For Adoptive Parents

15 01, 2020

All About ICPC: Interstate Compact of the Placement of Children act

By |2020-01-16T16:30:19-05:00January 15th, 2020|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents|Comments Off on All About ICPC: Interstate Compact of the Placement of Children act

Anyone who wishes to adopt a child from another state must familiarize themselves with the Interstate Compact of the Placement of Children act (ICPC). The purpose of the ICPC act is to ensure the safe placement of children within all 50 states, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Key Terms -Sending State: The state [...]

25 12, 2019

Julianna’s Family Christmas Ornament

By |2019-12-24T14:57:40-05:00December 25th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, For Pregnant Women|Comments Off on Julianna’s Family Christmas Ornament

An Adoptions From The Heart Family Holiday Story   In 2017 Jason and Kelly received an invitation from three very important people in their life to come to visit them during the holiday season. Those three very important people were Chris, Jaime, and little Julianna from Pittsburgh. Jason and Kelly are the birth parents of [...]

24 12, 2019

Delaware’s December Birth Parent Support Group Meeting Recap

By |2019-12-24T14:33:51-05:00December 24th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, For Pregnant Women|Comments Off on Delaware’s December Birth Parent Support Group Meeting Recap

On December 4, 2019, the AFTH Wilmington, DE office held its monthly Birth Parent Support Group. Each month allows the women in this group to come together and not only enjoy one another, but to be one another's "rock" and "hype woman." The holiday season often goes hand-in-hand with the term "family time," which can become [...]

18 12, 2019

Keeping the Door to Open Adoption “Open” and Not Losing Hope for a Future Relationship

By |2019-11-25T13:53:32-05:00December 18th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, For Pregnant Women|Comments Off on Keeping the Door to Open Adoption “Open” and Not Losing Hope for a Future Relationship

What is Open Adoption? Open adoption, also known as “cooperative adoption,” allows for some form of communication between the birth parents, adoptees, and adoptive parents. This can range from pictures, letters, and phone calls to contact through an intermediary, to open contact between the parties themselves.  Not many people are exposed to or have knowledge [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

25 09, 2019

Adoptions From The Heart’s Fall Festivals 2019

By |2019-10-21T10:25:15-05:00September 25th, 2019|For Adoptive Parents, News & Announcements|Comments Off on Adoptions From The Heart’s Fall Festivals 2019

Leaves are starting to fall, the weather is dropping, and pumpkin spice lattes are in full swing. It is finally Fall, which means that Adoptions From The Heart's Fall festivals are coming soon. We do not want you to miss any of the Fall action; therefore, we have put together a list of all this [...]