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How Opioid Use Affects Haven Foster Care

How Opioid Use Affects Haven Foster Care

written by Patti Cruz It is impossible to read the news, listen to the radio or be online without hearing a story about a family impacted by the opioid epidemic. At Haven, some of the women and men that we work with everyday through our foster care and adoption...

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Haven Foster Care Picnic – A Great Success

Haven Foster Care Picnic – A Great Success

Written by Patti Cruz When we started our foster care program, we all had dreams for the program. Some of us dreamed of the first day we would get a placement, others dreamed about the first time a child feels safe and happy with one of our families, and for me, my...

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How Adoptive Parents Are Like NFL Players

Written by: Meghann Chiappa, Adoptive Parent Case Manager and Director of Foster Care This is my favorite time of year—the start of fall and all things pumpkin, apple picking, sleeping with the windows open, saying goodbye to my bathing suit, and saying hello to the...

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Ritual After Loss

WRITTEN BY: Patti Cruz, Adoption Case Manager This past year I lost my father, the #1 Dad on the planet. His birthday passed and I found myself at a loss of what to do to mark the day. I felt a desire to “celebrate” him with some kind of tradition, but since we lived...

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Samantha’s Story

written by: Birthmother Samantha   Our Story Our: Samantha, Addi, Declan! Story: How Deckland became Declan! I am writing this today to tell everyone how Deckland became Declan! And our journey with Haven Adoptions. But first let me introduce us... I'm of course...

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Mother’s Day 2015

written by: Kelly Weidner Mother's Day can be a wonderful, beautiful day, but also a very difficult one. For women struggling with infertility, this day can bring even more focus on how deep and powerful their pain is in longing for a child to make them a mother.  For...

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Finding the Right Domestic Adoption Agency for You

written by: Kelly Weidner Getting started in domestic adoption can be very overwhelming, and it’s hard to know what to ask when you are looking at different agencies that may be right for you.  Take a look at our questions to help get you started. Questions to ask a...

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A Birthmother’s Strength

written by: Kelly Weidner When I watch a beautiful and courageous birthmother make the loving and selfless choice of adoption and watch her both confidently and tearfully say goodbye to this little angel she gave life to, my heart aches and it makes our job so raw and...

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Birthmother Robin’s Story

written by: Birthmother "Robin" We were so blessed when Robin reached out to us this week to share her story with us.  Robin placed a baby girl for adoption with Haven back on July 1, 2014.  Robin is an amazing woman and we are so grateful to have her in our lives....

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Carol & Dave’s adoption story

written by: Kelly Weidner Many families have a tough story that leads them to adoption, and Carol & Dave were no exception.  Carol & Dave went through infertility treatments and after their third in vitro fertilization they got pregnant.  Sadly, Abby was delivered...

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Dad meets son for the first time!

Dad meets son for the first time!

written by: Kelly Weidner Haven is so excited that Baby Chase (now 4 months old!) got to meet his dad for the first time this weekend!  Scott was deployed when his wife, Sara, came to Pennsylvania to adopt Chase, supporting her as best he could through the adoption...

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March for Babies

March for Babies

Haven Adoptions had a wonderful day at March for Babies, a 5K fundraiser for March for Dimes.  We were overwhelmed with the amazing support from family, friends and clients for this wonderful cause! Thank you! We met so many wonderful families who have been impacted...

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