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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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November 11, 2019

Debating Between Adoption and Surrogacy? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Trying to decide between adoption and surrogacy as your path to parenthood? Here are 5 questions you should ask yourself to help you determine which is right for you.

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November 8, 2019

World Adoption Day 2019

This November 9th, how can you support and bring awareness to World Adoption Day? Here are some ways to draw attention to the cause for World Adoption Day 2019, and ways to celebrate and honor your connection to adoption on this day, and every day.

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November 4, 2019

50 Ways to Celebrate Adoption Month

Throughout the month of November, we celebrate National Adoption Month by honoring stories, sharing facts and raising awareness. Here are 50 ways to celebrate National Adoption Month 2019, and all year round, no matter what your connection to adoption is.

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