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What You Need to Know about Postpartum and Post-Adoption Depression

Anyone who gives birth or brings a new child home can experience postpartum or post-adoption depression. Here’s what you need to know about adoption and depression.


Look Out for American Adoptions’ New Website!

Here at American Adoptions, we’ve spent the last quarter-century helping to create more than 5,000 families and providing the support that thousands of prospective birth mothers needed. And, now, we’re going to do it with a little bit more style.

Our web designers have been …


7 Well-Meaning – But Misguided – Comments about Adoption

People who are unfamiliar with adoption may say some misguided things to adoptive parents. Find a few of them here, and let us know any others we should include.


Adoption Criticism: 5 Tips for How to Respond

If you’ve been touched by adoption, chances are good you will face criticism or judgment at some point in your journey. Here’s how to respond.


5 Ways to Heal as a Birth Parent After Your Adoption Placement

Placing a child for adoption is the most beautiful — but most difficult — thing a person can do. It’s normal to experience a range of emotions for months and years to follow, and knowing how to cope with them can be incredibly helpful.


4 Ways to Strengthen a Family Created through Adoption

The love of a family created through adoption is just as strong as a family created any other way. But there are few ways that you can strengthen your family’s bond that are unique to adoptive families.


Can Anyone Adopt a Child?

If you’re thinking about starting the adoption process, the question may have crossed your mind at one point or another: Can anyone adopt a child?


5 Questions to Ask Yourself If You’re considering Identified Adoption

Choosing to work with a prospective birth mother or adoptive parents that you know can be an exciting decision, but also one that comes with several serious considerations.


Sign the Petition to Save U.S. International Adoptions!

New restrictions and regulations on international adoption have made it more difficult than ever for American families to adopt overseas. Join us in signing a petition asking for change from the White House.


5 Tips for Finding a Biological Sibling

How do you find biological siblings if you have no point of contact or other birth family to ask? This can be a complicated process, but here are five tips for getting started.

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