In just a few short weeks it will be November, which is National Adoption Month. Adoptions From The Heart and other agencies across the country dedicate the month of November to honor everyone in the adoption triad. So bring on National Adoption Month 2019! This year Adoptions From The Heart will start the month-long celebration [...]
Help others give during the “Season of Giving” by donating to Adoptions From The Heart’s holiday Gift Card Drive
Everyone says "it is more fun to give than receive," and that is true! As a parent, there is nothing better than watching your child's eyes widen with glee and expressing gratitude. A child feels special when they receive a gift as a result of exemplifying good behavior. The truth is that there are birth [...]
Every November one of the ways AFTH honors National Adoption Month is by running The Purple Heart Project. The logistics of this campaign are simple: AFTH partners w/ local businesses and organizations, and sends them purple paper hearts. Customers at each business can purchase a heart for $1 and write their name on it in [...]
Surviving the wait as a prospective adoptive parent can be overwhelming. It might feel like the wait will never end at some points. We’re here to tell you to stay patient because the wait will be worth it! Below are some tips that can ease your anxiousness while waiting for your child to come home. Live [...]
There are SO many adoptive parent bloggers out there! With all of these powerful voices in the adoptive parent community, we have no choice but to put together a part II list of bloggers we love. So here they are! Transracial Adoption Part of Me "Part of Me" is a lifestyle and family blog run [...]
Reasons Why An Expecting Mother Who is Already Parenting Decides to Make an Adoption Plan for Her Unborn Child
There are many reasons why a mother will place their second child for adoption and not their first. Most of the time circumstances impact whether a mother places her second child or not.
Although it sucks, it is not out of the ordinary for birth parents to feel various levels of regret post-placement. You may constantly ask yourself "What if I did not lose my job?" "What if I stayed away from that person?" "What if I listened to what others warned me about?" Those who are parenting [...]
Parenting is is one of the best if not the best job on the planet. Here is the thing about parenting though, it is not the kind of job that comes with an employee handbook. You know what else does not come with a handbook? Adoption! Adoptive parents find themselves navigating through their own unique challenges [...]
Adoptions From The Heart’s 3rd Annual Zumba®-Thon was nothing short of a success. Over fifty people joined us at the Greater York Dance to partake in the two-hour Zumba® event. Participants danced to Rock, Tango, Merengue, and more while supporting the Expecting and Birth Parent Support Fund. AFTH’s Expecting and Birth Parent Support Fund aids [...]
Attending a birth parent support group allowed me to see a side that is often overlooked. The birth parent's perspective. Although I will never understand what it's like to place a child, I can appreciate their stories and I was inspired by them.