May 23, 2018

How Do I Choose A Family?

Choosing an adoptive family for your child will be one of the hardest decisions you make. There are so many things to consider when selecting a family. It will not only have a big impact on you, but especially your child. ACF Adoptions has taken steps to ensure the families you will find on our website are prepared and qualified to adopt. All of our adoptive families have completed at least ten hours of pre-adoption training and are screened according to state and agency requirements.

Selecting a family can be overwhelming. It is important that you find a family as unique as you are. You might want to prepare yourself for the decision by thinking about the following:

  • What kind of lifestyle do I want for my child? (city, country, active, etc.)
  • What things do I like about my parents that I would want for my child’s parents to have?
  • What things do I like to do that I want my child to experience? (hiking, traveling, education, etc.)
  • What kind of adoption do I want: open, semi-open, or closed?

While there will be many potential good matches for you, the challenge will be deciding on the best match. Take time to read through the profiles carefully. After you have narrowed down your choices, you might want to contact the couple for additional information. The agency can also help you gather information about the couple if you are not ready or uncomfortable contacting them. ACF Adoptions encourages you to ask questions and get the answers you need until you feel right about your choice.

When you have made your final decision, ACF Adoptions will support you and the adoptive couple as you begin to develop a relationship and prepare for the future. Our goal is to help you have a successful match and make your adoption plan run smoothly.