Can a Couple in Another State Adopt My Baby?

by | Jun 1, 2018 | Birth Parent Blog

out-of-state-familyWhen you’re thinking about adoption, you’re looking for the perfect adoptive family for your baby. But is it possible if the adoptive couple lives outside of your state?

Lifetime works nationwide so you have a wide variety of adoptive families to choose from, not just those in your state or city. We help adoptive couples all over the United States to make sure that you can find just the right one for your child, no matter where they live.

Your adoption process doesn’t work that much differently if you choose a couple outside of your state. No matter where you and the adoptive parents live, you’ll still be able to create your own adoption plan, define your preferences for an adoptive couple, review profiles, and pick the right couple for your child.

Once you have chosen the right adoptive parents for your baby, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know them better. Regardless of how many miles you live apart, you can still grow close with the adoptive couple through phone calls, emails, and more.

When your baby is born, the adoptive couple you have chosen travels to your hospital. Every adoptive family who works with Lifetime is ready and excited to travel at a moment’s notice.

If you have an open adoption, you can stay in contact with your child and the parents for many years. Future in-person visits are a possibility, as are emails, phone calls, letters, and updates on social media sites.


Need help searching for just the right adoptive family? Lifetime Adoption is here to help guide in choosing an out-of-state adoptive family for your baby.

Heather Featherston
Written by Heather Featherston

As Vice President of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.

Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.

As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.

Read more about Heather Featherston


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