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12
Jan
2012

Preparing to Travel for the Delivery and Hospital Stay

Preparing to Travel for AdoptionFor some adoptive parents, thinking about traveling to a birth mother’s state for the delivery, hospital stay and ICPC wait is enough to induce a …

28
Oct
2011

Advice for Traveling

Laurie Q&AQ & A with Laurie

Hello everyone, my name is Laurie Walker, and I am an Adoptive Family Specialist with American Adoptions. I have worked with many birth mothers and …

1
Apr
2021

“Our” Daughter: A Birth Mother’s Story

Birth mom and guest blogger, Lorri, shares her adoption reunion story.

21
Dec
2020

‘We Wouldn’t Change a Thing’: Jill’s Christmas Adoption Story

Adoptive mom Jill looks back on the Christmas that changed her family forever — when their daughter came early and they spent their holidays in the NICU with their newborn.

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?”

27
Nov
2020

Questions from Adoptive Families: “Why Are the Birth Mother’s Friends and Family Asking to Meet Us?”

This post is the first of a series: “Questions from Adoptive Families.” First up: Some adoptive families have recently been asked to meet with the birth mother’s loved ones while waiting for ICPC. Here’s why.

19
Oct
2020

5 Things Adoption Has Taught My Kids

Almost a year out from her family’s adoption placement, Jill reflects on what the adoption process has taught her older daughters.

21
Sep
2020

6 Months Later: A COVID-19 Update from American Adoptions

Our agency has received a lot of questions over the last six months about COVID-19. So, with a bit more pandemic experience under our belts, we want to update you on how we’re working toward safe and successful adoption journeys.

4
Sep
2020

When COVID-19 Interrupts Pre-Placement Meetings

COVID-19 has had an effect on every part of the adoption process, especially open adoption meetings. Here are some things to consider when you can no longer meet the adoptive family before placement.

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