Adopting As A Single Parent: What You Need To Know

Haven’t found Mr. or Mrs. Right yet or don’t really care to? Do you think that might hold you back from adopting?  While some agencies or countries have stipulations on adopting as a single parent, not all do.  You too can adopt and begin your parenthood journey.

As a single mother of two adopted children, I want other singles to know they can adopt too!

I am a single mom by choice. Both of my children joined my family through foster care adoption, and although our life together is not perfect, I wouldn’t change it for the world! Are you considering adopting as a single parent? Here are a few things to consider:

Do Your Research

Some agencies may have restrictions on adopting as a single parent, and some countries also prohibit international adoptions based on marital status. But there are many agencies that are willing to work with prospective single parents and the U.S. government can’t discriminate against you. I’ve worked with my local department of social services for the past five years, and I’ve always felt validated and supported by them as a single parent.

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Sarah - Content Specialist for, is a mother both biologically and through domestic infant open adoption. She resides with her husband and two boys in Ohio. She is passionate about open adoption and adoption education. In her free time she enjoys cooking, photography, writing, and hiking. You can find more of her adoption work at Heart For Open Adoption on Facebook or on

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