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Adoption Plan

Birth parents make a loving parenting decision when they make an adoption plan. The experience gives children and birth parents a fresh start. What Adoption Planning IS: You give your baby the family environment you choose. Your baby is loved and cared for by adoptive parents. You make a life-giving choice for your baby. Experienced, professional adoption counselors will care for you and support you [...]

Adoption Plan2019-10-17T13:56:39-04:00

Transracial Adoption Workshop – Living in Two Worlds

This unique workshop, presented by Kathy Yates and Rhonda Roorda, is open to the public and includes an interactive panel discussion with adoptees and adoptive parents.  It’s ideal for anyone considering transracial adoption, parents of transracially adopted children, and adoption professionals. Topics include: The history of transracial adoption in the U.S. Understanding racism and coping with discrimination Developing a positive identity Gaining perspective to meet [...]

Transracial Adoption Workshop – Living in Two Worlds2019-10-17T13:58:18-04:00

My Girlfriend is Pregnant

My Girlfriend is Pregnant - The Beginning of our Journey My girlfriend is pregnant, and suddenly I am a birth father. The term ‘birth father’ is a relatively new one for me. In January, when my girlfriend and I learned that we were pregnant, I began a journey that would open my eyes to a great many new things. My girlfriend and I were both [...]

My Girlfriend is Pregnant2019-10-17T14:07:41-04:00

Birth Mothers, Women of Courage – Waiting Family News

The waiting time is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about adoption and some of the issues that may need your attention as your child grows. We hope you use the following information about birth mothers to enhance your adoption journey preparation. Don't forget, after you have read and reviewed this material, log onto www.myadoptionportal.com to complete a summary in the Domestic Education section.      [...]

Birth Mothers, Women of Courage – Waiting Family News2019-10-09T12:29:36-04:00

Looking For a Michigan Adoption Agency?

Since 1990, Adoption Associates has been helping expectant parents who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy find permanent adoptive families for their children. Adoption Associates, a Michigan adoption agency, has assisted with thousands of adoptions right here in the United States. In addition to agency matched adoptions, Adoption Associates can help if you’ve already established a relationship with an expectant parent on your own. As a [...]

Looking For a Michigan Adoption Agency?2019-10-09T12:36:51-04:00

Why “Giving Up a Baby for Adoption” is Not Really Giving Up a Baby

Blog Talk Radio Transcript: Why Giving Up a Baby for Adoption is Not Really Giving Up a Baby. Air Date 11-14-17 (you may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below) I walked into planned parenthood thinking I was going to have an abortion. One of the workers asked If I had considered adoption. What [...]

Why “Giving Up a Baby for Adoption” is Not Really Giving Up a Baby2019-10-07T10:39:38-04:00

Open Adoption Planning – A Guide for Expectant Parents

Are you pregnant and thinking about an open adoption? Adoption Associates can help you navigate through every step an open adoption. You will be provided with a compassionate and experienced adoption caseworker who will help and support you every step of the way. Decision Making When you find yourself experiencing and unplanned pregnancy it is important to look realistically at your options. Looking at your [...]

Open Adoption Planning – A Guide for Expectant Parents2019-10-09T13:39:14-04:00

Should I Parent My Adopted Child Differently Than Birth Children?

Parents often struggle to blend the parenting approach they used before they adopted with the unique trust-based parenting approach they are now using to meet the unique needs of a child from a hard place. Watch as Dr. Karyn Purvis explains how parents can effectively meet the needs of all of their children — biological, adopted, and foster — by using a parenting approach that [...]

Should I Parent My Adopted Child Differently Than Birth Children?2019-07-03T17:09:47-04:00

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

Adoption Options for Birth Mom’s

Birth mom's, you’re in charge! You have adoption options. 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 selecting the adoption option that's a good fit for both you and your baby: Open Adoption If you want openness, it is likely that you’ll start [...]

Adoption Options for Birth Mom’s2019-10-09T14:08:50-04:00