Here at Adoptions From The Heart, we believe that building strength within the adoption community is one of our most important duties. That’s why we organize so many public events, from the regularly held educational seminar series to our support groups for adoptive families. Our events are designed as a safe space for expectant and prospective parents to come together and share experiences with one another.
Last year, we held our first-ever walk/run, and kids dash at Delaware Community College in Media, PA. We called the race the Find Her Footing 5K because the proceeds went to our Birth Mother Fund.
It turned out to be a resounding success! By the time the whistle blew, over 100 people had signed up to participate and we’d raised approximately $2,000. In light of your support last year, we’ve decided to make the Find Her Footing 5K an annual event!
So strap on your running (or walking!) shoes and get ready for fun. The race is on April 6, 2014, and hosted again at Delaware Community College.
You can register online until April 3, 2014, or just meet us at the track; registration begins at 8:15 am the day of the race.
There are multiple ways to make a difference. You can register for the race through the links above, sponsor another runner, or make a “No Sweat” donation. If you’re planning on running, print out this donation form to keep track of your supporters.
Below, we’ll let you know a little more about the great cause you’ll be supporting by joining the Find Her Footing 5K.
AFTH’s Birth Mother Fund
We believe that an essential aspect of facilitating successful adoptions is in lending support to the birth mothers who courageously choose to work with us.
Over the last two and a half years, over 150 women have developed an adoption plan with AFTH’s help. Many need a listening ear, or a shoulder to lean on, and some require more tangible assistance. We set up the Birth Mother Fund to assist those mothers living in potentially adverse circumstances.
To learn more about the Birth Mother Fund, and read the stories of birth mothers with whom we’ve worked, see our Charity Missions Page.