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“If I Give My Baby Up for Adoption, Do They Go to Foster Care?”

There are many myths about foster care & adoption. If you’re considering placing a child for adoption, you should know that adoption with American Adoptions does not mean foster care for your baby.


Changed Lives: A Birth Grandmother’s Open Adoption Story

First she was an adoptive mother through a closed adoption, then a birth grandmother in an open adoption. One woman tells her story of faith, fate, and of being on two sides of the adoption triad.


Siblings and Adoption: What it Means to Your Child

Sibling relationships play an important role in a child’s life. Adoption adds a different dynamic. These tips can help birth and adoptive parents talk with their child about biological siblings, half siblings, and siblings they aren’t genetically related to.


Adopciones en español

American Adoptions offers translation services for anyone who needs them. American Adoptions ofrece servicios de traducción para cualquier persona que los necesite.


Local vs. National Adoption Agencies: 3 Factors to Consider

Your adoption agency can make a significant difference in your adoption experience. Here are 3 things to know about local vs. national adoption agencies:


Why Adopting a Child Has So Many Steps and Requirements

The pre-adoption screening process can seem lengthy to those unfamiliar with the adoption process. But there are reasons why there are so many requirements to adopt a child.


Study Reveals Transracial Adoption is More Popular Than Ever

Today, transracial adoption has increased by 50 percent from 1999. A new study shows that more parents than ever are adopting children of a different race. Here’s why these new stats are important:


5 Birth Mothers Share How an Adoption Scholarship Changed Their Lives

Each semester, American Adoptions gives out scholarships to birth mothers who wish to pursue educational goals. Here’s where 5 past recipients are now.


10 Things that Scientific Research Says about Open Adoption

American Adoptions encourages open adoption because we have seen firsthand that it is beneficial for everyone involved — and the research backs it up.


Infant Abandoned in Plastic Bag —There Are Other Options

A recent news story about an infant abandoned in a plastic bag highlights the need for increased awareness of adoption options for overwhelmed mothers.

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