Surviving the wait as a prospective adoptive parent can be overwhelming. It might feel like the wait will never end at some points. We’re here to tell you to stay patient because the wait will be worth it! Below are some tips that can ease your anxiousness while waiting for your child to come home. Live [...]
There are SO many adoptive parent bloggers out there! With all of these powerful voices in the adoptive parent community, we have no choice but to put together a part II list of bloggers we love. So here they are! Transracial Adoption Part of Me "Part of Me" is a lifestyle and family blog run [...]
Reasons Why An Expecting Mother Who is Already Parenting Decides to Make an Adoption Plan for Her Unborn Child
There are many reasons why a mother will place their second child for adoption and not their first. Most of the time circumstances impact whether a mother places her second child or not.
Although it sucks, it is not out of the ordinary for birth parents to feel various levels of regret post-placement. You may constantly ask yourself "What if I did not lose my job?" "What if I stayed away from that person?" "What if I listened to what others warned me about?" Those who are parenting [...]
Parenting is is one of the best if not the best job on the planet. Here is the thing about parenting though, it is not the kind of job that comes with an employee handbook. You know what else does not come with a handbook? Adoption! Adoptive parents find themselves navigating through their own unique challenges [...]
Adoptions From The Heart’s 3rd Annual Zumba®-Thon was nothing short of a success. Over fifty people joined us at the Greater York Dance to partake in the two-hour Zumba® event. Participants danced to Rock, Tango, Merengue, and more while supporting the Expecting and Birth Parent Support Fund. AFTH’s Expecting and Birth Parent Support Fund aids [...]
Attending a birth parent support group allowed me to see a side that is often overlooked. The birth parent's perspective. Although I will never understand what it's like to place a child, I can appreciate their stories and I was inspired by them.
When people hear the term “birth parent” they often only think about the birth mother, but forget that the term represents birth father as well. Promiscuous, lazy, irresponsible, careless, abusive, careless, deadbeat, irrelevant, M.I.A- are often the adjectives and terms that pop into peoples heads when someone says “birth father.” Unfortunately these stereotypes formed from [...]
The 501 C-3 nonprofit adoption agency hosted a picnic for adoptive parents, birth parents & adoptees at Chesapeake City Park Fun Forrest. On Sunday June 23, 2019 families connected through domestic infant adoption came together for a day of fun at Adoptions From The Heart's (AFTH) Virginia office picnic. This year's picnic at Chesapeake City Park [...]
Adoptions From The Heart’s Connecticut Office Brings Families Together for a Picnic at Beardsley Zoo
On Sunday June 23, 2019 the Connecticut branch of Adoptions From The Heart hosted a family picnic at Beardsley Zoo Adoptive parents, birth parents and adoptees (adoption triad) kicked off the 2019 summer season with a family reunion picnic hosted by 501 C-3 nonprofit Adoptions From The Heart(AFTH). Each year the Bloomfield, CT office holds a [...]