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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.


What One Birth Mom Wants People to Know About Her Adoption Story

Jocelyn always understood how adoption could change the lives of all involved: adoptive parents, birth parents and adoptees like herself. She’d seen it firsthand in …


How Placing Changed My Parenting

Had I not started this journey first as a birth mother, I’m not sure I would have known to love as deeply as I do, to appreciate every given day, and to be full of gratitude for my role as my children’s mother.


Mother’s Day 2018 Photo Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of American Adoptions’ Mother’s Day photo contest this year! We loved seeing all of the submissions of moms and children. Here are the top photos, as chosen by you!

“Nicole, with baby Finn watching the sunset over the ocean at 3 …


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?


10 Ways to Get Involved in National Foster Care Month

What can you do to support the foster care community during National Foster Care Month and throughout the year? These ten ideas are a great place to start.


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.


Becoming a Birth Mother

I didn’t envision myself as a mother or even more so a birth mother, but such a title holds responsibility in me that I now announce with pride and gratitude.


How to Enter Our Mother’s Day Photo Contest 2018

It’s that time of year again — we want to see all the mom-and-child photos you have!

Our Mother’s Day photo contest is open to both American Adoptions birth and adoptive mothers. The winners of the photo contest will be announced on Mother’s Day and …

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