For Pregnant Women

8 01, 2020

An Expecting/Birth Parent’s Guide to Explaining Adoption to Their Older Children

By |2019-12-11T14:47:44-05:00January 8th, 2020|Adoptions, For Pregnant Women|Comments Off on An Expecting/Birth Parent’s Guide to Explaining Adoption to Their Older Children

  Everyone involved in the adoption process can have difficulty understanding the situation. Despite whatever adoption triad member you are, somewhere down the line, this conversation will come to the surface. Particularly for birth parents, explaining adoption to their older children can be an emotionally trying and tough situation. The exact age of your child [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

28 08, 2019

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

By |2019-08-28T10:14:07-05:00August 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 [...]

31 07, 2019

NEW AFTH Material on Birth Father Rights and Support Services

By |2019-07-26T14:23:02-05:00July 31st, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, For Pregnant Women|Comments Off on NEW AFTH Material on Birth Father Rights and Support Services

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 [...]

24 07, 2019

Adoptions From The Heart’s 2019 Virginia Family Picnic @ Chesapeake City Park Fun Forrest

By |2019-07-19T14:33:24-05:00July 24th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, For Pregnant Women|Comments Off on Adoptions From The Heart’s 2019 Virginia Family Picnic @ Chesapeake City Park Fun Forrest

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 [...]