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How Adoptions Work Today

If you are new to adoption, you are likely wondering exactly what adoption is, what it means for both adoptive families and birth parents, and exactly how an adoption is completed. The following is a breakdown of how adoption works today.

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We're Always Available

Adoption specialists are available 24 hours a day to offer free counseling and support to pregnant women considering adoption.

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5,000+ Families Created

To date, we've helped build more than 5,000 families - and we continue to complete an average of 300 adoptions every year.

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278 Scholarships Awarded

We are proud to offer scholarships to the birth parents who place with our agency so they can reach their educational goals.

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Over 25 Years of Service

For more than two decades, we have provided the support and services birth and adoptive families need for a successful adoption.

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How to Enter Our Mother’s Day Photo Contest 2018

It’s that time of year again — we want to see all the mom-and-child photos you have!

Our Mother’s Day photo contest is open to both birth and adoptive mothers. The winners of the photo contest will be announced on Mother’s Day and will be …

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April 23, 2018

5 Facts to Know for National Infertility Awareness Week

National Infertility Awareness Week is April 22-28. Find out five facts about infertility here, and share your story to spread awareness about infertility in the U.S. today.

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April 20, 2018

Oversharing in Adoption: 5 Adoption Details to Keep Within the Triad

It’s natural to want to talk about your adoption story — but how much information is too much? Here are five adoption details you should keep private:

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