Adopting a child is a huge commitment that should not be taken lightly. It takes a lot of time and effort for a person and or couple to decide to take in another child and raise that child as their own. Adopting a child is a huge milestone in both the parent(s) and the child's… Continue reading Are You Ready to Adopt a Child?
When it comes to the adoption process, many uncertainties can arise during the process. Any family with plans to adopt should understand these things. Some of these uncertainties can cause grief, which can be defined as a natural response to loss that causes emotional suffering. We will cover some instances that may trigger grief in… Continue reading Grief in the Adoption Process
Adopting a child is a milestone achievement in itself, and while it is an amazing feeling to have a child, it does not mean it is easy. Communication is vital in every relationship, and open communication with your child is no exception. As your adoptive child begins to grow older and experience new things, they… Continue reading Things to Consider When Having Open Conversations With Your Adoptive Child
Birth parents are devastated when visits get postponed, here are some work arounds for families The challenges are endless during these crazy COVID times. I don’t think anyone was fully prepared for the difficulty that has come with all the new restrictions and everyone is doing their best to become accustomed to their “new normal.”… Continue reading Open Adoption Interruptions Due to COVID-19
When life is busy, the benefits of incorporating physical wellness into your routine No need for fancy equipment, improving your physical health is as easy as incorporating a walk or hike. It is no secret that health and happiness correlate. Yet when life gets busy and stressful, we often place wellness on the back burner.… Continue reading Celebrating Wellness Month: How to promote Physical Health in Your Daily Life
This month is Baby Safety Awareness Month, and AFTH is giving you tips on how to keep your child safe. Children will always be getting in sticky situations, but with these tips, we can minimize accidents and keep everyone safe. Playground Safety Supervise: Always actively supervise children on the playground. Be aware of your environment:… Continue reading Safety Tips for Adoptive Parents
As back to school rolls around, the school year signifies a time in which parents go above and beyond to ensure their children are as successful as they can be in the class. In the case of adoptees, this success can look a little different. The question of "should I share that my child is adopted with their teachers" begins to manifest.
As we approach the month of August, we can officially see the summer season coming to an end. Soon we will watch the leaves change color, the winds grow more robust, and find comfort in cuddling up under a blanket to watch football games. That is why Adoptions From The Heart provides you with some… Continue reading Activities to Enjoy with the Family for the Rest of the Summer
You may be feeling a range of emotions right now, and it’s important to know that it is normal and that whatever you may be feeling is completely valid. Remember that you have options. These options are not one size fits all, so what may work for someone else may not work for you. Let’s… Continue reading I’m pregnant and don’t know what to do. What are my options?
History of Same-Sex Adoption Same-Sex adoption is such a massive part of the adoption industry today that it's almost hard to believe that being LGBTQ+2 was looked down upon at one point in time. Sadly, the history of same-sex adoption is a brief one. Most of the history can be traced to the last 40… Continue reading Same-Sex Adoption at Adoptions From The Heart
Adoption has many moving parts. From birth parents, adoptive parents, and agency workers, to lawyers, extended families, and hospital staff and nurses. Each individual part has a different perspective and role in the adoption process. Since nurses and hospital staff are often unaware of the intricate pieces of the adoption world, it’s sometimes hard for… Continue reading The Importance of Hospital Staff and Nurse Training on Adoption