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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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What's New at American Adoptions?

November 15, 2019

How to Talk to a Potential Birth Mother About Her Adoption Plan

Whether you’re a friend or family member of a woman who is making an adoption plan, or you’re the adoptive family she’s chosen, you don’t want to accidentally say the wrong thing. Here are some tips to help:

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November 13, 2019

Recap: “This is Us” Addresses Complications of Birth Parent Relationships

Our favorite adoption TV show dropped another important lesson in this week’s episode. Did you miss it? Read our recap here.

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November 11, 2019

Debating Between Adoption and Surrogacy? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Trying to decide between adoption and surrogacy as your path to parenthood? Here are 5 questions you should ask yourself to help you determine which is right for you.

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