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Facing an unplanned pregnancy, pursuing adoption, but still looking for the right family to adopt your baby? Or are you an adoptive family ready to adopt? View family profiles or create your own family profile on AdoptMatch.

AdoptMatch helps connect expectant mothers with waiting adoptive families through their adoption professionals. AdoptMatch was designed by adoption attorneys and birth moms, to empower each expectant mother as she navigates the adoption process and to help her find the right family for her child.

What sets AdoptMatch apart from other matching sites?
For expectant/birth mothers:

-All Adoptive Parents on AdoptMatch are committed to providing Expectant Mothers with the honor, support, and advocacy they deserve throughout the adoption journey.

-All Adoptive Parents are working with an AdoptMatch approved, highly ethical adoption agency or attorney who will make sure each Expectant Mother is offered her own attorney, the option of having a written post-adoption contact agreement and quality pre and post-placement support.

-AdoptMatch empowers each Expectant Mother to make a truly informed decision by giving her access to a wide range of potential adoptive families. When she submits a Request for More Information about a specific family, she is not bound to that family or their Adoption Professional.

For adoptive parents:

-All Adoptive Parents must be working with an AdoptMatch-Approved Professional, screened by AdoptMatch to ensure that they are practicing the highest standards of ethics in adoption.

-Important resources are provided to each Expectant Mother including expert counseling, separate legal representation, quality medical care and post-placement support.

-All Adoptive Parent profiles receive significant exposure to Expectant Mothers throughout the U.S.

-Our marketing approach to Expectant Mothers is fresh, grassroots and innovative, which allows our partners to pool resources and compete with big-budget facilitators.

-AdoptMatch is not an agency, attorney, or facilitator.

Get the app to view waiting Adoptive Parent profiles.

What’s New

Version 1.3.8

Latest improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Farmchick56 ,

The Most Caring Individuals -

This group of lovely, kind, and thoughtful women work SO hard to love and direct the birth mother through her decision making and to help the adoptive parents with wisdom and wise counsel. Very unique in this modern day is this very eclectic group of women represented by an adoptee, a birth mother, an adoptive parent, and a lawyer. Their experiences are wide ranged and well represent the mothers and families that contact them for wise counsel, comfort, and encouragement. The specialized attention is sincere, genuine, and from the heart.

KelseyFreeman ,

Disrespectful and Insulting

Jill was completely disrespectful and insulting to our adoption agency that has gone above and beyond for us, and who has an outstanding reputation for birth mother care. She first insulted him by stating he was not a reputable agency because every expectant mother that calls whether serious or not should be provided an attorney at the expense of the adoptive family. As he stated to her once they go to sign a contract with the agency all expectant mothers are then offered outside legal counsel before signing. Our agency director has worked in adoption for over 30+ years and with five different agencies before starting his own (all of which have never provided legal services to someone at the adoptive couple's expensive for just calling to inquire). Jill then went even further to tell him that some of his birth mothers may not attend post-placement counseling services due to his offer and delivery. I do not understand how she can judge someone she has never met nor ever heard his offer or asked a birth mother that did not attend with him why she chooses not to attend. When our agency director called and spoke with the owner, Celeste, her only reply was that he must have misheard her employee. No apology for the treatment toward him, no I will speak with Jill and follow up with you etc. Do not use AdoptMatch listing services or subject your adoption professional to their disrespect and insults.

Developer Response ,

Dear Kelsey,
While we understand your frustration over what was reported to you by Dr. Kirschner of the Adoption Makes Family Adoption Agency in Maryland (adoptionmakesfamily.org), we would strongly encourage you to exercise caution when making accusations based on conversations or events of which you have no firsthand knowledge. As we expressed in our long, detailed email to you (to which we have received no response), our version of the conversation is very different than the one told to you. It is always difficult for us to have to say “no” to an adoption agency or attorney who applies to become an AdoptMatch Approved Adoption Professional. Thankfully we’ve rarely had to do so. As we enter our second official year of operation, we are proud to report that 89 agencies and attorneys have become approved AdoptMatch partners. Sometimes, however, we encounter an adoption agency or attorney that does not adhere to our guiding principles and sadly, we have to say “no.” While we understand that Dr. Kirschner has been doing adoption matches and home studies at Adoption Makes Family for quite some time and have no real reason to doubt that he is sincere in his approach to adoption, good intentions are simply not enough to qualify an agency or attorney as an AdoptMatch Approved Adoption Professional. At AdoptMatch, we believe that expectant parents should have separate legal representation (and not just when they sit down to sign the consent). We also believe that post-adoption support for birth mothers should be more than just an offer to have a check-in coffee date with the social worker who took the adoption consent, and certainly more than handing a birth mother the phone number to the local mental health clinic. Birth mothers suffer very real grief and loss after placement and deserve to be encouraged to attend ongoing therapy by a licensed and experienced counselor of their choice, preferably one outside of the adoption agency. We are sorry that in exploring your agency's adherence to our AdoptMatch Guiding Principles, we offended your adoption agency director, Dr. Kirschner, and anyone else at Adoption Makes Family. While rudeness should never be tolerated, we do understand that sometimes our zeal to protect expectant parents and birth parents may cause others to feel defensive. Since one of our goals at AdoptMatch is to bring these important topics and conversations to the forefront and keep them going, we are disappointed to hear that our words had the opposite effect.

Edit:
We realize that by vetting adoption professionals, we subject ourselves to a high level of scrutiny; it’s a natural response for an individual or agency who is turned down by us to turn and attack our integrity. Recognizing that, we strive to be above reproach in our business practices and personal interactions and sincerely regret that our employee’s exasperation with your agency director during the vetting call caused him to feeling offended. We are confused by your statement that you and your husband were “privy” to Celeste Liversidge’s follow-up call with Dr. Kirschner. Are you suggesting that you and your husband were a party to the call without her knowledge? With regard to my email to you of August 15, 2018, I’m disappointed to hear that you interpreted my recitation of Google’s review policies as “bullying” – the bottom line is that your initial review contained false information about a conversation that you were not privy to and as such, violated Google’s policy regarding “off topic” posts. Any business concerned about its reputation would respond similarly to a false and misleading review. We are sorry to hear that you have experienced three incomplete adoptions. Notwithstanding the ongoing conflict that has arisen between us, I cannot tell you how grateful I am to hear that you are still in relationship with the women who ultimately chose to parent their children. What an example for other adoptive parents to follow.

Hannah Song ,

Tears of Joy

My husband and I were so excited to find this app. The adoption journey hasn’t been easy and has been confusing at times, but this app made us both breathe easier - especially since we knew we could trust that they only work with ethical adoption professionals! Thank you AdoptMatch!

Information

Seller
AdoptMatch LLC
Size
8.7 MB
Compatibility

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese

Age Rating
4+
Copyright
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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