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How Do I Find Someone to Adopt a Baby? [3 Steps]

Choosing the Right Family for Your Child

Choosing adoption for your child can be an emotional and life-changing journey. This selfless decision will give them a world of opportunities and a loving, caring family.

To find someone to adopt your baby today, you can look at adoptive family profiles. All of these waiting families are extensively screened and eager to give all of their love to a child.

Knowing where to begin with adoption and whom to turn to for guidance is often the hardest part in the early stages of adoption. This guide will lay out the three steps you will take with a national adoption agency to find the perfect family for your baby.

For more free information on the beginning stages of the adoption process, you can reach out to our team of adoption specialists today when you call 1-800-ADOPTION now. We are here to help you.

Where to Find the Best Hopeful Adoptive Family [Please Adopt My Baby]

As an expectant mother, you have a great deal of control over your baby’s adoption. You are in charge every step of the way, from choosing which adoption professional to work with to selecting the right family for your child.

You are never alone throughout the process. When you are searching for the perfect family for your baby, you can have a trusted adoption professional by your side.

We put your safety and comfort first when you choose adoption with us. As you start your adoption journey, you will have your every need, want and expectation of your adoption plan taken into account.

How Do I Find Someone to Adopt a Baby? [3 Steps] 

With over 30 years of experience, our supportive adoption specialists will help you achieve all your adoption goals. Many of our adoption specialists are:

  • Birth parents

  • Adoptive parents

  • Adoptees

With a personal understanding of the adoption process and how adoption can be a life-changing experience, we can answer all your questions like, “How do I find someone to adopt a baby?”

Below are the three steps you will take (with the help of your adoption specialist) to find the best hopeful adoptive family for your child and to fulfill your adoption goals:

Step 1: Creating Your Adoption Plan

When you begin the adoption process with us, you will determine your preferences and goals when you want someone to “please adopt my baby.”

The adoption plan you create is the foundation of your process. Your adoption plan will help you:

  • Address your adoption needs

  • Choose the type of family you want for your child

  • Ensure your hospital and adoption experiences are safe and smooth

The goal of your adoption plan is to make sure your adoption journey goes how you want it to go. You can start your adoption planning as early as today when you fill out our free contact form or call 1-800-ADOPTION now. We are ready to give you the help you need when you want someone to “please adopt my baby.”

Step 2: Choosing an Adoptive Family for Your Child through Online Profiles

Whether you have the ideal family in mind or you’re not sure yet, ask yourself questions like: 

  • Do I want a small family waiting on their first child or a bigger family with children already?

  • How do I find someone to adopt a baby who lives in the suburbs, city or out in the country? 

  • What kind of contact do I want with the adoptive family before and after placement?

Hopeful adoptive parents will fill out an Adoption Planning Questionnaire similar to your adoption plan. So, once you complete yours, your adoption specialist will gather the profiles of families who have many, if not all, of the same interests you expressed for your child.

You can get a head start and view available family profiles to begin searching for excellent parents that can “please adopt my baby.” 

Getting immediate access to our hundreds of adoptive family profiles is just one way we support you. All the families we work with: 

  • Have completed a home study and various background checks

  • Are fully committed to adoption and are excited to get to know you

  • Have an adoptive family video profile

It helps to see what hopeful parents are like in their own environment. With our video profiles, you can get a glimpse of families’ everyday lives and see how they interact with one another. This has helped many birth parents decide on their family.

“I skimmed through [hopeful adoptive family] profiles, but it was really their videos that grabbed my attention immediately,” Lindsey, an American Adoptions birth mother, said.

Step 3: Building a Lifelong Relationship with the Family through Open Adoption

We believe that pre- and post-placement contact is essential to a healthy adoption relationship. That’s why we require hopeful parents to consider some level of openness during and after placement.

Placing your child with the adoptive family doesn’t mean your adoption journey is over. It is just the beginning. You can choose how much post-placement adoption contact you want with your child and the adoptive family.

Over the past few decades, adoption has become increasingly open. Because of this, you can feel confident knowing you've chosen the life you've always dreamed of for your child. 

Knowing where to begin with adoption contact hasn’t been easier. You may interact with the adoptive family through: 

  • Phone and video calls 

  • Texts

  • In-person visits

  • Email exchanges 

  • Hospital interactions

Just as you get to decide how to start the adoption process from asking “How do I find someone to adopt a baby,” you also get to choose how you want your open adoption to look after placement. 

Most people who choose open adoption:

  • Receive updates on their child for at least 18 years

  • Plan annual visits

  • Have regular video/phone chats

  • Receive pictures and videos of their child

  • And more

Get More Information on Where to Find Someone to “Please Adopt My Baby”

Michelle, a birth parent specialist and a birth parent herself, is ready to answer any questions you have about adoption: where to begin, how to handle any emotions you may have and “how do I find someone to adopt a baby?”       

“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. “It was most helpful to me when I had someone to talk to who would just listen to me without making any judgments or conclusions about who I was as a person.”

You can ask Michelle questions about the adoption process online now. You can also call us at 1-800-ADOPTION today or get free information when you fill out our online contact form.

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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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