Adoption in Oregon
3 Questions About Choosing an Adoptive Family in Oregon
When you choose to place your baby for adoption in Oregon, you are in full control and get to make decisions throughout the adoption process. Some examples of choices you will make are:
- The kind of agency you partner with (national or local)
- The details of your post-adoption agreement (open, semi-open, or closed)
- The adoptive family that is right for your baby
When making this last decision – finding an adoptive family that will give your baby the life you want for them – you will get to familiarize yourself with hopeful adoptive couples through their family profiles. If you are ready to see the kinds of families who are hoping to adopt, you can browse family profiles today.
Finding that family that will provide the care your baby needs, raise them with the values you care about, and give them the opportunities that you want them to have is perhaps the most important adoption-related choice that you will get to make. Your child’s adoptive family will have a huge impact on your child’s life, and you will be able to select them from the countless parents wanting to adopt in Oregon. And if you partner with a national agency, your adoption opportunities will be expanded across the nation.
Whether you are at the beginning of your adoption process or if you are ready to begin your adoption, this guide will help you to begin your search for an adoptive family for your child in Oregon. If you are ready to speak with an adoption specialist, reach out to a professional today.
Where to Find Adoptive Parents in Oregon
Perhaps you are asking yourself, “How will I find adoptive parents for my baby in Oregon?”
Perhaps you are asking yourself, “How will I find adoptive parents for my baby in Oregon?”
We have a solution for you. We are fortunate to partner with a national agency to give you access to some family profiles to review today. Familiarizing yourself with some of the families wanting to adopt could help you to envision what it would be like to choose adoption. If you have made the decision to place your baby for adoption, these print and video profiles could help you to write a thorough and accurate description of the kind of family you want for your child.
Do I Get to Choose the Adoptive Family for My Child in Oregon?
The family who adopts your child will be chosen by you. While you may want to invite close friends or family into the process for support, you alone get to choose the perfect adoptive family for your baby. With the help of an adoption specialist, you will create a list of characteristics that you want in an adoptive family and find adoption opportunities that match your particular needs and desires. You can find a family who is okay with a closed adoption or willing to have an open adoption. Your needs will direct the search for the ideal adoptive parents.
Some women enter the adoption process with a detailed vision of what this family will be like, and others have trouble articulating the kids of qualities they want in an adoptive family. Wherever you find yourself, know that it is okay. Your adoption specialist will ask you questions that will prompt you and help you to identify the kinds of values and dynamics that are important for you to have in your child’s adoptive family.
These professionals will help match your needs with the qualities of couples who want to adopt a baby. You will then get to view family profiles and – in your own time – select the perfect adoptive family for your child. Your adoption specialist will help to guide you through this process, but you are the only one who can make this decision.
While talking about her adoption specialists, birth mother, Angelica said, “You could tell they weren’t just putting on a front to make you want to do it or push you into it,” she says. “They want whatever you want, and that’s what they told me during the whole process. It wasn’t up to them; they were just going to be there for me no matter what decision I made.”
If you don’t find what you’re looking for the first time, don’t worry! You can keep looking until you find exactly what you’re searching for. And once you find the one, you’ll know.
When Frances had trouble finding the perfect adoptive family, her specialist, Rachel, assured her that she would find the perfect fit.
“Rachel said, ‘Frances, you’ll know when you have picked the perfect family,’” Frances says. “When we talked to Chris and Courtney, in the middle of the conversation, I knew Chris and Courtney were the ones.”
How Can I Find Parents to Adopt My Baby in Oregon?
Your best advocates throughout the adoption process may be a friend or family member, but you will find expertise, empathy, and respect for brave and selfless decision in an adoption professional. Whether you choose to work with a national or local agency, you will want to choose a licensed and reputable organization.
Simply because of their reach, you can often find more adoption opportunities that match your needs when you work with a national agency. Achieving the feeling that you have found the perfect adoptive family for your child might be easier when you have more options.
Some national agencies you can contact are:
On the other hand, it is important for some birth mothers to live close to their child’s adoptive parents. When you work with a local agency, you will have the benefit of being matched with an adoptive family who lives in Oregon. This is something to consider if you are hoping for a post-adoptive relationship that involves in-person visits.
Some local agencies you can contact are:
- Adoptions of Southern Oregon
- Open Adoption & Family Services
- Journeys of the Heart
- Tree of Life Adoption Center
Adoption professionals are ready to help you through the first steps of your adoption journey. If you are ready, reach out to an adoption specialist today. They can help you find an adoptive family in Oregon.
Here’s how that will work:
Step 1: List the qualities that you want in an adoptive family.
When you begin your adoption process, your adoption specialist will listen to what you need and want. They might ask some guiding questions, but their main objective is to help you develop an adoption plan, which is all about what you need and what you want for your baby.
First, you will describe to them what matters most to you in the family that will adopt your child. This will be the guiding document that your adoption specialist will use as they search for the perfect adoptive family for your child.
Step 2: Review profiles of hopeful adoptive parents in Oregon.
Your adoption specialist will come back to you with a list of couples looking to adopt in Oregon (or across the country) who they think could be good matches for you. Before handing them off to you, they will consult the families’ adoption preferences questionnaire (APQ) to ensure that their desires for a post-adoptive relationship are comparable to yours.
You will then get the opportunity to familiarize yourself with these families via family profiles. Whether they are text descriptions with accompanying pictures of the family or videos with interviews and shots of their house and neighborhood, you should get most of the information you need to know through these profiles.
If you are curious and would like to view some family profiles today, you can click here to browse families now.
Step 3: Get to know the adoptive family.
When a family wanting to adopt stands out to you, let your adoption specialist know so that they can arrange a meeting. Most likely, you will first meet your chosen adoptive family through a mediated phone call. Remember that at this point, you are not obligated to choose any particular family, and you have the right to ask any questions you might have for them before you move forward with them.
When choose a hopeful adoptive family, you will have the opportunity to begin a relationship with them – or to maintain your separation and privacy. It is up to you whether you continue to have limited, adoption-related interactions or if you take initiative to start a long-lasting friendship. You are not beholden to anyone to pursue any specific kind of relationship. This decision is all yours.
However, if you choose an open adoption relationship with your child’s adoptive parents, you can foster a relationship that for some becomes very close. It may come as a surprise to you that some adoption triads – birth mother, adoptive parents and adopted child – develop a bond that they consider familial.
What Should I Look for in an Adoptive Family in Oregon?
When you picture your child’s perfect life, what do you see?
Some helpful questions to ask as you envision their life are:
- Do you want your child to live in an urban neighborhood, a suburban community, or a rural area?
- Do you want your child to reside in Oregon?
- Are there specific landmarks that you want to be a part of their childhood?
- Are there values that you want taught to your child? Is there a faith that you want them raised in?
- What sorts of activities do you want your child to engage in?
- What type of adoption agreement do you want to enter into with your child’s adoptive parents?
- Are there certain qualities you want your child’s adoptive parents to exhibit? What about hobbies they are involved in?
It is likely that some qualities of an adoptive family will be very important to you, and that others will be less so. It is important to focus on those qualities and parts of their lifestyle that you care most about and to follow your instincts as you choose the perfect family for your child. You know what is best for your child.
View Oregon Adoption Profiles
If you are ready to start your adoption process, you can contact an adoption professional right now.
Another step you can take is to browse family profiles. Though talking to an adoption specialist does not obligate you to anything, just looking at family profiles is sometimes a less intimidating step to take. Reviewing these adoptive families through these video profiles could help ease you into the idea of adoption. On the other hand, it could also confirm that the right choice for you is a different unplanned pregnancy choice.
If you are just not sure what you are looking for in an adoptive family for your child, this database of hopeful adoptive parents could help you to identify some important qualities and characteristics in an adoptive family.
Adoption professionals are here to help you find a family for your baby. Contact us today to begin your search.
Ready to get started? Contact an adoption agency now to get free information.