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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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February 28, 2020

How it Feels to Turn Down an Adoption Opportunity

Every hopeful parent eagerly awaits the call from their social worker where they learn they have been selected by a prospective birth mother. But what happens when the situation doesn’t feel right? Here’s what it might feel like to receive this call and say, “No.”

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February 24, 2020

How to Explain Your Adoption History on a Date

Returning to “normal life” after placing your baby for adoption can be difficult, especially when it comes to dating. When is it time to share your adoption history, and how do you even start? Here are some things to consider.

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February 21, 2020

How to Update Your Adoption Home Study

Completing the adoption home study is one of the first big hurdles for hopeful adoptive families. But, it’s not quite over once your paperwork is signed.

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