Adoptive Parent Frequently Asked Questions

How much does AdoptMatch cost?

AdoptMatch charges a monthly fee of $139 to Adoptive Parents. You may cancel at any time. AdoptMatch is always free of charge for Expectant Parents.

What is an Approved Adoption Professional?

AdoptMatch connects Adoptive Parents, Expectants Parents and Adoption Professionals who are committed to following best practices in adoption. AdoptMatch-Approved Adoption Professionals are either experienced attorneys who are respected members of the adoption community or licensed adoption agencies, but that’s just the starting point.  In order to become an AdoptMatch-Approved Adoption Professional,  both attorneys and agencies must confirm that they agree with AdoptMatch’s Guiding Principles. In order to complete the approval process by AdoptMatch, your attorney or agency will need to undergo a brief vetting process, including a 20-30 minute telephone interview, in which we confirm they are committed to best practices in adoption.

How is AdoptMatch different from other adoption matching sites?

Whether you are an Expectant Parent or Adoptive Parent, the adoption process makes you vulnerable. Rather than requiring or allowing direct contact as most matching sites do, AdoptMatch connects you with Expectant Parents through your Adoption Professional. AdoptMatch is designed to attract Expectant Parents by assuring them that AdoptMatch families are committed to compassionate, child-centered and ethical adoptions.

Does AdoptMatch represent us?

No. AdoptMatch doesn’t represent anyone; we’re simply a connection point for Expectant Parents and prospective Adoptive Parents. We’re not a law firm, adoption agency or adoption facilitator.

Does AdoptMatch screen Expectant Parents?

No. When an Expectant Parent requests additional information about you, she will be connected with your Adoption Professional who will initiate their customary screening process with her.

Why can't an Expectant Parent contact me directly?

Unfortunately, there are people in this world who aren’t as trustworthy as they should be. AdoptMatch doesn’t want anybody in the adoption process to be misled or treated unfairly. By making sure the initial contact goes through an experienced Adoption Professional committed to compassionate, child-centered and ethical adoptions, everyone is afforded a little more protection.

How do I know if an Expectant Parent is interested in our profile?

You may view how many “likes” your profile has received under My Account. Your Adoption Professional may also inform you when an Expectant Parent requests additional information about you. If you find your profile isn’t getting the number of “likes” you’d hoped, that may be an indication that your profile needs to be tweaked a bit.

Who sees our contact information?

Expectant Parents who register with AdoptMatch will be given access to the Adoptive Parent Profile you post; however, your contact information will never be shared by AdoptMatch. If an Expectant Parent requests more information about you, your Adoption Professional will be notified by AdoptMatch to contact her via email or text. The Expectant Parent will receive your Adoption Professional’s contact information, not yours.

What if advertising is restricted in my State?

You should consult with your Adoption Professional about any limitations your state may place on the form and/or content of adoption advertising.

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