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Your Guide to Finding South American Families Looking to Adopt

Finding a family that shares your South American cultural heritage can be one of the most important parts of the adoption process. We understand how significant it is to find South American adoptive families that embrace your heritage.

Sharing culture and heritage is a beautiful way to ensure your child grows up with a familiar cultural background, celebrating traditions, languages and values that resonate with your own. With over 30 years of experience working with families from different backgrounds and cultures, we know what it takes to help you find the perfect family for your baby.

If you want to start looking at South American adoptive families, then check out our waiting families page. You can also fill out our contact form for free, personalized support as you browse South American adoption profiles.

Why Should I Find a South American Adoptive Family Looking to Adopt?

Finding South American families who want to adopt a baby that share your culture can provide your child with a sense of identity and belonging within a familiar cultural setting. Your choice may minimize language or cultural barriers, potentially creating a more relatable environment for your child.

Also, finding an adoptive family in South America can help your child feel more welcome as they experience the change of a new environment.

Shared Culture Among South American Adoptive Families

In South America, there are many different types of families that can offer your child the culture and heritage you desire, such as:

Argentinian Adoptive Families

Argentinian families looking to adopt often cherish their vibrant tango music and dance traditions. Your child can grow up eating their mouthwatering empanadas, traditional asados and the dulce de leche sweetness in their desserts. 

Chilean American Adoptive Families

Chilean American families who want to adopt a baby often cherish the famous Pablo Neruda’s poetry and enjoy celebrating their country’s Independence Day. Your child can enjoy dishes like pastel de choclo and can have a newfound love for Chilean folklore music.

Venezuelan American Adoptive Families

Venezuelan American families looking to adopt treasure their energetic salsa and merengue music with a love for the lively rhythm of their dances. Your child can enjoy delectable arepas and hallacas at the dinner table during holiday festivities.

Guyanese American Adoptive Families

Guyanese American families who want to adopt a baby reflect a blend of cultures, embracing diverse traditions and languages. Your child can enjoy dishes with influences from Indian, African and Caribbean flavors, like pepperpot and roti.

Peruvian American Adoptive Families

Peruvian American families looking to adopt cherish their ancient Inca heritage and take pride in being masters of culinary arts. Your child will be able to enjoy dishes like ceviche and lomo saltado.

Columbian American Adoptive Families

Columbian American families who want to adopt a baby celebrate their renowned coffee culture and are deeply connected to their folklore and traditional dance forms like cumbia. Your child can enjoy diverse dishes including bandeja paisa and arepas.

Ecuadorian American Adoptive Families

Ecuadorian American families looking to adopt value their breathtaking natural landscapes and Indigenous roots. Your child can grow up enjoying foods like ceviche and encebollado, along with vibrant festivals that emphasize the region’s culture and heritage.

The Benefits of Open Adoption

In an open adoption relationship, you have the chance to maintain a connection with the adoptive family, allowing you to share your culture and heritage directly with your child as they grow. Through visits, letters, emails and photos, you can ensure your child learns and embraces their background.

The beauty behind this relationship is you get to decide how much contact you want to have. If you’re not as open to maintaining contact, then we will help you move at whatever pace you’re comfortable with.

How to Find South American Adoptive Families

Finding the right South American family for your baby is a journey we're dedicated to helping you with every step of the way. We offer full-service support ensuring that your preferences and needs remain our primary focus throughout the adoption process.

When you choose our agency, here are the three straightforward steps you can expect to take to find South American adoptive families:

  • Step 1: Define your relationship with the adoptive family.

  • Step 2: Explore South American adoptive families with our help.

  • Step 3: Meet the adoptive family through phone calls or in-person meetings.

We’ll provide the necessary guidance and support to connect you with a South American adoptive family that aligns with your values, lifestyle and aspirations. You're not navigating this journey alone; allow us to help you make the best choice for both you and your baby.

For personalized help as you explore South American adoptive families, fill out our contact form today. We're prepared to help you find the ideal fit for your baby.

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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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