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9
Oct
2020

What Happens When a Prospective Birth Parent Tests Positive for COVID-19?

Placing a child for adoption is stressful enough, and being diagnosed with COVID-19 doesn’t make it any easier. Here’s how American Adoptions is working to support prospective birth and adoptive parents through this situation.

21
Sep
2020

6 Months Later: A COVID-19 Update from American Adoptions

Our agency has received a lot of questions over the last six months about COVID-19. So, with a bit more pandemic experience under our belts, we want to update you on how we’re working toward safe and successful adoption journeys.

18
Sep
2020

What if We Can’t Meet at the Hospital?

The hospital visit is the culmination of a long process, but it may not look how you planned because of COVID-19. Here are some steps to take to figure out a new hospital plan.

4
Sep
2020

When COVID-19 Interrupts Pre-Placement Meetings

COVID-19 has had an effect on every part of the adoption process, especially open adoption meetings. Here are some things to consider when you can no longer meet the adoptive family before placement.

21
Aug
2020

5 Tips for Virtual Open Adoption Visits

Video calls are a great resource, but they can be a bit awkward. Plus, keeping a child focused can be a real change. Here are five ways to improve your virtual open adoption visits.

10
Aug
2020

4 Mental Health Tips if You’re Considering Adoption Right Now

Americans are experiencing a unique form of anxiety, loneliness and depression because of COVID-19. How can you handle all of this while also placing your baby for adoption? Here are some helpful tips.

3
Aug
2020

A Guide to Virtual Adoption Finalizations

Many courts closed in-person hearings during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even now, many finalization hearings take place online. Here’s what can you do to prepare for your virtual adoption finalization.

24
Jul
2020

Is an In-Person Adoption Visit Safe?

Open adoption visits may look different than they used to as we deal with the effects of COVID-19. When will it be safe to meet in person, and what can you do until then?

17
Jul
2020

COVID-19 and Your Hospital Stay: What’s Going to Change?

Will you be able to see the adoptive parents? Will you need to get tested for COVID-19, or wear a mask? If you are a prospective birth mother, right now is a confusing time to think about your hospital plan.

6
Jul
2020

What if COVID-19 Hurt Your Adoption Savings?

Were your adoption savings or source of income harmed by the economic impact of COVID-19? There are some things you can do to recover and get back on your feet without giving up your dream of adopting a child.

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