A community of hopeful, loving families waiting to grow through open adoption

Pregnant? Considering adoption? Meet our featured PotentialParents...

Welcome to PotentialParents.com!

We are dedicated to helping pregnant women and couples who are considering placing a child for adoption connect with the perfect adoptive family...your PotentialParents!

We truly believe in the power of open adoption and see placing a child for adoption as the ultimate act of love that a birth mother/birth family can express.  

  • If you are a pregnant woman we urge you to learn more about open adoption and all the options available to you before proceeding.
  • If you are a waiting family, please click here to learn about joining PotentialParents.com!

Our Pledge

At PotentialParents.com we value ALL FAMILIES!

Unlike some other adoption sites we will never refuse to work with an adoptive family based on marital status, sexual orientation or gender identification. 

We believe...

We encourage the support of

What is Open Adoption?

Open adoption is a term generally used to describe a variety of arrangements allowing for ongoing contact between members of the 'adoption triad' (adoptive family, birth family, and adopted child). The level of openness in any relationship varies widely. Degrees of open arrangements span from mediated contact, which implies letters and photographs sent through a third party (so that the adoptive family can maintain privacy), to fulll disclosure of the adoptive family's personal information. In fully open adoptions, there is actual physical contact, through meetings and visits between the birth family and the adoptive family. Sometimes an adoption agency may describe an adoption as 'open' when the birth-mother (and/or birth-father) may have a say or may make the actual decision on who is chosen to parent their child, though this is not the generally accepted definition.

An adoption where the adoptive and birth parents do not become aware of each others' identities and where only medical and historical information is given to the adoptive parents is known as a closed adoption.

Pregnant? Have questions about open adoption?

Find out the answers to the most frequently posed questions by pregnant women considering adoption...

  • What Choices Do I Have in Adoption?
  • What Are My Legal Rights in Adoption?
  • Do I Have to Tell The Father of My Baby? Who Else Should I Tell?
  • What Happens After Placement?
  • What if My Baby is Not Healthy?

Considering open adoption to grow your family?

If you are considering becoming an adoptive parent there are many choices to make before starting the process. A good starting point would be to read the following article by Rumbold & Seidelman, adoption attorneys.

Adoption Option:
Making the Choice between Domestic Agency and Private Placement Adoption
by Denise Seidelman and Nina E. Rumbold

Meet more featured PotentialParents...

Adopting? Join us today!

Getting listed with PotentialParents.com is fast, easy and most of all affordable.

If you are a prospective adoptive parent who is home-study approved and currently working with an adoption professional such as an adoption attorney or agency you are eligible to list on our site.

We can add your listing right now!


About Us

PotentialParents.com was founded in the Spring of 2005 after the adoption of our beautiful and amazing daughter. A “waiting family” for over two and a half years, we were involved in networking efforts designed to locate a birth family in every medium you can imagine, be it print ads, agency group advertising projects, the yellow pages, and the Internet. After navigating the various adoption sites on the Internet, it became apparent that there was a need for a site that provided quality networking and web design services for a reasonable price. After all, more and more connections leading to adoption plans are being made via the Internet.

PotentialParents.com strives to be that site. By firsthand experience, we understand that adoption networking can be very expensive. We’d rather you save the money for your future child and all those unexpected expenses than spend it on more advertising. That’s why our prices are significantly lower than other sites.

We hope you’ll consider giving us a try as you continue on your adoption journey. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail us. We wish you the best of luck and hope that you make that “special connection” soon.

Cliff & Gracie Sincerely,

 Cliff Schlosser Loretto
 Founder,  PotentialParents.com
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