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People Still Shame Birthmoms. Here’s What You Can Do to Step Up.

People shame birth moms for being “tricked” into the decision that they carefully and thoughtfully made, and they give unsolicited opinions or criticism regarding a birth mother’s adoption decision. You can speak out against birth mom shaming, and offer your support.


What to Say in Your First Meeting with a Potential Adoption Match

Talking to a prospective birth mother or adoptive parent for the first time can be intimidating, but here are some helpful guidelines to make your meeting a success.


What You Should Know About Adoption Health Insurance for Expectant Mom and Baby

Understanding who is covered under which health insurance policy can seem daunting when you’re first learning about the adoption process, but it’s usually simpler than it seems.


What are the Requirements for Placing a Child for Adoption?

Honestly, making an adoption plan is easier than you might think. You’ll need to call an adoption professional and go over all your choices in your adoption plan, but there aren’t any real requirements for placing a child for adoption.


How to Emotionally Prepare for Adoption

These 3 simple tips can help both prospective birth & adoptive parents prepare for adoption.


What is the Difference Between Adoption and Legal Guardianship?

Legal guardianship, adoption, custody — we often receive questions from prospective birth parents & hopeful adoptive families who wonder, “What is the difference between adoption and legal guardianship?”


10 Tips for Having the Adoption Talk with Your Baby’s Father

Talking to the father of your baby about adoption can seem intimidating. Here are 10 tips to help you talk about adoption together:


10 Things an Adoption Attorney Wants Expectant Mothers to Know

An adoption attorney offers his advice on the things that all prospective birth mothers should know before they begin the adoption process.


“If I Give My Baby Up for Adoption, Do They Go to Foster Care?”

There are many myths about foster care & adoption. If you’re considering placing a child for adoption, you should know that adoption with American Adoptions does not mean foster care for your baby.


Changed Lives: A Birth Grandmother’s Open Adoption Story

First she was an adoptive mother through a closed adoption, then a birth grandmother in an open adoption. One woman tells her story of faith, fate, and of being on two sides of the adoption triad.

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