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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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What's New at American Adoptions?

August 20, 2018

Can a Legal Guardian Put a Child Up for Adoption?

Legal guardianship can be a great path for a parent when they cannot provide the opportunities and support they want their son or daughter to have. By placing their child with a guardian, they not only give their child a loving and welcoming home …

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August 17, 2018

The Risk of Adoption

Adoption is risky business — whether you risk your emotions, your finances, your plans, or even your heart. But we will rely on the support from our family and friends as we continue on this journey and find hope in the riskiness of adoption.

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August 13, 2018

I Thought About You

I thought about you, as the morning light burst through my windows. I think about me playing the role of your mother, not your birth mother; I’d jump on your bed jokingly, singing loudly in an attempt to wake you up.

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