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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?

January 14, 2019

Should I Adopt Again?

Adopting a second time is a big decision, and there are plenty of things to consider. Here are some of the most important questions you can ask to get started on this life-changing choice.

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January 11, 2019

When Kids Say Hurtful Things in Adoption

There may be moments when your child shouts somethings that is a total punch in the gut. How can you respond when your kids say hurtful things? Even though it may not feel like it, moments that hurt can become opportunities for healing.

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January 7, 2019

One Couple’s Journey to Complete Their Family with American Adoptions

Although they already had two biological children when they started their adoption journey, Jay and Tiffany knew adoption was the perfect choice for making themselves a family of five. Here, Jay recounts their story through their adoption process to meet their perfect baby girl, Ashley.

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