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Love and Loss: A Birth Father’s Story

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

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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A Birthfather’s Story

Guest post written by Darrick Rizzo of TheOpenAdoption.com My name is Darrick Rizzo and I am a birth father. It seems like people aren’t used to hearing men like me. I’m not exactly sure why that it is. Maybe it’s because many birth fathers are afraid to try to stay in the lives of their… Continue reading A Birthfather’s Story

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A Birthfather’s Story: Part 2

After talking to Adoptions From the Heart initially, we wanted to look at some profiles online to try and get a firsthand idea of how this whole process worked.  From what we understood, not every family from the website may be  available as a match. Basically each family has their own profile and a set of… Continue reading A Birthfather’s Story: Part 2

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Catelynn | Ep. 106 | MTV’s 16 and Pregnant | Full Episode Video | MTV

While I can't comment on all of the shows in this series, episode 6 about Catelynn and Tyler who decide to place their baby for adoption is fabulous. It will stun you how mature these two young people are, it will make you cry as you watch their heart wrenching decision to place their baby,… Continue reading Catelynn | Ep. 106 | MTV’s 16 and Pregnant | Full Episode Video | MTV