Many single parents adopt children privately or from the U.S. foster care system as well as from other countries. In this section, you will find resources on single-parent adoption.
Can Single Parents Adopt?
Gladney Center for Adoption (2021)
Presents tips and encouragement for anyone considering adopting as a single parent. The author, single mother of a blended family that includes biological, step, and adopted children, offers insight based on her personal experiences.
Considering Single Parent Adoption? Here's Where You Can Start
Team Scary Mommy (2021)
Reviews the process of single-parent adoption and discusses costs of adoption, the home study process, and challenges of adopting as a single parent that should be considered.
Creating a Family
Explores reasons men and women may choose single parenthood and links to resources for adopting as a single parent.
Single Parent Adoption: The Process and Experience of Adopting Unpartnered
National Council for Adoption (2021)
Offers a first-hand testimonial of someone who went through the adoption process as a single parent.
The Top 5 Benefits of Adopting as a Single Parent
Adoption & Surrogacy Choices of Colorado (2019)
Offers the history of, research associated with, and things to consider when adopting as a single parent.