Now that you have chosen to place your child for adoption, you have another important decision to make. Who will raise your child?

To help you move forward, we want to give you some tips on selecting the perfect adoptive family. They are out there, and we want to help you find them.

Who Can Help Me?

At Loving Option Adoption, we assign you a designated birth parent specialist from East Tennessee. They will work closely with you to make sure adoption is the right choice for you, develop a solid adoption plan that meets your needs, and help you find the perfect adoptive parents.

Your birth parent specialist advocates for you every step of the way. They ensure you understand the process and receive what you need to make a confident decision. All communication with them is 100% confidential, and our agency services are completely free.

Are the Potential Adoptive Parents Safe?

Every couple applying for adoption must qualify first. Each family must undergo a home study to ensure that their home and other household members are ready to receive a child. They must complete criminal background checks, including fingerprinting.

Qualified candidates answer questionnaires, provide financial and health statements, and personal references. In addition, families create a profile book with photos. The rigorous screening assures you they have been thoroughly checked out.

How Do I Select the Family?

Begin by talking with your birth parent specialist about what’s important to you. We are confident you have a vision for how you want your child to be raised.

Here are a few questions to think about as you share your desires for your child’s adoptive family:

  • Do you want them to be the oldest child or have immediate siblings?
  • What environment do you want them to grow up in? The city? On a farm?
  • What role should education, religion, or finances play in your decision?
  • Are there particular hobbies you want them to experience?
  • How about their extended family? Would you like it to be large, with lots of aunts, uncles, and cousins, or would you prefer a small, intimate family?
  • Are you a dog or cat person?
  • What’s your favorite type of music? Food? Movies?

What’s important to you should be important to them. By telling your birth parent specialist what’s essential, they’ll be able to show you adoptive family profiles that closely match what you’re looking for.

Can I Meet the Family I’ve Chosen?

Choosing the adoptive parents for your child is one of the most significant decisions you will make in life. Your choice affects your child, you, and your whole family.

If you choose an open or semi-open adoption plan, we can arrange a meeting before your baby is born. We want you to be secure in your choice.

How Can Loving Option Adoption Assist Me?

A Loving Option Adoption has many services available to assist you. For instance, we can provide:

  • Counseling and support
  • Prenatal and delivery expenses as needed
  • Potential housing assistance
  • Support groups
  • All legal expenses

To contact us, fill out our convenient and confidential online contact form or call or text (865) 345-2601. We’re here for you.