Can you choose the child you want to adopt? Discover how to set your preferences during the APQ process.
If it’s been three to six months since your APQ call, you may benefit from reviewing your answers. Many hopeful adoptive parents find that their adoption preferences evolve.
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.
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.
Understanding medical history and the potential “medical risks” your adopted child could acquire, helps you make educated decisions when it comes to 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.”
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.
If you pursue adoption, you do not get to choose the baby. A birth mother will always be able to choose the family for her baby.
Although you do not choose what baby you adopt, you can specify what you are looking for in an …