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, upcoming American Adoptions seminars and events and more.

Adoption Seminars and Events

Interested in joining American Adoptions or just want to learn more about our agency? Attend one of our many informational seminars.

American Adoptions' Newsletter

Thank you for your interest in the American Adoptions Newsletter! Every month, we reach thousands of others like you who have an interest in adoption.

Adoptive Family Testimonials

Licensed not-for-profit adoption agency providing services to pregnant women and adoptive families in the United States.

Adoption Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and Adoption

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

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

    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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