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6
Nov
2014

Adoption 101: Birth Mom Myths and Realities [Infographic]

It’s not uncommon for adoption newcomers to have preconceived notions about who a birth mom is, what her life is like and why she might be choosing adoptions.

But the truth is the brave and selfless women who choose to place their children for adoption come …

5
Nov
2014

Adoption 101: Life for Adopted Children [Infographic]

As they consider adoption, many pregnant women wonder what life will be like for their adopted child.

A pregnant women gets to choose the path for their own adoption journey (see yesterday’s infographic!) and can select exactly the sort of family she’s looking for.

4
Nov
2014

Adoption 101: Who’s in the Driver’s Seat? [Infographic]

Decades ago, domestic adoption did not provide as many opportunities for pregnant women to determine what their adoption plan should look like. Thankfully, adoptions today ensure that pregnant women are in the driver’s seat of their adoption journey.

Sometimes, it’s helpful to think of an …

4
Nov
2014

Looking Up for Adoption Month!

This morning our staff arrived at work to find a surprise hung by Director of Social Services Jennifer Van Gundy! It’s a paper chain with a link for each adoption we’ve completed to date for 2014. There are more than 200 so far!

What a …

1
Nov
2014

Happy National Adoption Month 2014!

National Adoption Month - GeneralHappy National Adoption Month from the American Adoptions Family to yours!

Today kicks off National Adoption Month 2014! We’ll be celebrating all month long on our …

24
Oct
2014

It’s Almost National Adoption Month!

November 1 will mark the beginning of a very special month for adoptive families, birth parents, waiting families, foster care providers, adoption professionals and anyone else whose life has been touched by adoption – it’s National Adoption Month!

The month-long celebration will also be recognized …

1
Sep
2014

Q&A with an Adoption Specialist – Prenatal Care

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 …

17
Jul
2014

Families Always Needed for Available Situations

Although American Adoptions works with families of all types, budgets, etc., there are times where our agency is unable to match a prospective birth mother with one of our current active families.

The reasons for this are varied and can be due to the living …

3
Jul
2014

Kansas City Adoptive Family Picnic

On June 21st, a number of American Adoptions adoptive families in Kansas City and across the Midwest came together to celebrate adoption and hang out at a picnic hosted by American Adoptions. In total, there were more than 40 families at all stages of the adoption process present!

23
Jun
2014

Attention: Waiting Adoptive Families

American Adoptions currently needs families who are open to adopting children of full African American heritage. We hope to reach more families who are open to adopting children of this race, thereby providing potential birth mothers with more profiles to consider.

Recently, we needed to …

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