Choosing Adoptive Parents For Your Unborn Child: Important Dos And Don'ts

Posted on: 13 January 2016

So, you've made the difficult decision to put your unborn baby up for adoption. Now, it's time to find a set of adoptive parents who will be able to give your child the life he or she deserves. Obviously, choosing adoptive parents for your baby is never an easy or quick process, but there are some guidelines and tips you can keep in mind as you embark on this journey to make things easier on yourself and everybody involved.

DO Be Sure You're 100% Committed

First and foremost, you need to be sure that you're 100% committed to adoption before you begin the process of searching for adoptive parents. After all, the prospective parents you interview will have already gone through a very thorough and time-consuming process to get where they are. They're already 110% committed, so you need to be too. You may also want to speak to the father of the child (if you haven't already) to make him aware of your decision to place the baby for adoption before you begin speaking to prospective parents.

DON'T Be Afraid to Ask Candid Questions

As you begin your search for adoptive parents, you'll likely begin by reviewing profiles of qualified applicants who have already passed the screening process. Here, you can read about the type of lifestyle they live and the kinds of ideals they plan to instill in their future adopted child. Eventually, you'll have the chance to interview candidates in which you're interested. At this time, you should feel free to ask additional questions that weren't addressed in their profiles; don't be afraid to ask about anything that's important to you. 

DO Decide on Your Ideal Adoption Type

There are many different options when it comes to adoptions these days. For example, if you want to have an opportunity to be in your child's life, you might consider finding adoptive parents who are okay with what's called an "open adoption." On the other hand, if you prefer a closed adoption, be sure to find prospective parents who are open to this idea as well. 

DON'T Interview More Than One Set at a Time

Keep in mind that, depending on the agency you're working with, there's a good chance that you'll be required to interview no more than one set of adoptive parents at once. If this is a requirement of your agency, be sure to stick with it, as the entire adoption could be jeopardized otherwise

Contact a service like A Child's Dream to learn more.