Adoption, International Adoption, prospective adoptive parents

Choosing Adoption First

Originally posted November 2010 by Rebekah McGee. Rebekah a New York Adoption Consultant with Adoptions from the Heart. She and her husband adopted an infant son from Ethiopia in 2012 after a 2.5 year adoption process. Their family then had two biological daughters in 2013 and 2017. They are a transracial and special-needs family as… Continue reading Choosing Adoption First

Adoption, Birth Parents, International Adoption

How an NBC Sports Competition Allowed One Man to Find His Biological Family

American Ninja Warrior (ANW) is an athletic competition that is nothing short of entertaining and exhilarating. If you haven’t heard of it before, the show consists of intense, qualified athletes who compete through extremely difficult courses consisting of balance, agility, strength, and speed tests. While it may not sound too different from a regular obstacle… Continue reading How an NBC Sports Competition Allowed One Man to Find His Biological Family

International Adoption

“Building Families Through Adoption” – Miss PA and Her Journey to Miss America

Katie Schreckengast has a full resume – she’s a rising senior at Penn State University, plays the alto saxophone in the Penn State Blue Band, as well as serving as the Public Relations Officer for the organization. To add to this impressive list of activities, Katie was just crowned Miss Pennsylvania 2017 this past June.… Continue reading “Building Families Through Adoption” – Miss PA and Her Journey to Miss America

Adoptees, International Adoption

My Adoption Story: Alyssa

Hello readers! I am excited to be one of the newest members of Adoptions From The Heart’s Marketing team. As AFTH’s Donor Development & Marketing Coordinator and an adoptee myself, I want to introduce a recurring blog segment called My Adoption Story. My Adoption Story will reveal personal adoption stories from all spectrums of this… Continue reading My Adoption Story: Alyssa

Adoption, adoption funding, adoptive parents, Domestic Adoption, foster care, International Adoption, Open Adoption, Special Needs Adoption, Support Groups

How to Choose the Right Adoption Agency for Your Family

Choosing an Adoption Agency or attorney to work with you through your journey of building a family is not an easy decision. These are the people that will help join you with your future child. There are many elements to consider when deciding what agency to work with during your journey.

Adoption, adoptive parents, Domestic Adoption, International Adoption, new fathers, new mothers, Open Adoption, Parenting

Paper Pregnancy: How Adoptive Parents Can Celebrate Their Time “Expecting”

When a pregnant woman walks into a store, she might get asked “is it a boy or a girl?” “when are you due?” “how are you feeling?” When a couple is experiencing paper pregnancy, in the stage of waiting with an adoption, that questioning doesn’t usually naturally occur. Hopeful adoptive parents are in an exciting… Continue reading Paper Pregnancy: How Adoptive Parents Can Celebrate Their Time “Expecting”

Adoptees, Adoption Books & Movies, adoptive parents, International Adoption, movies, Parenting, prospective adoptive parents

January Book Reviews 2015

All books purchased by clicking the link in our review will give AFTH a small donation from Amazon.com.  If you are interested in purchasing one of the books in our review please consider buying it through our link to amazon.com. Wish You Happy Forever: What China's Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains by Jenny Bowen -This… Continue reading January Book Reviews 2015

adoptive parents, Birth Parents, Domestic Adoption, International Adoption, Open Adoption

Adoption Playlist

Every adoption journey is different, you know that, but sometimes the ways we keep ourselves going through the wait can vary. Recently we came to have a new appreciation for music and the way that the lyrics can speak to us at different points along the journey. We asked some families to help us compile… Continue reading Adoption Playlist

adoption funding, adoptive parents, Domestic Adoption, International Adoption, Open Adoption

Fundraising for Your Adoption

Some people have different opinions when it comes to fundraising for adoption. If you are someone who has decided to go the fundraising route it can be daunting, but never fear, we are here to help! Start by going over all the fees with your attorney or your social worker from your agency so you… Continue reading Fundraising for Your Adoption

Adoption Books & Movies, adoptive parents, Attachment, Domestic Adoption, International Adoption, multicultural families, multiracial families, new mothers, Parenting, prospective adoptive parents, Special Needs Adoption

December 2013 Book Reviews

All books purchased by clicking the link in our review will give AFTH a small donation from Amazon.com.  If you are interested in purchasing one of the books in our review please consider buying it through our link to amazon.com. Attachment in Common Sense and Doodle: A Practical Guide by Miriam Silver -Attachment is never an… Continue reading December 2013 Book Reviews