Never enter into the decision to adopt as a single parent lightly, or without heavy soul searching and planning, brutal honesty, and self-evaluation. And, never cease to thank your lucky stars for the journey you are about to follow. I am the luckiest man in the world for all the experiences that my son has brought my way, with all the joys, growth, and constant reassessment of my being, my purpose, my relationships, and our life together.
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Single Parent Adoption

Over the last 20 years, Adoptions Together has seen a steady increase in the number of single individuals who are joining the adoptive community. We welcome the opportunity to assist single parents interested in adopting a child or children.

In the United States and many other countries, marital status or the existence of a spouse does not affect your eligibility to adopt a child. At Adoptions Together, our focus is on ensuring a child will find a permanent loving and nurturing home. 

Challenges of Single Parent Adoption

Parenting a child or children as a single parent may be slightly different than parenting in a partnered relationship. Some challenges reported by single parents include:

  • Certain agencies and countries involved in international adoption will not work with single adoption parents.

  • There is often little to no relief when you need a break. Time away from parenting in single adoption families can require a sitter or respite care of some kind.

  • As a single adoption parent, you typically have a sole source of income. This means you may be less likely to have a financial “plan B” if challenges arise financially.

  • Travel can be more complex.

  • Dealing with the public perception that it takes two parents to produce a well-adjusted, responsible child.

Adoptions Together can help by providing you the support and resources you need to succeed as a single parent. We understand that adoption is not a journey that concludes the day your child joins your family, and we have many programs designed to support you and your child every step of the way.

Please contact Adoptions Together today at 301-439-2900
for more information on single parent adoption