Hints for Singles Wanting to Adopt

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Hints for Singles Wanting to Adopt

The information about preparing an adoption profile applies to singles, but a prospective single adoptive mother or father has the added burden of showing that they are up to the job of being a single parent.  Make sure your profile includes the following:

  • Describe your support system.  Don’t forget that friends can provide support as well as family.
  • Focus on the stability of your job and your financial ability to raise this child.
  • Who will take care of your child when you are at work?  Describe your childcare arrangements.
  • Explain how you hope to achieve the work/life balance being a single mom or dad. Does your job allow for flexibility? Is your employer family-friendly?
  • Explain why you want to be a mother/father even though you are not married.
  • Who will be male role models for your child?
  • Do you have single parent role models?

06/07/2010 | by Fact Sheets | Categories: Adoption, Other Adoption Resources | 2 Comments

2 Responses to Hints for Singles Wanting to Adopt

  1. Avatar MG says:

    Hi, I had a failed adoption in Sept 2017
    I actually took the baby home and a couple of days later had to return the baby. The agency, 2 attornies, and birth mother took my money.
    I am a single black women who took out loans to fund this.
    The agency is negligent and the birth mother defrauded me. I lost $8000 and no child.
    I am left to pick up the pieces financially, emotionally and spiritually.
    I believe this is criminal that this can legally happen in America.
    Are you able to offer me any help?

    • Tracy Whitney Tracy Whitney says:


      I’m so sorry this happened to you. I know this doesn’t help a lot to say so, but you are not alone. We conducted surveys and interviewed professionals for our Guide to Failed Matches: http://ow.ly/7OPh30idbvA

      If you believe that this involves something illegal or a breach of your contract, you should contact an adoption attorney in your state. Keep in mind that an adoption attorney is not the same as a family law attorney. Creating a Family has resources for helping you find a lawyer that specializes in adoption: http://bit.ly/24sO2QE

      Again, so sorry for your loss. Best wishes to you.

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