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Benefits of Adoption

Adoption means a loving family for your baby, financial assistance during and after pregnancy, and the ability to take back control of your life in the face of an unplanned pregnancy. All of this is possible with free help and support from a licensed adoption agency.

Choosing adoption can be a turning point in your life. The position you’re in is one of the most challenging ordeals anyone could face. And it’s understandable to feel anxious, overwhelmed or even afraid.

But here is what we want you to know: You are not alone, and adoption can be a way to put your life back on track.

Women from all walks of life choose adoption for so many different reasons, and we work with hundreds of prospective birth parents every year. Across the board, these are three of the most common benefits of adoption they say changed their lives:

1. Financial Assistance for Birth Parents

You are eligible for adoption financial assistance that can include:

  • Rent
  • Groceries
  • Utilities
  • Transportation
  • And more

Your adoption specialist will work within your state’s laws to ensure you receive the most adoption financial assistance possible. Removing financial stress can make your situation much better. Click here to learn how much assistance you can receive in your state.

2. A Loving Family for Your Baby

Choosing adoption is a courageous decision. We know that any prospective birth parent creates their adoption plan because they love their child. They want their baby to have a life filled with love and opportunity.

“Adoption means you have two families. One is the family that gave you life, and the other is the family that gave you a home. Because of adoption, I am special.” — Mia, adoptee. Watch her story here.

Through adoption, you can find an amazing family for your baby. Think of the life you want for them, and then think of the type of family who can provide that life. Because we work with hundreds of families from all across the country, we can help you find the family you’re thinking of.

Click here to look at waiting family profiles today.

3. Control of Your Life

An unplanned and unwanted pregnancy can derail your life plans. This is one of the most challenging surprises life can throw your way, and it may feel like your life as you knew it is over.

Adoption is a way to take back control of your life.

When you create an adoption plan, you’re in charge. You’re empowered to choose the type of adoption you want to have, the family you want to pick, the way you want your hospital stay to go, and how you want to move forward after the process is over.

You Can Experience the Benefits of Adoption

Through financial assistance, your immediate needs can be met. Through choosing an amazing family, your baby will always be loved. And through creating an adoption plan, your future is in your hands so that you can build the life you want.

Contact us today to speak to an adoption specialist and get started with your adoption plan.

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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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