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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 [...]

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 [...]