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8
Oct
2021

How to Enter Our Halloween Photo Contest 2021

Calling all witches, goblins and ghouls! Find out how to enter American Adoptions’ annual Halloween photo contest here.

1
Oct
2021

5 Questions to Ask if You’re Considering Transracial Adoption

Making the decision to adopt transracially is a time for celebration, but it’s also a time for reflection. While any adoption is a big decision to make, transracial adoption has additional nuances that you will need to consider before you fully commit to the process. …

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.

18
Jun
2021

Our Father’s Day Photo Contest Winners!

Want to hear about upcoming photo contests and more? They’re announced here! Follow this blog, sign up for the American Adoptions newsletter, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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.

15
Jun
2021

Enough with the “Giving Baby Up for Adoption” Pranks

Adoption pranks are the quickest way to cause real harm for the sake of clickbait. And yet, they’re everywhere on YouTube and TikTok.

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