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Hi Everyone!

I’ve been looking for an online group for adoptive parents that is actually active. Looks like there’s quite a few posts here, so I’m looking forward to joining the group.

I’m a single woman who lives with her BF. I’m planning to adopt an infant as a single parent.

Currently I’m working on my adoption profile. It’s been interesting as I’m adopting as a single even though my child will end up being raised by me and my bf. Striking that balance has been a bit challenging.

BTW, Am I the only one who created a checklist of things to do for pre-match and after match?


Does your profile say that you intend your live-in boyfriend to be a coparent in raising the child? This would matter to mothers considering placement.

Posted by Maryam on Aug 18, 2017 at 10:56pm

A checklist sounds like a great idea! I will have to look further into developing one for myself too.

Posted by Hatchjl2 on Nov 13, 2017 at 2:46pm

It is very overwhelming! We ended up working with an agency but I also have a close friend who adopted as a single parent and worked with a consultant she liked a lot and then found her “match” privately via the internet so she spent a lot less $ total than if she had gone the agency route. IThe woman she worked with is She’s an adoptive mom also so my friend felt like she was very empathetic about how hard the process is.

Posted by JDMM2012 on Jan 22, 2018 at 9:14pm

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