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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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May 24, 2019

Adoption and Surrogacy: Which Family-Building Option is Right for You?

There’s more than one way to start a family. Many families facing a diagnosis of infertility consider both adoption and surrogacy. Here is an honest comparison of the two options.

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May 20, 2019

5 Adoption Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

Adoption is a complex subject. There are so many perspectives and so much to learn. If you’re a big reader with an interest in adoption, these five page-turners will make the perfect addition to your summer reading list.

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May 17, 2019

What Birth Parents Really Want to See in Pictures in Letters

Your post‐adoption relationship is an exciting new step in your relationship with the birth parents. But, after signing your pictures and letters agreement, you may feel nervous about what to send. Here are our suggestions for what birth parents are really looking for.

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