A friend of a friend is 24 weeks pregnant and is not in a situation to be a mom right now, so she asked my friend (who has been through the adoption process before) to help her find someone nearby who might want to adopt the baby. My friend hasn't had any luck just asking around, so the next step is going to be to try to convince the mother-to-be to consider an adoption agency.
I could have sworn I saw an agency online somewhere a while back which listed prospective adoptive parent profiles on their website, but an hour or two of Googling later and I haven't found any which list profiles and also allow you to search by location (looking for North Alabama / South-Central Tennessee). Some of them do list the parents' state of residence, but don't say where and aren't searchable.
Does anyone have experience with agencies in my area, or know of any national agencies which have searchable lists of family profiles? I know that most agencies will offer the birth parents a personalized list, but because the mother-to-be is nervous about using an agency, my friend thinks being able to see some prospective parents first might help her be okay with it if it comes to that. I realize this isn't really my problem to solve (one baby in this house is plenty!) but my friend has to find someone within the next few weeks so time is tight. (Long story, but basically if there isn't an adoptive family in place by the time the baby is born, the baby will end up as a pawn in a toxic family war.)
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