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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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February 22, 2019

My Heart is Full: An Adoption Reunion Story

Seventeen years had passed since I looked into those bright eyes and smelled that sweet scent. The world stopped, nothing else moved, no other breath exhaled except hers and mine. Two beacons that had been calling to each other for years had finally found one another.

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February 18, 2019

What Happens After an Adoption Disruption?

Adoption disruptions can be challenging. Navigating the emotional recovery alone is difficult, but what about the practical issues that follow? What are the next steps and what happens to the funds you’ve already invested?

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February 15, 2019

How I Talk to My (Biological) Kids About Adoption

When you are trying to explain your adoption decision to your child, what do you say and how much detail should you include? How can you approach the process in a way your child will accept and understand?

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