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15
Mar
2022

Connecting with Birth Parents Early in Your Adoption

Did you know that connecting with prospective birth parents early in your adoption is beneficial to your continued relationship? It’s becoming more common for prospective birth mothers to request to meet hopeful adoptive families early in the adoption process.

3
Mar
2022

The Importance of Revisiting Your APQ

If it’s been three to six months since your APQ call, you may benefit from reviewing your answers. Many hopeful adoptive parents find that their adoption preferences evolve.

24
Sep
2021

Interview with an Adoptive Family Specialist: Open Adoption

Erin, an Adoptive Family Specialist, sat down for a Q & A to discuss APQs, the minimum requirements adoptive families must agree to and the benefit of having an open relationship with the birth family post-adoption.

10
Sep
2021

Importance of Continuing Communication in Adoption

An adoptive family continued sending pictures and updates to the birth mother for nine years. Then they heard a response.

15
Aug
2021

Adoption Planning Questionnaire (APQ) Decisions: Contact

This is the #1 thing you can do to decrease your adoption wait time as a hopeful adoptive family. Learn more about how opening your heart to an open adoption can benefit your child.

1
Aug
2021

Adoption Planning Questionnaire (APQ) Decisions: Race

This is strongly affecting your adoption wait time as a hopeful adoptive family. Here are some eye-opening racial statistics about the babies placed for adoption through American Adoptions.

15
Jul
2021

Adoption Planning Questionnaire (APQ) Decisions: Health

Understanding medical history and the potential “medical risks” your adopted child could acquire, helps you make educated decisions when it comes to your APQ.

17
Jun
2021

3 ‘Risk Factors’ in Adoption That Aren’t Actually That Risky

You might be surprised to learn what does (and doesn’t) increase the likelihood of an adoption disruption. Here are three “risk factors” that waiting families fear, and the truth behind them, as well as a hard truth about emotional risk in adoption.

1
Jun
2021

Saying Goodbye at the Hospital [A Guide for Adoptive Parents]

Adoptive parents often find themselves unprepared for the intense and complex emotions of saying “goodbye” to their child’s birth mother at the hospital.

15
May
2021

Does Open Adoption Confuse Kids?

When birth and adoptive parents communicate through open adoption, it can be a great benefit for their lifelong relationship and emotional well-being. Open adoption is also important for adoptees — knowing their biological parents and maybe even biological siblings. Most kids are happier

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