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The American Adoptions Advantage

Top Ten Reasons Why Families Choose American Adoptions

  1. American Adoptions' national marketing program gives families exposure to pregnant women throughout the United States, which provides shorter waiting times for adoptive families.
  2. American Adoptions is a licensed domestic adoption agency in seven states (Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Kansas and Missouri) however, we can provide adoption services to birth parents and adoptive families adopting anywhere in the United States.
  3. American Adoptions is involved in over 300 domestic adoptions annually, which means you are choosing an adoption agency that has unparalleled experience in the adoption process.
  4. At American Adoptions, a majority of our adoptions are of healthy Caucasian newborns or infants.
  5. The Adoption Resource Center of American Adoptions networks with hundreds of adoption professionals throughout the United States. By networking with other adoption professionals and agencies, we increase the exposure of our adoptive families to adoption situations.
  6. Currently, 75 percent of American Adoptions' families adopt within our estimated wait times.
  7. American Adoptions is a full-service adoption agency that is with you from start to finish, throughout the entire adoption process.
  8. American Adoptions provides very extensive counseling both before and after every adoption to all of our birth parents. Our adoption specialists are available to our birth parents 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 1-800-ADOPTION.
  9. American Adoptions has a large staff with personal adoption experiences, including actual adoptees, adoptive parents and birth parents on staff.
  10. American Adoptions follows the safest legal avenues. We utilize only the best adoption attorneys in each state with the most extensive adoption experience.

Adoption Home Study

Adoption Home Study Process

Learn what a home study is and why you need one to adopt a child.

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Home Study Questions and Answers

While adoption home studies vary slightly from agency to agency and state to state, there are several key elements that are almost always included in every home study.

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Home Studies: State by State

Find a qualified professional in your state to complete your home study.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do we need to retain our own attorney?

No, American Adoptions has established relationships with some of the best adoption attorneys in the nation. Because adoption laws vary from state to state and between counties, it is important to utilize the services of an adoption attorney who specializes in the state where the adoption will finalize, which is unknown until you match with an expectant mother. You have the right to retain your own attorney, but doing so may be an additional, unnecessary expense.

Can we choose the gender of our baby?

American Adoptions does not allow gender specificity in adoption. Any family who wishes to be gender-specific in their adoption should contact us at 1-800-ADOPTION and ask about the possibility of an exception waiver before taking any other steps toward adoption with our agency. Any families who do receive an exception to be gender-specific may also incur an additional fee, which helps cover the additional advertising costs of such a request.

Please note that gender specificity will likely increase your wait time significantly.

Additional Resources

Adoption Newsletter

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Famous Adoptions

Learn which famous Hollywood actors, sports stars, politicians and other icons have been touched by adoption.

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Adoption Glossary

Do adoption terms and phrases leave you feeling confused? Learn the meaning to key adoption words and phrases with our comprehensive adoption glossary.

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