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Adopting a Newborn in the U.S.: Fast Facts

Adopting a Newborn in the U.S.: Fast Facts

The annual number of infants adopted domestically (excluding foster and relative adoption) is estimated to be around 18,000 — far greater than the annual number of international adoptions. Moreover, the process of adopting a newborn in the United States can go more swiftly than you may imagine. In a 2012-2013 Adoptive Families survey, about half of respondents were matched with a birth mother in less than six months, and 40% were matched less than one month before their child was born.

In the majority of U.S. newborn adoptions, adoptive parents are selected by the birth parents of the child, and in at least half of the cases, the birth parents and adoptive parents meet. Domestic adopters usually appreciate the opportunity to build a relationship with their child’s birth family. Ongoing contact is increasingly common, but varies significantly in frequency. Domestic adopters must work with an agency to complete a homestudy, but may choose to work with an attorney for the majority of the process, depending on state laws…

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Comments (12)

  • Joanne kruger

    I live in South Africa, I would like to adopt a newborn white baby girl, what are my chances..is it possible? Jo Kruger

  • Apk

    Would Love to Adopt a White American Newborn Child. We live on Long Island and can not conceive would love a baby in our family.
    Please it would mean the world
    Thank you

  • child adoption

    An open case adoption permits you to meet parents and stay in communication with the family and
    the baby while he is under the care of his new family.

    Consume a healthy diet; get plenty of sleep and exercise; and make all of your
    prenatal doctor appointments. You can still give your baby a beautiful life by choosing a loving couple to be your child’s parents forever.

  • aborting

    Some facilitators charge the same or more than licenced adoption agencies.
    MYTH: It’s too difficult to find information on how to adopt.
    ) Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Nearly 30,000 children reach the age
    of 18 without ever finding a forever family.

  • Mark Goldman

    Newborn adoption is a beautiful way to build families. In open adoption, birth mothers and adoptive parents know each other. They meet before the birth of the baby which ensures birth mothers that their child is in great hands and adoptive parents also get the opportunity to know the birth mother and her history.

  • Luke

    Use a licensed child placing agency for the entire process, otherwise there is little ongoing support provided to the adoptive and birth families.

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