Philadelphia, PA, November 15, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Adoptions From The Heart’s (AFTH) 2020 Building Beautiful Families calendar is available for purchase with all proceeds going to the 501 C-3 infant adoption agency’s Expecting and Birth Parent Support Fund. Along with the typical calendar book content, the AFTH calendar consists of photographs of adoptees of various ages, nationalities, and races. Every child and young adult featured with the calendar had their adoption facilitated through Adoptions From The Heart.
“This is one of my favorite projects every year. Not only does it feature the beautiful faces of adoptees, but the calendar sales raise money to help men and women who are facing situations where they are considering adoption. The Support Fund can help with groceries, rent, clothing, and transportation to prenatal care whether or not they choose adoption in the end,” said AFTH Director of Marketing Kristy Hartley-Galbraith.
Adoptees over 18 and adoptive parents of adoptees under 18, provide their approval to feature photographs in the calendar. All the proceeds from calendar sales go to the nonprofit’s Expecting and Birth Parent Support Fund. The fund provides financial support to expecting parents struggling to afford basic needs for themselves (i.e. food, clothing, shelter, rides to doctor appointments, etc) throughout the adoption process and in difficult circumstances post-placement.
“My C-section left me unable to work for 8 weeks. Without a paycheck, I couldn’t pay rent and was getting evicted. AFTH covered 2 months of rent so I could keep my apartment. I’m back to work now but I can’t imagine having to take my children to a shelter because I couldn’t go back to work right away after having a baby,” said Lori, a birth mother from Western Pennsylvania.
Families, friends, and supporters can order their calendar online here: https://bit.ly/2W9kmcK .
About Adoptions From The Heart: Adoptions From The Heart (AFTH) was founded in 1985 by Maxine Chalker, our Executive Director. Maxine, herself as an adoptee, wanted to give adoption a new face by breaking down the barriers and taking some of the mystery out of the adoption process. AFTH is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a safe, loving home for children and offer comprehensive, high-quality services to adoptive families, birth parents, and children. The agency is licensed in PA, NJ, DE, CT, VA, and NY.