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18
Jun

Father’s Day Photo Contest Winners

Happy Father’s Day to birth and adoptive dads alike!

We loved seeing your sweet photos of dads and their kids. Thank you to everyone who participated. Congrats to the winners of the 2017 American Adoptions Father’s Day Photo Contest!

Matt and his daughter, Madeline (1).

Ben meeting his son, Samuel.
“Daddy in the delivery room holding his son for the first time, tears streaming down. Proud daddy!”

Marc and his daughter, Everly.
“This picture was taken as my husband held our daughter for the first time. I love the look of pure joy on his face!”

You can always tag us on social media with the hashtag #AmericanAdoptions if you want to share your family photos with other American Adoptions families.

Be sure to follow this blog, sign up for the bi-monthly American Adoptions newsletter, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to hear about upcoming photo contests and more.

14
May

Mother’s Day Photo Contest Winners

Happy Mother’s Day to birth and adoptive moms alike!

We loved seeing your wonderful mom-moments. Thank you to everyone who participated. Congrats to the winners of the 2017 American Adoptions Mother’s Day Photo Contest!

(Mom) Krystal and Everly
“This photo was taken a few moments after my husband and I met Everly. The nurses had just left her in the hospital room with us. I was feeding her a bottle with tears rolling down my face. So many thoughts and emotions were going through my mind as I held my sweet daughter for the first time.”

(Mom) Amy with Nathaniel (1)
“Selfie before entering the courtroom on Adoption Day!”

(Mom) Jessica and Seth (2)

 

You can always tag us on social media with the hashtag #AmericanAdoptions if you want to share your family photos with other American Adoptions families.

Be sure to follow this blog, sign up for the bi-monthly American Adoptions newsletter, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to hear about upcoming photo contests and more.

26
Apr

Mother’s Day & Father’s Day Photo Contests

Moms and dads; we want to see your favorite photos!

Open to both birth and adoptive mothers and fathers, winners of each photo contest will be announced on Mother’s and Father’s Day, respectively, and will be featured on our blog and in an issue of our newsletter American Adoption News!

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Email your favorite photo of you and your child(ren) that shows your favorite Mom or Dad adoption moment to editors@americanadoptions.com
  2. Title your email as “Photo Contest”
  3. In the body of the email, please include your name, your children’s name(s) and ages. Example: John Smith, Age 2 – Parents: Robert and Jane Smith

Submissions for the Mother’s Day Photo Contest are due by 5 p.m. CST on Sunday, May 7th.

Submissions for the Father’s Day Photo Contest are due by 5 p.m. CST on Sunday, June 11th.

The winners will be selected by YOU! We’ll be posting the photo entries (first names only) to our Facebook page once the submission deadline closes, where you, your friends and family will be able to vote for your favorite photo with a Like. (Comments and shares will not be counted, so please direct people to the original photo post to submit their Like vote.)

Voting for the Mother’s Day Photo Contest will close at 5 p.m. CST on Saturday, May 13th.

Winners will be announced the following day; Mother’s Day.

Voting for the Father’s Day Photo Contest will close at 5 p.m. CST on Saturday, June 17th. 

Winners will be announced the following day; Father’s Day.

We can’t wait to see your special Mother’s Day and Father’s Day adoption moments. Good luck!

14
Feb

“Love at First Sight” 2017 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to American Adoptions’ top 3 winners of this year’s Love at First Sight photo contest, as chosen by all of you!

Sara (mom) seeing Asher (son) for the first time.
Parents: Shawn and Sara

Mitchell (also adopted through American Adoptions) meeting baby sister Aubrey.
Parents: Rich and Michelle

“The look of awe and love on his face melts my heart every time I see this picture! He is such an amazing big brother. Still looks at her this way and she thinks he hung the moon.” -Michelle

First family photo session with Maricela.
Parents: Louis and Andrea


Thanks to everyone who participated! We love seeing American Adoptions “alum” grow up so loved. You can always tag us on social media with the hashtag #AmericanAdoptions if you want to share your family photos with other American Adoptions families.

Be sure to follow this blog, sign up for the bi-monthly American Adoptions newsletter, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to hear about upcoming photo contests and more.

13
Jan

“Love at First Sight” Photo Contest 2017

The first time a parent meets their child is an unforgettable experience. For our fourth annual “Love at First Sight” Photo Contest, send in the first photo you took with your child as a family for a chance to be featured on our blog and in an issue of our newsletter American Adoption News!

Here’s how to submit:

  1. Email your favorite photo of your child(ren) that shows your Love at First Sight adoption moment to editors@americanadoptions.com
  2. Title your email as “Photo Contest”
  3. In the body of the email, please include your name, your children’s name(s) and ages. Example: John Smith, Age 2 – Parents: Robert and Jane Smith

All submissions are due before 5 pm CST on Wednesday, February 1st!

The winners will be selected by YOU! We’ll be posting the photo entries (first names and ages only) to our Facebook page once the submission deadline closes, where you, your friends and family will be able to vote for your favorite photo with a Like. (Comments and shares will not be counted, so please direct people to the original photo post to submit their Like vote.)

Voting will close on February 13th at 5 pm CST and winners will be announced the following day, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

We can’t wait to see your special “Love at First Sight” adoption moments. Good luck!

23
Dec

2016 Holiday Photo Contest Winners

The votes are in and these are the 3 winning photos of our Annual Holiday Photo Contest. Congratulations to Asher, Elijah, and siblings, Andrew, Isabella, and Madelyn!

Ages 0-2: Asher, 5 mo

Ages 3+: Elijah, 4

Siblings: Andrew, 11, Isabella, 10, & Madelyn, 8

To view the other entries in the contest, visit our Facebook page:

Thanks so much to everyone who voted! And thanks to those of you who shared your children’s photos with us this holiday season! It’s so fun to see how the American Adoptions Family grows and expands each year, and judging by the Facebook likes and comments, these American Adoptions kids have great support and love from their friends and family!

7
Dec

2016 Annual Holiday Photo Contest

TJ_4 monthsEach year, the American Adoptions family grows bigger as more and more families are created through the miracle of adoption. Over the years, our agency has had the sincere pleasure of assisting thousands of families along their adoption journey. We love to celebrate the season by sharing the beautiful faces of adoption through our Annual American Adoptions Holiday Photo Contest!

Submissions:

Our Holiday Photo Contest is open to all families who have adopted through our agency. Enter a photo of your child by Wednesday, December 14th at 5 PM CST!

To submit your photo, simply follow these easy steps:

  • Email your favorite photo of your child (or children) to editors@americanadoptions.com by Wednesday, December 16th.
  • In the email message body, be sure to include your name, your children’s name(s) and their ages. (Example: John Smith, Age 2 – Parents: Robert and Jane Smith)

* The American Adoptions Holiday Photo Contest is open to all families who have adopted through our agency. Please only submit one photo per child.

Voting:

Winners will be selected by YOU! We’ll be posting the photos (with first names and ages only) to our Facebook page, where we encourage you and your friends and family to vote for your favorite photos with a like! (Comments will not count.)

Voting will close on Wednesday, December 21st at 5 PM CST, and winners will be announced then. Winners will also appear on our blog and in an issue of our newsletter American Adoptions News!

Entries will be divided into three categories, with one winner in each category:

  • Children age 0-2
  • Children age 3 and up
  • Siblings – Multiple children adopted from American Adoptions
8
Jul

Love at First Sight Photo Contest – Winners!

The votes are in and these are the top 3 winners of our Love at First Sight Photo Contest! Congratulations to Emerson, Pryor, Jack and their families!

Emerson, born 2016, and mama Carleigh

Emerson and Mama Carleigh, born 2016

Pryor, born 2016, with parents Brad and Bryna

Pryor, Brad and Bryna, born 2016

Jack, born 2013, meeting his parents for the first time

Jack, born 2013

Thanks so much to everyone who voted! And thanks to those of you who shared your first family photos with us this year! It’s so fun to see how the American Adoptions Family grows and expands each year, and judging by the Facebook likes and comments, these American Adoptions kids have great support and love from their friends and family!

9
Jun

2016 Love at First Sight Photo Contest

Katie and KevinIt’s that time of year again, time for another photo contest!

For our third annual Love at First Sight Photo Contest, please send us the first photo you took with your child together as a family. If you have a more open relationship with your child’s birth parents and have a special photo with them, we’d love to see that too!

Photo submissions are due Monday, June 27th!

Winners will be selected by YOU! We’ll be posting the photos (with first names and ages only) to our Facebook page, where we encourage you and your friends and family to vote for your favorite photos with a like! (Comments will not count.)

Voting will close on Thursday, July 7th at 5 PM CST, and winners will be announced then. Winners will also appear on our blog and in an issue of our newsletter American Adoptions News!

To submit your photo, simply follow these easy steps:

  • Email your favorite photo of your child (or children) to editors@americanadoptions.com.
  • In the email message body, include your name, your children’s name(s) and their ages. Example: John Smith, Age 2 – Parents: Robert and Jane Smith

Can’t wait to see your photos!

23
Dec

2015 Holiday Photo Contest Winners – As Voted by You

Thanks so much to everyone who voted in our Holiday Photo Contest on Facebook!

Ages 0-2 Winner: TJ (4 months)

TJ_4 months

 

Ages 3 and Up Winner: Collin (3)

Collin_3

 

Siblings Winners: Peyton (5) and Maddux (10 months)

Maddux 10 mos and Peyton_5

 

To view the other entries in the contest, visit our Facebook page:

Thanks so much to everyone who voted! And thanks to those of you who shared your children’s photos with us this holiday season! It’s so fun to see how the American Adoptions Family grows and expands each year, and judging by the Facebook likes and comments, these American Adoptions kids have great support and love from their friends and family!

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