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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 be involved in 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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November 23, 2020

What American Adoptions is Thankful for This Year

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’d like to take a moment to share all we’ve been grateful for over the last 11 months.

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November 20, 2020

7 Holiday Gift Alternatives for Anyone Touched by Adoption

If your loved one is going through the adoption process, you might feel unsure what is appropriate to get them. Take a look at some of these suggestions.

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November 16, 2020

Empathy & Its Role in Parenting an Adopted Child

Adoptee Ramya discusses how adoptive parents can empathize and support their children’s unique journey as adopted individuals in a healthy and welcoming way.

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