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We welcome you to our agency podcast. A platform to hear voices from all members of the adoption triad. We will be connected with other organizations and professionals to collaborate about the services we offer our clients. We look forward to our audience learning more about adoption and the future growth of our community.

A Heart-to-Heart with Adoptions From The Heart Adoptions From The Heart

    • Kids & Family
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We welcome you to our agency podcast. A platform to hear voices from all members of the adoption triad. We will be connected with other organizations and professionals to collaborate about the services we offer our clients. We look forward to our audience learning more about adoption and the future growth of our community.

    Ep 42. The Importance of Coping with Grief and Loss

    Ep 42. The Importance of Coping with Grief and Loss

    Grief is a natural response to loss, but it can be a difficult emotion to navigate. In this podcast episode, we are joined by grief counselor Jenn Oglesbee to discuss misconceptions about grief, coping strategies, and healthy ways to process emotions.



    You can learn more about Jenn Oglesbee and the work she does by visiting her website at www.jennoglesbee.com



    Subscribe to her newsletter, "The Comfort Corner," a free weekly newsletter designed to help you feel seen and supported in your grief: www.jennoglesbee.com/comfort



    Follow Jenn on Instagram@JennOglesbee

    Follow us on all social media platforms @AdoptionsFromTheHeart


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    Ep 41. Midwifery, Expectant Parent Advocacy and Transracial Adoption

    Ep 41. Midwifery, Expectant Parent Advocacy and Transracial Adoption

    TW: This episode has topics of pregnancy loss and transracial adoption. If these topics trigger you, please feel free to skip this episode.



    In this episode of a Heart to Heart with Adoptions From The Heart podcast, we invited Emily Hogar. Emily is an adoptive mother from our Central PA office and a midwife. Emily adopted her daughter in 2019 with her husband. We want to take time to talk to Emily to hear more about her professional experience working with expecting parents as well as how that has impacted her on her journey as an adoptive mother. 

    In this episode we will discuss birth mother support, open adoption, midwifery, transracial adoption and racial advocacy.



    To learn more about Adoptions From The Heart, please visit www.afth.org.


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    Ep 40. Navigating the Open Adoption Process of an Older Child

    Ep 40. Navigating the Open Adoption Process of an Older Child

    In This episode, we sit down with Vaughn and Marvin, two adoptive dads, as they share their journey as a same-sex couple navigating the open adoption process. We discuss their experiences, similarities, and differences in adopting a newborn vs. an older child placement(a two-year-old). We also dive into the many hurdles faced with finalization, navigating transitions from one household to another, identity, addressing the importance of inclusion and diversity, how to deal with the opinions of others, and how they overcame personal challenges.


    To learn more about Adoptions From The Heart and the services we provide you can go to www.afth.org or call 800-355-5500.

    Please make sure you subscribe and rate our podcast!



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    Ep 39. ChristianaCare: Centering Care Around Expecting Parents' Individual Needs

    Ep 39. ChristianaCare: Centering Care Around Expecting Parents' Individual Needs

    On this episode of A Heart-to-Heart with Adoptions From The Heart, we are excited to welcome Leya, a Senior Social Worker at ChristianaCare in Delaware who provides supportive services to expecting parents. We are also joined by Amanda Aliberti who is an Adoption Counselor and Supervisor as well as the Expecting and Birth Parent Services Manager at Adoptions From The Heart.



    Adoptions From The Heart has the honor of working alongside incredible medical professionals to provide information and support to expecting parents wanting to explore their options. Leya shares more about her role at ChristianaCare and how she advocates for patients' needs and provides support and resources as they navigate their pregnancies. Amanda discusses the importance of developing relationships and trust between AFTH and hospital staff to be able to provide seamless care to expecting parents and advocating for clients' needs is the priority whether or not they choose to move forward with an adoption plan.


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    Ep 38. Placing a child for Adoption While on Active Duty.

    Ep 38. Placing a child for Adoption While on Active Duty.

    On this episode of A Heart-to-Heart with Adoptions From The Heart podcast we wanted to take a time a highlight the voices of people in the military community with ties to adoption. May is Military Appreciation month, so on this episode we talked the challenges of placing a child for adoption, adopting a child or being an adoption social worker while being a service member or a military spouse. During our conversation we spoke about the raw experiences of the our service men and women who have chosen adoption.



    During the episode we touch on important subjects like post-partum depression, metal health, the process of adopting while in the military, maintaining openness in the adoption plan, and much more. We want to thank all Katie, Brittny and Tiffany for being open and honest about their experiences.



    To learn more about Adoptions From The Heart pleas visit www.afth.org or call 800-355-5500.


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    Ep 37. Choosing Adoption after Experiencing Infertility

    Ep 37. Choosing Adoption after Experiencing Infertility

    In this episode of a Heart-to-Heart with Adoptions From The Heart podcast, we are joined by two couples: Jim & Racheal and Rob & Sam. They joined this episode to share about their infertility journey and ultimately choosing adoption to build their family. In this episode, we touched on infertility diagnosis, impacts on infertility on a persons mental health, supporting your partner through the process, choosing adoption to grow their family, disruptions, open adoption and relationships with birth parents and much more. We thank Jim, Racheal, Rob and Sam for being vulnerable and open about their stories.



    To purchase Jim's book "Why Is Light So Damned Capricious? " you can go here: https://www.amazon.com/Why-Light-So-Damned-Capricious/dp/0692050736


    To learn more about Adoptions From The Heart and the services we provide you can go to www.afth.org. Please make sure you subscribe and rate our podcast!




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