Singles Adoption

At Children of All Nations and Great Wall China Adoption, we believe that all children have the right to live in a loving permanent family. While each country sets their own requirements for prospective adoptive parents, we are committed to developing adoption programs that are inclusive of a wide-range of qualified potential parents.

Children of All Nations has worked to establish numerous successful adoption programs that support adoption by single parents. If you are wondering which program meets your adoption desires, use our Matching System, or view our recommendations below:

Programs for Single Women: 

Programs for Single Men:


Regardless of your marriage status, it is important to build a healthy support group to assist you throughout your adoption journey. We have created this section of our website to serve as a resource for single parents interested in adoption. Feel free to contact us for further information on our current adoption programs.

Preparing to Adopt as a Single Parent

In the past few years, adoption by single parents has increased dramatically. It is estimated that approximately 25 percent of special needs adoption and 5 percent of total adoptions are attributed to single parents. Though single adoptive parents are more often women, the percent of adoptions by single men is continuously growing. We know the process of adopting a child can be a little bit daunting, especially as a single parent. Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Below are a few recommendations that we have in preparing for your adoption journey.

Speak with Other Single Parents

The best thing you can do to begin preparing for your adoption journey is to speak with other single parents. First-hand knowledge of the experience will be a crucial step in preparing for your adoption. You may contact us for references of single parents who have completed their adoption through CAN.

Crack Open a Book

As the number of single parents grows, so do the resources available to them. Check out our resources and suggested reading.

Arrange for Care of the Child

It is important to determine both who will provide care for your child while you are working, and who would care for your child in the event that you became ill or pass away unexpectedly. You will address these issues with your social worker during the required home study for adoption.

Give Us a Call!

Our adoption consultants are available to help answer questions and provide support during your adoption process. (512)323-9595

Single Parent Resources

Books and Videos
Raising a Transracial Child

Adoption in the Classroom
Issues in Adoption