Recognizing National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

In light of our series, Black Voices Within Adoption, AFTH would like to highlight an issue that still impacts the black community today. September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. It is designed to bring awareness to the disease's complications and the ongoing need for research and treatments. What is Sickle Cell Disease? Sickle Cell [...]

What Birth Parents need to hear from You

What Birth Parents need to hear from You "You are worthy"- Remind your friends that their heart was in the right place when they made the decision to place their child for adoption. Placing a child for adoption is never an easy decision, but they made it because at that moment in their life they [...]

Participants of AFTHtv’s Black Voices within Adoption reflect on Their Experience

This summer AFTHtv dedicated its entire sixth season to serve as a program giving Black voices within the adoption triad (adoptive parents, birth parents, adoptees) the platform to discuss racial matters and adoption in today’s society. New episodes aired on the nonprofit’s official Facebook page and YouTube channel every Tuesday. Social workers and adoption counselors [...]

Chris and Adrienne Celebrate being Birth Grandparents this Grandparents Day

Today is national Grandparents Day, a day to celebrate the top integral figures of the family tree. In an open adoption adoptive parents can encourage a loving bond not just with their own parents, but with their birth grandparents as well. Delaware birth grandparents Chris and Adrienne have been present in their granddaughter Charlotte’s life [...]

The Unbreakable Bond Between Families Who Adopted Together

Seven families set out on an adoption journey together, faced some unexpected challenges, and rose above the odds by creating a new family not only with their adopted daughters, but also with one another. The Beginning of Something Special It was an unsettling time. The Iraq war, the Gulf war and SARS were raging across [...]

AFTH’s Fall 2020 Birth Parent Scholarship winner Christina Smith

Adoptions From The Heart is proud to announce Christina Smith as our Fall 2020 Birth Parent Scholarship winner. This fall Christina will be in her sophomore year at Arcadia University majoring in psychology. The Delaware native placed her newborn son for adoption in the spring of 2020. Read on to learn about Christina’s adoption journey, [...]

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