Haven Blog

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My Testimony

Written by: Yanice, Biological Parent To all those who have made The Choice, My name is Yanice. I am a single mother. I have a wonderful little girl who has blessed my life in so many ways. After foolish actions on my behalf, I found out I was with child again. I was... read more

Letting Go

Written by: Liz, Adoptive Mom Adoption, for me, has been a lesson in letting go. The letting go began about a year ago. It was the middle of the night, and I was slumped on my bathroom floor, crying quietly to myself, trying not to wake my husband who was sleeping a... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more