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Finding North and Central American Families Looking to Adopt

One of the many choices you get to make in the adoption process is the race of your child’s adoptive parents. Although a person’s skin color doesn’t have an effect on their ability to love your child, we understand that a shared culture and heritage is one of the reasons you may be looking for a Hispanic family looking to adopt.

When you work with us, you’ll receive the best support possible as you navigate finding the right family for your baby. With over 30 years of experience working with families from all racial backgrounds, we know what it takes to help you find the perfect family for your baby. 

If you have any questions about finding a Mexican, Canadian or Central American family, then don’t hesitate to reach out to us today. You can also begin your search for the right family by browsing our waiting families page.

What to Know About North and Central American Families Looking to Adopt

Cultural identity plays a vital role in shaping our lives. If you’re looking for a Mexican, Canadian or Central American adoptive families, then here are some examples of families from some of the most well-known populations from that part of the world:

Mexican American Adoptive Families

Mexican American families looking to adopt often celebrate vibrant traditions, like Día de los Muertos. You child can cherish rich culinary heritage with dishes like tamales and mole and emphasize strong family bonds and respect for elders.

Puerto Rican Adoptive Families

Puerto Rican families who want to adopt a baby embrace a unique blend of Taíno, African and Spanish influences. Your child will have the opportunity to grow up with traditions such as the lively music and dance of salsa and the delicious flavors of mofongo and arroz con gandules.

Salvadorian American Adoptive Families

Salvadorian American families looking to adopt take pride in their colorful folkloric dances such as the traditional “punta.” Your child will be able to savor authentic dishes like pupusas, reflecting the deep-rooted cultural heritage found in the region.

Dominican American Adoptive Families

Dominican American families who want to adopt a baby exemplify warmth through their merengue music and flavorful dishes. Your child will be able to enjoy dishes like sancocho and will be able to embrace cultures specific to the region such as family values and faith.

Cuban American Adoptive Families

Cuban American families looking to adopt celebrate their heritage through passionate music like salsa and iconic cuisine like the savory Ropa Vieja. Your child can grow up with strong familial bond and resilience that are key components of Cuban identity.

Guatemalan American Adoptive Families

Guatemalan American families looking to adopt honor their heritage with traditional Mayan ceremonies and savor Indigenous dishes like kak’ik and pepián. Your child can grow up cherishing close-knit family ties and a strong sense of community.

Honduran American Adoptive Families

Honduran American families who want to adopt a baby maintain cultural ties through Garifuna music and dances, while enjoying beloved dishes such as baleadas and sopa de caracol. Your child can grow up with a strong tie to family values and unity.

Haitian American Adoptive Families

Haitian American families looking to adopt celebrate their vibrant culture through Konpa music and Haitian Creole cuisine like griot and diri ak djon djon. Your child will grow up appreciating strong familial bonds and resilience that define the Haitian heritage.

Nicaraguan American Adoptive Families

Nicaraguan American families who want to adopt a baby take pride in their traditional dances like Palo de Mayo and savor culinary delights such as gallo pinto. Your child will have an appreciation for family unity and hospitality that is a fundamental part of the Nicaraguan culture. 

Costa Rican American Adoptive Families

Costa Rican American families cherish their heritage by celebrating the lively Punto Guanacasteco dance and relishing traditional dishes like casado. Your child can grow up with a strong desire to prioritize unity within the family as this is an important aspect of the Costa Rican heritage.

Canadian American Adoptive Families

Canadian American families who want to adopt a baby often have a unique blend of cultures, showcasing diverse traditions, languages and culinary delights that represent Canada’s rich multicultural landscape. Your child can grow up appreciating everything Canada has to offer.

How to Stay Connected to Your Child through Open Adoption

We encourage all our adoptive families to be open to communication at whatever level you’re comfortable with. Through open adoption, you can stay connected to your child and the adoptive family. This open communication allows you to share your cultural heritage, language, family history and values with your child as they grow.

Our Promise to You

We’re dedicated to helping you find a loving family that not only aligns with your cultural background but also resonates with your values and aspirations for your child’s future. Your search for the right family may seem overwhelming, but you’ll instantly know once you’re found the right fit. It may be a mother’s intuition, an instinct or the smallest detail in their profile that confirms you’ve found the perfect family.

When you work with us, finding the best family for your baby has never been easier. Fill out our contact form to begin this life-changing journey. 

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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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