Over 150 years ago adoption officially became legal in the United States, and has continually evolved to better serve the best interests of both birth mothers and adoptive families. Today, through the magic of adoption over 135,000 children are adopted in America every year from foster care, private domestic agencies, family members, and foreign countries. The following are a few key statistics about adoption that should encourage you:
- 1 out of every 25 US families with children have an adopted child
- 5 million Americans have considered adoption
- The US adopts more children than any other country
- 40% of adopted children are of a different race, culture, or ethnicity than one or both of their adoptive parents
While we believe adoption to be a great option and wanted to highlight a few key thoughts to help you in the decision process.
- Giving a child a better shot in life (functional family, siblings etc…)
Since you personally can select the functional family your baby will be joining, you’re enabling them to have all the nurturing love, support, and care to guide them into adulthood. They may even get to experience the fun of having siblings! The friendship and bond built between siblings is irreplaceable.
- For the Family that Adopts
Families seek adoption for many reasons: some see it as their civic or religious duty to grow their family with an adoptive baby, others are unable to conceive their own biological baby, and others want to give a baby an opportunity at a wonderful life. All reasons being completely valid and part of the beauty that is adoption; the desire to give a baby a healthy and wonderful life.
- Adoption is a great alternative with an unplanned pregnancy
In some cases, a birth mother is a single teen parent struggling to provide for herself while working and attending school. For others, the parents are physically or emotionally unable to raise their baby. These parents sacrifice their parental rights in-order-to give a new and better life for their baby. To the relief of these parents, adoptive parents will bear the cost of medical care for the new birth and pay all expenses regarding the legal process. We hope to remind you that you’re not alone and there is no shame associated with wanting the very best for your baby, even if that means you’re not raising them. Loving families are ready and waiting to give your baby the best future possible. Learn more and speak with our agency staff members who are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at 1-800-626-4324. The Adoption Alliance is an adoption agency licensed to place children and infants for permanent adoption. The agency staff includes administrative staff, counselors, educators and social workers. Our goal is to build happy families and to assist all parties through the adoption process with professional, caring guidance. The birth mother, birth father or birth family chooses the adoptive parents for their baby through the adoption planning process. Although most of the cases involve infant adoptions, the staff places several older children for adoption each year. The agency handles several types of adoptions and has worked with adoptive parents living throughout the continental United States. We work directly with adoptive parents, attorneys, birth parents, social service agencies and social workers. We understand the adoption process will come with questions and concerns, and we encourage applicants to utilize our resources. Many adoptive applicants are represented by an attorney, with practices limited to adoption, who will provide guidance. Some adoptive parents attend seminars and/or are working closely with a social worker, adoption professional or facilitator. Still, there will be many questions throughout the adoption process. The agency staff welcomes any and all inquiries concerning the agency, its policies or the rules and regulations governing adoption. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, The Adoption Alliance is an adoption agency licensed to place infants and children for permanent adoption. Our agency staff includes counselors, educators, social workers, and administrative staff whose goal is to build happy families, and assist all parties through the adoption process with professional, caring guidance. The birth mother, birth father, or birth family is empowered to choose the adoptive parents for their baby. While most of our cases involve infant adoptions, several older children are given for adoption every year. Our agency handles different types of adoptions like open adoption, semi-open adoption and closed adoptions, and have worked with loving adoptive parents living throughout the continental United States. Additionally, we work directly with adoptive parents, attorneys, birth parents, social service agencies, and social workers to place children in the best homes so they’ll be provided the brightest future. We fully understand the adoption process will come with questions and concerns, and so we encourage our clients to utilize our resources. Our agency staff welcomes all inquiries concerning our agency, its policies or the rules and regulations governing adoption. Contact us at any time, we are available 24/7. We hope you’ll move forward with Adoption Alliance, as we are committed to building family through concentrated, dedicated, and enduring love, rather than biology.