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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.


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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Congrats to the winners of the 2019 American Adoptions Father’s Day photo contest! Find out who they are here.

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Celebrating All Types of Fathers on Father’s Day

Father’s day is a special time set aside to honor all of the amazing men in our lives who helped us grow into the people we were meant to be. Learn more about you can celebrate all types of fathers on this amazing day.

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June 10, 2019

How DNA Sites Are Changing Adoption

DNA tracking websites like have fundamentally changed search and reunion for adoptees and birth parents. Are these changes good, bad, or somewhere in between?

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