About Adopted Children

While you may be able to envision your life after the adoption, what about your child’s life? Find out how increased openness in today’s adoptions has drastically changed the lives of adopted children and the way they feel about themselves and their birth parents.

How Do Children Feel About Being Adopted?

Studies show that adopted children grow up to be as happy and healthy as their peers. Adopted children can especially benefit from healthy relationships and continued communication with their birth parents throughout their lives.

Will My Child Understand My Adoption Decision?

Many women wonder the following three questions: Will my child understand my adoption decision? What will he or she think of me? And how do adopted children feel about their adoption?

Will an Adoptive Family Love My Child as Much as Their Own?

Women considering adoption sometimes believe that an adoptive couple can't possibly love an adopted child as much as one of their own biological children. However, this couldn't be further from the truth.

How Will the Adoptive Family Talk to My Child About Adoption?

Adoptive families at our agency are encouraged to tell the adopted child about their adoption from a very early age so it is seen as a normal part of their life.

Explaining Adoption to Your Other Children

How will you explain your adoption decision to your other children? Will they understand? Will they be sad or angry? This is a very common concern for many women considering or pursuing adoption.

  • The Adoption process: Step by Step

    There are seven basic steps of the adoption process - call American Adoptions today at 1-800-ADOPTION to learn more.

  • What if the birth father doesn't agree?

    Learn more about what happens if the birth father is not supportive of adoption.

  • Birth Mother Stories

    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.

  • Why is American Adoptions the right adoption agency choice for many birth mothers?

    American Adoptions is one of the largest licensed adoption agencies in the United States. We work with thousands of women each year facing an unplanned pregnancy and offer assistance to women in need. Our large, caring staff is able to assist you 7 days a week and provide you with one-on-one counseling about your pregnancy and the options available to you.

  • How much information about the family will be shared with me?

    You can share however much or little information about yourself as you feel comfortable sharing. The adoptive family will know your first name, your last name (but only once the child is placed in their care), your medical history and the state that you live in.

  • How will the family tell my child about me and the adoption when my child is older?

    This is a question that can only be answered by the individual family. Each family has their own style of how to introduce the adoption to the child. When you are matched with your adoptive family, you can ask this question to them. If you would like your Adoption Specialist to discuss it with them for you, just let her know.

  • Teen Pregnancy - Information for Young Women

    While not every woman who chooses adoption is a young mother, many are. Through adoption, many young women have found an ability to give their babies the best life possible, while finding the opportunity to realize their own dreams, as well. Call American Adoptions today at 1-800-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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