I’m Looking for Someone to Adopt My Baby! What Are My First Steps?
What are the first steps in adoption?
This is one of the main questions and concerns at the front of birth parents’ minds. Looking for parents to adopt your baby is a major step in your adoption process. When an expecting mother is looking for adoptive parents, there are several steps she needs to take to ensure an easy and successful adoption:
- Get in contact with an ethical, licensed adoption agency
- Work with a caseworker to create an adoption plan that’s best for you
- Determine your preferences for an adoptive family and your level of openness for the adoption
- Choose the adoptive family
We know that looking for adoptive parents can be overwhelming. That’s why at A Guardian Angel Adoptions, all families waiting for babies have adoption profiles. These profiles come in a book, with photos and information that can help you get to know more about each of these hopeful parents. You can read more about each family’s lifestyle, their home and careers, their desire to adopt and so much more. If you have additional questions about families or want to talk to any of the families, our adoption agency will be right here to help.
When looking through families, always go with your gut. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Remember that it’s okay to be picky. You aren’t obligated to place with someone that you don’t feel will be the best family for your baby.
As an adoption agency, we require many steps for adoptive families to sign up with us. We guarantee that the wonderful, loving family chosen to adopt your baby are:
- Fully educated on adoption
- Background checked and fingerprinted
- Pre-approved to adopt a baby of any race or gender
- Ready to honor the type of adoption you want, open or closed
The most important thing when finding an adoptive family is to trust your instincts and follow your heart. Some women know immediately by looking at the prospective parents. While others need to take more time to talk and get to know the adoptive parents. There is no right or wrong way to choose the family you are placing with — we know this is one of the most important decisions you will make!
Finding the right adoptive family for your baby can be exciting, emotional and bittersweet — but most of all, when you pick the right adoptive family, it can be the reassurance that you are doing an amazing thing for your child.
If you have any questions about adoption or the adoptive family process please reach out to us and we are happy to answer any questions you have! We love the birth mothers we serve and it would honor us if you landed in our hands.