AdoptMatch helps create a path forward for expectant mothers looking for adoptive families.
For birth mothers looking for a family to adopt her baby, it’s hard to know what to do. You need to find the right support to help you navigate what’s ahead including: first steps to take when facing an unplanned pregnancy
- how to get informed about your pregnancy options
- how to find the best adoptive parents for your unborn baby
- how to find the best parents for your unborn baby
- how to find a trustworthy adoption agency
What to Do When Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy
Facing an unintended pregnancy is scary and stressful. Tons of questions run through your head “What am I going to do?” “How am I going to tell the baby’s dad?” “Is my family going to freak out?” "Maybe the test was wrong!" “Am I ready to be a parent?” “Can I get an abortion?” “Should I get an abortion?” "Maybe I'll miscarry." “What about adoption?” “What am I going to do?!!"
Considering Your Unplanned Pregnancy Options
Once the initial shock of a positive pregnancy test wears off, it’s time to consider all of your options. You want to make the best decision, but none of the options are easy. Abortion might seem like the easiest solution, but may carry lasting consequences. You may feel scared, but if you feel ready to parent and have the support of family or the baby’s father, parenting may be your best option. For whatever reasons, if you don’t want to have an abortion and are not in the right circumstances to parent, adoption may be the best choice for you and your unborn baby.
Where to Find the Best Adoptive Parents for Your Unborn Baby
When first considering adoption, finding the right adoptive parents may seem like an impossible task. The good news is that there are over 200,000 couples in the U.S. who want to adopt a baby. That means you’ll have more than enough families to choose from. It will take some work, but you should be able to find adoptive parents you love. We're not suggesting you should hold out for the perfect adoptive family (because perfect families don’t exist!), but you should be picky when choosing adoptive parents for your child.
So, where should you begin the search for an adoptive family? We'll start by telling you where you shouldn’t be looking.
The Top Three Places You Should Not Look for Adoptive Parents for Your Unborn Baby:
- Craigslist (No. Just, no.)
- Any “Adoption” website without actual names and contact information.
- Facebook/Instagram/Snapchat (see #1)
Begin your search with licensed adoption agency or adoption attorney. Steer clear of any other adoption providers besides attorneys or agencies. But, being licensed isn’t enough to earn your trust. The truth is that there are some licensed adoption agencies and attorneys who are not looking out for your best interest. These adoption providers pare hoping to profit from your adoption and should be avoided at all costs.
Where to Find the Best Adoption Agency
So where should a woman who’s thinking about adoption for her unborn baby look in order to find the best adoption professionals and adoptive parents? Start with AdoptMatch (this should be linked to the hot page) It’s the only place on the internet that connects you with vetted adoption agencies, attorneys, and adoptive families — all committed to making sure you receive the support you need and respect you deserve throughout the adoption process.
Support During & After Pregnancy
The adoption agencies, attorneys, and adoptive families you'll find on AdoptMatch will make sure:
- You’re offered separate legal representation
- You and the adoptive parents have a written agreement about post-adoption contact
- You’re provided with high-quality care, including medical care, professional counseling, and other types of support after the adoption.
The other thing AdoptMatch offers an expectant mother considering adoption is full access to a wide range of awesome, home-studied adoptive parents. You should never limit your choices to the families that one particular agency or attorney gives you. AdoptMatch gives you access to adoptive families and adoption professionals from all over the country.
The families, attorneys, and agencies you’ll find on AdoptMatch all share one thing in common; they are all committed to making sure that, as an expectant mother, you receive quality support throughout your pregnancy and after adoption.