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3 Important Adoption Lessons We Learned from “Elf”

“Elf” is a favorite holiday movie for many — but it’s also a good commentary on the journey of its protagonist, adoptee Buddy. Find out why you should rewatch this quality Christmas film with your family today!


Love and Opportunity: What National Adoption Month Means to Scott Mars

During National Adoption Month, we look back at how our co-founder, Scott Mars, brought his experience as an adoptee to creating a better adoption agency with American Adoptions.


8 Reasons to Share Your Adoption Story

Whether you are an adoptive parent, birth parent or adoptee, you may be surprised what details in your story will connect with someone. Here are eight compelling reasons to share your adoption experience with the people around you.


5 Tips for Finding a Biological Sibling

How do you find biological siblings if you have no point of contact or other birth family to ask? This can be a complicated process, but here are five tips for getting started.


What Adoptive Parents Should Learn from That Scene in “This is Us”

In last night’s episode, Randall embarked on his birth parent search alone, resulting in a dangerous situation. Here’s what you can learn from his mistakes.


Changed Lives: A Birth Grandmother’s Open Adoption Story

First she was an adoptive mother through a closed adoption, then a birth grandmother in an open adoption. One woman tells her story of faith, fate, and of being on two sides of the adoption triad.


Siblings and Adoption: What it Means to Your Child

Sibling relationships play an important role in a child’s life. Adoption adds a different dynamic. These tips can help birth and adoptive parents talk with their child about biological siblings, half siblings, and siblings they aren’t genetically related to.


Adoption-Educating Tips for Teachers and Parents

As school approaches, teachers may not consider the intricacies of having an adoptee as a student. Here are some important things to know.


An Adoptee’s Perspective on Anger in Adoption

One adoptee’s views on anti-adoption attitudes and glossed-over adoption ideals, and why she believes the truth falls somewhere in the middle.


How to Access Your Original Birth Certificate as an Adoptee

For adult adoptees who want to learn more about their adoption, obtaining your original birth certificate can be unfortunately tricky. Here’s what you need to know:

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