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6
Apr
2020

I’m Adopted, and I’m a Social Worker at an Adoption Agency: Jenna’s Story

Jenna, an adoptee, is a social worker who works with pregnant women who are considering adoption. She shares some of her views on her job and her experiences as it relates to her own adoption.

3
Apr
2020

My Birth Parent Search and Reunion: Jenna’s Story

Jenna, who grew up in a closed adoption, talks about her adoption experience, and how she recently found and connected with her birth parents.

30
Mar
2020

My Life as an Adoptee: Jenna’s Story

Jenna is a social worker at American Adoptions and an adoptee who grew up in a closed adoption. She works with pregnant women who are considering adoption. She’s also recently reunited with her birth parents. This is her adoption story.

23
Mar
2020

‘Adopting’ Pets and Highways: An Adoptee’s Perspective

Adoptee Diana discusses the pros and cons of using “adopt” when referring to pets, highways and everything in between. Find out what the phrase means to her here.

13
Dec
2019

The Ultimate Adoption Gift-Giving Guide

Gift ideas for adoptive parents to birth parents, birth parents to adoptive parents, birth parents to adoptees, adoptees to birth parents, general tips about adoption gift-giving, and more! We’ve got it covered.

20
Nov
2019

‘This is Us’ Recap: When a Birth Parent Improves Personal Circumstances

In the fall finale of “This is Us,” foster care adoptee Deja discovers that her birth mom has turned her life around — and it raises complicated emotions for Deja and her adoptive parents both.

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.

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