How to Find Available Babies for Adoption

By Jessica Broadmoor
Jacob Wackerhausen/iStock/Getty Images

Finding available babies for adoption is simple if you use an adoption agency. But for various reasons, prospective parents may choose to forego using an adoption agency and opt for a private adoption.

Step 1

couple researching on computer
Jacob Wackerhausen/iStock/Getty Images

Research the legalities of a private or independent adoption. If you live in Connecticut, Delaware, Minnesota or Massachusetts, it is not legal to arrange an adoption without an adoption agency.

Step 2

adoption attorney
Jacob Wackerhausen/iStock/Getty Images

Contact an attorney who handles adoptions. He or she may be able to connect you with a mother who wants to handle adoption privately. Search the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys for an attorney near you.

Step 3

woman on tablet
Jacob Wackerhausen/iStock/Getty Images

Place a personal ad in multiple newspapers stating that you want to adopt. Wait for birth mothers to contact you or your attorney. Make sure that you have obtained the services of an attorney before you place an ad.

Step 4

women talking
Jacob Wackerhausen/iStock/Getty Images

Use word of mouth to tell everyone you know that you want to adopt. Your friends, family and associates may know of a mother who wants to place her baby up for adoption.

Step 5

couple on computer
Jacob Wackerhausen/iStock/Getty Images

Join the Families for Private Adoption organization. It will provide a network of support and guidance while you are searching for available babies.

Step 6

woman on phone
Jacob Wackerhausen/iStock/Getty Images

Contact an adoption agency. If private adoptions are not legal in your state, or if you are not finding babies available to adopt using other methods, contact an adoption agency. Using this scenario, birth mothers select the parents with whom they want to place their baby.

About the Author

Jessica Broadmoor has more than eight years of experience creating content for print and online publications, as well as content for the corporate sector. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Michigan State University.