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19
Aug
2016

Ask an Adoption Veteran: Surviving the Wait Time

In Ask an Adoption Veteran, we offer you advice, tips, and insight from people who have been through the adoption process before. Today, we talked with American Adoptions executive director, Shawn Kane, who is an adoptive father himself. We got his input on a challenge that all adoptive parents can understand: making it through the wait time.

15
Nov
2013

Adoption Month Memories – Part 2

30 Days of Adoption ReflectionsA couple weeks ago, we sent out a call to families for special Adoption Month Memories and Reflections. We keep getting …

6
Nov
2013

Adoption Month Memories

30 Days of Adoption ReflectionsA couple weeks ago, we sent out a call to families for special Adoption Month Memories and Reflections. A …

18
Sep
2012

Contact with Birth Parents

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Initially, couples can be hesitant about ongoing contact with their child’s birth parents after the adoption. But studies show that ongoing contact through …

11
Sep
2012

Bonding with Birth Parents

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As discussed in yesterday’s post about the first meeting or conversation with a birth mother, you may not know what to say …

21
Aug
2012

Moving on From a Disruption

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Although American Adoptions has some of the lowest adoption disruption rates among adoption professionals, some families have still experienced the unfortunate and …

31
Jul
2012

Coping with the Wait

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For many adoptive couples, the wait between their activation and an adoption opportunity can be nerve-wracking and stressful. This is totally normal, and …

24
Jul
2012

Getting Through the Paperwork

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This week, adoption veterans have advice and encouragement for getting through the pre-activation stage of adoption. Even though it might feel like you’re …

17
Jul
2012

Moving from Infertility to Adoption

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To mix up Testimonial Tuesdays, we’ll be popping in with Advice from Adoption Veterans whenever we see a topic worth covering! This …

5
Jan
2012

Advice from Adoption Veterans!

American Adoptions asked adoption veterans, “What is the ONE piece of advice you would offer to someone just beginning the adoption process?”

This is what they shared:

“Have faith and keep going …

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