You likely have a lot of questions about the process of finding adoptive parents. Choosing a family for your child is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your life. How do you ensure you pick the right people?
The Law Offices of James Fletcher Thompson are here to help. Our team of professionals can help you find the perfect adoptive parents for your child, and we’ll guide you through every step of this process. We know just how hard it can be, so we’re here to make it as easy as possible.
You can start looking for adoptive parents anytime by browsing through our online profiles of some of our waiting and home-study approved families. You can also contact us online or call/text us at 864-680-8038.
In the meantime, learn more about finding adoptive parents in South Carolina below.
How to Find Adoptive Parents with Our Help
Our law firm has helped prospective birth mothers find prospective adoptive families for more than 30 years.
This process is one that we do not take lightly. Our goal is to ensure that every woman who pursues adoption with our firm finds that one perfect adoptive family for her situation. No matter how long it takes, we will continue presenting you with adoption profiles until you find the best family for you and your child.
There are a few steps involved along the way:
Step 1: Understand How the Process Works
In the past, pregnant women had very little say in who would adopt their babies. Thankfully, that has since changed. Today, you — and only you — will make the final decision of who may parent your child.
Looking for adoptive parents in South Carolina can be daunting. Fortunately, when you work with us, you can rest assured that all of our adoptive families are safe and ready to adopt. As you look for adoptive families on our website, know that they have completed a home study with a licensed professional to ensure they have:
- a safe, child-proofed home.
- passed criminal background and child abuse checks.
- updated medical exams.
- updated financial information proving they can financially care for a child.
- been interviewed individually and together as a couple to assess their readiness to become parents.
If you work with another professional or find an adoptive family on your own, it is important that the adoptive family has completed their home study before you take the next step with them.
Once you understand these basics, we will move forward with helping you find waiting families for adoption.
Step 2: Decide What You Are Looking for in Adoptive Parents
We believe that, for every pregnant mother considering adoption, there is an adoptive family out there to fulfill all her wishes. And we’ll work with you to find the right family, whatever your preferences may be.
When you begin this process, you may choose an adoptive family based on their:
- family size and dynamics
- willingness for future contact
- race and cultural background
- type of home environment (suburbs, city, country)
- parenting styles
- reasons for choosing adoption
- interests and hobbies
- and much more
We work with families throughout the U.S. and even in Canada, which means that we have an extensive network of opportunities to choose from. Whatever you want, we will help you find it.
Step 3: View Adoptive Parent Profiles
Once our social workers understand the type of family and environment you want for your child, they will then provide you with profiles of our waiting, pre-screened adoptive families who best match your adoption plan.
These adoption profiles provide you with information and pictures about their family, home, neighborhood, beliefs, interests and more — all of which will give you an idea of what life for your child might be like growing up in their family.
Step 4: Get to Know the Prospective Adoptive Family
Once you choose an adoptive family, you may begin pre-placement contact. This contact may include phone calls or meetings, often mediated by a social worker, and will help you get to know the family better to ensure they are the best parents for your child. If they don’t live up to your expectations, you have the right to begin the process again.
Pre-placement contact may continue through your pregnancy with phone calls, visits or emails. This allows you to continue asking the adoptive parents questions and keep them updated on your situation, as well. It’s also a great way to create the building blocks of your future open adoption relationship.
Don’t worry — your social worker will be there every step of the way, should you need her help developing this relationship.
Start Finding Adoptive Parents with Us Today
Let’s be honest: Looking for adoptive parents for your child was probably never on your radar. But, now that you’re in this position, you’ll need to make the best decision for yourself and your baby, whatever that may be.
You may find this process very emotionally difficult. You may feel a sense of excitement, albeit bittersweet, about the opportunities and life these people will provide your child. You might feel a range of emotions you’ve never felt, and you may not be sure of how to find adoptive parents who will really give your child the best life possible.
We are here to help you through this challenging time, whether it’s providing you additional information about this process or about a specific adoptive family on our website. We know this decision is difficult, and we’ll never pressure you into looking for adoptive parents in South Carolina before you’re ready. But, when you are, we will guide you through every step of the adoption process, providing you the dignity and grace you deserve.
Please contact our office today to speak with an adoption specialist about finding an adoptive family for your baby.