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Choosing an Adoptive Family

Choosing an Adoptive Family

You’ve made the decision to adopt. Yay! The next step in the adoption process is to choose an adoptive family. Keep in mind that there are many types of adoption families that are hoping to adopt. Any family would be more than happy to adopt your child and Adoption Choices of Missouri can help you choose a waiting family. Today, we have listed four types of families that are always looking to adopt. There are many many more types of adoptive families and Adoption Choices of Missouri can help you to make a match to best fit your particular situation. Remember, we are available for you even during these unknown times.

Same Sex Adoption or LGTBQ Adoption

The first type of adoptive family we want to discuss are those families in the LGBTQ community. Since naturally, two men, two women, and possibly those identifying as transgender can’t give birth, this option is appealing to many birth mothers. Adoption may be the only possible way that these families can have a child of their own and those in the LGBTQ community want to have their own child so they can start their own family.

Families in the LGTBQ community genuinely want to have a child that they can love for the rest of their lives and they’re waiting for you.

Younger Couple & Older Couple Adoption

The second type of adoptive family that we will be discussing are younger and older couples. These couples are seen as possible options for adoption quite frequently and we want to highlight the key importances of both older and younger couples. Please see the bulleted list below for some key characteristics of each couple.

Younger Couple Adoption

  • May see adoption as a preferred means of parenting rather than trying for a baby themselves.

  • Can be more familiar with children and may have a lot experience working in children in jobs such as childcare.

  • Will be able to spend more time with their child and watch them grow.

Older Couple Adoption

  • Are typically wiser and are very familiar with how to parent.

  • Will not require assistance with parenting. If one or more members of an older couple is retired, they can stay at home and watch the child all day. This allows for more time developing personal connections.

  • See adoption as a way to raise children and start a family when they may have never had an opportunity to previously.

  • May be more financially stable and fiscally prepared to provide care.

Single Parent Adoption

Thirdly, we want to discuss single parents. It is believed that single parents will not succeed well financially and they may be in a situation where they have done something to “screw their life up”, but this isn’t true! For many single parents, some may be infertile or also identify as gay or lesbian. Furthermore, single parents may not have found their soulmate yet. Maybe they just went through a difficult relationship or their spouse may have passed or is somewhere else. It doesn’t matter why he or she is single, he is ready to be a parent! Single parents are always looking to adopt and the vast majority are responsible and know what to expect when it comes to the adoption process.

Remember, at Adoption Choices of Missouri, we are here to help you choose the right adoptive family. We recognize each individual situation as unique and we will do whatever is possible to ensure that the adoptive family you choose can be loving and trusted with your child. Thank you!

Adoption Choices of Missouri serves birth parents statewide and beyond, please call us or text us to learn more! Call or text us at 816-527-9800

Author Bio: Hello! My name is Jason and I am an Editorial Intern for Adoption Choices for the Summer of 2020! To read more about Jason, click here!!

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