Whether you were/are ready to become a parent or not, being able to bring a new life to this world is something you should be grateful for. Perhaps you are a single parent, and you feel that you can’t raise your child on your own. Or you got an unplanned pregnancy and abortion is not something you’d want to go through. Irrespective of the circumstance that is prompting you to say’’ I am looking for parents to adopt my baby”, you can find a family that’s ready to adopt your baby and give him or her the best life he/she deserves. Contrary to some people’s perception choosing adoption doesn’t mean that you are a bad parent. It shows that you are brave enough to face reality and sacrifice your parenthood for the best interest of your child.
Some birth parents like you who are looking for adoptive families for their children might find themselves confused about where to start from, and what to do/not to do to ensure the safety and confort of their kids in their new families. In some cases, their situations are so dire that they don’t mind knowing the background or even the slightest details of the people who take over their parental roles. Those are some of the gross mistakes that you shouldn’t commit if you really care about your child.
In addition to that, these are also other blunders you shouldn’t commit during the adoption process, especially when you want to find the perfect family for your child:
- Focusing more on your problems at the expense of your child’s needs
- Ignoring the advice of an adoption professional
- Trusting people easily without supporting facts or information
- Taking illegal shortcuts
- Lying about yourself or your child
How to find the perfect family
You can put your child up for adoption through direct placement or via an adoption agency.
Direct placement is also called private adoption. In this form of adoption, a birth finds and contacts an adoptive parent without involving an intermediary. For instance, if you know of a family member who’s been looking for a child to adopt, you can approach them to see if they’ll be willing to take in your child. Alternatively, with the rise of social media, you can bump on a person looking forward to becoming an adoptive parent. You can get in touch with such a person to see if they meet your expectations for an ideal foster parent for your child.
Also, in case you have a friend who’s interested in becoming an adoptive parent, you can talk to them about your situation and see if they will be willing to adopt your baby.
However, one important thing that you should bear in mind is that the adoption process is complex, yet you need to do everything right from the start to avoid putting your child in danger and protect yourself from legal issues. It is even trickier and sort of overwhelming when you aren’t experienced. As such, even if you’ve decided to do away with the idea of involving an agency, at least bring in a social worker and an adoption attorney. A social worker will be helping you to know the background of the prospective adoptive families and guide you in making the right decision. On the other hand, an adoption attorney will take you through all the legal requirements that should be fulfilled for the process to be a success. Besides, these two will answer your questions about adoption, helping you to make informed decisions.
Finding adoptive parents through an adoption agency
The majority of birth parents who’ve found the perfect adoptive families for their children will tell you that they used a certain adoptive agency. As long as you are dealing with a licensed and reputable adoption agency like Colores Adoptions, the process will be hassle-free.
An adoption agency like Colores Adoptions has a database of hundreds, if not thousands, of profiles of families looking for children to adopt. Whether you want to place your child up for open adoption or closed adoption, the agency will go through the profiles and identify the adoptive families that match your preferences and requirements. Then, you’ll be presented with the profiles for you to analyze the interested families and identify the one(s) you think could provide a loving home to your child.
The major advantage of an adoption agency is because you’ll not only be assisted find the perfect family for your baby easily, but you’ll also be offered professional counseling throughout the process. An adoption professional will answer questions about adoption professionally and provide you with any other information you might need along the way.
Hopefully, you now have an idea of where to start from to find the perfect family for your kid. In case you want an adoption agency to facilitate the adoption process, count on Colores adoption, and you’ll never regret choosing us. And if you come across a birth mother or birth father saying, ’’ I’m looking for parents to adopt my baby’’ and would like the help of an adoption agency, don’t hesitate to refer him or her to us.