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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?

December 1, 2021

5 Festive Ways to Connect with Birth Parents

As an adoptive parent, you may be wondering how you can connect with your child’s birth parents this holiday season. Here are 5 festive tips to get you started.

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November 25, 2021

3 Things American Adoptions is Grateful for this Year

Thanksgiving is an opportunity to reflect on everything we’ve been blessed to receive this last year. And as always, American Adoptions certainly has a lot to be grateful for.

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November 1, 2021

Why Belonging Plays a Crucial Role in Transracial Adoption

From the perspective of a transracial adoptee

As you may expect, transracial adoptions come with their own unique set of challenges. Growing up, one of the hardest realities of my adoption story that I had to grapple with was not looking like the rest of …

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