For Pregnant Women

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 [...]

31 07, 2019

NEW AFTH Material on Birth Father Rights and Support Services

By |2019-07-26T14:23:02-04:00July 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 |2019-07-19T14:33:24-04:00July 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 [...]

26 06, 2019

A Birth Parent’s Guide to Facing Post-Placement Feelings: Anger

By |2019-06-12T17:11:35-04:00June 26th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, For Pregnant Women|Comments Off on A Birth Parent’s Guide to Facing Post-Placement Feelings: Anger

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 [...]

18 06, 2019

31st Annual Family Picnic

By |2019-07-05T11:54:27-04:00June 18th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, For Pregnant Women, News & Announcements|Comments Off on 31st Annual Family Picnic

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 [...]

12 06, 2019

Winners of the AFTH Birth Parent Scholarship Fund: Where are they now?

By |2019-06-11T14:27:35-04:00June 12th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, For Pregnant Women, News & Announcements|Comments Off on Winners of the AFTH Birth Parent Scholarship Fund: Where are they now?

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 [...]

5 06, 2019

Introducing AFTH’s New Domestic Program Manager- Jenna Smith, BSW

By |2019-06-11T12:07:34-04:00June 5th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, For Pregnant Women, News & Announcements|Comments Off on Introducing AFTH’s New Domestic Program Manager- Jenna Smith, BSW

While AFTH is sad to say we are losing a valuable member of our team, Ashley Kodet, we are excited for her new role where she will be continuing to make an impact in the world of adoption. We are also excited to announce Jenna Smith of AFTH’s Allentown Office as Ashley’s successor as Domestic [...]

29 05, 2019

A Birth Parent’s Guide to Facing Post-Placement Feelings: Grief

By |2019-05-29T13:49:28-04:00May 29th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, For Pregnant Women|Comments Off on A Birth Parent’s Guide to Facing Post-Placement Feelings: Grief

The healthiest way for birth parents to manage their feelings post-placement is to not suppress them. There is no denying that birth parents will go through waves of grief, anger and regret. In this series of blog posts , we will go over ways to cope and address the post-placement blues. The first step to [...]