Now that you chose A Act of Love Adoptions, it is time to find the best match for you and your child. It can be daunting finding the right family, but we are here to guide you through the process. With over 20 years of experience successfully matching birth parents with adoptive families, we are able to provide as much support as you need.
One of the first things birth parents should do is simply write down all the things they are looking for in an adoptive family. List the things that are most important to you, such as if you want an open or closed adoption. Are you looking for a couple, a single parent, or a family that already has children? Do the adoptive parents need to have the same religion or ethnic background? Birth parents should then consider the qualities they would like the adoptive family to have, but are not required, such as location or hobbies.
After developing your adoptive family criteria, Act of Love Adoptions will help you start your search. Our website features many adoptive profiles, many that have photos or introduction videos. All of our adoptive families undergo a rigorous screening process involving background checks, home visits, and provide information on their medical and financial histories. For birth parents interested in open adoptions, we can schedule a time for you to meet with adoptive parents. It is your chance to get to know them beyond their online profile.
Some birth parents prefer not to choose the adoptive family and ask the agency to match their child. In such cases, you can be assured that Act of Love Adoptions will honor your preferences and place your child with the best family.
Whether you choose a family based on their profile or meeting them in person, there is no time limit on the process. An adoptive family could have all of your qualities, but you may not get the right feeling from them. Know that many birth parents can experience this and that it just means the right family is still waiting for you and your child. As the birth parents, you will know when you meet the perfect match for your child.