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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Searching For Answers: Finding Your Birth Family

Prior to adolescence, children become extremely curious about their adoption stories and get into the stage of asking questions to fulfill their curiosity. Once they reach the adolescent age they start to demand fuller and more actual answers. Some of the most popular questions that will be thrown at you are; • Why was I… Continue reading Searching For Answers: Finding Your Birth Family

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The Immense Differences between Working with a Private Adoption Agency and Foster Care Adoption: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Both Options

If you are considering adoption, you must fully transition and commit before beginning the adoption process. As prospective adoptive parents, you have to decide what type of adoption you are interested in pursuing, which depends on several factors. Do you want to adopt a baby or an older child? Do you want the birthparents to… Continue reading The Immense Differences between Working with a Private Adoption Agency and Foster Care Adoption: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Both Options

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Adoptive Father Planned to Run 50K for Birthmother Fundraiser and Awareness, Now the Search is On

Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions and a lot of people are planning to get in shape and eat healthy. Adoptions From The Heart, a non-profit, full service adoption agency based in Wynnewood, PA is planning their third annual Find Her Footing 5K for Sunday, April 12th originally with a very special addition. Adoptive… Continue reading Adoptive Father Planned to Run 50K for Birthmother Fundraiser and Awareness, Now the Search is On

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The Adoption Triad: The Birth Mother Perspective

In previous posts you met Eliza and Jennifer, a mother and daughter touched by adoption. This is the birthmother, Tammy’s, story. At 28 years old, Tammy found herself in a predicament. Already having a four year old daughter who was currently living with her Grandmother, Tammy was pregnant again. She knew that she was not… Continue reading The Adoption Triad: The Birth Mother Perspective

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The Adoption Triad: The Adoptive Parent Perspective

Last week we heard from Eliza, the 19 year old college student who grew up in a very open adoption. This week we learn about what adoption looks like from Eliza's adoptive mothers perspective. This is her experience, and while it may be different from other adoptive parents this is what she experienced living in… Continue reading The Adoption Triad: The Adoptive Parent Perspective

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Holidays in Adoption

Reposted with permission by Kelsey Stewart......Kelsey is the author of The Best For You, a children's book written from her point of view explaining a birth mother's choices for her child. She will be hosting a giveaway for a chance to win her book starting today on her blog, A Birth Mother Voice. There is more… Continue reading Holidays in Adoption