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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]