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26
Jul
2019

New Study Shows Why Children Should Know Their Adoption Stories

The Atlantic reports on a new study from the Journal of Family Issues that looks at the effect that learning about their own adoption has on adoptees.

19
Jul
2019

10 Open Adoption Fears — And How to Conquer Them

Birth parents and adoptive parents have fears about open adoption. Most of the time, these fears come from believing myths about what open adoption is really like. Here are some of the most common concerns, and how to conquer them.

22
Mar
2019

What Video Games Get Right and Wrong About Adoption

Modern video games continue to simulate real‐life experiences every year. But what about going so far as recreating an adoption? While there are only a few options, find out what the best games with adoption elements are here and what to keep an eye out for if you’re looking for a realistic experience.

1
Oct
2018

Should Adoptive Families Have Bonding Time with No Visitors?

Bonding time is important for all new families, but sometimes it is difficult to get that process started, especially when friends and family members are eager to meet your new addition.

10
Aug
2018

Why 90 Percent of Birth Parents Request Open Adoptions

More than 9 out of every 10 women who choose adoption for their babies request some degree of contact with the adoptive parents. Why? The benefits of open adoption for birth moms are numerous, but below we’ve listed some of the most notable reasons for a woman to feel more comfortable with an open adoption.

6
Aug
2018

3 Ways Teachers Can Support Adoptive Families

As the school year approaches yet again, teachers are preparing to welcome an ever-increasing diversity of students and families into their classrooms. The makeup of the American …

1
Jun
2018

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.

19
Jan
2018

How to Answer This Tough Adoption Question from Your Child

“Why was I placed for adoption?”

18
Oct
2017

The Important Lesson This Week’s “This is Us” Taught About Transracial Adoption

How do you cope with a friend or family member who says inappropriate things about an adopted child? Rebecca faced that challenge on this week’s “This is Us.”

6
Oct
2017

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.

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