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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …