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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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When you start your adoption journey, you’ll need to have a support team behind you every step of the way. But, how do you know who to include?

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January 24, 2020

How to Talk to Your Pediatrician About Adoption

Not all pediatricians are experienced with adoptees and adoption. So, how should you talk about this important subject with your child’s doctor? We’ve offered some helpful hints and suggestions in this guide.

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January 20, 2020

How to Involve Your Extended Family in Your Adoption Journey

If you’re placing a child for adoption, you might want to bring your parents, siblings or other relatives into the journey. But, how can you do so in a positive and supportive way?

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