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Ask an Adoption Question #5: Do African American couples usually have a shorter adoption wait?

 

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Tim,

My husband and I are preparing to send in our application for our first domestic infant adoption. Yay! We are both African American, but can not find a lot of information regarding African American couples adopting. I asked the agency we are working with (Gladney) and she did tell us that AA couples’ adoption wait is usually shorter. Do u agree with this? Is there any ‘special tips’ or advice u know of in this process? Is there any other information u can offer us? Including ideas for fundraising since it may be a shorter wait time.

Thanks so much and I love your podcast!

-Quinetta

Hi, Quinetta!

Congratulations on starting your adoption journey – exciting times for sure!

Yes, I agree that from what I’ve read and heard, African American couples usually have a shorter wait – great for you!

LifetimeAdoption.com says “the one family type that is always in high demand by our birthmothers is the African American family. Black families interested in African American newborns are normally matched with a birth mother within a few months.”

Here are a few articles I found:
AfricanAmericanAdoptionsOnline.com/for adoptive families there is a link in this article to an interview with an African American family, where they share the details of the journey that led them to grow their family.

NACAC.org/adoptalk/blackadoptionmyths

CreatingaFamily.org/blog/transracial-adoption-twist-black-parents-adopting-white-kids

Do I have special tips and fundraising ideas?

YES! That’s what I do on the InfantAdoptionGuide.com blog and podcast. I love helping hopeful adoptive families.

Here’s some places to start:
InfantAdoptionGuide.com/Start Here  There are lots of great articles including my personal experience through two domestic infant adoptions. 
Under the Adoption Costs tab on that page, you’ll see the following articles about fundraising for your adoption:

How to fund your adoption with author Julie Gumm

How to fundraise for your adoption without spending money

18 money saving tips for domestic adoption travel

How anyone can afford to adopt – with Cherri Walrod of Resources4Adoption.com

There are also articles about our experience through our two adoptions:

6 things we would have done differently on our first adoption

5 tips to get through your adoption home study

Other sites to find good adoption info:

CreatingaFamily.org

Adoption.com

AdoptiveFamilies.com

Also, I recommend joining some domestic adoption Facebook support groups. There are hundreds of people who have already adopted or are still hoping to adopt so they are a great support system.

Facebook.com/groups/144428099091259/

Facebook.com/groups/16865514100/

Hope all of this info will help you. I hope and pray you adopt FAST! I’d love to hear how your story comes about.

Thanks for the great question.

Tim

PS. If you haven’t got these free adoption mini-ebooks yet, check them out here: InfantAdoptionGuide.com/4-free-infant-adoption-mini-ebooks

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