Adoption Agency – Helping Build Families In CT
Domestic Adoption Services Provided For Individuals & Couples
Home Studies For Domestic & International Adoptions
Access To Financial Assistance Available
Connecting Prospective Parents With Birth Mothers
At Adoptions From The Heart’s Glastonbury office, located conveniently close to Hartford, our adoption professionals offer all members of the adoption triad numerous adoption services. In a safe, compassionate environment, our CT office serving Hartford, provides prospective adoptive parents, pregnant women, and their children comprehensive counseling and assistance in all aspects of the adoption process.
AFTH has a non-discrimination policy and is happy to provide services without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age or limited English proficiency.
Services Offered To Prospective Adoptive Parents Near Hartford, CT
Prospective adoptive parents living near Hartford find complete guidance in international and domestic placement services at Adoptions From The Heart’s CT office. Our Hartford adoption experts provide counseling and home studies pre-placement, along with post-placement visits and supervisory reports. For more information, visit our Adoption Assistance Services” page.
For prospective adoptive parents interested in finding out more about our Glastonbury and Hartford, CT adoption services, please see the links below:
- Learning Center for Adoptive Parents
- Frequently Asked Questions For Adoptive Families
- International Adoption Home Studies
- Domestic Adoption
Non-Profit Organization – Providing Domestic Adoption Services
Helping Pregnant Women Navigate The Adoption Process
Support Groups Available
Assistance Obtaining Medical Care For Mother & Child
Lifelong Support For Adoptees
Services Offered To Pregnant Women In Glastonbury
The foundation of Adoptions From The Heart’s Hartford offerings for pregnant women is comprehensive counseling. We want you to be completely comfortable and fully informed of all of your adoptions, no matter what you ultimately decide. Our guidance for pregnant women in Glastonbury is always provided free of charge, 24 / 7. Whether you need personalized advice before placement or complete guidance during and after, our Hartford adoption experts only want to help you find the right option for yourself and your child.
If you choose Adoptions From The Heart’s Glastonbury, CT office as your adoption professional, we will facilitate all aspects of the adoption process with compassion and decades of experience in our service.
For many pregnant women, medical expenses can seem disheartening. Our Hartford, CT adoption experts understand that fully. That’s why we are pleased to handle all insurance matters. Have insurance already? Our Glastonbury adoption office can file your claims for you. Need help finding coverage? We’ll seek out an appropriate insurance policy, or handle your pre-natal hospital bills ourselves.
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Local Resources Near Glastonbury, CT
Hartford Hospital Healthcare Center
300 Western Blvd
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
282 Washington St
Hartford, CT 06106
Manchester Memorial Hospital
71 Haynes St
Manchester, CT 06040
Glastonbury Public Schools
628 Hebron Ave
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Manchester School District
45 N School St
Manchester, CT 06042
The Unified School District
24 Wolcott Hill Rd
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Hartford Family Court
90 Washington St #1
Hartford, CT 06106
Our Services Aren’t Limited To The Glastonbury Area
We have helped build families in:
- Litchfield County, CT (Kent, Salisbury, Cornwall, Goshen, Woodbury)
- Fairfield County, CT (Greenwich, Norwalk, Darien, Bridgeport, New Canaan)
- Middlesex County, CT (Cromwell, Clinton, Durham, Westbrook, Portland)
- New Haven County, CT (Hamden, Wallingford, Cheshire, Branford)
Check Out Our Favorite Local Places To Visit With The Family!
Mark Twain House
351 Farmington Ave
Hartford, CT 06105
1561 Asylum Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117
211 Main St
Wethersfield, CT 06109
640 Spring St
Manchester, CT 06040
What Clients Say About Our Law Firm
"They help create our family! My husband and I knew we wanted to adopt but had no idea how to even begin the process. Adoptions From The Heart helped us every step of the way and in less than a year, we got our daughter!"Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★
Latest Adoption News
By Susan Meyers
May 3rd, 2019 – Watertown Woman Honored For Fostering More Than 100 Children
Over the years Irene Kish has helped children who needed it most, fostering 106 children and adopting nine. Now, she has been honored and called a “Peace Hero” for the work she has done. “She’s an exceptional resource for the Department of Children and Families Services,” said a department official. Kish and others are being honored during National Foster Care Awareness Month.
April 24th, 2019 – Connecticut Adoptees May Soon Be Able To Access Their Original Birth Certificates
On April 22nd, 2019, the Judiciary Committee voted to push forth a bill to the Senate that would allow Connecticut adoptees to access their original birth certificates. Those who support the law argue that a person’s identity should not be taken from them before they have the chance to argue for themselves and are fighting to have birth parents names on the birth certificate.
March 25th, 2019 – Michigan No Longer Funds Anti-LGBTQ Adoption Agencies
The state of Michigan has announced that adoption agencies and foster care agencies that refuse to work with LBGTQ families will no longer be given funding. The change in policy came because of a lawsuit filed in 2017 by three women, who worked with the ACLU, after they faced difficulties adopting due to their sexuality.
February 20th, 2019 – Senator Supports Paid Family Leave Bill
State Senator Matt Lesser has announced his support for the Paid Family Leave bill. This program would offer 12 full weeks of paid leave for both adoptive parents and birth parents who place a child up for adoption. Voicing his support, Senator Lesser stated “In times like those, a person should not have to rush back to work because they need a source of income. This legislation will close the book on that story by providing our residents with their paycheck so they are able to focus all of their attention on what matters most: their health and the health of their loved ones.”
December 20th, 2018 – Comptroller Commends Connecticut For Welcoming Gay Adoption
Kevin Lembo, Connecticut Comptroller, has praised the state of Connecticut for being progressive with regards to gay adoption. He has remarked that it is wonderful that so many state officials reach out to recruit gay couples to adopt children. He and his partner wished to adopt 25 years ago but found the state unreceptive to their plea.
November 23rd, 2018 – Connecticut Hosts National Adoption Day Party
On Friday, November 16th, 2018, an event at Cinemark Theater took place, honoring those who have chosen to adopt. Throughout the state, 76 adoptions were set to take place, creating forever families with adoptees of all ages.
October 4, 2018 – Michigan Family Raises Enough Money To Fund Adoption
A Michigan family who adopted four children was contacted on September 16 by the agency that assisted them in adopting previously. The agency asked the family if they would consider adopting one of their children’s biological sister. The family only had until midnight on October 3 to raise all the funds needed to bring her home. They started a GoFundMe account and managed to raise more than $15,600 before the date! The family said there was no way they could say no to this adoption.
September 20, 2018 – Couples Suing The State Of Michigan Over Contracts With Religiously Affiliated Adoption Agencies
On Friday, Judge Paul Borman ruled that the lawsuit filed by two same-sex couples against the state of Michigan may proceed. The state has contracts with religiously-affiliated adoption agencies which then gives the agencies a “license to discriminate” by refusing to serve same-sex couples. Both of the couples that are suing have been denied service. The state has argued that the case should be dismissed but the judge believes that the plaintiffs have a credible case.
August 29, 2018 – Family In Tennessee Fundraises For Adoption
A family of 3 in Spring Hill, Tennessee is working towards growing their family to include an adopted child or sibling pair from Haiti. The family is in need of additional money to offset the high costs of international adoption so they have gotten creative in their methods of raising money. They have sold a variety of different merchandise and even collected and resold gently worn shoes. They are now working with an organization called Both Hands to assist them in reaching their goal of $30,000.
July 31, 2018 – Louisiana Has New Adoption Laws Go Into Effect
Starting on August 1, Louisiana will have 430 new laws take effect. There are many topics that are covered under these new laws including adoption. Under one new law, public school teachers and other school employees will be given paid leave for up to 30 days after they adopt a child.
June 30, 2018 – Air Force Announces New Policy For Parental Leave That Includes Adoptive Parents
A new parental-leave policy was announced by the Air Force this month. The new policy has already begun and will give families more options for time off and include birth mothers, same-sex couples, adoptive parents, and surrogate parents. Chief master sergeant of the Air Force, Kaleth Wright stated on Facebook that the Air Force now has “the most generous parental leave policy in the federal government.”
May 21, 2018 – While Other States Hinder LGBT Adoptions Connecticut Looks To Increase Adoption Among LGBT Families
Several states such as Kansas and Oklahoma, have passed legislation this year or are trying to get bills passed into law that will make adopting children more difficult for LGBT families. These new bills and legislation are seen as discriminatory because they allow religious-based agencies to deny a family an adoption if they violate specific religious beliefs. In contrast, Connecticut plans to work with several LGBT organizations to increase the number of LGBT families who are adopting and fostering children in the state.
April 30, 2018 – Oklahoma Adoption Bill Would Allow Agencies To Deny Adoption On Religious Grounds
A new adoption bill has passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives and now needs to make it through the state Senate to be made a law. This controversial bill, if passed, would allow adoption agencies to deny couples from adopting based on religious grounds. That would mean that many gay couples could be turned away. Several LGBTQ advocates are speaking out against the bill, saying that it is discriminatory and “un-American.”
March 29, 2018 – New Bill In Connecticut Would Allow Adopted Individuals Access To Birth Certificates
The laws surrounding access to birth certificates for adopted individuals has changed several times over the last couple of decades. In fact, up until 1975 adults could have access to their original birth certificates. Several changes were made and now lawmakers are supporting House Bill 5408 which would unseal birth certificates to adoptees. It would also make Connecticut the 7th state since the year 2000 to do so if the bill passes.
February 28, 2018 – Kansas Adoption Bills Could Allow Refusal Of Adoptions Based On Religious Beliefs
There are currently two bills in Kansas regarding foster care and adoption agencies that are in the House and in the Senate. The bills are identical and have not had a hearing scheduled yet. These bills, if passed, would allow foster and adoption agencies to refuse child placements based on the religious beliefs such as not placing a child with parents who are gay or lesbian. Bill opponents claim that these bills would allow discrimination while supporters are concerned about the future of religiously affiliated adoption agencies.
January 3, 2018 – Adopted Woman Meets Birth Parents For The First Time
22 years ago, a baby girl was left at a Chinese market. She was abandoned because her parents had violated China’s one-child policy. The baby, Kati, was adopted by an American family with a letter that requested that her birth parents be able to meet in 10 years at a specific bridge. In 2005, a messenger was sent to that bridge to meet with Kati’s birth father which was captured on camera and the story was later turned into a documentary. Today Kati is 22 and was able to travel to China during the summer to meet her birth parents in person.
December 13, 2017 – Adopters Needed For Children In Indiana
Advocates in Indiana say that due to the opioid epidemic that is sweeping across the nation, children are suffering from the domino effect that it has caused. During the holiday season, people tend to be more charitable and this year volunteers are working extra hard to provide gifts for hundreds of children in foster care. Advocates are encouraging people to consider adoption especially now with the great number of children in need.
November 30, 2017 – National Adoption Month Celebrated In Louisiana
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services hosted a number of events throughout the month of November in honor of the National Adoption Month. Governor Edwards noted that there was a record number of adoptions that took place from Oct. 1, 2016, to Sept. 30, 2017. There were 764 children in Louisiana’s foster care system that were adopted into the permanent homes of 528 families breaking the previous record of 735 foster care adoptions into 532 families. A statewide adoption celebration was held with new adoptive families at the Governor’s Mansion on November 16.
October 11, 2017 – Green Bay Packers Star, Jordy Nelson, And Wife, Emily Nelson Adopt Baby Girl
Jordy Nelson and his wife Emily Nelson had been fostering a San Antonio baby girl named Adda Jo since her birth 7 months ago. On October 6 the couple finalized the adoption of the baby girl in the 73rd District Court in Bexar County. This is the third child and second adoption for the Super Bowl champion and his wife. Jordy Nelson, who is a star player for the Green Bay Packers, also serves as an ambassador raising awareness for Jockey International company’s “Jockey Being Family Foundation” which is a charity organization created to help adoptive families.
August 24, 2017- Almost 4,000 Children Waiting To Be Adopted
There are a lot of children that are placed in foster care for a variety of reasons. In one state there are over 18, 000 children currently in foster care. This state is Arizona. There are also nearly 4,000 children waiting to be adopted and the state is in need of foster and adoptive families due to the number of children in the system. More information can be found here about the state’s need for foster families and adoption processes.
June 21st, 2017 – Catholic Bishops Back Child Welfare Inclusion Act
Three Catholic bishops have penned a letter indicating their support for a bill that would allow social service agencies to refuse to provide adoption or foster services for families whose heads of household are same-sex couples. For more information on this check out Philadelphia News.