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15
Aug
2021

Adoption Planning Questionnaire (APQ) Decisions: Contact

This is the #1 thing you can do to decrease your adoption wait time as a hopeful adoptive family. Learn more about how opening your heart to an open adoption can benefit your child.

1
Aug
2021

Adoption Planning Questionnaire (APQ) Decisions: Race

This is strongly affecting your adoption wait time as a hopeful adoptive family. Here are some eye-opening racial statistics about the babies placed for adoption through American Adoptions.

15
Jul
2021

Adoption Planning Questionnaire (APQ) Decisions: Health

Understanding medical history and the potential “medical risks” your adopted child could acquire, helps you make educated decisions when it comes to your APQ.

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.

24
Sep
2021

Interview with an Adoptive Family Specialist: Open Adoption

Erin, an Adoptive Family Specialist, sat down for a Q & A to discuss APQs, the minimum requirements adoptive families must agree to and the benefit of having an open relationship with the birth family post-adoption.

17
Jun
2021

3 ‘Risk Factors’ in Adoption That Aren’t Actually That Risky

You might be surprised to learn what does (and doesn’t) increase the likelihood of an adoption disruption. Here are three “risk factors” that waiting families fear, and the truth behind them, as well as a hard truth about emotional risk in adoption.

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.

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