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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

1
Mar
2021

15 Things Not to Say to an Adoptee

If you’re an adoptee, you’ve heard it. If you’re not an adoptee, you’ve probably said it yourself, but in the future? Refrain. Here are 15 things that adoptees are sick of hearing, and that you probably shouldn’t say.

14
Dec
2020

Questions from Adoptive Families: “Will COVID-19 Affect the Number of Pregnant Women Choosing Adoption?”

This post is the fourth in a series: “Questions from Adoptive Families.” Now, we address a common question, “Will COVID-19 affect the number of pregnant women choosing adoption?”

11
Dec
2020

Questions from Adoptive Families: “Will COVID Restrictions Prevent Me from Meeting the Baby at the Hospital?”

This post is the third in “Questions from Adoptive Families.” Now, a question families have asked throughout the pandemic: “Can I meet my baby in the hospital?”

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