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?