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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?

September 28, 2020

10 Ways to Save Money for Adoption

Saving money for your adoption can be tough. But we’ve got some tips to help you set aside the money you’ll need, and general advice for financing your path to parenthood.

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September 25, 2020

5 Things Transracial Adoptees Are Tired of Hearing

Adoptee Ramya lists the comments and questions she’s heard over and over — and explains why seemingly innocent remarks can have such an impact.

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September 21, 2020

6 Months Later: A COVID-19 Update from American Adoptions

Our agency has received a lot of questions over the last six months about COVID-19. So, with a bit more pandemic experience under our belts, we want to update you on how we’re working toward safe and successful adoption journeys.

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