How to Find an Adoptive Family in Vermont
And What to Look for in Your Child’s Future Parents
There’s so much that goes into an adoption plan. From deciding where you plan on giving birth to choosing how much contact you’d like to have after placement, there’s plenty to think about. With so much going on, there’s one aspect that you may not have had the time to consider —picking an adoptive family.
Unlike a local adoption agency, we can help connect with couples hoping to adopt across the United States. This means that you won’t be restricted to the adoptive families interested in adoption in Vermont.
If you are interested in working with American Adoptions, below are some common questions that women considering an adoption have when it comes to finding adoptive parents in Vermont or anywhere else in the U.S.
Every adoption is different. To speak with an adoption specialist who can help find the perfect adoptive family for you and your baby, please call 1-800-ADOPTION.
In Vermont, Can You Pick Who You Adopt Your Baby To?
You absolutely can! You are in full control of the adoption in Vermont from the very beginning — every choice starts with you. In addition, you’ll also be able to pick adoptive families with a specific religion, ethnicity, and education level. If you would like, you can also find adoptive families specific to Vermont.
How Do I Find Couples Looking to Adopt a Baby in Vermont?
At American Adoptions, we work with thousands of couples looking to adopt in Vermont and across the United States. With our adoptive parent profiles, we can help you find a family that will be able to meet your goals for adoption, no matter where you live in Vermont.
The adoption profiles are a great way to get to know the different families looking to adopt in Vermont and other states. In each of the waiting families’ profiles, you’ll be able to see their:
Home and community
Their excitement at getting the chance to get to know you.
As you’re taking your time looking at the diverse selection of prospective adoptive parent profiles, you should start thinking of the kind of future you envision for your child. There are many things to consider when it comes to finding adoptive parents for your baby, but here are some general things to think about:
Would you like to find adoptive parents in Vermont that live closer to you, allowing for frequent in-person visits?
Is college a must? Should your child attend a private or a public school?
Do you want to find adoptive parents that live farther away, giving your child the chance to experience new opportunities?
How important are family traditions to you?
If you’re looking to find an adoptive family in Vermont, there’s so much to consider besides what’s on this list. If you’re ready to look at the families waiting to adopt, or if you need help creating an adoption plan, your adoption specialist will be there to help guide you through the process.
How Will I Get to Know the Adoptive Family?
Until a birth mother meets the prospective adoptive family for the first time, she may feel apprehensive about the process. That’s why getting to know the prospective adoptive family is so important. The first time you talk to one another will often be through a mediated call with your specialist, the adoptive family, and the birth father, if he would like to join.
If you find that you’re running out of things to talk about, or if you’re nervous about what to say to one another — don’t worry, that’s completely normal. Your specialist can help give you some ice breakers like:
What are some of your favorite hobbies?
How long have you and your spouse been together?
What traditions do you plan to share with a child?
And so much more!
You can also share as much about yourself as you would like. It can be intimidating, but remember that the adoptive family is probably feeling just as nervous as you are. You can always rehearse ahead of time to prepare for the phone call.
Later on, you can share so much more! Women interested in an open adoption often choose to share pictures, frequent skype and phone calls, and letters with one another.
How Will I Know I’ve Found the Right Adoptive Parents for My Baby?
This is a tricky question. Ultimately, the answer will be entirely up to you and your feelings. You’ll know that you’ve found the right family for your baby when you can feel their genuine excitement at the chance to become a part of your family.
Not every birth mother chooses to have contact with her child after placement, but every prospective adoptive family that works with American Adoptions is required to be comfortable with an open adoption. You’ll realize that you’ve chosen a great family when you recognize that you’re both on the same page for your adoption.
There are plenty of families looking to adopt a baby in Vermont and throughout the United States. If you’re ready to view the families waiting to adopt in Vermont, or if you’re ready to start your adoption plan, please call 1-800-ADOPTION at any time. You are under no obligation to choose adoption, and your call will always be handled with complete confidentiality.
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