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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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November 12, 2018

3 Simple Ways to Lift Up Youth Voices this National Adoption Month

If you are an adoptive parent, here are three simple things you can do this National Adoption Month to support adoptees in sharing their stories — and to learn from what they have to say.

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November 9, 2018

Why We’re Celebrating World Adoption Day

My family will be sharing our smiley face posts on World Adoption Day because we are in the middle of the adoption process right now. The smiley face for us embodies so much of our life’s journey over the past year and so much of what is to come.

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November 5, 2018

5 Ways for Birth Parents to Help Normalize Adoption

Adoption is becoming a more and more “normal” method to build a family, but it’s still one that a large percentage of the population doesn’t quite understand. As a birth parent, you have a unique perspective to let those around you know how great adoption can be.

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