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25 05, 2020

Reconnecting with Guatemala Alongside My Mother

By |2020-05-11T20:33:00-04:00May 25th, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on Reconnecting with Guatemala Alongside My Mother

My mother and I went back to Guatemala, my birth country, a few years ago. We traveled all across the country and did many things but what I enjoyed most about going to Guatemala was just seeing a whole country of people who looked like me. I felt like I could relate to them, in [...]

22 05, 2020

And Our Story Continues

By |2020-05-14T14:14:04-04:00May 22nd, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, For Pregnant Women|Comments Off on And Our Story Continues

“& our story continues” Left to Right: Kelly, Julianna, and Jason Hello! We’re Jason and Kelly. Birth parents since 2016. Adoption has been a journey, one we never imagined being on, but are learning from daily. Julianna is our miracle baby who brought us to this community. Chris and Jaime are the most [...]

20 05, 2020

Kaz Connections

By |2020-05-20T12:03:46-04:00May 20th, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on Kaz Connections

Rachel, 2004 Rachel Zhanna I adopted my daughter Rachel Zhanna from Kostanai, Kazakhstan in 2004, when she was a year old. I didn’t know anything about Kazakhstan before I started pursuing international adoption but quickly learned a great deal about it.  It is in Central Asia, was previously part of the Soviet Union, [...]

18 05, 2020

Our Story-Jim and Therese’s Family Through Adoption

By |2020-05-11T17:47:07-04:00May 18th, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on Our Story-Jim and Therese’s Family Through Adoption

Jim and Therese and children on bicycles Road to Becoming a Party of Five Jim and I were high school sweethearts with a dream of what our future would look like.  We were married in 1987 and lived in a one-bedroom apartment.  Jim worked a full-time job and I was a full-time student.  [...]

15 05, 2020

A Father’s Journey in International Adoption

By |2020-05-11T16:27:29-04:00May 15th, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on A Father’s Journey in International Adoption

George, Lorelei (wife/Mom), and Elena Runkle (Center) By George Runkle, assisted by Elena Svetlana Runkle As of the summer of 2001 we had, throughout the previous year, watched our oldest daughter graduate from college and get married, and were in the process of preparing for our other daughter’s senior year in high school. [...]

13 05, 2020

Roberta’s Many Contributions to the Adoption World as a Social Worker at AFTH

By |2020-05-11T10:04:03-04:00May 13th, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on Roberta’s Many Contributions to the Adoption World as a Social Worker at AFTH

Roberta Evantash Roberta Evantash has taken on many roles at Adoptions From The Heart since the beginning of its inception. Roberta and Adoptions From The Heart Founder, Maxine Chalker, are childhood friends. “I started working with Maxine when the organization was only a year old. At the time I was paid as an [...]

13 05, 2020

Springtime Family Fun Ideas

By |2020-03-17T15:34:50-04:00May 13th, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, News & Announcements|Comments Off on Springtime Family Fun Ideas

It’s almost time to lose your heavy coats, gloves, and boots because Spring is approaching! Spring is the perfect time to get outdoors, go on new adventures, and make memories with your family. Below is a curated list of things for your family to do that will allow you to kick off this spring season [...]

11 05, 2020

David and Stephanie’s Family

By |2020-05-08T16:39:30-04:00May 11th, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on David and Stephanie’s Family

Stephanie, Adam (10 months), and Dave at Disney World Stephanie and I began our adoption journey well before we first sat down with Adoptions from the Heart in early 2013.  We had been discussing bringing a child into our family by this route for some time preceding formal investigation along with crafting our [...]

8 05, 2020

Ann Marie, Darlene and Giovanni’s Adoption Story of Hope and Inspiration

By |2020-05-14T14:31:30-04:00May 8th, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on Ann Marie, Darlene and Giovanni’s Adoption Story of Hope and Inspiration

Once upon a time in Brooklyn, there were two girls who fell in love, became a devoted couple, and longed to grow into a loving family. They were certain that adoption would be a part of their story and it was supported by many of their close friends and family members, especially those who happened [...]

6 05, 2020

Our Tattoo: A family united through the beauty of open adoption

By |2020-05-01T17:04:19-04:00May 6th, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, For Pregnant Women|Comments Off on Our Tattoo: A family united through the beauty of open adoption

Side 1             Side 2                 As I write this it was exactly a year ago when I found out I was 9 months pregnant. A few days later I was in labor, and a few days after that [...]