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16 06, 2020

The Combs Family-written by Colleen

By |2020-06-17T10:55:49-04:00June 16th, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on The Combs Family-written by Colleen

My husband and I were married for about 7 years when our lives changed forever. We had worked with Adoptions From The Heart to adopt a child through their domestic program. We matched quickly, but it fell through in the end. But in 2004, our son Thomas came into our life. He was an emergency [...]

15 06, 2020

Fall 2020 Birth Parent Scholarship application deadline reminder

By |2020-06-12T16:30:43-04:00June 15th, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, For Pregnant Women|Comments Off on Fall 2020 Birth Parent Scholarship application deadline reminder

Calling all Birth Parents! It's not too late to apply for the Fall 2020 Birth Parent Scholarship Our Adoptions From The Heart (AFTH) Birth Parent Scholarship board is currently accepting applications for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester. Since 2016 the board will unite weeks before the start of the respective fall and spring academic semesters [...]

10 06, 2020

Same Sex Couple Adoptions

By |2020-06-08T14:26:48-04:00June 10th, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on Same Sex Couple Adoptions

SAME SEX COUPLE ADOPTIONS Families are defined by love, not sexual orientations. In the modern world, families have significantly changed. Many adoptive couples are LGBTQ+. Statistics on LGBTQ+ Adoptions According to AmericanAdoptions.com, same-sex couples are four times more likely to adopt a child than heterosexual couples. Currently, four percent of adopted children are raised by [...]

8 06, 2020

Alex’s Summer in China: An education and a birth family reunion

By |2020-05-14T17:53:06-04:00June 8th, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on Alex’s Summer in China: An education and a birth family reunion

Alexandra Miller's reunion with her birth family in China Growing up in the States Jeff and Maxine Miller adopted Alexandra from the Quzhou Social Welfare Institute in China at 10 ½ months old. Alexandra grew up in the rural countryside of Garrett County, MD. Throughout high school, Alexandra was a proud and active [...]

5 06, 2020

Jen’s Journey to Parenthood with Adoptions From The Heart

By |2020-05-12T15:21:23-04:00June 5th, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on Jen’s Journey to Parenthood with Adoptions From The Heart

A picture with Maxine 10 years apart As a single mother, I set out on the adoption journey with Adoptions From The Heart almost 15 years ago.  I had researched many agencies and I loved so many things about AFTH. They had a great international program that they were involved with at the [...]

3 06, 2020

Our World Changed Forever and Our Lives Truly Began

By |2020-05-14T16:43:21-04:00June 3rd, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on Our World Changed Forever and Our Lives Truly Began

Abby, Josh, and baby Grayson at the AFTH Family Picnic Adoptee to Adoptive Mother Adopting a child has always been a dream of mine. I myself was adopted from South Korea as an infant. I always felt strongly about wanting to give a child the life, love, and opportunity that I was given [...]

1 06, 2020

Our Adoptions From The Heart Story

By |2020-05-12T17:55:44-04:00June 1st, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on Our Adoptions From The Heart Story

Our Adoptions From The Heart Story – Matthew and Elizabeth Our Daughter Liliana was born on October 22, 2013 Starting a Family We were married for several years not thinking we’d want to have children right away.  We wanted to establish our careers, travel, and enjoy our new lives together.  Children were not in the [...]

29 05, 2020

My World is Now a Better Place

By |2020-05-14T14:11:05-04:00May 29th, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on My World is Now a Better Place

Julianna by Diana Cardamone Photography Chris and I had it all. Great families, amazing friends, rewarding careers, and good health. Sounds good, right? What could be better? However, to me, my world was just not right; it felt incomplete. The excitement of beginning a family was fresh in our minds and we entered [...]

27 05, 2020

Celebrating Adoptions From The Heart’s 35th Anniversary

By |2020-05-12T16:50:07-04:00May 27th, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on Celebrating Adoptions From The Heart’s 35th Anniversary

Intro The desire to parent a child was the driving force that led us to adoption.  We both came from “traditional” family structures with a mother and father plus siblings.  I grew up in the Maryland suburbs of our nation’s capital amidst a diverse shifting population in the turbulent 1960s and 1970s.  It felt like [...]

27 05, 2020

Getting Pregnant After Placing Your Child for Adoption

By |2020-05-22T15:13:46-04:00May 27th, 2020|Adoptions, For Pregnant Women|Comments Off on Getting Pregnant After Placing Your Child for Adoption

Getting Pregnant After Placing Your Child for Adoption Life-Long Choice Many women have been in this position before. Earlier on in their life, they had an unplanned pregnancy and they placed their child for adoption. Later on in life, they may decide they are ready to start a family of their own. However, placing a [...]