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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

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Destigmatizing Outdated LGBTQ+ Adoption Myths

In recent years, there has been much debate regarding LGBTQ+ adoption, particularly for perspective adoptive parents. National laws have progressed to permit same-sex couples as well as single LGBTQ+ persons to adopt children, placing hundreds of thousands of foster children in loving and nurturing homes. Despite social and political strides for the LGBTQ+ community, some… Continue reading Destigmatizing Outdated LGBTQ+ Adoption Myths

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Tips for LGBTQ Hopeful Adoptive Parents

Newsweek recently published an article citing the National Center for Health Statistics research on the overall effects of children raised by homosexual parents. "As lesbian, gay, and bisexual parented families become more visible, the findings bolster previous studies revealing that children raised in these families have comparable psychological well-being compared with children raised by heterosexual parents,"… Continue reading Tips for LGBTQ Hopeful Adoptive Parents

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Second Parent Adoption: LGBTQ Edition

What is Second Parent Adoption? As defined by the Human Rights Campaign, “a second-parent adoption allows a second parent to adopt a child without the "first parent" losing any parental rights. In this way, the child comes to have two legal parents. It also typically grants adoptive parents the same rights as biological parents in… Continue reading Second Parent Adoption: LGBTQ Edition

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Caring for LGBTQ Children and Youth

Adoptions From The Heart is proud to be a supporter of HRC, the Human Rights Campaign, and their All Children All Families initiative that aims to achieve safety, permanency and well-being by improving practices with LGBT youth and families. AFTH is also proud to be a non-profit adoption agency that allows singles, married couples, and… Continue reading Caring for LGBTQ Children and Youth

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Adopting as an LGBT, The Growth of Change From Past to Present

There is always a lot of controversy and different opinions that get riled up when talking about LGBT couples and singles adopting.  Although society does form their own opinions, statistics show we have made a huge jump in progress from where our country was decades ago in allowing LGBT couples to adopt. Did you know… Continue reading Adopting as an LGBT, The Growth of Change From Past to Present

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October Book Reviews 2014

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. My Sister Abby by Allison Barberi - Simple story of a young girl whose family adopts another… Continue reading October Book Reviews 2014

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August Book Reviews 2014

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. The Zero Degree Zombie Zone (Bakari Katari Johnson) by Patrik Henry Bass - Still on my… Continue reading August Book Reviews 2014

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Tips for Same-Sex Couples Looking into Adoption

In February of last year, The Williams Institute released research estimating that 16,000 same-sex couples are raising more than 22,000 adopted children in the United States. Adoption has its difficulties as is, but gay and lesbian couples or singles face some unique challenges. Private and government organizations are making strides to ensure that adoption policies… Continue reading Tips for Same-Sex Couples Looking into Adoption

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January Book Reviews 2014

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. How to Create a Successful Adoption Portfolio: Easy Steps to Help You Produce the Best… Continue reading January Book Reviews 2014