35th Anniversary

Friends through Adoption become Family through Kidney Transplant

An AFTH 35th Anniversary story Throwback In 2016, AFTH received an email from a family who had adopted through our China Program over ten years ago. Marie Kilgore and her family had a wonderful experience and were enjoying the past ten years with their daughter, Grace. However, they reached out to us because their adoption [...]

Meeting My Birth Parents: Samantha’s story

By Samantha, an Adoptions From The Heart adoptee Ever since I understood the term “adoption” and what it means, I have  wanted to meet my birth parents. When I was younger, my dream was just that of a naïve child. I did not understand the complexity of feelings. I heard from my birth parents twice [...]

Katie and Andres’ Story

Katie and Andres always knew they wanted to grow their family. After having difficulties conceiving on their own, the couple turned to IVF, hoping the treatment would be a solution to their fertility struggles. However, they were unsuccessful after one round of treatment, and the extensive process took a toll on Katie. “I felt awful, [...]

Jennifer, Rob and Genevieve’s Story

Jennifer, Rob, and Genevieve When Jennifer and Robert got married, they knew right away that they wanted to start a family. However, they quickly learned that conceiving a child would not be an option for them. After struggling with infertility – Jennifer and Rob decided it was time to begin considering other ways [...]

The Unheard Voice of A Birth Father: Jimmy’s Adoption Story

When Jimmy became a birth father, he was excited; however, he knew his drug addiction would prevent him from being the birth father he wanted and needed to be.  “Addiction is so self-centered that I knew...I would have never been able to provide for her. My only choice at that time was adoption. I had [...]

Diane’s Journey with Adoptions From The Heart

When most people hear the word adoption, the first thought is for the well- being of the child (as it should be), but what is the next thought??? Well, with the Adoptions From The Heart agency, there is no second thought. Somehow this agency manages to help and offer support to all the people involved [...]

The Day Quinn came into Our Lives

My husband and I were placed with a beautiful baby girl through AFTH on November 2, 2016. After almost two and a half years of waiting we finally received a call for an emergency placement. We had less than 24 hours to travel to Philadelphia to meet our daughter Quinn. It was quite a whirlwind [...]

The Day Our Daughter Lauren was Born

We finished all our paperwork on May 5 and were told that it would probably be 4-6 months before we were chosen as adoptive parents. 20 days later, AFTH called us and placed a newborn little girl with us. We took her home and 24 hours later the birth mother changed her mind. We took her [...]

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