When you decide to place your baby for adoption, it can be difficult to figure out what you’re looking for in an adoptive family. It may be difficult to trust strangers to nurture and raise your child. But, there’s good news. There are so many wonderful couples hoping to adopt! As the birth mother, you get to choose the parent(s) or family for your baby!
Flipping through profiles and meeting prospective adoptive couples may seem nerve-wracking, but you will not be alone. Texas Adoption Center’s incredible Adoption Specialists will help you through every single step of the adoption process. We understand choosing to place your baby for adoption is a difficult decision. So, you can count on us to be there. Always.
Here are 4 things to consider as you search for your baby’s adoptive parents:
What level of involvement do you want to have in your child’s life? When searching for adoptive parents, it’s important to communicate your vision for your relationship with your baby. Whether you want an open, semi-open, or closed adoption, it’s important that you and the adoptive parents are on the same page. The right adoptive parents for your baby will respect your vision and work with you to create a plan that you’re comfortable with.
It’s completely normal to want your baby to be raised in a home that aligns with your values. When looking for adoptive parents, take note of the family’s values and beliefs. Adoptive parents will be open to sharing how they will raise and educate your baby with you. All of our loving adoptive parents have created profiles to give you a taste of who they are! You can browse through these profiles on our new website specifically for families!
Ethnicity and Culture
Do you want your child to be raised by parent(s) who share your ethnicity or culture? Many couples will welcome any child with open arms, making an effort to both share their culture and celebrate your child’s. Regardless of whether you want your child to grow up in a diverse home, or with a family that shares your culture, you can find loving families who will wholeheartedly embrace your baby.
Do you want a family who is athletic and outdoorsy, a family who will teach your child the arts, a family that values education, or all of the above? Do you want your child to attend church regularly or to learn about the world through regular travel?
Write down a list of your dreams and hopes for your child. Write down experiences you want them to have and activities you’d like them to participate in. Share your vision with your Adoption Specialist! She can help you find families that can provide the kind of lifestyle you want for your child.
Placing your baby for adoption can be an emotionally trying time. You may feel a whirlwind of emotions and that’s completely normal. Many birth mothers who want to be a part of the search for their baby’s adoptive parents find the process exciting. Knowing their child will be loved and cared for by a family they picked out gives women a deep sense of peace.
If you’re pregnant and considering adoption, we would love to connect with you! We can give you more information about your options and answer any questions you may have about adoption. Contact Texas Adoption Center today, and check out some of our prospective Texas Adoption Families on our new website! The perfect family for your baby could be just a phone call away. Call 844.893.7943 today or text us at 512.574.1324.