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18
Oct
2019

Finding an Ethical, Objective Unplanned Pregnancy Professional

There are a lot of controversial and unethical professionals out there claiming to help women facing unplanned pregnancies. Here’s how to find the right one.

16
Oct
2019

How to Enter Our Halloween Photo Contest 2019

We want to see your hardworking students! Find out how to enter our annual Halloween Photo Contest here.

14
Oct
2019

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

For many hopeful families, adoption often isn’t their first choice. Instead, they come to this journey after a pregnancy or infant loss. If this situation is all too familiar to you, check out these helpful resources while you’re coping with your grief.

11
Oct
2019

A Spotlight on Adoption-Friendly Workplaces

The Dave Thomas Foundation released its annual report on adoption-friendly workplaces, giving us an opportunity to bring adoption-friendly business practices into the spotlight and, hopefully, more into the mainstream of American business culture. Here are the highlights from the 2019 report:

7
Oct
2019

DNA Reunions — How to Respond to a Connection

DNA tracking technology has completely changed search and reunion in adoption. How do you respond when you receive an unexpected phone call or email?

4
Oct
2019

How American Adoptions Limits Adoption Scams

If you’ve tuned into the news recently, you might be familiar with recent adoption scam stories. You may be worried about how this could impact your adoption process. Learn here how American Adoptions will help protect you.

2
Oct
2019

3 Moments in ‘This is Us’ That Showed Us Randall’s Challenges as a Transracial Adoptee

This week’s episode of “This is Us” showed us once again the conflicting emotions Randall experienced as a young black boy growing up in a white family. So, we’ve looked back on the last four seasons to find other informational examples of the realities of transracial adoption in the show.

30
Sep
2019

When an Adoption Opportunity is Outside of Your APQ

Your Adoption Planning Questionnaire (APQ) lays out your expectations for the adoption process. But what happens when an opportunity arises that is just outside the scope of your APQ? Here are a few things to think about as you decide whether or not to say “yes.”

27
Sep
2019

Considering Distance When You Choose Adoptive Parents

Does it matter if the adoptive parents you choose for your baby live in the same city as you, or if they live far away in a different state? These are questions you may be asking as you consider adoption. Here are the answers.

23
Sep
2019

The Most Surprising Parts of the Home Study Interview

Most of the home study interview questions were easy and natural to discuss, but there were also a few questions that caught us off-guard during our interview. Here are three of the most surprising:

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