(NAPSI)—There’s good news for families hoping to adopt domestically. A new service can help agencies bring families together faster.
Parent Match is the nation’s first and only secure and searchable network for adoption professionals. It provides agencies with something they’ve never had: one central database that connects agencies around the country with a few simple clicks of the mouse. This means faster and better connections between expectant mothers and adoptive parents.
“I’m an adoptive mom, so I know the challenges of finding that perfect match,” says Dr. Lori Ingber, founder of the company. Agencies specify their clients’ wishes for a match in the database. Those criteria remain confidential and secure as the system works to find a match. Using this system, for example, an agency for adoptive parents in Connecticut can quickly learn of an expectant mom in Iowa.
In a recent survey, nearly half of those under age 44 trying to adopt in the United States said they worked with more than one agency. Parent Match can eliminate the need for another agency.