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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.

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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 19, 2018

4 People I’m Grateful for in My Adoption Journey

Not a single day has passed on my adoption journey where I didn’t feel loved, accepted and supported by these four people in my life. Words can never fully express my gratitude.

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November 16, 2018

How You Can Celebrate National Adoption Day

National Adoption Day is a great opportunity to celebrate adoption. Here’s how you can join in 2018!

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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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