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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?

September 10, 2021

Importance of Continuing Communication in Adoption

An adoptive family continued sending pictures and updates to the birth mother for nine years. Then they heard a response.

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August 15, 2021

Adoption Planning Questionnaire (APQ) Decisions: Contact

This is the #1 thing you can do to decrease your adoption wait time as a hopeful adoptive family. Learn more about how opening your heart to an open adoption can benefit your child.

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August 1, 2021

Adoption Planning Questionnaire (APQ) Decisions: Race

This is strongly affecting your adoption wait time as a hopeful adoptive family. Here are some eye-opening racial statistics about the babies placed for adoption through American Adoptions.

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