Concord, CA, March 12, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- A new website released today by the Independent Adoption Center (IAC) will make the adoption search much easier for pregnant women considering adoption for their baby. As the first comprehensive search engine for adoption profiles, adoptionfamilies.org
will perform searches on hundreds of waiting adoptive families around the United States based on the users' preferences.
IAC is the nation’s leader in open adoption, a form of adoption in which the birth parents choose the family with which to place their baby, and all parties share identifying information. Open adoption was groundbreaking in the 1980’s, but it has since become the norm in domestic US adoptions, with over 90% of US adoptions having some level of openness.
"The IAC is committed to developing and providing tools that makes adoption easier for birth and adoptive families," stated IAC Executive Director, Ann Wrixon. “This website is just one more step in our efforts to ensure that adoption is an open and transparent process.”
The homepage of the new search engine offers users the ability to search waiting families and chat with pregnancy counselors with just one click. The team at IAC hopes the site will help women considering adoption to reach the decision that is best for them.
“We are excited to be able to utilize Google’s search technology for this website,” said Ryan Schwab, IAC Marketing Director. “Doing so allows us to share this tool with women facing unplanned pregnancies, while maintaining our focus where it should be: on providing the best adoption counseling services possible.”
About Independent Adoption Center
Independent Adoption Center (IAC) is an open adoption agency
that is focused on transforming lives through open adoption by serving the best interests of birthparents, children and adoptive families. Since opening in 1982, the IAC has successfully placed over 4,000 newborns with families in the United States. IAC is the largest open adoption agency in the country, facilitating adoptions in 49 states, and fully licensed with offices in California, Connecticut, Indiana, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas and New York.
IAC is a pioneer in open adoption allowing birth parents to choose the adoptive parents they want to parent their child. The IAC is also one of the only agencies in the country that has never had any exclusionary policies for adoptive parents, including age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, ethnic background, color, or race.
Visit http://www.adoptionhelp.org for more information about and directions to IAC’s offices.