It’s a common concern for prospective birth mothers: Can you pick who you adopt your baby to in Connecticut?

Yes, you can. Today, expectant mothers have more control over the adoption process than ever before — and that includes the wonderful opportunity to find adoptive families in Connecticut or anywhere else in the United States. This choice may seem difficult and overwhelming at first, but it is also an exciting step in the adoption process.

If you are ready to begin looking for a family for adoption in CT, you can contact an adoption professional at any time to start the process. In the meantime, learn more about how to find adoptive parents for your baby below.

What to Look for in Connecticut Adoptive Families

There are many factors a prospective birth mother will want to consider when choosing the perfect adoptive parents for her baby. She will want to think about personality types, educational preferences, discipline styles, and more.

Not sure where to start? Here are some questions you may want to ask yourself when choosing a prospective adoptive family for your baby:

  • Do I want to find adoptive parents in Connecticut or another state?
  • Do I want my child to grow up in an urban, suburban or rural setting?
  • Do I want them living in the mountains or on the coast?
  • Do I want my baby to have siblings and/or pets?
  • What religious beliefs do I want my child to be raised with?
  • What level of openness do I want in my post-placement agreement?

All of these considerations are important, and there may be many more questions a potential birth mother has when looking for families looking to adopt a baby in Connecticut. Whatever a woman may be looking for in an adoptive family, an adoption professional can find people looking to adopt in Connecticut and throughout the U.S. who match her preferences.

How to Find People Looking to Adopt in Connecticut

If you’re not sure exactly what you’re looking for in families who want to adopt in Connecticut, that’s okay — you don’t have to search for prospective adoptive parents on your own. Your adoption professional will walk you through every step of how to find someone to adopt your baby in CT or another state.

A prospective birth mother’s adoption professional can provide adoptive parent profiles of many waiting adoptive families, both in Connecticut and throughout the United States. Here are the steps you will take when looking for people who want to adopt a baby:

Step 1: Make an Adoption Plan

An expectant mother will work with an adoption professional to create an adoption plan. This plan includes deciding the characteristics she hopes to find in parents looking to adopt a newborn, deciding what she wants her post-placement agreement to look like, making a birth plan and more.

Step 2: Review Adoption Profiles

A prospective birth mom can begin looking at online adoptive parent profiles in Connecticut and other states once she has discussed her adoption plan with an adoption professional. Her adoption professional can help narrow down the profiles to a few that fit the criteria she is looking for in a family for her baby. They may also send her printed adoption profiles to review.

Whether her adoption agency is local or national, she will have access to prospective adoptive parent profiles in Connecticut, but she won’t be limited to choosing a local family.

Step 3: Find Adoptive Parents

After the potential birth mother has had time to look through the waiting family profiles, she can move forward with meeting the family she prefers, either face-to-face in Connecticut or through a phone call. If she would like to move forward with the match after the initial meeting, the potential birth mother and prospective family can get to know each other throughout the pregnancy.

The expectant mother can also decide to not move forward with the prospective adoptive family, though. She always has the option to choose another family up until she legally consents to the adoption process after birth.

View Connecticut Adoption Profiles

Many adoption agencies feature waiting adoptive families in Connecticut and across the country on their websites. In Connecticut, a prospective birth mother can begin browsing online profiles of families waiting to adopt right away. Once she knows what she is looking for in an adoptive family, she can narrow down her search with the help of her adoption professional. They can also provide her with a hard copy of the profiles, as well.

You may be thinking, “I need to find a family to adopt my baby.” But, once you have made the decision to place your baby for adoption, your professional can help you find a family that is perfect for your baby. While finding adoptive parents may seem overwhelming at first, many birth parents find this decision to help them feel more confident in their adoption choice.

Ready to get started? Please fill out this contact form if you would like to speak with an adoption professional about families looking to adopt in Connecticut.