close menu

“What does adoption
mean to a child?”

Watch Video
Call 1-800-ADOPTION Call 1-800-ADOPTION 1-800-ADOPTION Contact us anytime, an adoption professional is here to help An adoption professional is here to help Free Info

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.

24 / 7

We're Always Available

Adoption specialists are available 24 hours a day to offer free counseling and support to pregnant women considering adoption.

1 +

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.

1 +

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.

View More Waiting Familes
USA Today National Public Radio NPR Lawrence Journal World Infant Adoption Guide

What's New at American Adoptions?

July 19, 2019

10 Open Adoption Fears — And How to Conquer Them

Birth parents and adoptive parents have fears about open adoption. Most of the time, these fears come from believing myths about what open adoption is really like. Here are some of the most common concerns, and how to conquer them.

Read the Story
July 15, 2019

5 Tips for Adoptive Parents Attending Prenatal Appointments

The ability to attend a prenatal appointment with your prospective birth mother is rare. This is an amazing opportunity and important moment in your adoption journey. Here are five things to consider.

Read the Story
July 12, 2019

Should We Adopt Our Child’s Biological Sibling?

What happens when you are contacted, by the agency or by the birth mother personally, about adopting your child’s biological sibling? Here are several important factors to consider.

Read the Story