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13
Feb

26 Years of Creating Families with American Adoptions

In honor of American Adoptions’ 26th Anniversary, we wanted to share with you something special we put together over the past year…

6
Dec

5 Lessons ‘This is Us’ Teaches Us About Adoption

“This is Us,” an NBC show about a blended family told in different timelines, is arguably this fall season’s breakout hit. Focusing on three siblings — two twins and their adopted brother — coping with different crises at the age of 36, it’s quickly become a favorite for its honest portrayal of race, class, gender and body size.

One of the biggest storylines revolves around Randall, who was adopted by his parents from the hospital in the 1980s after his adoptive parents lost one of their triplets during childbirth. As an African-American in a white, middle-class family, he struggles to find his identity after he reconnects with his long-lost birth father.

The show is a great resource for adoptive parents, birth parents and adoptees alike, educating viewers about adoption and the struggles all parties experience during their lifelong adoption journey. Although Randall was adopted in the 1980s in a closed adoption (rare today), many of his and his parents’ challenges will resonate with those affected by adoption.

19
Dec

Watch “Home for the Holidays” Tonight!

Tune in tonight, December 19th at 9 p.m. ET to catch the 16th Annual “A Home for the Holidays” TV special on CBS! The special features uplifting stories about families who have adopted from foster care in order to raise awareness of this important social issue, as well …

8
Dec

ShowPro Media Wins Awards

ShowPro LogoShowPro Media, with whom we’ve had a longtime relationship for adoptive family video profiles and educational videos, won several awards for its work last month.

The video team was awarded four 2014 …

2
Dec

Giving Tuesday and Holiday Gifts with Heart

Giving TuesdayNow that Thanksgiving Thursday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and passed, it’s time to recognize a season of giving starting with Giving Tuesday!

22
Nov

Happy National Adoption Day!

Today is National Adoption Day, which grew from the grassroots efforts of adoption professionals, adoptive families, law firms, state foster care agencies, child advocates and courts. Since it began in 2000, almost 50,000 children have had their adoptions finalized on National Adoption Day in courts …

20
Nov

What’s Your Adoption Song?

One way YOU can spread National Adoption Month awareness is to call a local radio station and ask them to play an adoption song in honor of national adoption month. What song would you request?

Just a few weeks ago, Adoptive Mom Stephanie shared how her …

14
Nov

Closure, a Documentary About Adoption

IMG_7109--To help celebrate National Adoption Month, our staff purchased the rights to have a private viewing of the documentary, Closure.

Closure follows adult adoptee, Angela, as she seeks …

17
Feb

Adoptive Family Video Profile FAQs

Questions about Adoptive Family Video ProfilesEvery adoptive family we work with will make an Adoptive Family Video …

30
Nov

Wrapping Up Adoption Month 2013

As National Adoption Month 2013 comes to a close, we wanted to share this another short video from Olympian and Adoptee Aaron Parchem on the impact adoption has had on his life. You can more about Aaron’s adoption story in our post Opportunities of Adopted Children.