When life gets hard and you not only have yourself to take care of but a child or children, it can feel like you are losing all control. Sometimes a spouse or boyfriend becomes violent, substance abuse can get out of hand, or financial troubles may have you feeling hopeless. You may be dealing with children’s services who are looking to place your child in Foster Care. You should know that you do still have choices. We can help you take back control and protect your children. You can still provide a wonderful life for them.
Adoption is a way for you to take back control of your child’s future. With open adoption, you are not saying goodbye forever to your child. You can still get updates, photos, letters, even visits. You get to pick the adoptive parents for your child. If it is important to you that African American or bi-racial parents adopt your child, you can make that happen because the choice is yours. If you have more than one child, you can be sure that they will stay together. We do not allow siblings to be separated.
How do I place my older (up to six-year-old) African American child adoption for adoption?
- Give us call or text at 1-800-923-6784 or fill out our online form. You will find a kind, non-judgmental adoption coordinator on the other end of the line. We have helped many women in your situation. Be sure to give the most complete and honest information you can so we will be able to help you find the best adoptive parents for your child.
- Look through our African American and bi-racial families looking to adopt. You will find amazing couples who would love to grow their family and provide a loving home for your child or children. These families have completed home studies that include background and financial checks as well as social worker interviews to be sure they will be stable, loving parents. Pick out a few and your adoption coordinator will set up a meeting with them. You can call, text, or meet in person. It is up to you.
- Once you find a family that feels like the right match, your adoption coordinator will help you come up with an adoption plan. With an older child or children, a counselor will be involved and a transition plan will be made. There will be meetings and perhaps, depending on the situation, a sleepover or two.
There will be legal papers to be signed and filed with the court. You will be provided with an attorney at no cost to you. She will explain the process and your rights. Once she feels that you understand and are committed to the adoption, she will finalize the paperwork and file the court papers.
What happens once the adoption is final?
Once the adoption is final you will follow the Post Adoption Contract Agreement that you and the adoptive family agreed on before the adoption. What is best for the child will be the most important issue and a counselor will have given all of you advice that is made for the child’s age and personality.
The most loving thing a parent can do is put the needs of their child above their own. Accepting that at this point parenting your child is not an option and deciding to take control and find them a wonderful home is a brave and caring action.
Contact us with any questions, and if you would like to speak with a professional counselor or a peer counselor, we are happy to arrange that for you.