Adoptive Family Resources

Haven't yet found the adoptive family resources and information that you're looking for? In this section, you will find resources for adoptive families like Frequently Asked Questions, an Adoption Glossary and other adoption resources.

If you have any other questions about us or about adoption in general, please call us at 1-800-ADOPTION or request free adoption information today.

Our Agency Staff

Read profiles and view photos of the staff of American Adoptions.

Founder's Adoption Story

Read the adoption story of the founders of American Adoptions.

Successful Completed Adoptions Through American Adoptions

American Adoptions had helped thousands of families realize their adoption dreams. Read profiles of some of the most recent adoptive families to complete adoptions through our agency.

The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and Adoption

American Adoptions is committed to following ICWA legal procedures in all of our adoptions.

Adoption Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to commonly asked questions regarding American Adoptions, domestic adoption and more.

Adoption Newsletter

Did you know that American Adoptions offers a free bi-weekly e-newsletter? Sign up today to keep up-to-date on the latest in adoption news and information.

Famous Adoptions

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


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  • 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

    Did you know that American Adoptions offers a free bi-weekly e-newsletter? Sign up today to keep up-to-date on the latest in adoption news and information.

  • 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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