Finding a Family

If you are pregnant and have decided to pursue an adoption plan, finding a family is one of the first and most important steps of your adoption process. This one decision not only effects the rest of your adoption process, but more importantly, the type of life your child will experience.

But how do you select a family? And more importantly, how will you know it’s the right family?

In this section, you will find information about the kinds of families that want to adopt, common questions about those families, the extensive screening process they go through, how you may get to know them, and of course, how you can find that perfect adoptive family.

I’m Pregnant

How Do I Find Adoptive Parents for My Baby?

Finding the right adoptive family is the biggest decision you will likely make during this process. Read the following to make sure you select the right family.


How Do I Know a Family is Safe and Ready to Adopt?

As you consider adoption, how can you be absolutely certain that an adoptive family and their home is safe for your baby?


How Do I Get to Know the Adoptive Parents?

In today's adoptions, you may learn more about an adoptive family before making your final decision, ensuring you choose the perfect family for your baby.


What Types of People Adopt?

Learn about the people who choose to adopt, why they adopt, and what you can expect when becoming matched with an adoptive family.


Common Questions About Adoptive Families

There may be no greater source of questions and concerns than those about the adoptive family. Click here to learn more about adoptive families.


Meet Adoptive Families through a Video Profile

Today, birth mothers have more tools than ever to ensure they find the perfect adoptive family, the newest of which are adoptive family video profiles.


Can You Give a Child Up for Adoption in a Different State?

Adoption could be the best option for your child, but what is the best option for your adoption? Can you give up your child to the state? Here’s what you need to know if you are asking this question.


Can You Change Adoptive Couples?

If you’re unhappy with the adoptive couple you’ve chosen, or if things are simply not turning out how you thought, it’s okay to wonder, "Can I change adoptive families?"


What Happens if I Don’t Find an Adoptive Family?

If you are nearing the end of your pregnancy, you may have concerns about finding an adoptive family in time. Can parents give children up for adoption before someone wants them? What if I don’t have an adoptive family picked when I give birth?