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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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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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January 20, 2020

How to Involve Your Extended Family in Your Adoption Journey

If you’re placing a child for adoption, you might want to bring your parents, siblings or other relatives into the journey. But, how can you do so in a positive and supportive way?

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January 17, 2020

Dealing with Anger After an Adoption Disruption

The words “adoption disruption” can strike fear into the heart of any hopeful parent. It’s the scenario everyone wants to avoid. But, it’s important to talk about adoption disruptions and how to handle the fallout. Here are some helpful tips for dealing with anger after a disruption.

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January 13, 2020

10 Unique Strengths that Birth Parents Have

Choosing adoption benefits more than just the adoptee — it also helps a birth parent develop certain strengths and personal characteristics. Find out what they are here.

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