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.
When people hear the term “birth parent” they often only think about the birth mother, but forget that the term represents birth father as well. Promiscuous, lazy, irresponsible, careless, abusive, careless, deadbeat, irrelevant, M.I.A- are often the adjectives and terms that pop into peoples heads when someone says “birth father.” Unfortunately these stereotypes formed from [...]
The 501 C-3 nonprofit adoption agency hosted a picnic for adoptive parents, birth parents & adoptees at Chesapeake City Park Fun Forrest. On Sunday June 23, 2019 families connected through domestic infant adoption came together for a day of fun at Adoptions From The Heart's (AFTH) Virginia office picnic. This year's picnic at Chesapeake City Park [...]
Adoptions From The Heart’s Connecticut Office Brings Families Together for a Picnic at Beardsley Zoo
On Sunday June 23, 2019 the Connecticut branch of Adoptions From The Heart hosted a family picnic at Beardsley Zoo Adoptive parents, birth parents and adoptees (adoption triad) kicked off the 2019 summer season with a family reunion picnic hosted by 501 C-3 nonprofit Adoptions From The Heart(AFTH). Each year the Bloomfield, CT office holds a [...]
This week let's take a minute to give a warm welcome to our summer 2019 marketing interns: Mike Realbuto and Terren Jackson! Mike Realbuto- Events & Marketing Intern Terren Jackson- Public Relations & Marketing Intern So tell us about yourselves-Where are you from? What internship title did you take [...]
These birth moms on Instagram inspire and shine a light on the birth mom perspective.
It is inevitable that you will feel anger with yourself, your child’s adoptive parents, what others say, family, friends and etc. A lot of you may start to overthink and say, “Is my anger a sign that I made the wrong decision?” The answer is NO. Anger is normal even under the best of circumstances [...]
Before Your Child Goes to Elementary School -Show PRIDE: From the moment your children are born instill a sense of pride in them about your family. Although your family looks different that the Joneses, they are not the only ones on the planet with LGBTQ parents/gaurdians. Today more and more children’s books and entertainment programs [...]
Adoptions From The Heart’s 31st Annual Picnic was one for the books. AFTH hosted their Annual Family Picnic, at Fort Washington State Park in Flourtown, Pennsylvania. Hundreds of people joined us for a day of celebrating families built through adoption. Our picnic allows adoptive parents, birth parents and adoptees to reunite. It also allows them [...]
AFTH is currently accepting Birth Parent Scholarship Fund applications for those wishing to pursue a higher education in the Fall 2019 semester. All applications for the upcoming fall semester are due no later than July 1, 2019. In the meantime read on to see what some of our past Birth Parent Scholarship recipients have been [...]