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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 …

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.

21
Oct
2019

A Day in the Life of an Adoptive Family Specialist

You know that your adoptive family specialist is your first point of the contact throughout the adoption process. But what does their day look like? Here’s a peak behind the curtain into the crazy day of an adoptive family specialist.

4
Mar
2019

Can Parents with Disabilities Adopt?

Is adoption an option for anyone? If you have differing abilities and dreams of becoming a parent, this may be a question you’ve asked yourself. Here are the answers.

21
Sep
2018

Do Adoptive Parents Choose the Child They Want to Adopt?

When adopting, can you choose the child you adopt? What can you choose about your baby’s and prospective birth mother’s background? Find out here.

22
Dec
2017

What a Decreased Teenage Pregnancy Rate Means for U.S. Adoptions

Earlier this year, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention released the most recent statistics on fertility rates and births in the United States. Included was a statistic about teenage pregnancies, stating that teen pregnancies in the U.S. declined in 2016 for the …

15
Dec
2017

An Adoptive Family’s Journey with American Adoptions: Part 1

Ellen Rondina, an adoptive mother, shares part one of her family’s heartfelt adoption story.

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