Adoption Information & Resources

Researching adoption information or just want to learn more about adoption? From the different types of adoption professionals to the types of adoption and adoption costs, the adoption world is a vast one.

Adoption Information & Resources Articles

Transracial Adoption in America

Transracial adoption (or interracial adoption) refers to the adoption of a child that is of a different race than that of the adoptive parents.

Requirements to Adopt a Child

As a national adoption agency, American Adoptions adheres to each state’s private domestic adoption laws and requirements. If you are eligible to adopt in your state, you are likely eligible to adopt through American Adoptions.

Adoption Statistics

This article discusses some of the most common myths about adoption and what the adoption statistics say about each.

Adoption Services - What's Required, What's Recommended

With so many different adoption professionals offering so many different programs and services, prospective birth mothers and adoptive parents often wonder what adoption services are available to them, which ones they need, and who can truly offer the best services to help them achieve their adoption goals.

Open Adoption

“Open adoption” has always been a well-known and often-used term when talking about adoption, but what does it really mean?

Considering Your Adoption Options

The choices you make, from the type of adoption you pursue to the types of adoption situations you are open, help shape the course of your adoption, and ultimately, your family.

When is Adoption Free?

Whether you are a woman considering placing a child for adoption or a family interested in adopting a child, you may be wondering the scenarios in which an adoption is free.

Adoption Costs and Fees

The cost of adoption is often the most asked about topic when people contact our agency. With questions about medical costs, legal fees and other adoption costs, many wonder if they can even afford to choose adoption.

What is Independent Adoption?

It is up to you to decide if the lower cost of an independent adoption makes up for the responsibilities placed on you to find a match and ultimately finalize an adoption.

Do Orphanages Still Exist in America?

While there are still many children in need of permanent adoptive homes, today’s domestic adoptions no longer involve traditional orphanages. Instead, U.S. orphanages have been replaced with an improved foster care system and private adoption agencies like American Adoptions.

National Adoption Agency

There are many types of adoption professionals that offer a wide range of adoption services – including adoption law firms, adoption law centers, adoption facilitators and local and national adoption agencies.A national adoption agency is an adoption agency that services birth parents and adoptive families throughout the U.S. and in some cases, abroad. American Adoptions is one of the nation's largest national adoption agencies and is licensed in several states.

Social Media and Adoption

When using social media, it’s important to remember that the adoption process is not only your story, but your child’s story, and the way you tell that story could impact all parties involved.

Adoption Programs

The types of adoption programs offered by an adoption agency can vary depending on the agency’s resources, expertise and licenses. American Adoptions encourages families and birth parents to research each agency and program thoroughly to find the best adoption program for them.

Benefits of Adoption

The following explains how adoption benefits the adoptive triad collectively as well as individually.

Adoption Opportunities

Adoption provides children countless opportunities, but none are possible without biggest opportunity of all - the opportunity to be adopted.

Infertility Story

Jerry and Lisa’s struggles with infertility were not big enough to keep them from their ultimate dream of becoming parents.

Unwanted Pregnancy

An unwanted pregnancy can derail a young woman’s plans almost instantly, but she shouldn’t lose hope as there are many people who can help.

Crisis Pregnancy

A crisis pregnancy can define a woman’s life by the way she handles the situation. Does she put herself before her child, or her child before herself?

Famous Adoptions

Visit our blog to share your thoughts about your favorite celebrity who has been adopted or involved in adoption or view our Famous Adoptees Infographic.

pregnant and considering adoption

Learn about your options and why adoption may be the choice for you.

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Learn how American Adoptions can help make your dreams of becoming a family come true.

adoption questions

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  • Adoption Overview

    New to adoption? This article provides a comprehensive tour through modern adoption, offering everything you need to know to get started.

  • Adoptions by State

    As a national adoption agency, American Adoptions works with adoptive families and prospective birth parents across the country. Learn the specifics of adoption in your state or city.

  • What Are My Adoption Options?

    Adoption stories from mothers who placed their baby for adoption. Learn more about adoption from the unique perspective of mothers who have lovingly chosen to create an adoption plan.

  • Request Free Adoption Information

    To learn more about adoption or how to get started with the process, request your free adoption information today, with no obligation. Call 1-800-ADOPTION (800-236-7846) for more information.

  • 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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