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11
Oct

What Adoptive Parents Should Learn from That Scene in “This is Us”

In last night’s episode, Randall embarked on his birth parent search alone, resulting in a dangerous situation. Here’s what you can learn from his mistakes.

6
Oct

Changed Lives: A Birth Grandmother’s Open Adoption Story

First she was an adoptive mother through a closed adoption, then a birth grandmother in an open adoption. One woman tells her story of faith, fate, and of being on two sides of the adoption triad.

22
Sep

Why Our Agency Has Certain Open Adoption Requirements

In order to create more positive open adoption relationships, American Adoptions requires adoptive parents to meet certain newer communication requirements.

18
Sep

Adoptive Family & Birth Mother Share How They Were Meant to Find Each Other

An adoptive family worried no birth mother would choose a family with a dad in a wheelchair and a son with disabilities. A birth mother worried she wouldn’t find the perfect family. What happened next was “just meant to be.”

21
Aug

5 Birth Family Visit Ideas

Not sure what to do during your next open adoption visit? Check out these 5 fun kid-friendly ideas!

14
Aug

10 Things that Scientific Research Says about Open Adoption

American Adoptions encourages open adoption because we have seen firsthand that it is beneficial for everyone involved — and the research backs it up.

21
Jul

How to Make the Most Out of Visits with Your Child’s Birth Parents

4 tips for upcoming visits with your child’s birth family.

7
Jul

Dealing with Distance in Open Adoption

What if that perfect family for your baby happens to live on the opposite side of the country? 5 guidelines for making long-distance open adoption relationships work:

9
Jun

Boundaries in an Open Adoption

Here’s how adoptive parents, birth parents, and adoptees can establish boundaries in open adoptions to help promote healthy relationships to last a lifetime.

22
Feb

Reconnecting with Adoption Stories, as told by “This Is Us”

If you watch “This is Us,” you know there’s a lot of helpful adoption tips in the storyline. Here’s how the characters handled an adoption reunion.

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