Adoption is a positive choice that has changed many lives around the world. According to adoption research, more than 100 million Americans (about a third of the U.S. population!) have been touched by adoption in some way. Whether neighbors or relatives, friends or colleagues, or even ourselves personally, most of us know at least one person who has been touched by adoption (and experienced the benefits of adoption) in their lifetime.
This is because adoption is more common than it once was, and has evolved over the years. In the past, many adoptions were kept secret. Often, children did not know they were adopted. Most did not know anything about their biological parents, and vice versa. Today, adoption is much more open. Birth parents can choose a loving family to raise their baby. Adoptive parents have the option to meet and develop a relationship with their child’s birth mom. Adopted children can grow up understanding more about their biological history and roots.
Adoptions With Love is a non-profit, private, open adoption agency. Every day, we get to witness the beautiful (and often unexpected) relationships that blossom from adoption. We place babies with awaiting parents who have always dreamed of becoming parents, but who maybe could not have children biologically. We see little ones grow up in safe and loving homes and hear from adoptees who are now in college or have successful careers. We also hear from birth mothers who made adoption plans over 30 years ago, who are now in happy families and stable careers of their own.
This is just a glimpse into the many benefits that adoption can bring to you. Adoptions With Love has created this guide to highlight adoption’s many benefits: for expectant mothers, birth parents, children, and adoptive families. We hope that by reading about the positive effects of adoption, you can make the most positive decision for you and your family.