Adoptions

16 10, 2019

National Adoption Month 2019 is on the Horizon

By |2019-10-15T17:05:56-04:00October 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 |2019-10-14T15:46:57-04:00October 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 |2019-10-15T09:57:39-04:00October 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 |2019-09-06T13:41:37-04:00September 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 |2019-09-17T13:54:30-04:00September 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 |2019-09-09T16:39:05-04:00September 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.

28 08, 2019

A Birth Parents Guide to Facing Post-Placement Feelings: Regret

By |2019-08-28T10:14:07-04:00August 28th, 2019|Adoptions, For Pregnant Women|Comments Off on A Birth Parents Guide to Facing Post-Placement Feelings: Regret

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 [...]

21 08, 2019

AFTH Recommended Adoptive Parent Bloggers

By |2019-09-09T16:41:41-04:00August 21st, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on AFTH Recommended Adoptive Parent Bloggers

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 [...]

14 08, 2019

Adoptions From The Heart’s 3rd Annual Zumba®-Thon

By |2019-09-17T14:16:46-04:00August 14th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, News & Announcements|Comments Off on Adoptions From The Heart’s 3rd Annual Zumba®-Thon

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 [...]

7 08, 2019

My Experience at a Birth Parent Support Group

By |2019-07-29T12:56:17-04:00August 7th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on My Experience at a Birth Parent Support Group

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.