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A Birth Mother’s Story of Re-Adopting her Daughter

Adrian Collins is a birth mother and an adoptive mother. She also writes and speaks about the complexities of adoption and making peace with choices that bring heartache. When Adrian was in college, she became pregnant with her daughter. At the time, she was unable to provide for her, so she placed her for adoption. [...]

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 [...]

Our Story-Jim and Therese’s Family Through Adoption

Jim and Therese and children on bicycles Road to Becoming a Party of Five Jim and I were high school sweethearts with a dream of what our future would look like.  We were married in 1987 and lived in a one-bedroom apartment.  Jim worked a full-time job and I was a full-time student.  [...]

Springtime Family Fun Ideas

It’s almost time to lose your heavy coats, gloves, and boots because Spring is approaching! Spring is the perfect time to get outdoors, go on new adventures, and make memories with your family. Below is a curated list of things for your family to do that will allow you to kick off this spring season [...]

Open Adoption = Double the Love

Mia Hi!  My name is Mia.  I am 11 years old and I am adopted.  My birth parents chose the agency - Adoptions from the Heart and open adoption.  I think that this is pretty cool!  And I feel that I am so lucky because of that choice.  Now I have two families, [...]

A Tribute to Maxine

Left to Right: Brendan, Mary, Caroline, Larry, Peter, and Katie It was 35 years ago on a cold fall morning when Mary and I met Maxine for the first time. She had recently started her own private adoption agency. We met Maxine in the basement of her home for our initial intake. We [...]

My Experience at a Birth Parent Support Group

Attending a birth parent support group allowed me to see a side that is often overlooked. The birth parent's perspective. Although I will never understand what it's like to place a child, I can appreciate their stories and I was inspired by them.

Five Tips for LGBTQ Couples Looking to Adopt

Throughout the years  Adoptions From The Heart has been a proud supporter of the LGBTQ community. Sexual orientation does not hinder a parent when it comes to loving and providing for a child. Newsweek recently published an article citing the National Center for Health Statistics research on the overall effects of children raised by homosexual parents. The research [...]

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