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9
Mar
2020

The Adoptive Grandparents’ Guide to Disruptions

It’s one thing to personally experience an adoption disruption, but it’s another thing entirely to watch it happen to someone you love so dearly. If you’re a hopeful adoptive grandparent, you’re understandably worried about the right things to do and say in a situation like this.

2
Mar
2020

Adoption and Disability: National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is a good time for all of us to consider the unique challenges faced by people who have disabilities and what we can do to become a more inclusive society. This impacts all areas of life, including adoption.

28
Feb
2020

How it Feels to Turn Down an Adoption Opportunity

Every hopeful parent eagerly awaits the call from their social worker where they learn they have been selected by a prospective birth mother. But what happens when the situation doesn’t feel right? Here’s what it might feel like to receive this call and say, “No.”

11
Nov
2019

Debating Between Adoption and Surrogacy? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Trying to decide between adoption and surrogacy as your path to parenthood? Here are 5 questions you should ask yourself to help you determine which is right for you.

25
Oct
2019

How Often Should We Hear From Our Adoption Agency?

Setting appropriate expectations for contact with your adoption agency will lead to a less stressful process. How often you hear from them will depend on which step of the process you are in. Here’s what to expect.

21
Oct
2019

A Day in the Life of an Adoptive Family Specialist

You know that your adoptive family specialist is your first point of the contact throughout the adoption process. But what does their day look like? Here’s a peak behind the curtain into the crazy day of an adoptive family specialist.

4
Mar
2019

Can Parents with Disabilities Adopt?

Is adoption an option for anyone? If you have differing abilities and dreams of becoming a parent, this may be a question you’ve asked yourself. Here are the answers.

21
Sep
2018

Do Adoptive Parents Choose the Child They Want to Adopt?

When adopting, can you choose the child you adopt? What can you choose about your baby’s and prospective birth mother’s background? Find out here.

22
Dec
2017

What a Decreased Teenage Pregnancy Rate Means for U.S. Adoptions

Earlier this year, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention released the most recent statistics on fertility rates and births in the United States. Included was a statistic about teenage pregnancies, stating that teen pregnancies in the U.S. declined in 2016 for the …

15
Dec
2017

An Adoptive Family’s Journey with American Adoptions: Part 1

Ellen Rondina, an adoptive mother, shares part one of her family’s heartfelt adoption story.

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