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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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August 19, 2019

Can You Adopt if You Live With Extended Family?

If you’re thinking about adopting, but you just so happen to live with your extended family, you may be wondering if that will hurt your chances of adopting a child. Click here to learn more about adopting when you don’t live on your own.

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August 16, 2019

7 Myths About Adoption, Surrogacy and IVF

Adoption, surrogacy and IVF are a few great family‐building options that hopeful parents might consider. But there are some common myths about each one that you might have already heard of, making it hard to decide which family‐building option is right for you.

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August 12, 2019

5 Things to Do After Placing a Baby for Adoption

Placing your baby for adoption is one of the hardest things you could ever do as a mother. If you’re struggling with life after placement, click here for some tips on how to cope.

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