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15 01, 2020

All About ICPC: Interstate Compact of the Placement of Children act

By |2020-01-16T16:30:19-05:00January 15th, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on All About ICPC: Interstate Compact of the Placement of Children act

Anyone who wishes to adopt a child from another state must familiarize themselves with the Interstate Compact of the Placement of Children act (ICPC). The purpose of the ICPC act is to ensure the safe placement of children within all 50 states, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Key Terms -Sending State: The state [...]

8 01, 2020

An Expecting/Birth Parent’s Guide to Explaining Adoption to Their Older Children

By |2019-12-11T14:47:44-05:00January 8th, 2020|Adoptions, For Pregnant Women|Comments Off on An Expecting/Birth Parent’s Guide to Explaining Adoption to Their Older Children

  Everyone involved in the adoption process can have difficulty understanding the situation. Despite whatever adoption triad member you are, somewhere down the line, this conversation will come to the surface. Particularly for birth parents, explaining adoption to their older children can be an emotionally trying and tough situation. The exact age of your child [...]

25 12, 2019

Julianna’s Family Christmas Ornament

By |2019-12-24T14:57:40-05:00December 25th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, For Pregnant Women|Comments Off on Julianna’s Family Christmas Ornament

An Adoptions From The Heart Family Holiday Story   In 2017 Jason and Kelly received an invitation from three very important people in their life to come to visit them during the holiday season. Those three very important people were Chris, Jaime, and little Julianna from Pittsburgh. Jason and Kelly are the birth parents of [...]

24 12, 2019

Delaware’s December Birth Parent Support Group Meeting Recap

By |2019-12-24T14:33:51-05:00December 24th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, For Pregnant Women|Comments Off on Delaware’s December Birth Parent Support Group Meeting Recap

On December 4, 2019, the AFTH Wilmington, DE office held its monthly Birth Parent Support Group. Each month allows the women in this group to come together and not only enjoy one another, but to be one another's "rock" and "hype woman." The holiday season often goes hand-in-hand with the term "family time," which can become [...]

18 12, 2019

Keeping the Door to Open Adoption “Open” and Not Losing Hope for a Future Relationship

By |2019-11-25T13:53:32-05:00December 18th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, For Pregnant Women|Comments Off on Keeping the Door to Open Adoption “Open” and Not Losing Hope for a Future Relationship

What is Open Adoption? Open adoption, also known as “cooperative adoption,” allows for some form of communication between the birth parents, adoptees, and adoptive parents. This can range from pictures, letters, and phone calls to contact through an intermediary, to open contact between the parties themselves.  Not many people are exposed to or have knowledge [...]

11 12, 2019

AFTH’s Events and Fundraisers for 2019

By |2019-12-11T14:34:00-05:00December 11th, 2019|Adoptions, News & Announcements|Comments Off on AFTH’s Events and Fundraisers for 2019

We are twenty days away from the end of this year. Adoptions From The Heart has had many supporters throughout the year, and we want to thank you all! Here's a little recap of our 2019 events and fundraisers that have helped Birth Parents all around the country:   Find Her Footing 5k - April [...]

4 12, 2019

All About the Home Study

By |2019-12-03T16:20:33-05:00December 4th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on All About the Home Study

Anyone who wants to adopt a child is legally required to complete a home study first. No one is an exception to the home study rule, even if the prospective adoptive parent is the president of the United States. Adoption laws vary from state to state, however, the home study is a mandatory prerequisite across [...]

21 11, 2019

Birth Parent Scholarship Fund Winner: Lucy Amidon

By |2019-11-18T14:15:17-05:00November 21st, 2019|Adoptions, For Pregnant Women, News & Announcements|Comments Off on Birth Parent Scholarship Fund Winner: Lucy Amidon

AFTH Scholarship Recipient The Fall 2019 Birth Parent Scholarship recipient is Lucy Amidon. Since a very young age, Lucy has been exposed to the adoption world. An adoptee herself, Lucy was born in Reading, PA. She was adopted at birth and spent the first 5 years of her life in Virginia with her family. They [...]

20 11, 2019

All About NAS: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

By |2019-11-20T12:33:13-05:00November 20th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on All About NAS: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

The medical term neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) refers to babies prenatally exposed to drugs. Just like a grown adult, a newborns struggle during the withdrawal process from narcotics. It is hard for a newborn to transition to life outside the womb, much less survive without the drugs they have learned to depend on. Today there [...]