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Adoption Plan

What Adoption Planning IS: It's giving your baby the family environment you choose. It's letting your baby be loved and cared for by adoptive parents. It's making a life-giving choice for your baby. It's being cared for and supported by experienced, professional adoption counselors who are with you through every step of the process. It's getting support with the related challenges of life. What Adoption [...]

Living In Two Worlds – Transracial Adoption Workshop

This unique workshop, presented by Kathy Yates and Rhonda Roorda, is open to the public and will include 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 [...]

Waiting Family News: Birth Mothers, Women of Courage

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 this as a learning tool to enhance your adoption journey preparation. Don't forget, after you have read and reviewed this material, log onto to complete a summary in the Domestic Education section.      Ashley, [...]

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 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 licensed Michigan adoption agency, [...]

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

Blog Talk Radio Transcript: Air Date 11-14-17 (you may read the transcript or listen to 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 she shared with me changed my antiquated ideas about what I thought adoption was, into an adoption plan. However, finding the [...]

Steps in Open Adoption Planning – A Guide for Expectant Parents

Decision Making When you find yourself experiencing and unplanned pregnancy it is important to look realistically at your options. Looking at your choices will empower you to make the best decision for your baby. Contact an Agency Select an agency that is responsive to your needs, makes you feel comfortable, and provides support and information. The agency you contact should help you develop your plan [...]

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 [...]

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;, their national website [...]