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Remember to Celebrate Waiting Dads this Father’s Day

Dads and men who long to be dads are often seen as the stoic, strong fixtures of the family unit who portray a different viewpoint than their counterpart.  But celebrating these men as fathers is just as important, and encouraging those who are becoming fathers through adoption is just as significant. 


3 Things I Wish You Knew About Birth Parents

Being a birth parent isn’t easy. Respect their space. Refrain from making assumptions, and remember a compliment and an open heart can go a long way!


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.


What Open Adoption Requirements Actually Mean

Building an open adoption relationship can seem intimidating. If this is how you’re currently feeling, it’s completely understandable. Please remember that American Adoptions will always be here to help you facilitate this relationship and set boundaries when needed.


10 Tips for Creating Your Adoption Baby Book

How do you create an adoption baby book? What do baby books for adopted children look like? Find some life book examples here to get you started.


5 Things Not to Say to a Prospective Birth Mother – And What to Say Instead

An unplanned pregnancy is a complicated situation, and you may not know what to say to a friend or family member considering adoption. Here are a few tips to best express your support and care.


How Adoption Changed My View on Mother’s Day

We shared our plans for adoption on Mother’s Day 2017. At the time, we thought reveling in the possibilities as prospective adoptive parents was the way to celebrate. However, our view has changed during the past year as we’ve waited to become adoptive parents.


Our Adoption Story: Part 2

Our perspective on the future had just been changed. Anxiety surrounded the unknown of what this pregnancy would look like. Confusion tangled our thoughts not only about what doctors had told us, but even what we felt like God had called us to do in adoption. Now what?


Our Adoption Story: Part 1

Brannon and I had talked about adoption even before we were married. The thought at the time seemed more like fantasy, but now we would be pursuing this reality. Our journey up to this point had already been a roller coaster ride, and little did we know what was to come.


Oversharing in Adoption: 5 Adoption Details to Keep Within the Triad

It’s natural to want to talk about your adoption story — but how much information is too much? Here are five adoption details you should keep private:

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