How to Find The Best Adoptive Parents For Your Child

If you are considering creating an adoption plan for your child, you may feel flooded with different emotions. Often times feeling overwhelmed will be one of those emotions. There are a lot of decisions and choices that go into creating an adoption plan. 

As an expectant parent the first step you can take towards completing an adoption plan is to find an adoption agency to work with. Working with an adoption agency may not completely take away that feeling of overwhelm but it should eliminate quite a bit of it.

When you find the right adoption agency to work with, they will be able to walk you through each step of the adoption process, ensuring you feel confident about every decision you make. This includes choosing adoptive parents for your child. 

At choosing Hope Adoption Agency Around Columbus, Ohio our process of screening and approving adoptive parents should ensure any of our expected parents can be at ease with choosing from our selection of adoptive parents. 

Here are a few areas we look at to ensure you find the best adoptive parents for your child.

Safety Check

We will start to do safety checks at the very first home visit to make sure a potential adoptive home is safe and sound and has plenty of space to raise a child. We check and recheck all key safety measures at each home visit to ensure a safe environment for any child who may enter the home.

Criminal History

We require any potential adoptive parents to be upfront about any criminal history they may have, right away. The rules vary by state and agency but all agencies, including our own, have a list of prohibited offenses which will automatically disqualify them from adopting. If someone is not upfront about their criminal history we will find it within our screening process. 

Age requirement

In the state of ohio you must be a minimum of 21 years or older in order to apply to be an adoptive home. We always ensure this requirement is followed. 


The educational requirements vary state by state and agency by agency. We encourage people to work with adoption agencies that value educating both expectant and adoptive parents through book reading, online classes, and in person training. 

These are just a few of the key areas we look at to ensure our expectant parents feel they can trust our process of finding them the best adoptive parents for their child. We exist to help you every step of the way, so you can feel confident in every decision you make, including choosing adoptive parents!

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