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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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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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December 10, 2018

What Not to Say to Waiting Parents During Holiday Gatherings

Emotions run high during the holidays, and for families struggling with infertility or trying to adopt, this season can be especially difficult. Knowing what not to say to your family members in this position is important always, but especially necessary to not ruin your holiday gatherings.

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December 7, 2018

3 Important Adoption Lessons We Learned from “Elf”

“Elf” is a favorite holiday movie for many — but it’s also a good commentary on the journey of its protagonist, adoptee Buddy. Find out why you should rewatch this quality Christmas film with your family today!

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December 3, 2018

Where to Get Adoption Support

Adoption can be amazing, but it can also be difficult. You don’t have to go through it alone. Whether you are a birth parent or adoptive parent, there are resources to help you along the way.

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