Infertility to Adoption

The following articles are intended to help you explore the emotions of adoption and infertility, and decide if you are indeed ready to become a mom or dad through adoption.

Adoption or Surrogacy: How We Can Help With Both Processes

After 25 years of successfully growing thousands of families through adoption, American Adoptions has now expanded into another exciting opportunity: surrogacy!

Is Your Family Ready for Adoption?

A family’s decision to pursue adoption is one that rarely happens overnight. Before you are ready to adopt, there are three basic requirements you and your spouse must meet.

Infertility and the Grief and Loss Process

When dealing with infertility, there are typically five stages of grief and loss that a couple may experience. Experiencing these emotions is normal and healthy way of transitioning from infertility toward adoption.

Will I Love an Adopted Child as Much as a Biological Child?

Prospective adoptive families often wonder if they will love an adopted child as much as a biological child, and the answer? Of course!

What if a Spouse is Struggling with Adoption?

A couple is only truly ready for adoption when both adoptive parents have emotionally moved on from their infertility. However, it is not uncommon for one spouse to be ready while the other spouse is still struggling with adoption.

Advantages of Adoption

Whether it’s giving a couple the joy of parenting, helping a birth mother continue her education, or providing a child with countless opportunities in life, the advantages of adoption permeate everyone who is touched by it.

Why Adopt a Child?

Adoption has given couples struggling with infertility the opportunity to lead fulfilling lives alongside their children, and in turn, provides children opportunities in life once thought unachievable.

How to Move on After an Adoption Disruption with a Birth Parent

An adoption disruption can leave you feeling shocked, angry, hurt, and – above all – disappointed. But always remember that it is not the end to your adoption journey and your forever child.

stories from families who have adopted through American
  • What is the total cost for the entire adoption?

    There are several factors that determine the total cost for an adoption, including the program you choose. Variables such as medical bills, birth mother expenses and legal fees vary for each adoption. We strive to maintain affordable adoptions without cutting corners. Please see the Our Domestic Adoption Programs section for further details.

  • Can we choose the gender of our baby?

    Have your heart set on a bouncing baby boy or a new little princess? American Adoptions now offers a gender-specific option for families hoping for a specific gender. With this option families would pay an additional Gender-Specific Fee to help our agency locate and work with birth mothers meeting this additional criteria. Please note that gender specificity may increase wait time. This fee is in addition to all other program fees and is not considered part of your adoption budget. Please contact us at 1-800-ADOPTION for minimum budget details.

  • Do we need to retain our own attorney?

    No - American Adoptions has established relationships with some of the best adoption attorneys in the nation. It is important to note that adoption laws vary state-to-state and often even county-to-county. As such, it is important to utilize the services of an attorney that specializes in adoption in the state the adoption will finalize in, which we will not know until you are matched with an expectant mother. Retaining your own attorney at this time is not necessary and may be an additional expense to you that is not needed.

  • Adoption Newsletter

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  • Famous Adoptions

    Learn which famous Hollywood actors, sports stars, politicians and other icons have been touched by adoption.

  • Adoption Glossary

    Do adoption terms and phrases leave you feeling confused? Learn the meaning to key adoption words and phrases with our comprehensive adoption glossary.

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