Adoptions

4 12, 2019

All About the Home Study

By |2019-12-03T16:20:33-05:00December 4th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on All About the Home Study

Anyone who wants to adopt a child is legally required to complete a home study first. No one is an exception to the home study rule, even if the prospective adoptive parent is the president of the United States. Adoption laws vary from state to state, however, the home study is a mandatory prerequisite across [...]

21 11, 2019

Birth Parent Scholarship Fund Winner: Lucy Amidon

By |2019-11-18T14:15:17-05:00November 21st, 2019|Adoptions, For Pregnant Women, News & Announcements|Comments Off on Birth Parent Scholarship Fund Winner: Lucy Amidon

AFTH Scholarship Recipient The Fall 2019 Birth Parent Scholarship recipient is Lucy Amidon. Since a very young age, Lucy has been exposed to the adoption world. An adoptee herself, Lucy was born in Reading, PA. She was adopted at birth and spent the first 5 years of her life in Virginia with her family. They [...]

20 11, 2019

All About NAS: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

By |2019-11-20T12:33:13-05:00November 20th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on All About NAS: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

The medical term neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) refers to babies prenatally exposed to drugs. Just like a grown adult, a newborns struggle during the withdrawal process from narcotics. It is hard for a newborn to transition to life outside the womb, much less survive without the drugs they have learned to depend on. Today there [...]

6 11, 2019

Mommy Delina: The story of a loving family created through open adoption

By |2019-10-30T11:41:55-05:00November 6th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, For Pregnant Women|Comments Off on Mommy Delina: The story of a loving family created through open adoption

San Diego Discovery In 2013 a 26-year-old Delina was enjoying her much needed vacation visiting friends in San Diego, CA. Her stay in the Southern California city was supposed to be fun and carefree but physical trauma and life-changing news soon put a halt to her happy holiday. One moment during Delina’s vacation when she [...]

16 10, 2019

National Adoption Month 2019 is on the Horizon

By |2019-10-15T17:05:56-05:00October 16th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on National Adoption Month 2019 is on the Horizon

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 [...]

15 10, 2019

Help others give during the “Season of Giving” by donating to Adoptions From The Heart’s holiday Gift Card Drive

By |2019-10-14T15:46:57-05:00October 15th, 2019|Adoptions, News & Announcements|Comments Off on 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 [...]

9 10, 2019

And… just like that The Paper Heart Project is coming back!

By |2019-10-15T09:57:39-05:00October 9th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on And… just like that The Paper Heart Project is coming back!

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 [...]

18 09, 2019

Tips For Waiting Prospective Adoptive Parents

By |2019-09-06T13:41:37-05:00September 18th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on Tips For Waiting Prospective Adoptive Parents

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 [...]

11 09, 2019

AFTH Recommended Adoptive Parent Bloggers Part II

By |2019-09-17T13:54:30-05:00September 11th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on AFTH Recommended Adoptive Parent Bloggers Part II

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 [...]

4 09, 2019

Reasons Why An Expecting Mother Who is Already Parenting Decides to Make an Adoption Plan for Her Unborn Child

By |2019-09-09T16:39:05-05:00September 4th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, For Pregnant Women|Comments Off on 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.