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“What does adoption mean to a child?”

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Complete the adoption info form below, and our Adoption Specialists will be able to assist with your individual needs or questions regarding adoption and let you know how our agency can help you.

Completing the form simply means you want to receive adoption information. It does not obligate you to choose adoption. All information will be kept strictly confidential. You can read our privacy policy here.

Upon completing the form, you will receive our free Guide for Pregnant Women Considering Adoption. The guide explains the adoption process, shares insights from others who have been through the adoption process and explains how adopted children feel about being adopted.

Our Adoption Specialists are available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Simply call 1-800-236-7846 for free adoption information.

American Adoptions is only able to assist those residing in the United States.

Please choose the following options:*

I am just looking for general information at this time.
I would like to discuss the next step in making an adoption plan for my baby.
I would like to select and/or begin speaking with an adoptive family.
I would like to speak to an American Adoptions staff member as soon as possible.

Adoption Services Available (check all that apply)

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Contact Information

Your Name*:
first name
middle name
last name
Email
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U.S. Phone
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phone number
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OK to Text (SMS)?    
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Current Address:
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Your Date of Birth*:

Pregnancy and Support

Due Date:
  (or Birth Date if the baby's born)
or Weeks Along:
Multiple Birth?
Baby's Gender:      
Your Race*:
Birth Father's Race*:
If you think your baby has Native American heritage, please click here to read important information.

If you would like to continue to fill out more information please click the button below. By completing some additional information, we will be able to provide you with more relevant assistance.



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or contact us at 1-800-ADOPTION (236-7846) now

All information will be kept strictly confidential. Read our privacy policy here

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is American Adoptions the right adoption agency choice for many birth mothers?

American Adoptions is one of the largest licensed adoption agencies in the United States. Each year, we work with thousands of women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy and offer assistance to these women. Our large, caring staff is able to assist you seven days a week and provide you with one-on-one counseling about your pregnancy and available options.

You should choose an adoption agency where you feel completely comfortable with their services and staff. With American Adoptions, you will work with an Adoption Specialist who is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Adoption Specialist will be your advocate and will provide support and guidance as you create an adoption plan that is right for you.

How will the family tell my child about me and the adoption when my child is older?

Each family has their own style of introducing adoption to the child. When you are matched with an adoptive family, you can ask them this question. If you would like your Adoption Specialist to discuss it for you, just let her know. He or she can share your wishes or provide good ideas from other adoptive families.

You will also be able to share what you want your baby to know about you. You can complete a keepsake booklet to share hobbies, stories, photos of you and your family and a letter to your baby. The adoptive family can provide this to your child as he or she grows older. Be as creative as you like! Some birth mothers have even knitted a special blanket as a gift to their baby or given a similar symbol of their love.

The father of your baby can fill out the birth father's keepsake booklet or write a letter too. You may have other family members who would also like to share photos or a letter to the baby. This is your opportunity to pass on your and your family's love and to share your personality, history and reasons for choosing adoption. The adoptive family will treasure whatever information you provide and will share it with the baby at an appropriate age. In most adoptive homes, the word adoption is in the child's vocabulary early on, and adoption is celebrated in their lives.

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