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The agency you choose to adopt with will ultimately impact your entire adoption experience. For more than 30 years, American Adoptions has focused on ensuring birth mothers and adoptive families have the best experience during this life-changing process. This is what separates American Adoptions from other domestic adoption agencies in the United States.

With so many adoption agencies to choose from, determining the best match for your adoption journey can seem like an impossible task – but it doesn’t have to be. For over 30 years, American Adoptions has helped create over 13,000 families, and we are certain we can help you as well.

As a full-service, licensed national domestic adoption agency, American Adoptions focuses on ethical adoptions and providing the best experience for everyone involved. Below, you will learn just some of the benefits we offer that separate us from other agencies in the United States.

Anytime you have questions or would like to speak with an adoption coordinator, fill out this online form to schedule a free consultation. In the meantime, continue reading to learn more about the benefits of adopting through our agency.

What Separates American Adoptions?

Choosing adoption to start or grow your family is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. You deserve a brighter future, and we want to ensure you have a trusted professional by your side throughout every step of the process.  When you choose an unlicensed professional or a smaller agency with limited resources, you are opening yourself up to various risks – which can end up costing you valuable time and money.

American Adoptions helps eliminate risks through the following benefits.

Why Choose Us
Over Other Agencies?

  • Honest wait times
  • 12x the marketing of competitors
  • Financially protected
  • Over 13,000 families

Learn more about the advantages of choosing American Adoptions, here.

Honest Wait Times

Whether you have known adoption was always your path or have had years of failed pregnancies and are deciding to explore adoption, you don't deserve to wait forever to become a family. 

One of the most significant contributing factors to increased or decreased wait times is the amount of marketing an agency does for hopeful adoptive families. When you choose adoption, in order to have a successful placement, a birth mother must select your family as the family she wants to place her baby with.

Women considering adoption view adoptive family profiles via websites, social media, and when their specialist sends them potential matches. The more visibility a family has, the better their chances of being matched with a birth mother.

You benefit from low wait times because we have more marketing reach than other leading agencies in the United States. Take this link to learn more about wait times and how we compare to other professionals.

Licensed Professionals

Adoption is truly a life-changing decision and process – a process full of steps, legalities, and emotions. American Adoptions is independently monitored and reviewed as a licensed agency to ensure all practices are honest and ethical. Our focus is on the overall experience for everyone involved, which is why many other agencies have come and gone, but we have continued to help create families for over 30 years. 

Because not all agencies are licensed, some will promise the moon, knowing they cannot deliver even a fraction of what they offer. Being licensed means American Adoptions follows every state’s laws and provides a truthful and reliable experience to everyone pursuing adoption with our agency.

Did You Know?

Unlicensed agencies can lie about their costs and fees, wait time estimates, and much more.


No licensing or regulation puts you at risk of falling victim to adoption scams, causing you to lose time and money.

Financial Protection

While nobody likes to think about it, unfortunately, adoption disruptions sometimes occur. If you choose the wrong agency, what is already an emotionally challenging time can quickly become financially difficult.

We make sure that a disruption doesn’t drain your adoption budget by providing financial protection.

100% of families who adopt with our agency are financially protected if a disruption does occur. These families have the option to apply what they have already spent toward a new opportunity or to be refunded. Since 2009, this program has saved families more than $4.6 million. 

You can move through your adoption with peace of mind knowing that your best interests are protected while we help you start or grow your family.

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These are just a few benefits separating American Adoptions from other agencies. To learn more about what makes our agency the best choice for your adoption, fill out this online form to speak with a coordinator.

You deserve the best adoption process -- let American Adoptions be the one to help you reach your dreams of parenthood.

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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.

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