THE HEART TO HEART BLOG

Adoption is a lifelong journey, and so is adoption education.  We've written these posts to help you along your way.  Please enjoy, and let us know what you think in the comments section.

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Not Everyone Agrees–We Get It

  Not everyone likes adoption agencies. Not everyone agrees with adoption. We know that. And we know why. We know there are unscrupulous things done to acquire and sell babies. We know there are incidents where women are pressured into placing a baby they wanted to keep. We know there are adoptees who have suffered…
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Babies Don’t Wait for Covid-19

Babies don’t wait. Heart to Heart Adoptions have mothers who are giving birth. There are women who need support right now in Utah, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Tennessee, Washington State, and a host of other locations.  The pandemic isn’t easy for anyone. We have upgraded our media skills as we try to adhere to every safe…
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Transracial Adoption: Be Rude. It’s Teachable

My black son and my white daughter were guides at the same tourist facility. They were also exercise partners in some sort of grueling routine that produced amazing calf muscles—in both of them irrespective of their different DNA. So, when people doubted the two were siblings, the unmatched pair would flex the back of their…
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Heroes Amid the Toilet Paper

“You don’t have toilet paper!??? How can a store of your size NOT have toilet paper?? This is %&$#@ retarded!” yelled one mother pushing a cart full of canned goods. “Are you hiding the Clorox wipes? Seriously!!” a burly man tried to sound threatening. “I can only buy one rice!! This is America!! You can’t…
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No adoptions in a perfect world. Okay???

“In a perfect world there would be no adoption.” That phrase has haunted me for a long time. A social worker sat in my living room with a clip board and told us our windows were too low and needed safety glass installed before he would complete our home study. Then sometime after looking over…
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No evidences that pregnant women are more at risk from COVID-19.

It is totally logical that pregnant women would be especially apprehensive about exposure to the COVID-19 virus and any adverse effect this virus might have on their fetus. First, we are giving “utmost priority” to pregnant women who show any signs of respiratory illness. We are encouraging everyone to adhere to infection precautions. Because—as the…
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Celebrate National Adoption Day: November 23

It’s National Adoption Day on November 23. This year, Heart to Heart celebrates our 20 year anniversary! Here are some fun facts over the past 20 years: We have Adoptive Families representing 46 states + Washington D.C. We have Birth Parents representing 45 states + Washington D.C. We have placed 22 sets of twins and…
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