Does the term Birth Mother’s Day sound familiar to you? This holiday may sound unfamiliar unless you are a part of the adoption community, but that does not diminish its importance. What is Birth Mother’s Day? National Birth Mother’s Day has been celebrated every year, since 1990, on the Saturday before Mother’s Day (which is… Continue reading Birth Mother’s Day: A Brief History on the Celebration
Having an open adoption with some degree of communication between adoptive and birth families has proven beneficial for all involved. This open adoption process makes it much easier on the birth parents in terms of coping with feelings of loss and grief. They can stay updated on their biological child and know that they are… Continue reading The Importance of Communication between Adoptive and Birth Families
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
The first week of August is National Breastfeeding Week. Over the years, breastfeeding retains scrutiny from many groups of people. Some champion bottle feeding and maintain the idea that breastfeeding is inappropriate, especially in public settings. Some champion women's rights and believe a woman should choose for herself when and where to breastfeed her child.… Continue reading Breastfeeding and Adoption
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?
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
WARNING! Spoilers ahead. Season 5 Episode 13: A look into Randall’s Ghost Kingdom and experience at a transracial support group. Are you keeping up with NBC’s hit drama This is Us? This season dove deep into Randall’s feelings towards transracial adoption. Throughout season 5, the show portrays the conversations the Pearson family is starting to… Continue reading This is Us: Who are the weatherman and librarian? Randall’s Transracial Support Group and Ghost Kingdoms
The story of Patty and Karl is one of immense love but also heartbreaking sorrow. After facing a lifetime of loss in a few short years, Karl needs our help honoring his recently departed wife’s memory and the love they shared. He and his wife placed a child with Adoptions From the Heart several years… Continue reading Love and Loss: A Birth Father’s Story
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”
An Adoption Social Worker can go by many names: adoption specialist or adoption agent. Names aside, these social workers all provide an easier path in the adoption process between the triad. The triad is made up of the birth parents, the child, and the adoptive parents. The social worker provides counseling and makes sure the… Continue reading What is an Adoption Social Worker?