Worried African American woman checking her recent pregnancy test, sitting on couch at home“I’m a junior in college and just found out I’m pregnant. Having a baby right now wasn’t my plan, so I’m seriously freaking out! I don’t believe in abortion, and I’m not ready to be a mom, so I’m considering adoption.
What are adoptive parents like? How do I know my baby will be safe with them?”

Many women wonder what typical adoptive parents are like. They worry about speaking with an adoptive family because they don’t know what to expect.
Adoptive families come in all sizes, races, and religions. They live in small towns and larger cities throughout the U.S., and some are teachers, doctors, nurses, or engineers, while others are stay-at-home moms, truck drivers, farmers, or writers. Adoptive parents are as diverse and varied as the general population.
If you are considering adoption for your baby, it’s likely because you want to give them the best life possible. You can choose the perfect adoptive family to provide your baby with that future if you’re not ready to be a mom yet.
However, searching for adoptive parents who match what you’re looking for can be overwhelming. That’s why adoptive families create adoption profiles, complete with photos and information that can help you get to know more about them. When you browse the adoptive parent profiles here, you can read more about each family’s home and neighborhood, lifestyle, why they’re hoping to adopt, and so much more.

Choosing Your Baby’s Adoptive Parents

With modern, open adoption, you can specify all of your desires for your baby’s adoptive parents, including:

  • Where they live
  • What their home and neighborhood is like
  • Their racial and cultural background
  • Their religion
  • What their hobbies, interests, and values are
  • How many other children they currently have
  • …and more!

In addition, almost every adoptive family has created a unique adoption video, which gives you an even better picture of the type of life they would provide your child. These videos allow the adoptive family to tell their story and share their excitement about growing their family through adoption.

After viewing a prospective adoptive parent profile and video, you might have additional questions about the adoptive family and want to know more about them. If that’s the case, you can simply complete the contact form at the bottom of the online adoption profile.

How do I know my baby will be safe with adoptive parents?

Before a couple can adopt, they must undergo a long and detailed process called a “home study.” Once their home study is complete, adoption professionals will review it to ensure your baby will go to a safe and loving home.
A state-certified social worker creates the home study report with the information they’ve gathered on a couple hoping to adopt. This social worker visits their home to ensure it’s safe and has plenty of room for a child. You can learn more about how hopeful adoptive parents are screened and evaluated here: How Do I Know My Baby Will Be Safe?
Finding the right adoptive parents for your baby can be exciting, emotional, bittersweet, and nerve-wracking, all at the same time. But when you find the right adoptive parents’ profile, it can provide you with the reassurance you need that you are doing the right thing for your child.

Questions About Adoption?

If you’re thinking about adoption, you’re bound to have lots of questions. Lifetime Adoption has been helping women with their adoption options since 1986. Their caring coordinators are available to help and support you every step of the way. Everything you share is kept private and confidential, and there is no obligation to move forward with adoption.
You can contact Lifetime Adoption at any time, whether you need help sorting through adopting parents’ profiles, have questions about one of them, or just want more information about adoption in general. Help is available 24/7.
If you have any questions while looking at prospective adoptive parents’ profiles, please call or text Lifetime Adoption at 1-800-923-6784 or request free info online.