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6
Jan
2017

Our Open Adoption Story – Harry & Sherry

“Both of our two children have been adopted through open adoptions, and even after 25+ years, I’m absolutely convinced that it was the right decision. “

14
Sep
2016

Have Faith in Your Child’s Birth Mother

I made a conscious, thought out choice to put my son up for adoption. I also made sure that I chose his parents wisely. That’s right, I chose my son’s parents. The family was not forced upon me, the decision was not made for me, I was actively engaged along every step of the way. I have an open adoption, and voluntarily placed my son up for adoption. My son’s parents know that I chose them. I know that they value that gift. I want to share some insight into that relationship and encourage adoptive parents to know they are valued, and respected for the gift that adoptive parents give to a birth mother.

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

Advice from Adoption VeteransAdvice From Adoption Veterans

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

Advice from Adoption VeteransAdvice From Adoption Veterans

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

Advice from Adoption VeteransAdvice from Adoption Veterans

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

Advice from Adoption VeteransAdvice from Adoption Veterans

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

Advice from Adoption VeteransAdvice from Adoption Veterans

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 …

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