Adoptees, Adoption, adoptive parents, birth mother, Birth Parents, Open Adoption

Birth Mother’s Day: A Brief History on the Celebration

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

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National Grandparents Day

Today is National Grandparents Day, a day to celebrate the integral figures of the family tree. In an open adoption, adoptive parents encourage a loving bond not just with their parents but also with their birth grandparents. This day is to celebrate the bond between grandparents and grandchildren. Whether you have an open or closed… Continue reading National Grandparents Day

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Why Are Visits So Important for the Adoptive Triad?

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?

Adoption, birth mother

5 Things I Wasn’t Prepared for after placing my son for adoption

Things I Wasn’t Prepared For… My name is Brittany and I placed my son for adoption in 2013. In 2017, I decided to work for an adoption agency. I wanted to work for the agency to help aid my own personal healing, but I ended up getting so much more. After working here for a… Continue reading 5 Things I Wasn’t Prepared for after placing my son for adoption

Adoption, Birth Parents

I thought I couldn’t either…

If you are a birth mother that’s involved in a post placement, hopefully you are beginning to make peace with your decision. If you’re in involved in an open adoption, you realized the family you chose was a great a fit for your child. For some birth moms they gain more family through the adoptive… Continue reading I thought I couldn’t either…

Adoption, adoption funding, adoptive parents, home study

The Different Adoption Costs and How to Adopt Without Going into Debt

As a prospective adoptive parent, you are likely researching various adoption agencies and professionals with one big question in mind: How much will this adoption cost, and will it fall within our budget? Many people say that they would really like to adopt but they automatically think they can’t afford it because the one word… Continue reading The Different Adoption Costs and How to Adopt Without Going into Debt

Birth Parents, Expecting Parents Considering Adoption, Open Adoption

Pregnant? What to Expect at the Hospital if you are making an adoption plan

Labor and delivery and the hospital stay are probably the biggest causes of worry among some expectant mothers who are making adoption plans. They worry if they will have time with the baby, how they will feel, how they will be treated by the hospital staff, if they should include the adoptive parents, and many… Continue reading Pregnant? What to Expect at the Hospital if you are making an adoption plan

adoptive parents, Birth Parents, Open Adoption, Parenting

Send Me Back to My Birthmom

The words every adoptive parent dreads to hear but will probably encounter at some point in their parenting lifetime.  Carrie Goldman, an adoptive mother wrote a great article about this on adoption.net.  She talks about how it made her feel, how she handled those dreaded words that tear at your soul and what other people… Continue reading Send Me Back to My Birthmom

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Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue: Families Through Adoption On Valentine’s Day

It’s February, hearts and love literally seem to be everywhere. We all know that Valentine’s day is a time to celebrate love-all types of love.  Romantic love, puppy love, love for friends, parents, grandparents, and children. Have you ever thought about the love adoption brings? Adoption is a unique kind of love triangle. An adopted… Continue reading Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue: Families Through Adoption On Valentine’s Day

Birth Parents, Domestic Adoption, Open Adoption, Parenting

Gift Card Drive

There is no greater way to honor National Adoption Month and the upcoming time of thanks this November than by giving back to those less fortunate. AFTH is often asked by community organizations and AFTH families “what is something we can do to really help birth mothers and pregnant women in need?” This question is… Continue reading Gift Card Drive