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13
Nov
2019

Recap: “This is Us” Addresses Complications of Birth Parent Relationships

Our favorite adoption TV show dropped another important lesson in this week’s episode. Did you miss it? Read our recap here.

7
Oct
2019

DNA Reunions — How to Respond to a Connection

DNA tracking technology has completely changed search and reunion in adoption. How do you respond when you receive an unexpected phone call or email?

2
Oct
2019

3 Moments in ‘This is Us’ That Showed Us Randall’s Challenges as a Transracial Adoptee

This week’s episode of “This is Us” showed us once again the conflicting emotions Randall experienced as a young black boy growing up in a white family. So, we’ve looked back on the last four seasons to find other informational examples of the realities of transracial adoption in the show.

26
Jul
2019

New Study Shows Why Children Should Know Their Adoption Stories

The Atlantic reports on a new study from the Journal of Family Issues that looks at the effect that learning about their own adoption has on adoptees.

10
Jun
2019

How DNA Sites Are Changing Adoption

DNA tracking websites like Ancestry.com have fundamentally changed search and reunion for adoptees and birth parents. Are these changes good, bad, or somewhere in between?

11
Mar
2019

The Best Articles and Resources for Adult Adoptees

Life as an adult adoptee isn’t always easy, but you don’t have to go through this journey on your own. Whether you’re ready to search for your birth parents, or you’re looking for uplifting and captivating stories, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the best articles and resources for adult adoptees.

7
Dec
2018

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!

30
Nov
2018

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
Jun
2018

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.

19
Mar
2018

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.

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