A Act of Love Adoption helps give children hope through the adoption process. With a special focus on domestic adoptions within the U.S., they strive to help find homes for infants and young children. As Act of Love Adoptions directs their efforts towards making a better life for children domestically, they understand the importance of working with birth parents and adoptive parents to create a harmonious relationship, one in which a child greatly benefits.
Statistics show that worldwide, between the years 1999 and 2011, there were approximately 233,934 adoptions. As predicted, most adoptions occur when a child is under the age of one-year. With overseas adoptions in China weighing heavily on adoption figures, more than 146,516 children were female and only 87,415 were male.
Astonishingly, more than 423,000 children within the U.S. do not have homes and more than 115,000 of that number are available for adoption. Sadly enough, more than 40-percent of these children will need to be in foster care for more than three years before being adopted by a permanent family. In 2004, international adoptions peaked at 22,990 and in 2009 statistics showed it had declined to a mere 12,700 children.
While adopting a child may not be inexpensive, it gives a home to a child that is already born and in need of a healthy, thriving family. Public agencies are the most inexpensive route for adopting a child, costing no more than $2,500. Licensed private agencies, independent adoption groups, facilitated and unlicensed adoptions and international adoptions are more expensive, costing between $5,000 and upwards of $40,000. However, how can someone put a price on the value of human life – especially an innocent child that simply needs a loving mother and father to provide care, guidance and acceptance in a difficult world?
The top five foreign countries that allow U.S. adoptions include China, Ethiopia, Russia, South Korea and Ukraine. However, due to recent political tensions and human rights violation accusations, Russia officially withdraws their open adoption policy with the U.S. effective January 1 and will not permit Americans to adopt Russian babies.
The top states for adoptions, largely based on population, include California, Texas, New York, Illinois and Florida. Adopting a child not only gives the gift of American freedom, but also opens an entire world of possibilities and advantages that may have otherwise been unavailable to a disadvantaged child.
About A Act of Love
Since 1993, A Act of Love Adoptions has been striving to offer services to birth mothers and adoptive families, ultimately resulting in many successful infant adoptions.
They offer birth mothers free adoption services, medical assistance, legal aid, financial assistance, furnished housing, living accommodations, transportation, open and closed adoptions, meeting adoptive families, counseling, pregnancy support and post-placement support.
Adoptive parents have a short placement time with A Act of Love, are offered home studies, post-placement visits, interstate services, open and closed adoptions, adoption orientation classes, adoptive parenting classes, direct placements, legal services and counseling.