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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 positive turning point in your life when facing an unplanned pregnancy. It’s understandable to feel anxious, overwhelmed or even afraid, but there are several benefits of choosing a brighter future through adoption.

First, 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 many different reasons, and we work with hundreds of prospective birth parents yearly. Across the board, these are three of the most common benefits of adoption they say changed their lives:

1. A Loving Family for Your Baby

“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. You'll search through profiles to find the perfect match based on your preferences and visions of the ideal family.

You will also control the amount of contact you have with the family and what form of contact you feel most comfortable using. This can include:

  • Email
  • Text
  • Phone calls
  • Video chat
  • Mediated contact through your adoption specialist
  • In-person meetings

Click here to look at waiting family profiles today.

2. Financial Assistance for Rent and Bills

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 allows you to focus on your pregnancy and getting to know the adoptive family, knowing your rent and bills are taken care of. Click here to learn how much assistance you can receive in your state.

3. A Brighter Future for You and Your Child

An unplanned and unwanted pregnancy can derail your life plans. This is one of the most challenging surprises you'll face, and it may feel like you've lost control of your future.

Adoption is a way to take back control of your life and choose a brighter future for you and your child.

Your adoption plan is the blueprint for your entire experience and allows you to focus on your relationship with the family while your adoption specialist handles the ins and outs of the adoption process in the background.

While your specialist completes the necessary steps, you get to build a foundation for a lifelong relationship with the family and begin to visualize the wonderful, loving life your child will live.

Adoption also allows you to improve your life and focus on your dreams and goals.

As you further your bond with the family in whatever capacity you feel appropriate, you can feel confident knowing you made the right decision and found the perfect home for your child.

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 create a brighter future for you and your child.

Contact us today to speak to an adoption specialist and experience the numerous benefits of choosing adoption.

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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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