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    If you're facing an unintended pregnancy or have recently given birth, we're here for you with free and confidential all-options counseling, resources, and support. Call our pregnancy counselors 24/7 at 800-439-0233.

    I Want to Adopt

    I Want to Adopt

    Browse our network of adoption services including infant and foster care adoption, home studies, and post-adoption support.

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    I Need Post-Adoption Support

    Explore our network of services including specialized counseling and support groups that help to stabilize and improve behavioral health symptoms.

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Looking for Adoptions Together or FamilyWorks Together? New name, same us. Here’s why!

Helping You on Your Adoption Journey, Every Step of the Way

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Navigate Your Adoption Journey

I’m Pregnant

I’m Pregnant

If you are facing an unintended pregnancy or have recently given birth, we are here for you. We offer free and confidential counseling, resources, and support. You have the right to know all of your options with compassionate, unbiased guidance. Call pregnancy counselors 24/7 at 800-439-0233. You can also send us a chat from this page and email us today. Tenemos recursos y consejería en español.

I Want to Adopt

I Want to Adopt

No matter where you are in your journey, Adoptions Together, a program of Paths for Families, offers compassionate services that build life-long connections. We have over 30 years of experience bringing together and supporting thousands of families through infant adoption services, foster care adoption services, home studies, and post-adoption support.

I Need Post-Adoption Support

I Need Post-Adoption Support

No matter where you are in your post-adoption journey, we have a network of services ready to meet you and your family's needs. Our expertise in trauma-informed, adoption-competent counseling services can help to stabilize, support, and improve behavioral health symptoms resulting in long-term positive outcomes.

Families can take many forms

We treat everyone with the understanding, kindness, and respect that we believe all humans deserve. This is the compass that guides us in our work, putting human dignity and ethical practices at the forefront of everything we do for children, families, and their communities so they can genuinely feel that they are not alone on this journey.  We are a licensed adoption provider in Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia.

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We could have opted to wait for a healthier child, but what would that mean for Nolan? There was a child in front of us in need of a home and parents. Whatever the challenges, and with the support of Adoptions Together, we knew we could find a way to make it work. And we are so glad we took that leap. The Detwiler Family

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Paths for Families has really been great for us every step of the way. Meet the Burden-Pate-Bickel Family

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The support that Paths for Families gives in comparison to other agencies is second to none from day one—you’re going to have a resource all the way through, every step of the way. Empowerment Through Advocacy: Jara and Mo's Story

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The phone call with his birth father showed him how impactful expanding his idea of family could be, and Sean knew how many opportunities for connection lay in store for him. Sean's Path

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Waiting Family, Sika

Sika

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Waiting Family, Rachel

Rachel

Washington, DC Loves Reading

The Heart Gallery

Explore Our Heart Gallery and Build Lifelong Family Connections

With over 100,000 children in the foster care system hoping to find their forever families, it's through the efforts of our larger community, including you, that they will be able to find homes filled with love, safety, and stability.

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Heart Gallery Child, Tiffany

Tiffany

Outgoing & Kind Enjoys Coloring

Find Your Network of Support & More

Paths for Families offers a network of services that support and stabilize families and adoptees through counseling, support groups, resources, and educational trainings.

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Every Child, Every Family, Every Step of the Way

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RSVP for upcoming trainings, fundraising events, and more! Our annual golf tournament, Swing Into Action for Kids, is coming up on June 20 at Turf Valley Resort.