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Blog 2017-06-12T17:49:41+00:00

Family Meetings: A Beginner’s Guide

Family meetings are an important tool for families to incorporate into their weekly routine. Used effectively, family meetings provide a platform for safe communication, while ensuring every member has a vocal role in family decisions. In this Adoption Learning Partners Webcast, Tina Feigal will discuss how family meetings can benefit adoptive families by fostering healthy communication about important family issues, helping children develop a sense [...]

Waiting Families News – Helping Your Child, Helping Your Birth Mother

Waiting Families News Helping Your Child, Helping Your Birth Mother 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 www.myadoptionportal.com to [...]

Will Trust-Based Parenting Work for My Child?

Parents often ask whether trust-based parenting — the type of parenting that Dr. Karyn Purvis teaches — will work for their child. In the second video of this series originally posted on EmpoweredToConnect.org, watch as Dr. Purvis answers this question, and explains why each of our children — regardless of their age or stage of development — need the same things from their parents. [...]

Children Who Need Love the Most

By Becky Mansfield Originally posted November 29, 2017 on KidsActivitiesBlog.com “The children who need love the most will always ask for it in the most unloving ways.”  I couldn’t agree more. Do you ever feel like your kids crave your attention, but show it in the worst ways? Do you ever hear your child talking back or acting up and wonder, “What is going on? [...]

10 Questions Adoptive Parents Ask

We're sharing a video collection by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Michael Monroe that offers helpful insights and practical advice in response to many of the questions that are commonly asked by adoptive and foster parents. This series was originally posted on EmpoweredToConnect.org. Parents often find that children from hard places are prone to use manipulative and controlling behaviors. Watch as Dr. Karyn Purvis and Michael [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date 4.26.16): Evaluating Transracial Adoption

Air Date: 4.26.16  Evaluating Transracial Adoption You can read the transcript below, or you can listen to the podcast by clicking here. Jennifer J.: Hi, and welcome to Adoption Focus. My name is Jennifer Jaworski. I'm a social worker with Adoption Associates of Michigan. This is Adoptions Associates' premier talk radio blog show. Adoption Associates and its staff are trusted leaders in adoption. We have [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date 6.27.17): She Chose Us to Adopt Her Baby

Air Date: 6.27.17   She Chose Us to Adopt Her Baby You can read the transcript below, or you can listen to the podcast by clicking here.   Jennifer : Hi and welcome to Adoption Focus. My name is Jennifer Jaworski and I'm a social worker with Adoption Associates of Michigan. This is Adoption Associates premiere talk radio blog show. Adoption Associates was founded in 1990, [...]

Adoptee Returns to China

Original story by Enid Tsui, posted October 21, 2018 on Post Magazine Kati Pohler of Michigan has returned to China and is getting to know her birth family. Her emotional reunion with her long-lost Chinese mother, father and sister was watched by millions the world over in a BBC documentary: Meet Me On The Bridge At 4pm on August 26 last year, 22-year-old Catherine Su [...]

AAI Featured on BirthMomsToday.com

AAI had the honor of being featured on BirthMomsToday.com recently!  BirthMomsToday exists to provide support, encouragement, and love to birth mothers around the United States as they go through their adoption journey, and beyond. Click below to read the full article. https://birthmomstoday.com/adoption-associates-inc/?fbclid=IwAR1XpLu8WM0yPfVwr10zOWBANLlmUrQLRdI1LTBxfOlUTx2JLd0hGYWZA-E

Lovelines, Not Bloodlines – Lea’s Perspective on Adoption

The last video in our series celebrating National Adoption Month is Lea's story. Lea wants her birth parents to know that she is happy and thankful for the beautiful life they gave her by placing her into a wonderful family. "My life is filled with joy." https://vimeo.com/301759854