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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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Is 2021 Your Year to Adopt?

2020 changed life as we know it in almost every way — including creating new challenges in the adoption world. But, despite it all, the birth and adoptive families of American Adoptions persevered, and will continue to do so. Is 2021 your year to adopt?

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