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?
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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?
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.