For Pregnant Women

15 05, 2019

Adoption Laws and Regulations in the State of Pennsylvania

By |2019-09-09T16:59:14-04:00May 15th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, For Pregnant Women|Comments Off on Adoption Laws and Regulations in the State of Pennsylvania

Adoptions From The Heart (AFTH) would like to take a minute to share the Adoption Laws and Regulation in Pennsylvania. AFTH currently has a network of social workers serving areas in and around Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Harrisburg. The agency headquarters is located in Wynnewood, PA. Now let's dive into the rules and regulations of PA! [...]

8 05, 2019

Can I Still Make An Adoption Plan If My Baby was Exposed to Drugs In Utero?

By |2019-05-06T15:34:25-04:00May 8th, 2019|Adoptions, For Pregnant Women|Comments Off on Can I Still Make An Adoption Plan If My Baby was Exposed to Drugs In Utero?

Our social workers are here to support women through any challenge they face during pregnancy. These challenges do not exclude substance abuse of drugs and alcohol. AFTH has a waiting list of approved adoptive parents who have gone through educational training courses about drug and alcohol exposure in utero. This is why it is critical [...]

19 04, 2019

Celebrating Birth Mothers This Upcoming May

By |2019-04-19T10:58:29-04:00April 19th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, For Pregnant Women|Comments Off on Celebrating Birth Mothers This Upcoming May

Mother’s Day is a special day to honor the woman in your life who has raised and cared for you throughout the years. One of the many benefits of open adoption is that it allows the possibility for all parties to form a relationship. When the birth parents and adoptive parents work together in a [...]

10 04, 2019

Adopting A Child On The Autism Spectrum: Key signs for early intervention

By |2019-04-05T14:40:52-04:00April 10th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, For Pregnant Women|Comments Off on Adopting A Child On The Autism Spectrum: Key signs for early intervention

The Autism Society held the first National Autism Awareness month in April 1970. The purpose of National Autism Awareness month is to educate others about autism spectrum disorders. During the 70s and 80s 1 out of every 2,000 children were diagnosed with autism. Today the CDC reports that 1 in every 59 children are somewhere [...]

3 04, 2019

The Unheard Voice Of A Birth Mother: Introducing Mary

By |2019-03-19T13:38:52-04:00April 3rd, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, For Pregnant Women|Comments Off on The Unheard Voice Of A Birth Mother: Introducing Mary

Mary's Journey Nobody ever “chooses” to face an unplanned pregnancy. As a woman, finding out you are pregnant unexpectedly can be scary, overwhelming and even confusing. Finding the right support to allow yourself to make a conscious decision about what is in the best interest of that child is crucial. Choosing adoption is not an [...]

20 03, 2019

How Late Is Too Late To Make An Adoption Plan?

By |2019-03-18T15:48:47-04:00March 20th, 2019|Adoptions, For Pregnant Women|Comments Off on How Late Is Too Late To Make An Adoption Plan?

Sometimes expecting parents do not realize they are well, expecting until they are past the 24 week mark. There are many reasons why a woman could mistake the typical signs of pregnancy for something else. Before passing judgement, check out this article from Bustle “5 Reasons Women Can Be Pregnant & Not Know It.” What [...]

13 03, 2019

How Do I Know If My Baby Will Be Safe With Their Adoptive Family?

By |2019-03-07T15:33:31-04:00March 13th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, For Pregnant Women|Comments Off on How Do I Know If My Baby Will Be Safe With Their Adoptive Family?

As an expecting parent it is easy to feel like you are “taking a leap of faith” picking your child’s adoptive family. An expecting parent may like that the prospective adoptive parents can provide the baby opportunities, necessities that they can not offer their baby at the given moment. However, it is not uncommon for [...]

27 02, 2019

Mark Your Calendars for the WeeUsables Consignment Event March 13th-16th

By |2019-02-27T09:34:16-04:00February 27th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, For Pregnant Women, News & Announcements|Comments Off on Mark Your Calendars for the WeeUsables Consignment Event March 13th-16th

Adoptions From The Heart is proud to partner with WeeUsables Consignment Event in Lancaster, PA this March. From March 13th-16th, event-goers will enjoy huge savings on everything for babies and kids – up to 90% off retail with prices starting at $1. All clothes and toys will be organized by gender and size, with items [...]

13 02, 2019

Spring 2019 Birth Parent Scholarship Recipient – Hannah Myers

By |2019-03-22T09:22:10-04:00February 13th, 2019|For Adoptive Parents, For Pregnant Women, News & Announcements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Spring 2019 Birth Parent Scholarship Recipient – Hannah Myers

Our Spring 2019 Birth Parent Scholarship winner, Hannah Myers is taking her talents to West Coast University. Hannah is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with the hopes of working as a Labor and Delivery Nurse.  Adoptions From The Heart (AFTH) receives numerous essays from birth parents who want to pursue a degree in [...]

6 02, 2019

Celebrating Your Child’s Black History and Culture Beyond February

By |2019-01-31T12:02:57-04:00February 6th, 2019|Adoptions, For Adoptive Parents, For Pregnant Women, News & Announcements|Comments Off on Celebrating Your Child’s Black History and Culture Beyond February

A helpful guide for parents who transracially adopted black children   Parents have a responsibility to bring elements of culture into the home and in daily activities (food, games, holidays, entertainment, etc.). For those who adopt children transracially it is important to incorporate their culture into your family in more ways than one. February is [...]