Adoption Q&A: An Adoptive Family Outside My State?

by | Feb 7, 2015 | Birth Parent Blog

heavily pregnant woman browsing the Internet on a laptopQuestion: Can I select a family from a state other than my own?

Answer: Yes. This is both legal and workable, and the Internet allows us access to a large variety of qualified waiting adoptive families that will meet your specifications nationwide.

You can select any adoptive parents from any state, and adoptive parents can adopt from a child from any state as well. For example, if you live in California and find an adoptive family profile of a family in Texas, you can request them as adoptive parents for your child. Any state and any family can be matched together. It’s that easy with Lifetime Adoption. If you have any questions or have a special request for a specific type of adoptive family please feel free to call us toll free at 1-800-923-6784 and we would be happy to help you with your request.

If you prefer to choose a family in your state, we have families in most states across the country, and we can locate and screen available families in your region. Visit Lifetime’s page of waiting adoptive families to choose by region.

Mardie Caldwell Certified Open Adoption Practitioner
Written by Mardie Caldwell Certified Open Adoption Practitioner

Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P., is nationally recognized as an expert on open adoption. A Certified Open Adoption Practitioner (C.O.A.P.), Caldwell is the founder of Lifetime Adoption Center, established in 1986. She has assisted in over 2,000 successful adoptions and was one of the first adoption professionals on the Internet.

Caldwell’s life work is dedicated to educating and helping birth parents find the right adoptive parents for their child. She spreads the word about modern adoption through speaking appearances, webinars, online resources, and as a podcast show host.

She has written several award-winning books, including So I Was Thinking About Adoption, the first book of its kind. There are many reasons women choose adoption, and this short book is a comprehensive resource to make the best plan for you and your baby. Caldwell wrote So I Was Thinking About Adoption as a handy guide to the details of the adoption process.

Caldwell has made over 150 media appearances, including ABC News, CBS News, Larry King Live, CNN Headline News, NBC’s The Today Show, CNN’s The Campbell Brown Show, NBC News, KGO Newstalk Radio, CNN’s Black in America II, MSNBC, Fox, PBS, BBC, and Dr. Laura.

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