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  • Back to School Tips For Adoptive Parents
    It’s the most wonderful time of year – for parents. That’s right, September is when children across the country are swapping boogie boards for backpacks and saying so long to summer. For students, a new school year is exciting, however, for the sake of adoptees it is important that schools learn to ... The post Back to School Tips For Adoptive Parents appeared first on .
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  • 3 Benefits of Having an Attorney on Your Adoption Team
    They say it takes a village to raise a child. Well, the saying is also true when it comes to adopting a child. At AFTH we ensure that families have access to all resources needed to fulfill their adoption journey. AFTH partners with wonderful adoption attorneys to help provide legal confidence throu... The post 3 Benefits of Having an Attorney on Your Adoption Team appeared first on .
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  • Adoption News: Summer 2017
    Download PDF Articles Include: AFTH Awards 3 Birth Parent Scholarships for Fall Semester Seeking 2017 Businesses for 2017 Paper Heart Project Birth Mothers Come Together In Support for Birth Mother’s Day Friends of Adoption Call To Action Continued Support for Adopted Children and Their Families AFT... The post Adoption News: Summer 2017 appeared first on .
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  • 1st Annual Find Her Footing Sweat-a-Thon
    Find Her Footing Sweating – a – Thon brought out adults and children of all ages to participate in a variety of exciting dance fitness routines. The event, in its first year was held on Sunday August 20th at the Greater York Center for Dance in York, Pa. The day was full of energy, as pa... The post 1st Annual Find Her Footing Sweat-a-Thon appeared first on .
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  • Meet the instructors for our 1st Annual Sweat-a-Thon (dance fitness)
    With our Sweat-A-Thon just days away, we wanted to introduce you to our instructors, as they share what they love about dance fitness and how they got involved with AFTH! Amanda K. Q: How long have you been a fitness instructor? How did you get involved with Zumba?      A: I’ve been a certified Zumb... The post Meet the instructors for our 1st Annual Sweat-a-Thon (dance fitness) appeared first on ...
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  • Join Us for Upcoming Events at Adoptions From The Heart
    Upcoming AFTH Events There is always a new event or happening within Adoptions From The Heart. We are passionate about building beautiful families through adoption, and love to get the community involved with our mission. Look and see if any of our events are happening in your area. Wednesday, Augus... The post Join Us for Upcoming Events at Adoptions From The Heart appeared first on .
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  • Get to know AFTH’s Summer Interns
    Every semester, AFTH allows two students from local universities to join our marketing team. It helps students gain hands on experience – specifically what it takes to build beautiful families through adoption.  This summer we had the pleasure of having Skyler and Nia, who will be college seni... The post Get to know AFTH’s Summer Interns appeared first on .
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  • Dangers of Using An Adoption Facilitator
    All too often prospective parents are left distressed and financially drained when they learn that their adoption cannot be fulfilled, due to the negligence or misconduct of an adoption facilitator. These entities usually have little experience in the adoption field and do not have the skill set to ... The post Dangers of Using An Adoption Facilitator appeared first on .
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  • Adult Adoptees Will Have Access To OBC in November 2017
    HB 162 Last November, Governor Tom Wolf signed HB 162 into law. Which means, beginning this November adult adoptees born in Pennsylvania can file for a non-certified copy of their original birth certificates. Current law states that an adoptee is able to petition the courts for a copy of their origi... The post Adult Adoptees Will Have Access To OBC in November 2017 appeared first on .
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  • A Celebration For Birth Mothers
    A day at the Mermaid Factory Birth Mother’s Day  is a celebration for mothers who placed their child for adoption. Creating an adoption plan is a selfless, yet difficult decision to ensure a child is with a wonderful family. Birth mothers are celebrated on the Saturday before Mother’s Day every year... The post A Celebration For Birth Mothers appeared first on .
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  • Single Parent Adoption
    Single Parent Adoption Single adults who are considering parenthood, often wonder whether adoption is an option for their situation. However, more agencies and birth parents are considering an individual’s character, stability, and parenting capabilities, as oppose to their marital status when... The post Single Parent Adoption appeared first on .
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  • Celebrating Birth Fathers
    Father’s Day is right around the corner – the one day out of every year, where we celebrate paternal bonds and recognize a father’s contributions to his family. Yet for some Father’s Day takes on a different tone. Birth fathers are often forgotten during the celebration of fatherhood – and some do n... The post Celebrating Birth Fathers appeared first on .
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  • 2017 Adoptions From The Heart Family Picnic Recap
    29 years… Last Sunday, Adoptions From The Heart hosted their 29th Annual Family Picnic, hosted at Fort Washington State Park in Flourtown, Pennsylvania. Hundreds of people joined us for a day of celebration and to honor families built through adoption. Our picnic allows adoptive parents and bi... The post 2017 Adoptions From The Heart Family Picnic Recap appeared first on .
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  • Adoptions From The Heart’s 29th Annual Family Picnic
    Celebrating Adoption As part of their lifelong commitment to building beautiful families through adoption, Adoptions From The Heart (AFTH) is proud to announce that they are hosting their 29th Annual Family Picnic on Sunday June 4th, 2017 at Fort Washington State Park. This joyous event will host ov... The post Adoptions From The Heart’s 29th Annual Family Picnic appeared first on .
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  • The Benefits of Open Adoption
    In 1985, Executive Director Maxine Chalker, established Adoptions From The Heart – the first open adoption agency in the Tri-State area. AFTH recognizes the importance in allowing birth parents and adoptive parents the opportunity to collaborate with one another throughout their adoption journey.  A... The post The Benefits of Open Adoption appeared first on .
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  • 5 Questions to ask yourself before deciding to adopt
    Adopting a child is a wonderful, life-changing experience. However, before committing to the process there are a several things you should think about to ensure you are prepared. Here are 5 important questions you should ask yourself before deciding to adopt: Why do I want to adopt? Those who decide... The post 5 Questions to ask yourself before deciding to adopt appeared first on .
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  • Adoption News: Spring 2017
    Download PDF Articles Include: Holiday Donations CE & CEU Trainings for Nurses and Social Workers AFTH’s Birth Parent Scholarship Fund Find Her Footing 5K Recap 5K Sponsor Shout Out Open Adoption Means Now Accepting Calendar Photos!  In Every Issue: Support Groups, Legislation, Book Review... The post Adoption News: Spring 2017 appeared first on .
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  • Tips to Kick-start your Attorney-Client Relationship
    The adoption journey is a wonderful and exciting time for those looking to expand their family. However, the process can also be distressing – especially if there are legal complications. Finding a family attorney who is familiar or specializes in adoption is a great way to make sure you are receivi... The post Tips to Kick-start your Attorney-Client Relationship appeared first on .
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  • Infertility Awareness: Facts & Statistics
    The National Infertility Association, defines infertility as the inability to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term after 1 year. If over the age of 35, the time of trying to conceive is reduced to 6 months. Over 7 million women of child bearing age suffer from infertility issues, as reported by the... The post Infertility Awareness: Facts & Statistics appeared first on .
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  • Things to Consider Before You Pursue a Transracial Adoption
    Before deciding to adopt outside of your race, there are a few things you should consider. Here are some things to think about: Analyze your community It is crucial that your child forms meaningful relationships with others of the same race. Ask yourself the following questions. How diverse is your ... The post Things to Consider Before You Pursue a Transracial Adoption appeared first on .
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  • Surviving the ICPC wait
    Adoptive parents adopting across state lines must follow the guidelines of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC), a statutory agreement between all fifty states that governs the placement of children from one state to another. Parents can return to their home state with their ba... The post Surviving the ICPC wait appeared first on .
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  • Find Her Footing 5k and 1 Mile Super Fun Run Recap
    Last weekend on Sunday April 2nd, AFTH hosted our 5th annual Find Her Footing 5k at Delaware County Community College in Media, Pa. It was day full of fun, fitness and fundraising, which benefitted the Expecting and Birth Parent Support Fund. Before the Race Runners arrived early – to check in or re... The post Find Her Footing 5k and 1 Mile Super Fun Run Recap appeared first on .
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  • Claiming The Adoption Tax Credit After A Failed Adoption
    Kathy Ann Brodsky, LCSW  is an adoptive parent and has worked in the adoption field for nearly 30 years. Her expertise and experience has helped countless adoptive parents and parents-to-be. Her mission – to ensure ethical adoption practice. In a recent blog, Brodsky explains the adoption tax ... The post Claiming The Adoption Tax Credit After A Failed Adoption appeared first on .
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  • Adoptions From The Heart’s 5th Annual Find Her Footing 5k
    Ready. Set. Soar. Spring is here! And you can kick off the new season by joining us for our annual Find Her Footing 5k on Sunday, April 2nd. Lace up your sneakers and get ready for fitness, fun and fundraising. Recruit your family, friends, and coworkers to join in the fun and support AFTH’s Birthmo... The post Adoptions From The Heart’s 5th Annual Find Her Footing 5k appeared first on .
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  • Meet Adoptions From The Heart’s Newest Staff
    Meet The Team For this week’s blog, we asked 2 new employees from our Wynnewood, PA office to share why they wanted to be a part of the  AFTH family! Sara M. – Events and Marketing Coordinator  “I grew up in the Malvern area, and from an early age, I developed a strong passion for helpin... The post Meet Adoptions From The Heart’s Newest Staff appeared first on .
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  • Q&A With An AFTH Social Worker
    In celebration of Social Work Month, we want to take the time to highlight AFTH social workers, and all that they do for our agency. Our social workers provide much needed support and encouragement to adoptive and birth families every day! Meet one of AFTH’s valuable social workers, Jessica. Q: Why ... The post Q&A With An AFTH Social Worker appeared first on .
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  • What You Should Know About The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)
    The adoption process can be a long journey and adopting a child across state lines can extend the time it takes before you can bring your baby home. There are laws and guidelines enacted by the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) that must be followed before a baby can leave his o... The post What You Should Know About The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) a...

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