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20
Jul

Celebrating All Parents on Parents’ Day

In the adoption community, children possess two sets of parents to celebrate: their birth parents and their adoptive parents. Both sets of these parents can and should be celebrated this Parents’ Day.

16
Jul

“Open Adoption is Not a Sad Story” – Mariam’s Adoption Journey

When birth mother Mariam* learned of her unplanned pregnancy, she knew that abortion wasn’t right for her — despite the pressure  she felt from her baby’s birth father …

13
Jul

What the Adoption Home Study is Really Like: A Waiting Mom’s Perspective

The effort it was taking to finally get the vibrations in my throat to come out as audible words made my stomach all the more nauseous. Air compressed by the lump in my throat made it hard to breathe. I prayed that she couldn’t hear …

9
Jul

3 Things Expectant Mothers Look for in Adoptive Family Profiles

Hopeful adoptive parents often ask us, “What are prospective birth mothers looking for in adoptive family profiles?”

It’s normal to wonder this, and we understand that many adoptive …

6
Jul

What Happens When You Place Twins for Adoption?

We’ve heard it all before: the stories of twins separated at birth when placed for adoption, only to be dramatically reunited years later. If you are a pregnant woman considering putting twins up for adoption, these kind of stories may understandably deter you from

29
Jun

What to Know About Finding a Prospective Birth Mother on Social Media

We live in a world where we are constantly inundated by social media. Whether you love it or hate it, it’s an unavoidable aspect of modern life.

22
Jun

Considering Surrogacy and Adoption? Let Our Specialists Help

At American Adoptions, we know that parents considering adoption often come to us after a long journey through infertility. After the time, energy and money spent on having a biological child, the decision to pursue adoption can be a difficult one — especially if hopeful …

18
Jun

“Adopting? Just Wait…”

“You know what happens when people start the adoption process, don’t you?” Our pastor only meant love when he said those words to us over a year ago, but for many adoptive families, statements like that can potentially cause an avoidable offense

15
Jun

Remember to Celebrate Waiting Dads this Father’s Day

Dads and men who long to be dads are often seen as the stoic, strong fixtures of the family unit who portray a different viewpoint than their counterpart.  But celebrating these men as fathers is just as important, and encouraging those who are becoming fathers through adoption is just as significant. 

15
Jun

Father’s Day Photo Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of American Adoptions’ Father’s Day photo contest this year! We loved seeing all of the submissions of fathers and children. In our minds, you are all winners for having such beautiful and loving families.

Without further delay, here are the top …

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