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30
Nov
2020

Questions from Adoptive Families: “Do I Need to Get a COVID Test Before Traveling for Placement?”

This post is the second part of “Questions from Adoptive Families.” In this blog post: Will you need to be tested for COVID-19 before traveling for placement?

20
Jul
2020

Traveling with a Newborn: A Guide for Adoptive Parents

Whether you’re traveling by plane or by car, there are some important things to know about traveling home with a newborn adopted baby. We’ve gathered some tips here to help you prepare.

18
May
2020

8 Tips for Traveling to the Hospital on Short Notice

Adoptive mom Jill, whose daughter’s birth mom went into labor 12 weeks early, offers her suggestions for adoptive parents finding themselves heading to the hospital earlier than expected.

9
Apr
2020

An Adoptive Parent’s Guide to Traveling Home During COVID-19

After you’ve received placement and said goodbye to your child’s birth mother, you’ll need to keep your baby safe on the journey home. Read some advice from other adoptive families here.

7
Apr
2020

An Adoptive Parent’s Guide for Traveling to the Hospital During COVID-19

How can you safely travel to a prospective birth mother’s state and hospital during the coronavirus outbreak? Check out a few tips and tricks here from adoptive parents who have recently been in your shoes.

11
Jul
2016

Time to Go! Traveling to Meet Baby on Short Notice

Because there is no way to predict when an expectant mother is going to have her baby, American Adoptions always recommends that families wait to travel until she is going to the hospital. This is one of the most exciting times in the adoption process, but it can also be nerve-wracking – especially if you have a long way to travel.

Luckily, there are plenty of steps you can take to make sure you are prepared when the big day arrives. Here, we’ve compiled some of the best tips and strategies to help your adoption take off without a hitch.

16
Aug
2014

Q&A with an Adoption Specialist – The Importance of Traveling to the Birth

Staff Photos Megan SmallerHello, my name is Megan Kautio, and I am the Assistant Executive Director of American Adoptions. I have worked with many birth mothers and adoptive …

31
Jul
2014

Q & A with an Adoption Specialist – When to Travel

Staff PhotosHello, my name is Megan Kautio, and I am the Assistant Executive Director of American Adoptions. I have worked with many birth mothers and adoptive families in my time here at American Adoptions and love …

8
Aug
2013

Traveling with Kids

As summer winds down, many families are still trying to squeeze in a family vacation. Whether you’re a new parent experiencing a toddler for the first time or are a seasoned (possibly harried) traveler with kids, we hope the following tips will …

6
Aug
2013

Traveling for Adoption

When it comes to traveling for adoption, the most important thing is to have a flexible attitude. You may be presented with an adoption opportunity with a potential birth mother for several months before her due date, or you might get the …

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