Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption (FRUA)

FRUA has been in existence supporting adoptive families since 1994. They offer both a family membership and a new youth membership for young adults who have been adopted from an Eastern European country. Membership includes: Parent-to-parent support: Ten regional communities and the FRUA private, on-line community offering online minute-to-minute family support, as well as many parent organized districts offering local community; www.frua.org, their national website [...]

Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption (FRUA)2019-06-26T09:02:14-04:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date 6.28.16): Brokenness and Redemption – One Woman’s Story

Air Date: 6.28.16 Do you feel broken? Scared? Not sure where to turn. That is how Annie felt when she learned she was pregnant. Annie a mother of three, didn't have a job, her husband left her and her life was spiraling out of control. But out of her brokenness, Annie found redemption. Read the transcript below or listen to the podcast by clicking on [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date 6.28.16): Brokenness and Redemption – One Woman’s Story2019-06-20T14:40:40-04:00

Adoption Options for Birth Mom’s

Selecting the adoption option that's a good fit for both you and your baby . . . Birth mom's, you’re in charge! When you choose adoption we want you to make an informed decision – one that’s best for you and for your baby. Here are some basics when it comes to planning an adoption: Open Adoption If you want openness, it is likely that [...]

Adoption Options for Birth Mom’s2019-06-19T12:18:41-04:00

Adoption Planning is a Positive Option

Who is choosing adoption planning?  Who might consider it? There are many myths surrounding birth mothers – who they are and why they make such a monumental decision. Here are some attributes of a birth mother: Women often facing an unplanned pregnancy range from young teen to middle age. She could be married, divorced, separated, single, or in a steady relationship.  Birth mothers can have [...]

Adoption Planning is a Positive Option2019-06-13T09:32:12-04:00

Congratulations, Kris!

Please help us congratulate Kris Dickens as she steps into her new role: Lansing Office Director! With the retirement of Nancy Cannon, Kris was the obvious choice - she's been with AAI for many years, has a wide range of experience in adoption, and is a naturally gifted leader and motivator. We look forward to witnessing great things in Central Michigan under Kris's leadership - Congratulations [...]

Congratulations, Kris!2019-06-12T09:33:25-04:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date: 5.30.17) Open Adoption – Why We Weren’t Scared

How is Adoption Associates different from other adoption agencies in Michigan? Adoption Associates promotes "Open Adoption."  What is open adoption? What does that look like? Can the birth parents take the children back? Read the transcript below or listen to the podcast by clicking on the media file above to hear first hand from an adoptive mother about her experience with open adoption. [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date: 5.30.17) Open Adoption – Why We Weren’t Scared2019-06-06T15:51:35-04:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date: 10.3.17) The First Time My Son Asked

(Air Date: 10.3.17) The First Time My Son Asked How do you respond when your adoptive child asks about their birth parents? What do you share? Do you share or change the subject?  Kids are curious and want to know and understand where they came from. They want to know why their birth parents gave them up for adoption. They don't understand until [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date: 10.3.17) The First Time My Son Asked2019-06-06T15:37:31-04:00

Why Is The U.S. State Department Making It Harder For Orphans To Find Families?

Adoption advocates ask the courts to block a crippling new State Department policy that would harm waiting families and children. By Jayme Metzgar Originally posted on The Federalist, JUNE 6, 2019 Jacques and Emily Rancourt have the kind of family you don’t see every day. Not only are they raising seven children—five through adoption—but most of their adopted children have life-threatening congenital heart defects. The Rancourts have [...]

Why Is The U.S. State Department Making It Harder For Orphans To Find Families?2019-06-06T15:05:07-04:00

The Adoption Tax Credit Can Help You

BY: BECKY WILMOTH AND RYAN HANLON Published by the National Council for Adoption on June 1, 2019 While Americans have a very positive view of adoption, a majority describe private adoptions as either expensive or very expensive.1 For this reason, it is important for families to understand the adoption tax credit—whether they are adopting through the foster care system, through private domestic adoption, or through intercountry [...]

The Adoption Tax Credit Can Help You2019-06-04T11:24:59-04:00