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Safety Tips for Adoptive Parents

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

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8 Misconceptions about Adoption Social Workers

The world of social work is a little more complex than people give it credit. Often, social workers are thrown under this umbrella of uniformity and are left picking up the pieces of the reality of which they belong. Over the years, television shows and movies have led people astray. They often portray social workers… Continue reading 8 Misconceptions about Adoption Social Workers

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Finding Closure When Your Birth Parent Search is Not Successful

Every adoption story is unique. No set of circumstances is ever identical. Many adoptions are mixed in heartache, loss, grief, confusion, misunderstanding, and many unanswered questions. Due to the incredibly diverse mix of emotions, varying circumstances, and the number of affected people, adoption searches can be very complicated. Some adoption searches can be unsuccessful because… Continue reading Finding Closure When Your Birth Parent Search is Not Successful

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An LGBTQ Adoption Story: Travis and Daniel

In 2009, Adoptions From The Heart received a seal of recognition from the Humans Rights Campaign (HRC) as a leader in serving LGBTQ families. We have been serving the LGBTQ community since 1990 and have helped bring together many families. We have numerous success stories from families and individuals. In celebration and highlight of Pride… Continue reading An LGBTQ Adoption Story: Travis and Daniel

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Celebrating Asian Representation in Adoption During Asian Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The month-long celebration is a way to acknowledge and highlight the historic achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and their undeniable impact on American history. May is significant to the AAPI community for two reasons. On May 7, 1843, the first Japanese immigrant arrived in… Continue reading Celebrating Asian Representation in Adoption During Asian Heritage Month

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This is Us: Who are the weatherman and librarian? Randall’s Transracial Support Group and Ghost Kingdoms

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

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Adoptee Perspective of Attending Birth Parent Support Group

International adoptee Keri Friedman, interning at Adoptions From The Heart as a Donor Relations and Marketing intern, shares her perspective from attending a Birth Parent Support Group. Recently, I have had the great opportunity to intern at Adoptions From The Heart and learn more about the adoption process, open adoptions, and specifically, learning more about… Continue reading Adoptee Perspective of Attending Birth Parent Support Group

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Michaelina’s Story: Moving from Infertility to Adoption

Infertility is so much more than the inability to conceive. Many women and men who face infertility all desire to be parents and raise a child of their own; that desire is why many couples choose adoption. Michaelina and her partner had a son that passed after 30 weeks of carrying. They struggled with infertility… Continue reading Michaelina’s Story: Moving from Infertility to Adoption

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Talking About Religion with Your Child

Religion is an interesting topic. As a parent, it is important to be aware of your own beliefs and how you want your child to understand religion. It is an individual choice and based on cultural backgrounds. What you choose to share about religion, and in what way, will influence the way your child will… Continue reading Talking About Religion with Your Child

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”