. 

To look through some of the Jewish adoptive families who are currently active with our agency, you can use this tool.  You can also contact us by calling 1-800-ADOPTION or visit us online for questions about the matching process and how to find Jewish families ready to adopt. 

Reasons for Finding a Jewish Adoptive Family 

Adoption has always been a part of the Jewish tradition. Moses’ mother, in an act of trust in God, allowed him to be adopted and raised by another woman so that he would be safe. The great Jewish heroine Esther was adopted by Mordecai after the deaths of her biological parents. The Bible also recounts the story of Oded, a child adopted by his grandmother. 

As of 2018, 5% of Jewish households were raising at least one adopted child, which is double the average in non-Jewish homes. 

There are many reasons a woman might wish to look for Jewish adoptive families for her baby, whether she is Jewish or not. Ask yourself if the following aspects of growing up in a Jewish home are important to you: 

  • The sense of community: Judaism, at its center, is designed to be a community religion. A Jewish child will be raised with a set of customs and laws that give him or her access to a community that worships and celebrates together. 
  • Celebrating Jewish holidays: Is it important to you that your child celebrate holidays like Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur? 
  • Observing Shabbat: Is it important to you that your child observes a day of rest to focus on their faith, their spiritual ideals and their connection to others? 
  • The positivity of Judaism: The Torah is all about choosing life and prosperity. This type of positivity in a religion can be extremely therapeutic and comforting as a child grows into an adult. 
  • Studying Jewish ideas and texts: Judaism itself has an extremely rich history and a wealth of literature to immerse oneself in. Is it important to you that your child understands the ancient beauty of this faith? 

We encourage you to speak with your adoption specialist for help finding the perfect adoptive family, even if you don’t initially find them by browsing our online profiles. We can use your exact specifications for an adoptive family and narrow down available profiles to help you locate the perfect adoptive family. Because of our national size and scope, you can more quickly find a family that fits your needs. 

Contact us today at 1-800-ADOPTION or fill out our online contact form for more information on how to find Jewish adoptive families as well as any other adoption-related questions you have. 

Questions to Ask Jewish Adoptive Families 

It can be intimidating to start up a conversation about religion with an adoptive family you’re just getting to know, so, consider asking questions like the following: 

  • What drew you to Judaism? Were you born into the faith or did you convert? 
  • What is your religious community like? 
  • Why are Jewish values important to you? 
  • What is your religious background like? What was your experience growing up as a Jew? 
  • How do you plan to teach your children about Judaism? 
  • Is it important to you that your children be regularly surrounded by others who practice Judaism? 

What Other Characteristics Should You Look for in Jewish Adoptive Families? 

If you’ve decided you want to consider Jewish adoptive families for your baby, that’s great. However, you may want to consider some other characteristics of the adoptive family, as well: 

  • Is it important to you that your child grow up with brothers and sisters? Some women prefer to place their child in a home where they are guaranteed other siblings, while others wish to place their babies with parents who haven’t been able to conceive on their own yet. 
  • Do you have strong preferences about where your child is raised? As a national adoption agency, American Adoptions works with families across the country. If you want your child to grow up on a Midwestern farm, that can be arranged. If you envision him or her growing up in a large urban area on a coast, that is a possibility for your baby as well. 
  • What other values do you want to have in common with your child’s adoptive parents? When looking to find a Jewish adoptive family, you get the reassurance of knowing your child’s adoptive parents will emphasize the same religious values you do. However, do you have strong feelings about other aspects, such as politics, that you’d like to have in common with your child’s family? 

Remember that no matter what you’re looking for in the perfect adoptive family, American Adoptions can help to make your dream a reality. As a birth mother, the choice of adoption is based on love and wanting the very best for your child. This makes you a hero.

Not only does adoption give your child the best possible life, but it can also create a better future for you. On top of all that, adoption is the opportunity for an adoptive family to live out their dream of growing a family. 

Get More Information on Finding a Jewish Adoptive Family.   

Having trouble finding the perfect Jewish 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. Also, 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. 

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 Jewish 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. You can also call us at 1-800-ADOPTION, or get free information with our online contact form for prospective birth mothers considering adoption here. Adoptive families wanting more information on adopting a child can click here to get more information. 

Information available through these links is the sole property of the companies and organizations listed therein. American Adoptions provides this information as a courtesy and is in no way responsible for its content or accuracy.

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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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