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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

Birth Parents

How to get Through The Holidays

Reposted with permission from the author Amy S and from the original blog Birthmom buds So, how many of you have a hard time dealing with adoption emotions through the holidays? I am sure all of us who are reading this can raise their hand, and say that we need the counseling more than the… Continue reading How to get Through The Holidays

adoptive parents, Parenting

Navigating the Holidays with A Child with Sensory Issues

Christmas, Hanukah, and New Year’s are filled with sensory issues. Bright lights, sounds, textures, colors, busy stores, and many other things can cause your child with sensory issues to have meltdowns or struggle this time of year. There are holiday programs in schools and churches which can irritate a sensitive child’s ears. Wearing fancier clothing… Continue reading Navigating the Holidays with A Child with Sensory Issues