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Conversation with a Adoptive Mother and Social Worker

This week, I had the pleasure of speaking to a social worker here at Adoptions from the Heart, who also happens to be an adoptive mother. I was able to ask a few questions about her experiences as both a social worker and an adoptive mother and how the two have shaped each other. Follow… Continue reading Conversation with a Adoptive Mother and Social Worker

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Best Blog Posts of 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, we would like to recognize some of the most impactful blogs we published this year. These blogs are great resources for all members of the adoption triad, and we hope that you can benefit from the information provided! Things to Consider Before You Adopt Transracially  Transracial adoption is very… Continue reading Best Blog Posts of 2021

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October Awareness Month – Conditions to Be Aware of

October is a month dedicated to Breast Cancer awareness, and while this is important to acknowledge, there are many other conditions of which to be aware. Educating yourself and spreading awareness on these conditions may benefit your children, others around you, and even yourself. Having said this, below are eight conditions to be recognized that… Continue reading October Awareness Month – Conditions to Be Aware of

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Wellness Month: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for Our Families Outdoors

After a year of being virtual, nature is calling. Why your family should answer the call. Parks sealed off with caution tape. Virtual schooling and stay-at-home orders. Masks and hand sanitizer stations on display. “Stay Well” truly is the tagline of 2020. As more and more people get vaccinated, our lives begin to reopen. Technology… Continue reading Wellness Month: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for Our Families Outdoors

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Why Are Visits So Important for the Adoptive Triad?

Why visits are so meaningful and how to promote healthy relationships for every individual AFTH birth mother Samantha helping daughter Charlotte walk during a visit at Millburn Orchard Last year was challenging and frightening. With so many unknowns from the coronavirus, our lives had to halt, keeping us confined to our homes. In order to… Continue reading Why Are Visits So Important for the Adoptive Triad?

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Emergency vs. Planned Placements

In the adoption world, there are two kinds of placements, emergency and planned. Many people who are new to the adoption world may not know the difference or what each entails. Adoptions From The Heart asked a couple of our social workers to break down both kinds of placements to make these options as straightforward… Continue reading Emergency vs. Planned Placements

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LGBTQ Adoption History

              June is Pride Month, and it is the perfect time to celebrate the progression of LGBTQ rights, which gives all kinds of families a beautiful way to expand through adoption. Historically, the government and many groups of people were not kind to LGBTQ people. Therefore, most of the changes that led to the right… Continue reading LGBTQ Adoption History

Kate and Toby meeting birth mother in the park to discuss possibility of creating an adoption plan.
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Representation of Adoption in NBC’s “This is Us”

Warning: spoilers ahead! A look into how adoption is portrayed in Season 5. Kate and her husband Toby meeting Ellie, their future daughter's birth mom in a park. Have you joined the “This is Us” fan club yet? Now in its fifth season, the NBC hit drama explores different adoption storylines as it takes viewers… Continue reading Representation of Adoption in NBC’s “This is Us”

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6 Things to Consider Before You Adopt Transracially.

Transracial or transcultural adoption refers to the placement of a child who is of one race or ethnic group with adoptive parents of a different race or ethnic group.  When considering transracial or transcultural adoption, the first step is to sit down and examine your beliefs and attitudes about race and ethnicity. Not only should… Continue reading 6 Things to Consider Before You Adopt Transracially.

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Introducing Adopted Siblings to Your Biological Child

Many families who consider becoming adoptive parents already have biological children. This creates a unique dynamic between the children. When properly informed, biological children are more than ready to accept their new sibling; however, preparing them for a new sibling can be quite tricky. Because of the delicate nature of this, we've collected some tips… Continue reading Introducing Adopted Siblings to Your Biological Child