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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.


Friendship Day: Supporting Friends in the Adoption Process

No matter what side of the adoption triad you find yourself on, there is a community of friends to celebrate this Friendship Day. Today, take some time to celebrate your community and thank the friends who have helped you through this journey!


What the Adoption Home Study is Really Like: A Waiting Mom’s Perspective

The effort it was taking to finally get the vibrations in my throat to come out as audible words made my stomach all the more nauseous. Air compressed by the lump in my throat made it hard to breathe. I prayed that she couldn’t hear …


“Adopting? Just Wait…”

“You know what happens when people start the adoption process, don’t you?” Our pastor only meant love when he said those words to us over a year ago, but for many adoptive families, statements like that can potentially cause an avoidable offense


Remember to Celebrate Waiting Dads this Father’s Day

Dads and men who long to be dads are often seen as the stoic, strong fixtures of the family unit who portray a different viewpoint than their counterpart.  But celebrating these men as fathers is just as important, and encouraging those who are becoming fathers through adoption is just as significant. 


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.


5 Things Not to Say to a Prospective Birth Mother – And What to Say Instead

An unplanned pregnancy is a complicated situation, and you may not know what to say to a friend or family member considering adoption. Here are a few tips to best express your support and care.


How Adoption Changed My View on Mother’s Day

We shared our plans for adoption on Mother’s Day 2017. At the time, we thought reveling in the possibilities as prospective adoptive parents was the way to celebrate. However, our view has changed during the past year as we’ve waited to become adoptive parents.


Our Adoption Story: Part 2

Our perspective on the future had just been changed. Anxiety surrounded the unknown of what this pregnancy would look like. Confusion tangled our thoughts not only about what doctors had told us, but even what we felt like God had called us to do in adoption. Now what?


Our Adoption Story: Part 1

Brannon and I had talked about adoption even before we were married. The thought at the time seemed more like fantasy, but now we would be pursuing this reality. Our journey up to this point had already been a roller coaster ride, and little did we know what was to come.

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