American Adoptions currently needs families who are open to adopting children of full African American heritage. We hope to reach more families who are open to adopting children of this race, thereby providing potential birth mothers with more profiles to consider.
Recently, we needed to gather profiles to show to a potential birth mother who is very committed to her adoption decision and is due to give birth to an African American baby boy. This woman has received prenatal care and has no known substance usage. Unfortunately, we were only able to show her a limited number of family profiles. Luckily, she has found and selected a family that she likes and will be able to move forward with the couple, but this has been a common challenge lately for women having a child of full African American heritage.
If you are considering adopting a child of African American heritage and have not yet chosen a placing agency please call us at 1-800-ADOPTION.
If you are currently working on activating with American Adoptions and are getting closer to activation, please contact your Adoptive Family Specialist to let her know how close you are to activation. We may still be able to consider you for an adoption opportunity if you can become active before the birth mother’s due date. If you have yet to complete your profile, please work to do so ASAP so that you might be considered.
We do not wish to push families to open up to adopting a child of another race if they are not comfortable doing so. But if you are an active family with our agency and would like to open your APQ up to accept children of African American heritage, please contact your Adoptive Family Specialist to assist you. Your home study would need to approve you to adopt a child of this race, as well.
If you have any questions regarding your APQ or our adoption programs, please contact your Adoptive Family Specialist or visit our Domestic Adoption Programs page.