Find a Couple to Adopt You Child
Comprehensive Support from our Adoption Agency in PA
There are so many important and even intimidating questions you might face
when dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. Even when you've decided
on adoption, your options can feel overwhelming. Many of these concerns
tend to orbit around one distressing uncertainty: who will adopt your child?
Contrary to want many women and couples might think when considering adoption,
the burden of finding a suitable, loving, and permanent home for their
child does not have to rest on them. There is a legal procedure to help
place children in the hand of qualified parents ready to adopt. Adoption
ARC prides itself on going the extra mile to connect children with adoptive
parents that are an ideal fit.
How are adoptive parents selected?
Legally, there are several things anyone applying to be an adoptive parent
must meet. First and foremost, adoptive parents cannot have a record of
child abuse or other criminal behavior. Prospective parents must also
complete a homestudy conducted by a licensed social worker.
A homestudy does the following:
- Determines financial security and overall safety of the household
- Evaluates the emotional health of the couple, family, or individual
- Educates the prospective parents on adoption procedure and expectations
- Gathers any information to help determine an adoptive match for the child
Background checks and reference interviews are also part of the homestudy process.
How will I know if the placement is right?
There is no magic formula to predicting a child's connection to an
adoptive parent. We encourage open and honest interactions with children
and individuals so both parties can determine a potential match.
Adoptive ARC also offers
open adoptions for birth parents concerned with the placement and future of their child.
Our update coordinator keeps birth parents informed with photos and information
from the adoptive family so that concerned birth parents can see that
their child is healthy, happy, and taken care of. Communication and visitation
are also possible options in an open adoption.
It should be noted, however, that while we encourage open adoptions, they
are not required. Open adoptions, and their terms, must be agreed upon
with all parties before placement.
If you are exploring adoption and want to know more about the adoption
process, we invite you
contact Adoptive ARC. We have a dedicated Pennsylvania adoption counselor ready to speak with