Adoption Agency – Services In Allentown, PA
Providing Child Adoption Services For Over 30 Years
Connecting Prospective Parents With Birth Mothers
Offering International Adoption Home Studies
Providing Information On Adoption Assistance
Since our founding in 1985, Adoptions From The Heart has built over 6,000 amazing families through adoption, international surrogacy, and third-party reproduction. From our Allentown, PA office, we offer many adoption-related services for prospective adoptive parents, pregnant women, and their children.
Adoption Services For Prospective Adoptive Parents
Want to find out more about adopting in Allentown, PA? Our staff aids in both international and domestic adoptions, administering home studies and thoroughly informing families in all aspects of the adoption process.
More resources for those interested in pursuing adoption in this area can be found below:
- International Adoption Home Studies
- Domestic Adoption
- Adoption Assistance Services
- Learning Center for Adoptive Parents
AFTH adoptees are offered life-long counseling and education opportunities through Allentown’s Our adoptee services programs.
Non-Profit Organization – Providing Information On Child Adoption
Child Adoption Agency Supporting Pregnant Women
Providing Birth Mothers With Medical Care
Connecting Pregnant Women With Legal Help
Support Group Offered
Adoption Services For Pregnant Women In Allentown
Compassionate counseling is our primary concern in helping pregnant women looking into their options. Our staff’s only goal is to ensure that you are fully aware of your choices and feel comfortable making them in you and your child’s best interests. Before, during, and after placement, our, PA adoption professionals are available 24 / 7 to help you with any concerns.
If you choose adoption through Adoptions From The Heart, our devoted staff will deal with all insurance matters. Have insurance? We’ll file your claims. Need insurance? We’ll help you get the appropriate coverage, or handle your pre-natal hospital bills ourselves. We are here for you.
Want to find out more? Read our “Services for Pregnant Women” page.
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What Our Clients Say About Us
"A truly amazing experience. My husband and I adopted our daughter through Adoptions From The Heart several years ago and we recommend them whenever we find out someone is trying to learn more about adoption."Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★
Latest Allentown and Pennsylvania Adoption Updates
By Adoptions From The Heart
October 13, 2017 – Jordan Fisher Of DWTS’ Opens Up About His Adoption Story
As part of the ABC’s Dancing with the Stars Most Memorable Year Week, Jordan Fisher explained to PEOPLE that he was adopted by his maternal grandmother and step-grandfather when his biological mother was not “fit to raise a kid.” He explained that after 14 years in the industry this is the first time that he is speaking about his adoption story and he is pleased to have the platform and voice that he has. He also explained that he has never been ashamed of or tried to hide his adoption story. He knows that he was extremely fortunate to have his parents who are selfless and caring people giving unconditional love and support.
September 27, 2017- Baby Put Up For Adoption By Daycare Worker
A 30-year-old daycare worker from Missouri is being accused of taking a baby to Arkansas in order to arrange for the baby’s adoption. The daycare worker allegedly did not have consent from the baby girl’s parents. She is being charged with attempted kidnapping. The ill-fated adoption plot turned sour when the would-be adoptive parents became suspicious of where the baby was coming from and reached out to the baby’s birth parents. The birth parents confirmed that they had not put the baby up for adoption. Read more about this adoption kidnapping plot here.
August 17, 2017- Black Children Harder To Place For Adoption But Less Expensive
As the tensions around race have recently escalated in the country, another issue has resurfaced around black children and adoption. A news article highlighted the plight of adopting black children in the American adoption system. Black children are less expensive to adopt and their cost is stated to be directly correlated to desirability, supply, and demand. It is estimated that there are 430,000 children in foster care and a quarter of those children are black. The cost of adopting these children is commonly adjusted as an incentive for families. Read more about the costs and debates around adopting black children here.
July 19, 2017- Pennsylvania Parents Share Adoption News With Foster Kids At Disney World
A couple from Pennsylvania finally got the exact date they could adopt their foster children. The couple decided to share the news with the children on a trip to Disney World. They had fostered the two siblings for three years. They planned a trip to Orlando in April so that the children could attend the Star Wars Convention and go to Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Just before leaving for their trip the couple was told that they finally have an exact adoption date for their two foster kids. Mickey Mouse helped reveal the wonderful news to the children.
June 20, 2017- Dad Enjoys First Father’s Day After Adopting
Following a two-year wait to adopt, a dad from Raleigh celebrated his first Father’s Day as a dad. With the help of their local group connecting families in North Carolina, the dad and his wife were able to finally adopt their son. The new father wanted to adopt as well because he himself was adopted, but both and he his wife were not prepared for how long the process ended up taking. However, the couple has stated how grateful they are for the help they received from their family, friends and adoption agency.
May 26, 2017- Organization Uses A Web Platform To Connect Adoptees and Adoptive Parents
An organization has been announced by the Humanitarian Social Innovations of Bethlehem called Overcoming Odds. The organization’s main aim is to make the adoption adjustment easier for both parents and child. Using a software program and web platform, the organization will connect adoptees and adoptive parents with others like them, including cultural and professional resources. Another major important part of this platform is that it will collect and archive people’s stories of adoption in order to make a lasting impact on adoption.
April 20, 2017- Couple Hopes To Adopt Special Needs Children From Chinese Orphanage
A couple is excited to be bringing home two special needs children they are adopting from the same Chinese orphanage. The couple states that they looked through hundreds of photos of orphaned children before they laid eyes on a 7-year-old Chinese girl with Down syndrome as well as a 3-year-old boy with Down syndrome as well. They are gearing up to travel to the orphanage where the children currently live in China. The couple already has two children, a 13-year-old and 7-year-old but they both wanted to adopt children someday. The wife always gravitated toward children with special needs as she studied education with a focus on special education. She wants to be able to provide better opportunities for children with special needs. Read more about their journey here.
March 16, 2017- Social Media Being Used To Make Adoptions Easier, Quicker, And Affordable
In Greenville, SC adoptions are now available using social media. The purpose of using social media for families looking to adopt is to make adoptions easier, quicker, and affordable. Using social media is believed to connect adoptive parents with expectant moms much quicker. However, before working with an agency, adoptive parents have to complete a home study before proceeding with the adoption process and expectant mothers should also be working with an agency.
February 3, 2017- There’s App For That: New App Connects Children With Adoptive Parents
A pilot program called Family-Match.org has been launched in Virginia that will help put children in families looking to adopt. The founder of the program stated that she sees state adoption systems as ponderous and tend to result in failed placements. She believes that technology is the solution to solving this problem just like it is for people trying to find love on sites like eHarmony or Match.com. Read more about how the app came together here.
December 22, 2016- Adoption Photo Goes Viral
A three-year-old boy’s adoption photo went viral after he had just been adopted. The three-year-old had been in foster care for 832 days. The family he was adopted into was his third foster family. Read more about this Christmas adoption story here.
November 30, 2016- Allentown Child Advocates Highlight Older Kids Adoptions
A ceremony recently held in Allentown celebrating National Adoption Month highlighted the need for adoptive families to consider adopting older children. The Lehigh County Officer of Children and Youth Services stated that they would like to see the youth awaiting adoption, remaining in the Lehigh Valley so that they can stay close to their schools and friends. In Lehigh and Northampton counties, there is a total of 34 families waiting to adopt foster children.
October 28, 2016- Pennsylvania Courts Increase Kinship Arrangements
An Allentown school bus driver adopted her grandchildren when her daughter could not take care of them. Her adoption story is what is called kinship arrangements which are growing in number since they have been formalized by Pennsylvania’s courts. Kinship care is the practice where family members take in a relatives’ child or children when their parents are not able to take care of them. Pennsylvania courts are making a push for child welfare agencies to make finding relatives a priority.
September 8th, 2016 – PA Court Will Not Allow Grandfather And Mother To Adopt Jointly
A woman and her father have attempted to jointly adopt her biological children in an attempt to terminate the absentees father’s partental rights. For more information on this check out Courthouose News.