What are the best adoption agencies?

Adoption agencies help families in adopting children both local and international. Each child is matched to the right family based on both parties' needs and capacities. Here are some of the best domestic and international adoption agencies to help you build your family.

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    #1Bethany Christian Services

    Bethany Christian Services

    The Bethany organization is a Michigan-based Christian adoption agency. It specializes in matching children around the world with the right families. It also has support for women with unexpected pregnancies and for child refugee adoptions.

    Websites

    Free

    Martha Sandoval
    Written on May 15, 2019
    "my husband and i had been wanting children for some time but we were also aware of the many children out there that were unfortunate enough to not have families to grow up with. Bethany was an adoption agency near me so i checked it out. their comprehensive support programs convinced me upon first visit so we took the chance and now we have our little Amir with us."
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    #2Gladney Center for Adoption

    Gladney Center for Adoption

    Gladney's Center for Adoption is a domestic adoption service. Its home base is located in Fort Worth, Texas, but also has offices in other states. For families outside their jurisdiction, a cooperating home study is required.

    Websites

    Free

    James Banks
    Written on May 15, 2019
    "this is one of the best adoption agencies out there. i weighed my available options and ultimately decided on Gladney since it had a longstanding reputation. 125 years of service is nothing to sneeze at. while it is pricey (hence I gave it a 4), it's thanks to them that i now am taking care of my little Luna."
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    #3Nightlight Christian Adoptions

    Nightlight Christian Adoptions

    Nightlight is a Christian adoption agency based in Santa Ana, California, with additional offices in seven other states. Its Snowflake Embryo Adoption program allows families to either donate or receive embryos for fertilization.

    Websites

    Free

    Jason Newman
    Written on May 15, 2019
    "nightlight is one of the best christian adoption agencies out there since it's the only one we found that offered embryo donations and adoptions. the wife and i are glad that there was a way we could help other families out there in building their families."
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    #4Spence-Chapin

    Spence-Chapin

    Spence-Chapin is a nonprofit organization based with comprehensive adoption services and based in New York, New York. It has domestic and international adoptions, post-adoption support, and support for women with unplanned pregnancies.

    Websites

    Free

    Judy Castro
    Written on May 15, 2019
    "i was careless and wasn't ready to have a kid of my own. i was still in school when i got pregnant. that said, i didnt want to get an abortion as to me it felt unfair to the life growing inside me. instead of subjecting it to a cruel life, i decided to seek help and came across Spence-Chapin. they talked me through the process. i still get to see my son after classes and i'm thankful SC was able to find a family for him. one of the best adoption agencies for women like me."
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    #5Holt International

    Holt International

    Holt International is a Christian adoption agency with domestic and international services. Its headquarters is in Eugene, Oregon, with offices in several states. Its international work is based in several Asian countries, Ethiopia, and Haiti.

    Websites

    Free

    Margaret Fernandez
    Written on May 15, 2019
    "i'm a softie. i see people suffering or hurt, i wanna help, and my wife felt the same way. we stumbled upon Holt's website and were profoundly saddened by the state of children around the world. we knew we couldnt help all of them but we could help at least one. it took some time but we eventually took in a little Filipino girl by the name of Maria. we've been happy ever since."
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    #6All God's Children International

    All God's Children International

    All God's Children International is a Christian adoption agency for international adoptions. Its headquartered in Washington state and has offices in several other states. Its main focus is elevating care for orphans worldwide.

    Websites

    Free

    Susan Freeman
    Written on May 15, 2019
    "i'm not a parent and i don't expect to be one any time soon, but i am a volunteer for AGCI and i am amazed at the lengths they've gone and achieved. we've managed to help so many families around the world and i'm proud to be part of their efforts. definitely one of the best christian adoption agencies out there."
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    #7Hopscotch Adoptions

    Hopscotch Adoptions

    Hopscotch Adoptions is an adoption agency headquartered in Highpoint, North Carolina. It has a selection of adoption programs available from international adoptions to down syndrome adoptions, and adoption support for older parents.

    Websites

    Free

    Louis Smith
    Written on May 15, 2019
    "this in my opinion is the best international adoption agency out there simply because it's the only one i found with a down syndrom adoption program. i'm not gonna try and garner sympathy for it but the long and short of it is i availed of the program and it's an enlightening experience. i love and care for my little Dahlia, and i wouldn't have it any other way"
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    #8American Adoptions

    American Adoptions

    American Adoptions is a domestic adoption agency headquartered in Kansas and with offices in 49 states. It is one of the largest domestic adoption agencies in the U.S., completing over 300 adoptions every year.

    Websites

    Free

    Arjun Bose
    Written on May 15, 2019
    "my husband and i applied through this adoption agency since it was near us and had a decent reputation. while we eventually got a bundle of joy named Lina, it was a bit frustrating having to be on the waiting list for so long."

Summary

Best What are the best adoption agencies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Bethany Christian ServicesWebsites 16 Free
2Gladney Center for AdoptionWebsites 14 Free
3Nightlight Christian AdoptionsWebsites 10 Free
4Spence-ChapinWebsites 3 Free
5Holt InternationalWebsites 2 Free
6All God's Children InternationalWebsites 2 Free
7Hopscotch AdoptionsWebsites 1 Free
8American AdoptionsWebsites 1 Free
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