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What Do Birth Mothers Look For in Adoptive Parents?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 27, 2013

It depends. It might be someone with pets, a mother who can stay at home, a parent with a college degree. Birth mothers want to know what’s in the heart of an adopting parent. Most want a loving, stable family life for the child, parents in a good marriage and a secure relationship. They look for a safe home and parents who can live a full and active life with the child. Some want an extended family, grandparents and aunts and uncles who will accept the child with open arms.

This information was excerpted from a book written by Lifetime Founder Mardie Caldwell, Adoption: Your Step-by-Step Guide. If you have questions about how Lifetime Adoption can help you adopt a baby or child, please call: (530) 271-1740 or visit

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