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Should You Seek Out Wealthy Adoptive Parents?

If you’re pregnant and considering adoption, it’s understandable why you might specifically search for wealthy couples who want to adopt a child — after all, you are considering adoption because you want to provide your baby with a future full of opportunity and financial stability. At American Adoptions, we can help you find the right adoptive parents who are financially prepared to care for your baby.

Contact us online or call us at 1-800-ADOPTION to talk to us about what you’re looking for in prospective wealthy adoptive parents for your baby, or start browsing online profiles of adoptive couples now.

How the Adoption Process Ensures that All Adoptive Parents Are Financially Stable

While it’s 100 percent free for you to place a child for adoption, the process for parents who want to adopt a child is not. Although wealthy families looking to adopt aren’t the only people who can adopt a child, there are a number of steps taken to ensure that every potential adoptive parent is financially prepared to provide for a child, including:

  • The home study process, which examines the financial records of each adoptive family to ensure that they’re consistently financially stable.

  • An adoption specialist discussing the budget of each adoptive family to make sure that they can afford the expensive adoption process.

  • A review of each family’s financial documents to verify that they’re financially able to provide for and raise a child before they can adopt.

So while wealthy people willing to adopt aren’t the only kinds of adoptive parents, all adoptive families are verified as being financially prepared to raise a child.

What to Do If You’re Financially Struggling

Some women will seek out wealthy couples who want to adopt a child in hopes of receiving some additional financial support throughout the adoption process. For women who are struggling to support themselves and their family, financial difficulties can be frightening. However, it’s important to know that regardless of the adoptive family you choose, you will receive the financial support you need throughout your pregnancy and adoption process. It is not necessary to limit your search to “wealthy” parents looking to adopt a newborn; your adoption specialist will help ensure your financial needs are met and connect you with the parents that are right for your child.

If you find yourself in need of financial assistance, remember:

  • All adoption services, including medical care, legal representation and emotional counseling, are provided to you for free. You never have to pay to place a child for adoption.

  • You may be eligible to receive birth parent living expenses to help offset the costs of your pregnancy, which can help with things like rent, utilities, groceries, etc. However, your state laws determine birth parent living expenses, not an adoptive family or adoption agency.

  • There are no adoption agencies that pay you, and it’s illegal for an adoptive family to pay you to place a child for adoption. Taking payment in any form could be considered child trafficking in the eyes of the law, so please use caution. In order to protect yourself and your child, you should only work through a licensed adoption professional.

  • As you’re getting to know potential adoptive parents, it’s ok to talk about your occupations if you want to, but it’s not considered appropriate to talk about money.

  • If you have any questions about money, ask your adoption specialist! They’re there to help.

Your adoption specialist will be your go-to for financial concerns, so give them a call anytime.

Remember: Your Baby Will Be Cared For

The biggest priority for most women who are considering adoption is the knowledge that their child will be taken care of. And for women who are choosing adoption because of financial instability, they want to know that their baby will grow up in a financially stable home — which may lead them to seek out wealthy adoptive parents.

However, it doesn’t take a particularly wealthy adoptive family to provide a loving home and stable future for your baby. Remember that all adoptive parents with American Adoptions, regardless of their level of wealth, have proven that they can provide for an adopted child.

Adoption is a difficult decision to make for your baby. But in many situations, it can provide children with a life full of opportunities that they wouldn’t otherwise have access to.

Contact us online or call us at 1-800-ADOPTION if you feel adoption is right for you. If you’re concerned about finding wealthy parents looking to adopt a newborn, know that we can help you find financially prepared adoptive parents who you truly connect with.

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Having trouble finding the perfect 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. In addition, 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.

To discuss your preferences for an adoptive family and get help finding them, reach out to an adoption specialist by calling 1-800-ADOPTION at any time.

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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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