Adoption Information & Resources

Researching adoption information or just want to learn more about adoption? From the different types of adoption professionals to the types of adoption and adoption costs, the adoption world is a vast one.

Adoption Information & Resources Articles

Adoption Services - What's Required, What's Recommended

With so many different adoption professionals offering so many different programs and services, prospective birth mothers and adoptive parents often wonder what adoption services are available to them, which ones they need, and who can truly offer the best services to help them achieve their adoption goals.

Open Adoption

“Open adoption” has always been a well-known and often-used term when talking about adoption, but what does it really mean?

Considering Your Adoption Options

The choices you make, from the type of adoption you pursue to the types of adoption situations you are open, help shape the course of your adoption, and ultimately, your family.

When is Adoption Free?

Whether you are a woman considering placing a child for adoption or a family interested in adopting a child, you may be wondering the scenarios in which an adoption is free.

Can Same-Sex Couples Adopt?

Today’s families are more diverse than ever, especially in the world of adoption — transracial, multicultural, same-sex and single parent families are all often created through adoption.

Adoption Costs and Fees

The cost of adoption is often the most asked about topic when people contact our agency. With questions about medical costs, legal fees and other adoption costs, many wonder if they can even afford to choose adoption.

What is Independent Adoption?

It is up to you to decide if the lower cost of an independent adoption makes up for the responsibilities placed on you to find a match and ultimately finalize an adoption.

Do Orphanages Still Exist in America?

While there are still many children in need of permanent adoptive homes, today’s domestic adoptions no longer involve traditional orphanages. Instead, U.S. orphanages have been replaced with an improved foster care system and private adoption agencies like American Adoptions.

National Adoption Agency

There are many types of adoption professionals that offer a wide range of adoption services – including adoption law firms, adoption law centers, adoption facilitators and local and national adoption agencies.A national adoption agency is an adoption agency that services birth parents and adoptive families throughout the U.S. and in some cases, abroad. American Adoptions is one of the nation's largest national adoption agencies and is licensed in several states.

Social Media and Adoption

When using social media, it’s important to remember that the adoption process is not only your story, but your child’s story, and the way you tell that story could impact all parties involved.

Transracial Adoption

Transracial adoption is when an adoptive family adopts a child that is of a different race. The adoption process has become a much more open process and families no longer feel the need to conceal the fact that their son or daughter is adopted. Because of this openness, adoptive families don’t feel they need to adopt a child that “looks like them” or comes from the same ethnic background that they do. They do not have concerns about ethnicity; they merely want to become a family.

Adoption Programs

The types of adoption programs offered by an adoption agency can vary depending on the agency’s resources, expertise and licenses. American Adoptions encourages families and birth parents to research each agency and program thoroughly to find the best adoption program for them.

Benefits of Adoption

The following explains how adoption benefits the adoptive triad collectively as well as individually.

Adoption Opportunities

Adoption provides children countless opportunities, but none are possible without biggest opportunity of all - the opportunity to be adopted.

Infertility Story

Jerry and Lisa’s struggles with infertility were not big enough to keep them from their ultimate dream of becoming parents.

Unwanted Pregnancy

An unwanted pregnancy can derail a young woman’s plans almost instantly, but she shouldn’t lose hope as there are many people who can help.

Crisis Pregnancy

A crisis pregnancy can define a woman’s life by the way she handles the situation. Does she put herself before her child, or her child before herself?

Famous Adoptions

Visit our blog to share your thoughts about your favorite celebrity who has been adopted or involved in adoption or view our Famous Adoptees Infographic.

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  • The Adoption process: Step by Step

    There are seven basic steps of the adoption process - call American Adoptions today at 1-800-ADOPTION to learn more.

  • What if the birth father doesn't agree?

    Learn more about what happens if the birth father is not supportive of adoption.

  • Birth Mother Stories

    Adoption stories from mothers who placed their baby for adoption. Learn more about adoption from the unique perspective of mothers who have lovingly chosen to create an adoption plan.

  • Why is American Adoptions the right adoption agency choice for many birth mothers?

    American Adoptions is one of the largest licensed adoption agencies in the United States. We work with thousands of women each year facing an unplanned pregnancy and offer assistance to women in need. Our large, caring staff is able to assist you 7 days a week and provide you with one-on-one counseling about your pregnancy and the options available to you.

  • How much information about the family will be shared with me?

    You can share however much or little information about yourself as you feel comfortable sharing. The adoptive family will know your first name, your last name (but only once the child is placed in their care), your medical history and the state that you live in.

  • How will the family tell my child about me and the adoption when my child is older?

    This is a question that can only be answered by the individual family. Each family has their own style of how to introduce the adoption to the child. When you are matched with your adoptive family, you can ask this question to them. If you would like your Adoption Specialist to discuss it with them for you, just let her know.

  • Teen Pregnancy - Information for Young Women

    While not every woman who chooses adoption is a young mother, many are. Through adoption, many young women have found an ability to give their babies the best life possible, while finding the opportunity to realize their own dreams, as well. Call American Adoptions today at 1-800-ADOPTION.

  • 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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