Adoption Agency – Helping Create Families In New Jersey
Connecting Newborns With Prospective Parents
Domestic Adoption Services Provided For More Than 30 Years
Helping Prospective Parents Identify Adoption Expenses Assitance
Providing Adoptees With Lifelong Support
The adoption professionals at Adoptions From The Heart have served as compassionate counselors and trusted advocates for New Jersey’s adoption community for decades. From our adoption office in Cherry Hill, we offer numerous services to pregnant women, their children, and prospective adoptive parents in New Jersey.
We provide professional adoption services to individuals and families throughout the entire State of New Jersey including, but not limited to those in:
- Camden County (Cherry Hill, NJ / Ashland, NJ / Gloucester City, NJ / Camden, NJ)
- Bergen County (Hackensack, NJ / Fort Lee, NJ / Fair Lawn, NJ / Garfield, NJ / Englewood, NJ)
- Middlesex County (Edison, NJ / Woodbridge, NJ / Old Bridge, NJ / New Brunswick, NJ)
- Essex County (Newark, NJ / East Orange, NJ / Irvington, NJ / Bloomfield, NJ)
- Ocean County (Toms River, NJ / Brick Township, NJ / Lakewood, NJ / Jackson Township, NJ)
- Hudson County (Jersey City, NJ / Union City, NJ / Bayonne, NJ / Hoboken, NJ)
Services Offered To Prospective Adoptive Parents In New Jersey
Looking to adopt in New Jersey? Adoptions From The Heart offers prospective adoptive parents with domestic and international placement services, giving families in-depth counseling, conducting home studies, and facilitating all aspects of the adoption process.
Looking for more resources on adoption in Cherry Hill? Visit the pages listed below:
- Domestic Adoption
- International Adoption Home Studies
- Learning Center for Adoptive Parents
- Adoption Assistance Services
Non-Profit Organization – Building Families Since 1985
Helping Birth Mothers Navigate The Adoption Process
Profiles Of Waiting Families Provided For Birth Mother Review
Educational Scholarship Program Offered
Support Group Available
Services For Pregnant Women In NJ
For pregnant women in the New Jersey area, AFTH’s office offers complete counseling, from personalized advice to comprehensive guidance. We can also manage the adoption process from start to finish, with care, compassion, and expertise.
The trademark of AFTH’s adoption services for pregnant women is our compassionate counseling. Our professionals help pregnant women in New Jersey consider their options, 24 / 7, before, during, and after placement. Our mission is to ensure that you make the right choices for your child and yourself. Our counseling services are always free of charge for pregnant women in New Jersey.
After reviewing your options with our adoption counselors, if you choose adoption with Adoptions From The Heart, we are happy to assist you in finding insurance coverage. If you already have coverage, our Cherry Hill professionals will help you file your claims. Don’t have insurance? We can pay for your prenatal medical expenses.
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Kennedy University Hospital
2201 Chapel Ave W
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Lourdes Urgent Care
1 Brace Rd
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
443 Laurel Oak Rd
Voorhees Township, NJ 08043
Superior Court Family Division
70 Hunter St
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Superior Court Family Division
210 Hooper Ave
Toms River, NJ 08753
Middlesex County Family Court
120 New St
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
School District Offices
Camden City School District Central Office
201 N Front St
Camden, NJ 08102
Kearny School District
172 Midland Ave
Kearny, NJ 07032
Collingswood Public School District
200 Lees Ave
Collingswood, NJ 08108
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What Our Clients Say About Us
"Adoptions From The Heart provided us with the support we needed. My wife and I would recommend Adoptions From The Heart to anyone. Their kind and compassionate staff always took the time to answer any questions we had, helped us with paperwork, and it was through their dedication and hard work that we found our son, who has made our family complete."Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★
Latest Adoption Updates
By Adoptions From The Heart
November 16, 2017 – Middlesex County Celebrates Adoptions In A Ceremony On National Adoption Day
National Adoption Day was November 14, and in celebration and observance of the day, New Jersey, and the Middlesex County hosted an adoption ceremony at the Middlesex County Courthouse. This was the 9th ceremony held in the county but many more just like it were held across the country to observe this special holiday. The official adoption ceremony was held in private for 18 adoptees, 1 adult, and 17 children. Following the ceremony family and friends could celebrate together in a nearby conference room with breakfast and children’s activities.
October 17, 2017 – New York Man Asked Stepfather To Adopt Him As An Adult
Joel is the youngest of 5 siblings, is 40-years-old, and happily married. At the age of 10 his stepfather, Dave, came into his life and was an excellent role model to him. Dave took on a lot of responsibility when he married Joel’s mother and although Joel often gave his stepfather a hard time, his love and respect grew for him throughout the years. Dave does not have any biological children of his own, so this month on his 60th birthday, Joel decided to give him a special gift. After learning about the possibility of adult adoptions, Joel gave the paperwork to Dave to officially adopt him as an adult officially making him his father.
September 27, 2017- The Ongoing Debate Of Paid Family and Medical Leave
The paid family and medical leave program is currently being widely debated among policymakers and the public. Paid family and medical leave is a program that, if it passes, will allow workers to take paid time off for the birth or adoption of a new child or to take care of their own illness or injury. Check out this fact sheet here for details of some the key data of this program which will also affect New Jersey residents.
August 4, 2017- Author Shares Adoption Journey Of Her Daughter From Haiti
A Christian author and speaker well known for bringing hope to many women and mothers, felt hopeless when it came to her becoming a mother herself. However, after coming to terms with some issues in her own life she desired to become a mother and considered adoption as an option. It took her seven years to finally get the adoption process started as she feared not being a good mother. At 49, she finally received a voicemail from a friend who had returned from Neply, Haiti where she said a mother in the village had passed away of AIDS and left behind a two-year-old daughter in poor health. It did not take her any time to consider adopting this little girl. Read more about the author’s adoption journey here.
July 14, 2017- New Jersey Bill Underway For More Family Leave
A bill is on its way to the governor of New Jersey that will expand the state’s family leave policy. This policy will extend to employers for the birth or adoptions of a child or any other serious medical conditions. A similar bill is said to start at the beginning of 2020 in the state of Washington, where employees will receive 3-4 months paid leave. Other states that are going to be following suit are New York, California and Rhode Island. Although the changes are welcome, small businesses are likely going to be the ones that will bear the costs. The New Jersey Business and Industry Association has responded to this recent legislation stating that the small businesses will be the ones paying overtime to other workers or they would have to hire replacement employees for longer periods of time once this legislation becomes law.
June 15, 2017- Special Needs Baby Finds A Perfect Home
A couple that had had two miscarriages in the last two years including, one where the baby was diagnosed with Trisomy 21 in the womb, recently adopted a special needs baby. The couple had already prepared themselves to take care of a special needs child that when they were considering adoption, they wanted to adopt a special needs child. When they saw a blog post for a baby called “Baby Z needs a family” the couple knew they wanted him to be a part of their family. Read more about how this family came together here.
May 12, 2017- Birth Mothers Receive Mother’s Day Cards Every Year From Adoptive Mom
A San Antonio mom is forever grateful and thankful for the gift of motherhood and she writes Mother’s Day cards every year to the two birth mothers of her adopted children. Despite not knowing the names and locations of the birth mothers who are from China, she still writes the cards. She stated that she writes little snippets of what the boys have done and accomplished every year, their challenges as well as their accomplishments. She stated that if she had one wish, she’d wish she could tell her children’s birth parents that their sons are safe and are thriving.
April 13, 2017- Child Protective Services Are Improving In New Jersey
Two major incidences in 2003 led to the overhaul of the New Jersey child-welfare system under federal supervision. The discovery of the mummified remains of a 7-year-old boy in 2003, in the basement of a Newark apartment, and later in the same year, finding four boys starving in Collingswood due to their adoptive mother withholding food, prompted the changes. A federal monitor recently reported that the state’s child welfare system has improved across six vital areas. These improvements are moving the Department of Children and Families closer to ending years of federal oversight. The DCF Commissioner attributes the positive changes to dedicated intake workers, adoption staff, and permanency caseworkers who are effectively serving the state’s vulnerable children and families.
March 9, 2017- Hoda Kotb Becomes A Mom
On Valentine’s Day Hoda Kotb, the Today Show presenter and celebrity became a mother. The 52-year-old began the process of applying for domestic adoption after she had talked about it with her longtime boyfriend. She filed the documents alone but her boyfriend will be hands on in raising their baby. Within months, Kotb received a phone call that changed her life forever. She flew to an unspecified city where she was there for the birth of her daughter Haley Joy, born on February 14, 2017.
February 24, 2017- New Jersey Police Officer Tracks Down Birth Mother
The new New Jersey state law that was recently passed to unseal adoption records has already resulted in a Long Beach Township Police Officer meeting her birth mother. The officer was adopted at birth after her biological mother had her at 18-years-old. With the new law, the officer was one of over 1,000 adopted adults who received a copy of their birth record after the state started accepting applications. Her paperwork revealed who her mother was and the officer found her mother on Facebook. Within weeks the two were able to meet.
December 15, 2016- Adoptees Can Start Getting Their N.J. Birth Records Next Month
The law that was recently passed in New Jersey allowing adoptees to obtain their original birth certificates, information about their parents, their medical history, and their identity, will take effect in January 2017. A reminder was issued out by the State Health Commissioner, reminding birth parents who do not want to have these documents redacted of their name to make that request no later than December 31, 2016. So far the department has received 476 applications from adoptees seeking their birth certificates. Read more here about the progress of this new law that passed after 34 years of lobbying.
November 25, 2016- Hudson County Sees 13 Adoptions On National Adoption Month
This month Hudson County courts, participated in National Adoption Day which led to the adoption of thirteen children finding new homes. The Director of the Division of Child Protection and Permanency stated that 200 adoptions are anticipated in New Jersey during National Adoption Month and more than 60 had already been scheduled. People who are able to adopt large sibling groups and older adolescents are highly desired as well.
October 28, 2016- New Jersey Changing Laws For Adult Adoptees
A new law will go into effect in the State of New Jersey that will allow adult adoptees to access their original birth certificates. These birth certificates had been sealed under New Jersey law for over 75 years. Having the certificates unsealed will allow adoptees to have access to information about their birth parents’ names, their social and medical history, among other things. The new law will come into effect on January 1, 2017.
September 8th, 2016 – Birth Parents Have A Right To Counsel
After careful consideration, the New Jersey Supreme Court has determined that biological parents who are disputing an adoption have a right to counsel. Judges must inform birth parents that if they cannot afford an attorney, they may request a court-appointed lawyer. For more information on this check out Chronicles Of Social Change.