As you’re searching for an adoption plan, you want to ensure your beloved child ends up in good hands. Adoption Choices of Arizona realizes how stressful this is for you, and we are here to help! Here are a few tips on how to go about choosing an adoptive family for your child. Of course, this guide is optional, and you can approach it however you feel is best, but here are some ideas in case you’re stuck.
- Create a list of non-negotiables
You’re bound to go through hundreds of applications from potential adopters. An efficient way to narrow down the stack is by compiling your own list of non-negotiables that you can refer to as you sift through the applicants. Write down what matters most to you, which can include aspects like if growing up in a religious environment or having siblings, perhaps the race of the adoptive family or family dynamic. Choose aspects that matter to YOU. If one of the applicants doesn’t meet at least one of your non-negotiables, move past them, and keep on searching.
- Meet with your finalists
A plethora of people can look perfect on paper, but having a real conversation could very well change your entire perspective on them for better or for worse. You can also ask a lot more questions face-to-face and get answers that you could never find in an applicant’s file. If the connection isn’t there or you hear something that doesn’t feel right, you’ll feel better knowing you met them before making your final decision, and you can continue your search.
- Follow your heart
It may take a long time to find the perfect adoptive family for your child. Don’t let anyone rush you because when the time comes, you’ll just know. Don’t allow anyone to intervene when it comes to your decision, either. Mothers know best, and it’s guaranteed you’ll make the most beneficial choice that’ll leave you with a reassured mind and your child with a lifetime of happiness.
Meeting the adoptive family of your dreams doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are a few of our waiting families and trust that Adoption Choices of Arizona will help you through your entire adoption journey. For more information on choosing your adoptive family or valuable resources on adoption, visit https://www.adoptionchoicesofarizona.org or call or text us at 1-480-900-5520.