Adoptions

29 06, 2020

Faith brought us to Aaliyah: Tim and Lynn’s journey to parenthood

By |2020-06-29T15:06:27-04:00June 29th, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on Faith brought us to Aaliyah: Tim and Lynn’s journey to parenthood

Our road to parenthood was long and bumpy with many roadblocks.  We had to shift directions many times during the process, but we were determined not to lose hope.  Hope and keeping the faith is what brought us to our daughter, Aaliyah.  Our journey to parenthood has ended, but our job as parents is just [...]

24 06, 2020

The Day Quinn came into Our Lives

By |2020-06-23T11:49:50-04:00June 24th, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on The Day Quinn came into Our Lives

My husband and I were placed with a beautiful baby girl through AFTH on November 2, 2016. After almost two and a half years of waiting we finally received a call for an emergency placement. We had less than 24 hours to travel to Philadelphia to meet our daughter Quinn. It was quite a whirlwind [...]

22 06, 2020

The Day Our Daughter Lauren was Born

By |2020-06-23T11:19:00-04:00June 22nd, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on The Day Our Daughter Lauren was Born

We finished all our paperwork on May 5 and were told that it would probably be 4-6 months before we were chosen as adoptive parents. 20 days later, AFTH called us and placed a newborn little girl with us. We took her home and 24 hours later the birth mother changed her mind. We took her [...]

21 06, 2020

A Father’s Day chat with Samai an Adoptions From The Heart Birth Father

By |2020-06-21T09:24:05-04:00June 21st, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on A Father’s Day chat with Samai an Adoptions From The Heart Birth Father

A Father's Day chat with Samai, an Adoptions From The Heart birth father February 3, 2014, is a day that a Delaware birth father named Samai will never forget. This was the day his son Ian was born. Being a father means doing what you feel is best for your child, even if the decision [...]

19 06, 2020

Our Annual Family Picnic Reunion- A special day for adoptive families and birth families

By |2020-06-23T11:51:21-04:00June 19th, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on Our Annual Family Picnic Reunion- A special day for adoptive families and birth families

My husband and I first learned about Adoptions From The Heart in 2004. We started our first adoption journey in 2005 and our oldest son was placed with us in 2007. We chose adoption again in 2010 and our youngest son was placed with us in 2011. We are very blessed to have open adoptions [...]

18 06, 2020

Becoming ‘Daddy and Papa’ through adoption at AFTH

By |2020-06-17T11:41:30-04:00June 18th, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on Becoming ‘Daddy and Papa’ through adoption at AFTH

When we first began our adoption journey ten years ago, we had no idea as a gay couple what to expect. This was in the days before gay marriage was legal, and gay adoption seemed pretty "out there" to us, especially open adoption. Would prospective birth moms even consider us? Would we wait years? Fortunately, [...]

17 06, 2020

The Day Allison and Eric became Skylar’s Parents

By |2020-06-16T15:43:53-04:00June 17th, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on The Day Allison and Eric became Skylar’s Parents

The adoption process for Eric and I took longer than we ever thought it would.  It took us a year to find the right agency, almost a year to complete the paperwork and we were in the system waiting 2 years and 3 months when we finally got the call!  During this process, my biggest [...]

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 [...]