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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.


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.


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 …


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.


How to Answer This Tough Adoption Question from Your Child

“Why was I placed for adoption?”


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.”


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.


Adoption-Educating Tips for Teachers and Parents

As school approaches, teachers may not consider the intricacies of having an adoptee as a student. Here are some important things to know.


5 Birth Family Visit Ideas

Not sure what to do during your next open adoption visit? Check out these 5 fun kid-friendly ideas!

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