Open Adoption

Recognizing National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

In light of our series, Black Voices Within Adoption, AFTH would like to highlight an issue that still impacts the black community today. September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. It is designed to bring awareness to the disease's complications and the ongoing need for research and treatments. What is Sickle Cell Disease? Sickle Cell [...]

What Birth Parents need to hear from You

What Birth Parents need to hear from You "You are worthy"- Remind your friends that their heart was in the right place when they made the decision to place their child for adoption. Placing a child for adoption is never an easy decision, but they made it because at that moment in their life they [...]

Participants of AFTHtv’s Black Voices within Adoption reflect on Their Experience

This summer AFTHtv dedicated its entire sixth season to serve as a program giving Black voices within the adoption triad (adoptive parents, birth parents, adoptees) the platform to discuss racial matters and adoption in today’s society. New episodes aired on the nonprofit’s official Facebook page and YouTube channel every Tuesday. Social workers and adoption counselors [...]

Chris and Adrienne Celebrate being Birth Grandparents this Grandparents Day

Today is national Grandparents Day, a day to celebrate the top integral figures of the family tree. In an open adoption adoptive parents can encourage a loving bond not just with their own parents, but with their birth grandparents as well. Delaware birth grandparents Chris and Adrienne have been present in their granddaughter Charlotte’s life [...]

AFTH’s Fall 2020 Birth Parent Scholarship winner Christina Smith

Adoptions From The Heart is proud to announce Christina Smith as our Fall 2020 Birth Parent Scholarship winner. This fall Christina will be in her sophomore year at Arcadia University majoring in psychology. The Delaware native placed her newborn son for adoption in the spring of 2020. Read on to learn about Christina’s adoption journey, [...]

Married Couples Placing a Child for Adoption

Social workers often counsel married couples placing a child for adoption when the couple is faced with an unplanned pregnancy. There are many reasons as to why married couples choose adoption. For example, they are not ready to be parents, they may wish to not expand their family, or, some couples do not want to [...]

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. [...]

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