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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?

March 1, 2021

15 Things Not to Say to an Adoptee

If you’re an adoptee, you’ve heard it. If you’re not an adoptee, you’ve probably said it yourself, but in the future? Refrain. Here are 15 things that adoptees are sick of hearing, and that you probably shouldn’t say.

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February 12, 2021

Our 2021 ‘Love at First Sight’ Photo Contest Winners!

Thanks to all who entered the American Adoptions Valentine’s Day photo contest! Find out who the 2021 winners are here.

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February 1, 2021

9 Things You Should Never, Ever Ask a Birth Parent

Just because you can ask about something doesn’t mean that you should. Here, find some of the most common questions birth parents get and why you should refrain from asking them.

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