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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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April 15, 2019

The Most Important Thing to Say to a Woman Considering Adoption

I believe the most important thing you can say to a woman who is considering adoption is — you have a choice. You always have a choice and I will support you either way.

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April 12, 2019

Celebrating Adoption During National Poetry Month

Here are several poems about adoption that spoke to us. We share them with you to celebrate National Poetry Month and the beauty of adoption.

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April 8, 2019

3 Times Adopting Rocks — And 3 Times it Doesn’t

Adopting a child is a process full of emotional highs and lows. Waiting adoptive mom Jill lays it all out there, the good and the bad, to give you a better picture of what adoption really looks like.

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