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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 13, 2019

Women’s Friendship Day: Strengthening Friendships in Open Adoption

How do two women who share a common interest, their child, develop a friendship and allow it to flourish for the sake the child and everyone involved? What can it look like for a birth mother and an adoptive mother to celebrate their friendship because of the love that brought them together?

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September 12, 2019

Our Back-to-School Photo Contest Winners!

Congrats to the winners of the 2019 American Adoptions Back-to-School Photo Contest! Find out who they are here.

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September 9, 2019

Should We Decorate a Nursery During Our Wait to Adopt?

During your wait to adopt, is it a good or bad idea to start decorating your baby’s nursery? Read about the pros and cons of each decision here.

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