Welcome to America Adopts!
We’re an adoption profile and networking service that connects hopeful adoptive parents and expectant mothers considering adoption for their baby.
In fact, we’re the only service of our kind that puts hopeful couples on the home page to maximize their online visibility.
Run by adoptive parents with 12+ of experience in adoption networking, our website is based on one simple idea: to give adopting parents and expectant parents more control over the networking process.
Prospective adoptive parents: Our Services make it easier for you to stand out and leverage your parent profile so that you can connect with the birth mother or family that’s looking for you.
Expectant parents: Our Find A Family page makes it easier for you to interact, share and connect with the adoptive parents that are right for you.
We’re not a facilitator or an adoption agency or an attorney. We’re an online resource that builds on the work of your adoption professionals, regardless of whether they’re helping you with your outreach efforts.
One reason we believe so strongly in what we do is because we’ve done it ourselves. More than 15 years ago we became parents after connecting with our son’s birth parents online.
Since then we’ve helped hundreds of adopting parents and expectant parents with their adoption journeys.
Join us today. You could be next to connect with the family that’s looking for you!
Why We’re Here
At America Adopts! we believe that open adoption is a choice.
So if you’re one of the two parties involved in making that choice — a hopeful adoptive parent or expectant parent — it only makes sense that you should have a say in how it happens.
Harnessing the power of the Internet and our 12+ years of experience in online adoption networking and search engine optimization, we give you that say.
Our goal is to help you find the adoptive parents or birth parents you’re looking for and build a strong and lasting relationship with them.
How We Got Here
Every adoption story is special in its own way.
For a while there, it seemed as if the only thing that was special about our story was how frustrating it was.
Until we realized there was nothing special about it at all. It was actually pretty typical.
Other families going through the open adoption process were feeling the same sense of powerlessness.
We had done everything we were supposed to:
- Dusted and vacuumed our home from top to bottom for our home study
- Spent endless hours trying to find just the right words for our parent profile
- Driven miles across the country to sign up with different agencies
- Told everyone we knew, including the mailman, about our adoption plans
Still, we felt stuck. We just kept waiting. And waiting. And waiting.
So one day we decided to take things into our own hands and posted our parent profile on the Web.
This was long before the days of Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. We had no idea how it would work, or if it would work at all. But we were out of options. We figured it was worth a shot.
Then late one night we got the call that changed our life. A woman with an adoption plan from another part of the country said she had seen our profile and wanted to place her baby with us.
A few weeks later, we met. And a few weeks after that, we became parents.
When it came time to expand our family, we created a website to help connect prospective adoptive parents and birth parents. We figured if it worked for us, it could work for others, too.
Since its launch 12+ years ago, it has helped hundreds of hopeful adoptive parents and expectant parents with their adoption journeys.
With America Adopts!, we hope to help you, too, by building on what we’ve learned from that site and from our own open adoption experiences, including our second adoption near Portland, Oregon.
If you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you. Contact me any time.
We look forward to helping you with your open adoption journey in any way we can!
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