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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.”

20
Sep
2016

What to Expect in an APQ Call

Often times, when beginning the adoption process, adoptive families worry about how they could possibly find a birth mother on their own. How will they know where to look? How will they know if the woman they find will be a good fit? How do they find a woman whose hopes for her child are in line with what they can provide?

At American Adoptions we can do all of the legwork for you. How, you ask? Well, we actually do this using a very simple set of questionnaires. Upon joining our agency, you will be asked to complete an Adoption Planning Questionnaire, or APQ, with the help of one of our adoptive family specialists.

30
Mar
2012

Changing Your APQ to Include More Races

Laurie Q&AQ & A with Laurie

Hello everyone, my name is Laurie Walker, and I am an Adoptive Family Specialist with American Adoptions. I have worked with many birth mothers and adoptive families in …

9
Oct
2020

What Happens When a Prospective Birth Parent Tests Positive for COVID-19?

Placing a child for adoption is stressful enough, and being diagnosed with COVID-19 doesn’t make it any easier. Here’s how American Adoptions is working to support prospective birth and adoptive parents through this situation.

13
Mar
2020

Coronavirus Update: What Adoptive Families Need to Know

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, some families have come to us with concerns about how the outbreak could impact their adoptions. We have provided answers to some of the most commonly asked questions below.

9
Mar
2020

The Adoptive Grandparents’ Guide to Disruptions

It’s one thing to personally experience an adoption disruption, but it’s another thing entirely to watch it happen to someone you love so dearly. If you’re a hopeful adoptive grandparent, you’re understandably worried about the right things to do and say in a situation like this.

2
Mar
2020

Adoption and Disability: National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is a good time for all of us to consider the unique challenges faced by people who have disabilities and what we can do to become a more inclusive society. This impacts all areas of life, including adoption.

28
Feb
2020

How it Feels to Turn Down an Adoption Opportunity

Every hopeful parent eagerly awaits the call from their social worker where they learn they have been selected by a prospective birth mother. But what happens when the situation doesn’t feel right? Here’s what it might feel like to receive this call and say, “No.”

11
Nov
2019

Debating Between Adoption and Surrogacy? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Trying to decide between adoption and surrogacy as your path to parenthood? Here are 5 questions you should ask yourself to help you determine which is right for you.

25
Oct
2019

How Often Should We Hear From Our Adoption Agency?

Setting appropriate expectations for contact with your adoption agency will lead to a less stressful process. How often you hear from them will depend on which step of the process you are in. Here’s what to expect.

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