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20
Sep
2019

5 Ways to Celebrate Your Friend’s Adoption Journey

If your friend has embarked upon the calling of becoming an adoptive parent, let the celebration begin. These five supportive ideas will help you make your friend’s adoption special and rejoice with them as they welcome their new little one into the family.

13
Sep
2019

Women’s Friendship Day: Strengthening Friendships in Open Adoption

How do two women who share a common interest, their child, develop a friendship and allow it to flourish for the sake the child and everyone involved? What can it look like for a birth mother and an adoptive mother to celebrate their friendship because of the love that brought them together?

12
Sep
2019

Our Back-to-School Photo Contest Winners!

Congrats to the winners of the 2019 American Adoptions Back-to-School Photo Contest! Find out who they are here.

9
Sep
2019

Should We Decorate a Nursery During Our Wait to Adopt?

During your wait to adopt, is it a good or bad idea to start decorating your baby’s nursery? Read about the pros and cons of each decision here.

6
Sep
2019

Celebrating Grandparents in Adoption

In adoptive families, children have grandparents from both their birth and adoptive families. So, how can we celebrate Grandparents Day with both sides of our adopted child’s family in mind?

2
Sep
2019

What Happens if Baby Goes to the NICU?

There are some rooms in the hospital that every family wants to avoid, and the NICU is one of them. This is especially true when you are going to the hospital for your adoption placement. Here’s what happens if baby goes to the NICU.

30
Aug
2019

“Paper Pregnancy” – What You Need to Know

There are many different ways to share the exciting news that you’re adopting with your friends and family. One term that you might have heard used in the adoption community is “paper pregnancy.” Here’s what to consider when using this term.

26
Aug
2019

How to Enter Our Back-to-School Photo Contest 2019

We want to see your hardworking students! Find out how to enter our annual Back-to-School Photo Contest here.

23
Aug
2019

When You Want More Or Less Contact in Your Open Adoption

It is up to every prospective birth mother to decide how much — or how little — contact she wants with her baby and the adoptive family during and after the adoption. But what if your desires for contact change over time?

19
Aug
2019

Can You Adopt if You Live With Extended Family?

If you’re thinking about adopting, but you just so happen to live with your extended family, you may be wondering if that will hurt your chances of adopting a child. Click here to learn more about adopting when you don’t live on your own.

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