How Can I Find The Right Adoptive Parents for My Child?
So you made the decision to make an adoption plan for your child. Now what? You’re probably wondering how to find an adoptive family for your baby. This is such a special time for you to decide which parents are perfect for your child! YOU have all the power here, and YOU get to decide which family you want to adopt your child.
One of the major benefits of going through an organization like Lifeline Children’s Services is that we are doing critical work to ensure that we have a large number of eager families waiting to adopt. They go through a rigorous screening process, which includes a specialist interviewing the adoptive couple and assessing their home. We also mandate that the adoptive couples take classes in parenting and adoption before they are approved. Our families are eager to do all that they can to prepare themselves to be parents. Our families chose Lifeline because of the emphasis we place on YOU and how we care for you. Every family is open to as much communication in an open adoption as you want! They specifically chose to work with Lifeline because our focus is YOU. They want you to be cared for and supported through the process.
Your next step is to talk with your local pregnancy counselor to discuss what you want in a family for your child. They may be things like how much contact you want, how close or far away the family is, what kind of lifestyle they have, what jobs they hold, or how many children they currently have. Your pregnancy counselor will help you think through your desires, so you feel confident in what type of family is best for your baby.
One big thing to consider is how much communication you’d like after you place your baby. Do you want a closed adoption? Do you look forward to getting yearly updates from them? Are you hoping to have yearly face-to-face visits with them? This is one of the most important things for you to think through so that you can communicate these desires to the adoptive family. We want to provide families to you that are excited to meet your desires.
You can look through profile books of each family that matches your desires! These profile books are made by the family and give you a glimpse into their lives and personalities. Once you make your decision, your pregnancy counselor will connect with their worker to let them know. If you want to meet them before placement, we will help you do that!
You are making an incredibly selfless decision for your baby, and there is a lot to think about throughout.
If you would like more information about how to make an adoption plan, we are here to help you. It’s free and we’re available 24/7. You call call or text us at 1-800-875-5595 or you can submit a request for one of our Pregnancy Counselors to reach out to you.