American Adoptions is a national, full-service adoption agency that completes more than 300 adoptions every year for married couples through our three adoption programs:
The Traditional Program involves the adoption of all non-African American healthy newborns. Races include, but are not limited to, Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, etc. or any non-African American combination of races.
Gender Specificity: Optional, but may increase wait time. Please contact us to see if we are currently accepting gender-specific couples.
Parent Eligibility: Interested adoptive parents must be 25 to 50 years old, must have been married for a minimum of two years and have no more than two previous children.
The Agency-Assisted Program involves the adoption of healthy newborns of full African-American heritage or any race combined with African-American heritage.
Gender Specificity: Optional, but may increase wait time. Please contact us to see if we are currently accepting gender-specific families.
Parent Eligibility: Interested adoptive parents must be 22 to 50 years old and must have been married for a minimum of two years.
An identified adoption is when an adoptive family and birth mother locate each other through their own networking avenues, without our agency's assistance.
American Adoptions offers three Identified Adoption Programs, with each program varying by level of service needed to finalize the adoption. All of our programs include adoption education, birth parent support and counseling, and the coordination of all necessary documents required to finalize your adoption.
The Agency-Assisted Program is for the adoption of African-American or biracial children that are part African-American. The Traditional Program is for the adoption of all non-African-American children (i.e. Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, or any combination of races that do not include African-American heritage).
Across the nation, there is a vast shortage of families seeking to adopt children of African-American descent. The Agency-Assisted Program was designed to bring attention to the need for families to adopt African-American or part African-American children in the U.S. American Adoptions created the Agency-Assisted Program to bring light to this need and to aid families seeking to adopt African-American children.
As part of the Agency-Assisted Program, American Adoptions subsidizes the advertising costs to make the adoption process more affordable for families. Families may join both the Agency-Assisted Program and the Traditional Program if they desire.
Another benefit to the Agency-Assisted Program is the lower wait time experienced by families in this program. Because fewer families are open to adopting a child with African-American heritage, families in the Agency-Assisted Program receive more exposure to expectant mothers.
We make exceptions to our agency requirements on a case-by-case basis. To have your family reviewed, please submit a letter explaining your situation and the requirement you wish to have waived. Our Board of Directors will then review your case. Letters can be submitted to:
Attn: Adoption Advisory Board
9101 West 110th St. Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66210
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