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16 11, 2018

Meet AFTH’s Marilyn: Being an Adoptee, Working in the Field of Adoption Was Important to Me

By |2018-12-03T13:37:55-04:00November 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet AFTH’s Marilyn: Being an Adoptee, Working in the Field of Adoption Was Important to Me

Meet Marilyn Rich, our Central PA District Supervisor and Search Coordinator! Her impressive career path demonstrates her dedication to the family building process through adoption. As an adoptee herself, Marilyn has poured her heart into AFTH and tells us that the best past of her job is seeing the children of families she has helped [...]

12 11, 2018

Meet Heidi Gonzalez, AFTH’s Associate Director

By |2018-12-03T11:42:49-04:00November 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet Heidi Gonzalez, AFTH’s Associate Director

Meet Heidi Gonzalez, AFTH’s Associate Director, Regional Supervisor of Allentown, PA & Wilmington, DE, and self-proclaimed Webmistress! Heidi’s connection to adoption goes back to before she was even born! The daughter of AFTH's Founder Maxine Chalker who is an adoptee herself, Heidi has seen the ups and downs of the adoption process, and everything in [...]

20 06, 2018

What To Expect at the Hospital: Words of Advice for Prospective Adoptive Parents from an AFTH Social Worker

By |2018-08-07T16:16:54-04:00June 20th, 2018|Adoptions, News & Announcements|Comments Off on What To Expect at the Hospital: Words of Advice for Prospective Adoptive Parents from an AFTH Social Worker

The hospital experience is a time of excitement for prospective adoptive parents but it can also bring about worries and fears as well. It can be one of the most emotional parts of the adoption process. Emotions run high and it’s a roller coaster of thoughts and feelings. As adoption counselors, we often tell our [...]

13 06, 2018

My Journey as a Birth Father

By |2018-08-07T16:20:07-04:00June 13th, 2018|Adoptions, News & Announcements|Comments Off on My Journey as a Birth Father

A very special thank you to Kyle for sharing his story. Happy Young Family The journey from start to this day has been a learning experience. In the beginning it was very hard. I will tell you about the start of everything. My ex and I were just starting out in Pittsburgh PA [...]

7 06, 2018

Starting an Open Adoption Relationship with Your Child’s Birth Parents Later in Life

By |2018-08-14T09:58:47-04:00June 7th, 2018|Adoptions, News & Announcements|Comments Off on Starting an Open Adoption Relationship with Your Child’s Birth Parents Later in Life

While open adoption and future contact comes easy to some birth parents, others need some space after placement or initially desire a closed adoption. As adoptive parents, you want to honor those wishes, but it is important to not think that there will never be contact or no need for updates if your child's birth [...]

23 05, 2018

Outreach Material: Options Brochure

By |2018-06-14T16:48:36-04:00May 23rd, 2018|Adoptions, For Pregnant Women, News & Announcements|Comments Off on Outreach Material: Options Brochure

At Adoptions From the Heart, we have always prided ourselves on our extensive options counseling with expecting parents. We don’t consider options counseling a one-time conversation, but an ongoing topic that we continue to explore throughout the time the expecting parents are considering adoption. An expecting parent’s options might change throughout the pregnancy experience, so [...]

16 05, 2018

AFTH Birth Parent Scholarship Fund

By |2018-06-14T15:51:28-04:00May 16th, 2018|Adoptions, News & Announcements|Comments Off on AFTH Birth Parent Scholarship Fund

Adoptions From The Heart understands that struggles often don’t end after placement and that counseling and support services are vital after placement to help birth parents get back on their feet. Over the past 30 years, AFTH social workers have been working with expecting and birth parents who are hoping to pursue further education after [...]

9 05, 2018

National Birth Mother’s Day: Honoring Women Who Choose Adoption

By |2018-06-14T16:43:45-04:00May 9th, 2018|Adoptions, News & Announcements|Comments Off on National Birth Mother’s Day: Honoring Women Who Choose Adoption

National Birth Mother’s Day is observed every year the Saturday before Mother’s Day. On this day, we should all recognize and applaud the birth mothers who made the loving, courageous, and selfless decision to place their child for adoption, leading families around the world to experience one of life’s greatest joys. This year National Birth [...]

2 05, 2018

Returning to My Daughter’s Birth Country

By |2018-08-14T10:02:56-04:00May 2nd, 2018|Adoptions, News & Announcements|Comments Off on Returning to My Daughter’s Birth Country

Jen always knew she wanted to be a mother and has expressed interest in adoption since she was a child. Eventually, Jen reached a time in her life when she decided it was now or never, and moved forward to research agencies that would walk her through the process, which is how she found Adoptions [...]

26 10, 2016

Transracial Adoption: Parenting a Child of Another Race

By |2018-08-08T14:52:36-04:00October 26th, 2016|Adoptions, News & Announcements|Comments Off on Transracial Adoption: Parenting a Child of Another Race

Transracial adoption (or interracial adoption) - refers to the adoption of a child that is of a different race than that of the adoptive parents. The quickest cure for racism would be to have everyone in the country adopt a child of another race. No matter what your beliefs, when you hold a four-day-old infant, [...]