Prospective Adoptive Parents

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 [...]

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 Day Allison and Eric became Skylar’s Parents

The adoption process for Eric and I took longer than we ever thought it would.  It took us a year to find the right agency, almost a year to complete the paperwork and we were in the system waiting 2 years and 3 months when we finally got the call!  During this process, my biggest [...]

Hospital Etiquette for Prospective Adoptive Parents

Be Flexible It is ideal for expecting parents and prospective adoptive parents to make plans for the hospital ahead of time. The truth is that it is unrealistic for all our plans to go exactly, well as planned. Being a parent means knowing how to collect yourself and move forward when an initial plan goes [...]

Debunking Myths about LGBTQ Parents

This is another topic we learned about in a Human Rights Campaign webinar. The All Children All Families initiative aims to achieve safety, permanency, and well-being by improving practice with LGBTQ youth and families. AFTH is proud to be a supporter of the LGBTQ community and we will be sharing some of the information provided [...]