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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.