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10 12, 2018

Meet Chalker, Founder and Executive Director of AFTH

By |2018-12-17T14:49:18-04:00December 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet Chalker, Founder and Executive Director of AFTH

As an adoptee, she understands the experiences of the adoption process from a first-hand perspective. Her career as a social worker guided her from working at a public civil service agency to starting an agency of her own first named "The Adoption Agency" in 1985. She wanted her agency to enable birth parents to be [...]

7 12, 2018

Meet AFTH’s Kristy: Becoming a Mother, Again, Through Transracial Adoption

By |2018-12-17T09:41:43-04:00December 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet AFTH’s Kristy: Becoming a Mother, Again, Through Transracial Adoption

Meet Kristy Hartley-Galbraith, AFTH's Marketing and Communications Director. Her transracial adoption journey helped her broaden her horizons on the perspectives of the adoption triad. What motivated you and your husband to pursue open adoption? At the time during which we began our adoption journey, I had over 10 years of experience in the field of [...]

6 12, 2018

Meet AFTH’s Joan: International Adoption Brought Our Family Together

By |2018-12-17T09:46:26-04:00December 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet AFTH’s Joan: International Adoption Brought Our Family Together

Meet Joan Smith, our Pittsburgh Adoption Social Worker! Her experience with international adoption not only helped build her own family, but also provided great insight for prospective adoptive parents going through a similar process. Learn about how her personal connection opened doors for her to be a part of her clients’ family building journey. Tell [...]

4 12, 2018

Meet AFTH’s Brittany: My Experience as a Birth Mother has Benefited my Role at AFTH

By |2018-12-17T16:25:12-04:00December 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet AFTH’s Brittany: My Experience as a Birth Mother has Benefited my Role at AFTH

Meet Brittany Brooks, our Wynnewood Office Manager and Marketing Associate! As a birthmother, Brittany has seen the adoption process from an oft-misinterpreted perspective. She wants to break the social stigma of birth mothers through her work here at the agency by empowering fellow expecting and birth parents. As a birthmother, were you looking for an [...]

3 12, 2018

Meet AFTH’s Libby: Adoption Has Been a Part of My Whole Life

By |2018-12-03T13:37:01-04:00December 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet AFTH’s Libby: Adoption Has Been a Part of My Whole Life

Meet Libby Ethridge, our Central PA Office Manager! Her family’s transparency about she and her sibling’s international adoption drives her to spread awareness about the adoption process through the eyes of the adoptee. Read on to find out more about her adoption story and how she helps clients, family, and friends!  Can you tell us [...]

30 11, 2018

Meet Jess: How My Childhood Shaped My Desire to Work in Adoption

By |2018-12-04T09:11:08-04:00November 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet Jess: How My Childhood Shaped My Desire to Work in Adoption

Meet Jess Coughlin, our Cherry Hill, NJ Adoption Counselor. Her story is a truly unique journey that opened her mind and her heart to adoption. She grew up next door to a family with adopted children, three of whom were her best friends. The family’s connection with one another inspired her work at AFTH and [...]

26 11, 2018

Meet Stephanie: My Connection to Adoption is the Reason I Wanted to Work for AFTH

By |2018-12-04T09:01:34-04:00November 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet Stephanie: My Connection to Adoption is the Reason I Wanted to Work for AFTH

Meet Stephanie Cappriotti, our Central PA Out-Of-Area Program Coordinator and Adoption Counselor. Adoption is something very near and dear to her heart and continues to be a constant in her work and family. Her cousin’s adoption through AFTH inspired her to work in the adoption field. What about your cousin’s adoption story inspired you the [...]

23 11, 2018

Meet AFTH’s Katie: Mother of 17 Children Through Adoption

By |2018-12-10T12:05:32-04:00November 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet AFTH’s Katie: Mother of 17 Children Through Adoption

Meet Katie Houser, AFTH's Pittsburgh Office Manager! Adoption serves as the foundation of her family and helped her build connections with fellow adopted parents as well as adoptees. Keep reading to learn more about the unique origins of her family How has adoption shaped your family dynamic and the life of your children? I have [...]

19 11, 2018

Meet Roberta, AFTH’s Manager of International Services

By |2018-12-10T11:06:39-04:00November 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet Roberta, AFTH’s Manager of International Services

Meet Roberta Evantash, our Manager of International Services! Her dedication to helping families throughout the adoption process drives her work at AFTH. In addition to helping clients, she also was a part of her relative's adoption journey. Tell me more about your personal connection to adoption. I have worked at AFTH almost from the beginning [...]