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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.

21
Oct
2019

A Day in the Life of an Adoptive Family Specialist

You know that your adoptive family specialist is your first point of the contact throughout the adoption process. But what does their day look like? Here’s a peak behind the curtain into the crazy day of an adoptive family specialist.

14
Oct
2019

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

For many hopeful families, adoption often isn’t their first choice. Instead, they come to this journey after a pregnancy or infant loss. If this situation is all too familiar to you, check out these helpful resources while you’re coping with your grief.

4
Oct
2019

How American Adoptions Limits Adoption Scams

If you’ve tuned into the news recently, you might be familiar with recent adoption scam stories. You may be worried about how this could impact your adoption process. Learn here how American Adoptions will help protect you.

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.

30
Sep
2019

When an Adoption Opportunity is Outside of Your APQ

Your Adoption Planning Questionnaire (APQ) lays out your expectations for the adoption process. But what happens when an opportunity arises that is just outside the scope of your APQ? Here are a few things to think about as you decide whether or not to say “yes.”

20
Sep
2019

5 Ways to Celebrate Your Friend’s Adoption Journey

If your friend has embarked upon the calling of becoming an adoptive parent, let the celebration begin. These five supportive ideas will help you make your friend’s adoption special and rejoice with them as they welcome their new little one into the family.

13
Sep
2019

Women’s Friendship Day: Strengthening Friendships in Open Adoption

How do two women who share a common interest, their child, develop a friendship and allow it to flourish for the sake the child and everyone involved? What can it look like for a birth mother and an adoptive mother to celebrate their friendship because of the love that brought them together?

9
Sep
2019

Should We Decorate a Nursery During Our Wait to Adopt?

During your wait to adopt, is it a good or bad idea to start decorating your baby’s nursery? Read about the pros and cons of each decision here.

6
Sep
2019

Celebrating Grandparents in Adoption

In adoptive families, children have grandparents from both their birth and adoptive families. So, how can we celebrate Grandparents Day with both sides of our adopted child’s family in mind?

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