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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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Enough with the “Giving Baby Up for Adoption” Pranks

Adoption pranks are the quickest way to cause real harm for the sake of clickbait. And yet, they’re everywhere on YouTube and TikTok.

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June 11, 2021

How Alex and Matt Knew American Adoptions Was their Path to Parenthood

Alex and Matt adopted their son through American Adoptions in 2020. Now, adoptive mom Alex looks back on their adoption story and shares their experience with American Adoptions.

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June 4, 2021

How to Enter Our Father’s Day Photo Contest 2021

Submissions for the Father’s Day Photo Contest are due by 5 p.m. CST on Thursday, June 10. Check out contest details here!

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