About Laura Bussa

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Laura Bussa has created 77 blog entries.

Open House at AAI’s New Mid Michigan Office

We would love for you to join us at an open house for our new Mid Michigan office located at: 115 S. Main Street, 2B, Freeland, MI 48623. Mark you calendars for Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 11am to 3pm for kids’ games and activities, food, and lots of family fun. Hope to see you there!

Open House at AAI’s New Mid Michigan Office 2018-10-18T11:35:01+00:00

Waiting Families News – Bonding and Attachment

“Bonding and Attachment” – Surely you’ve wondered about this as you anticipate welcoming your adopted baby into your life. You may already have children in your home and can easily recall those strong feelings of love right from the start. Or maybe you’ll be a first-time parent, and you’re wondering how bonding and attachment will truly feel. And then you’re probably thinking about the extra [...]

Waiting Families News – Bonding and Attachment 2018-08-06T10:18:00+00:00

AAI Welcomes Angela Tucker in November

We are overjoyed to be welcoming Angela Tucker, a nationally recognized leader on transracial adoption and advocate for adoptee rights, as our guest speaker for our upcoming Uniting Hearts, Creating Families fundraising gala on November 9, 2018. In 2013, at the age of 26, Angela’s own story of adoption and search for her birth parents was featured in the groundbreaking documentary, CLOSURE.  The Adopted Life (www.theadoptedlife.com) [...]

AAI Welcomes Angela Tucker in November 2018-10-18T11:35:32+00:00

Why does the State Department make it hard to adopt children from other countries?

by Chuck Johnson Originally published July 20, 2018 on USAtoday.com Adoption from other countries is down 80 percent since its peak. Why do we make this hard? America is pro-adoption; the State Department should be, too. The State Department’s current anti-adoption polices are preventing Americans from becoming parents by opening their hearts and homes to orphans from around the world. These children are in desperate [...]

Why does the State Department make it hard to adopt children from other countries? 2018-07-20T09:51:00+00:00

Adoption Friendly Benefits in the Workplace: It is the Right Thing to Do

BY: RITA SORONEN (Originally posted by the National Council For Adoption (NCFA) on July 1, 2018) From simple education activities to implementing a robust adoption benefits program, workplace support of adoption not only increases awareness about the issues confronting our most vulnerable children, but also provides critical support for families formed through adoption. Employers have the power to make a crucial difference in the lives [...]

Adoption Friendly Benefits in the Workplace: It is the Right Thing to Do 2018-07-17T12:42:33+00:00

AAI Offering Temporary Fee Reduction – China Adoption Program

Thousands of children in China are currently waiting to be adopted. Our mission at Adoption Associates is to help children find permanent families. But the cost of adoption is often a barrier. To help ease the financial burden, Adoption Associates is reducing the agency fee by $1,000 for the first 20 families who complete the application process to adopt from China. Thousands of children wait [...]

AAI Offering Temporary Fee Reduction – China Adoption Program 2018-10-18T11:36:39+00:00

Regarding Children Being Held at the Border

Regarding Children Being Held at the Border, posted June 22, 2018, by the National Council for Adoption (NCFA) A statement from Chuck Johnson, president and CEO of NCFA "Children who are unaccompanied or have been separated from their parents or guardians at the U.S. border are not—nor should they be considered—candidates for adoption by American citizens. This is consistent with National Council For Adoption’s long-held position [...]

Regarding Children Being Held at the Border 2018-10-18T11:37:28+00:00

Fun for the Whole Family!

ADOPTION. This word brings up powerful emotions, doesn’t it? If you or someone you know has been touched by adoption, I imagine that you can easily understand what a life-changing blessing adoption is in the lives of families and children. BE A HERO. Join us for the 7th annual TOUCHED BY ADOPTION 5K RUN/WALK on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at the Bogue Flats Recreation Area [...]

Fun for the Whole Family! 2018-10-18T11:39:39+00:00

Post Adoption Reports – Reminder from Dept. of State

Have you filed a post-adoption report recently? The Office of Children’s Issues of the U.S. Department of State reminds adoptive parents and adoption service providers (ASPs) how important it is to comply with the country of origin’s requirements for submitting post-adoption reports. Compliance with a country of origin’s post-adoption reporting requirements not only demonstrates U.S. families’ commitment to their children’s welfare, but also helps encourage [...]

Post Adoption Reports – Reminder from Dept. of State 2018-10-18T11:39:51+00:00

Mid Michigan Office to Open Later this Summer!

The new Mid Michigan office located at 115 S. Main Street, 2B, Freeland, MI 48623 will be open later this summer! We're celebrating by having an open house on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Join us for kids’ games and activities, food, and lots of family fun!

Mid Michigan Office to Open Later this Summer! 2018-10-18T11:41:13+00:00