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Talk to Your Kids About Famous Adoptees

National Adoption Month is a great time to talk to your kids about famous adoptees. We all love to learn what we have in common with celebrities or notable figures, and learning about famous adoptees could be a great way to instill even more adoption …


Teaching Children About Adoption

Mr. Rogers, adoptive brotherWe often get questions from adoptive families about when and how to talk about adoption with their children, and …


What We Love About Adoption Seminars

American Adoptions SeminarsThroughout the year, American Adoptions hosts adoption seminars across the country.

Our Adoptive Family Coordinators love having the opportunity to …


Opportunities of Adopted Children – Olympian Aaron Parchem’s Adoption Story

In honor of National Adoption Month, American Adoptions met with Aaron Parchem, pairs figure skater in the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy. Aaron was adopted as a baby and points to his adoption and his adoptive parents as reasons he was able to proudly represent …


How Pregnant Women Begin the Adoption Process

Adoption Specialist Laurie Walker describes what happens when a pregnant woman begins the adoption process.


Sweet Open Adoption Video

Remember adoptive couple Matthew and Katheryn and birth mother Randi? They each shared their adoption stories with us last year, especially how much they love their daughter Gethey and treasure their open adoption relationship.

This week, they shared a sweet video, which celebrates …


California Seminars in September

California-Highway-1American Adoptions is headed West! We’ll be in Irvine, CA on September 7th and in Burlingame, CA on September 8th!

At the seminar, an American Adoptions Adoptive Family Coordinator will answer all …


Pre-Placement Contact

Openness in Adoption

Today we’re sharing one of our educational videos for pregnant women and adoptive couples!

Once a couple and pregnant woman have agreed to an adoption opportunity, American Adoptions encourages and helps to organize pre-placement contact, which can help to bond a couple …


Chris, Jayna and Turner’s Adoption Video

Chris and Jayna had their entire lives planned out: get married, buy a house, get a dog, and have a child.

Unfortunately, their plans quickly became derailed when they learned that they were unable to have children biologically.

Jayna, a NICU nurse, cared for children …


A Great Keepsake for Adoptive Mothers and Birth Mothers Alike

Necklace for Adopted DaughterAs we approach Mother’s Day weekend, we wanted to share a great keepsake idea – for adoptive parents, adopted children …

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