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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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March 22, 2019

What Video Games Get Right and Wrong About Adoption

Modern video games continue to simulate real‐life experiences every year. But what about going so far as recreating an adoption? While there are only a few options, find out what the best games with adoption elements are here and what to keep an eye out for if you’re looking for a realistic experience.

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March 18, 2019

How My Family Discusses Adoption

Adoption is a word of love in our home. Birth mother is a word of courage. “Placing” your child, instead of “giving” your child away, is taught and enforced. Family is a word not just about blood, but an open heart. Sister is a word of pride. Words matter, and teaching my children the appropriate adoption language is the seed to change.

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March 15, 2019

What No One Tells You Before Starting the Adoption Process

With all of the red tape we worked to get through and help we received to get there, we still found ourselves gaining wisdom through our experiences from some of the things no one tells you before you start the adoption process.

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