An adoptive parent profile can tell you plenty of things about families hoping to adopt; where they live, what their hobbies and interests are, information about their extended family, holiday traditions, what they do for a living, and much more. But what you don’t get is the actual emotion behind their words. Hearing what adoptive parents have to say when asked directly by the birthmother (or through the birthmother’s adoption social worker) is a great way to fill in the gaps and understand the complete picture.

Questions to Ask Adoptive Parents

  • Do you have other children? Are they adopted?
  • Tell me about the rest of your family.
  • What kind of neighborhood do you live in?
  • What is a typical day like for you?
  • What made you decide to adopt?
  • What does your family think about your decision to adopt?
  • Do you have any family members or friends who have adopted or who are adopted?
  • What do you think makes you a good parent?
  • Do you plan to return to work? What kind of child care arrangement will you have?
  • How will you explain adoption to your child?
  • What kind of relationship are you interested in having with me after the adoption?

Asking hopeful adoptive parents personal questions can be tricky. But it’s an important part of the adoption process. What they say and how they say it will give you a better idea of how your baby will fit into their lives. We only work with adoptive parents who are loving, caring and passionate about growing a family through adoption. We look forward to helping you find the perfect family for your baby!