In 1991, after recently graduating from college, a young Scott Mars was in search of a way to give back to the world. Having been adopted as an infant, and having watched his parents foster around 140 babies, he felt that giving back through adoption would be a wonderful way to honor his unique history.
Thus, Scott, never having been one to back down from a challenge, founded American Adoptions out of the basement of his parents’ home. With the support of his parents, he worked tirelessly to grow this one-man-show into the national agency it is now.
After 25 years of serving adoptive families and birth parents across the country (and beyond), American Adoptions has completed well over 3,000 adoptions. We boast a dedicated and passionate staff that helps us to assist in over 300 adoptions each year and who provide valuable support to both birth parents and adoptive families 24/7. Though we are so excited to have made it to 25 years, we know we wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for the amazing families and birth parents who come to us each day. We are so grateful to all of you who have allowed us to be a part of your adoption journey. We’re looking forward to the next 25 years!
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