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National Study Shows Domestic Infant Adoption Remains Steady

National Study Shows Domestic Infant Adoption Remains Steady There are some interesting statistics recently released from The National Council for Adoption (NCFA). According to their National Adoption Data study: Adoption: By the Numbers, adoption rates have fallen in the U.S. from 133,737 in 2007 to 11,373 in 2014. The decline can be attributed to intercountry adoptions, which account for more [...] Read more

Adoption Options: Is Local Better?

Adoption Options: Is Local Better? If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and considering your adoption options, you may ask yourself “Is it better to choose an adoption agency near me?” In many cases, local IS better. “Shopping local” and supporting local businesses is a great way to support your community. When choosing an adoption agency to work with, however, location is not the most [...] Read more

Calling All Young Aspiring Artists!

We are looking for the cover drawing for A Baby Step Adoption's 2016 Holiday Card! Enter our Holiday Art Contest between December 5 and December 20, 2016 for a chance to win! The winner will receive a $100 Target Gift Card, perfect for holiday shopping, and will be featured on the front of this year's A Baby Step holiday card. You'll also get a cameo on our website - www.ababystepadoption.com. [...] Read more

Pregnant? Scared? One of our Birthmothers Shares her Experience with Adoption

Pregnant? Scared? One of our Birthmothers Shares her Experience with Adoption Facing an unplanned pregnancy is extremely stressful for a young woman. You are probably feeling scared and overwhelmed, not sure what to do next. Although many people in your life probably have an opinion on what you should do, you likely feel alone. You may be torn between keeping the baby, giving your baby a home [...] Read more

5 Things You Must Do BEFORE Placement

5 Things You Must Do BEFORE Placement We get it. Once you have decided to adopt a child, it is natural to want to speed up the adoption process. Every adoptive family wants to feel their baby in the arms as soon as possible, and luckily with A Baby Step Adoption, there typically isn’t a long wait to become a parent. Our average time until match is under six months. That being said, there are [...] Read more

Birthmother Benefits

Birthmother Benefits For a birthmother considering adoption, it is crucial to have support during and after the pregnancy. There are things you should know and expect when it comes to placing your child for adoption. It is your child, your choice, and ultimately, your decision to choose adoption. Here are some of your birthmother benefits and expenses you should know about if you’re a birthmother [...] Read more

Resources for Birthparents

Resources for Birthparents Whether you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and trying to decide if giving up your baby for adoption is the right choice for you or you are post placement in need of some assistance, it can be helpful to know what local resources you can count on to assist you. Over the years, we have referred our birthmothers to many of these wonderful local organizations. We thought [...] Read more

Adoption Book Library

Adoption Book Library When deciding if adoption or surrogacy is the right choice for you, it's natural to want to read and research everything you can about the topics. We have taken some time to compile a selection of books that we hope you find useful as you go on your path to parenthood. We've broken them down by general books about adoption and surrogacy to picture books you can share with [...] Read more

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