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

BLOGTALK RADIO (transcript/audio): Relationships between Adoptive Parents and Birth Parents

Original Air-date 1.3.17     You can read the transcript below or if you prefer to listen to the podcast click here. Announcer:         Blog Talk Radio 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' premier talk radio blog show. Adoption Associates and its staff are trusted leaders in [...]

Ethiopia Bans Intercountry Adoption

Ethiopia's parliament has passed legislation banning intercountry adoption. NCFA's Ryan Hanlon joined BBC World Service Radio to discuss how this decision places unparented children at risk. NCFA believes that a global child welfare continuum should prioritize reunification, kinship adoption/guardianship, and in-country domestic adoption options, all before intercountry adoption is considered. Unfortunately, Ethiopia's reunification and kinship placement efforts are limited, and there are not enough Ethiopian adoptive homes [...]

Niche’ Chose Adoption

I was 16 when I got pregnant. I was very scared and confused. At the beginning of my pregnancy I planned to keep my child. Toward the end of my pregnancy reality set in. Neither my parents nor the birth father were supporting me. My parents wanted me to give my baby up for adoption. Honestly, I don’t think the birth father cared. I chose [...]

Moxie Matters

Attention moms!  We want to share an event you may be interested in attending. Many of you have heard of Jen Hatmaker, adoptive mother, author, and motivational speaker. Jen will be appearing along with Nichole Nordeman on their Moxie Matters Tour at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, Michigan, on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 7:00 pm. Click here for a link to purchase tickets [...]

Merry Christmas from our Forever Families

These are just a few of our adoptive families who shared holiday greetings with us. We love receiving your cards and pictures, and hope you had an amazing Christmas and Happy New Year!

BLOGTALK RADIO (TRANSCRIPT): Infertility and Adoption

Infertility is something that many couples face. Following is one woman's story of infertility and the decision to adopt. If you would rather listen to this podcast click here.   Jennifer J.:                         Hi and welcome to Adoption Focus. My name is Jennifer Jaworski and I'm a social work with Adoption Associates of Michigan. This is Adoption Associates' premiere talk radio blog show. Adoption Associates and [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Transcript): Complex Circumstances at the Hospital and the Accompanying Emotions

Just learned that the baby you are planning to adopt is going through withdrawal; how do you respond? Read the transcript below or listen here.  The Complexities of Emotions  and Circumstances at the Hospital and Afterwards  (adoptionfocus/2017/03/14/) Jennifer J.:                         Hi, and welcome to Adoption Focus.  My name is Jennifer Jaworski, and I am a social worker with Adoption Associates of Michigan. This is Adoption Associates [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Transcript): Being Open to the Possibility of International Adoption

BLOGTALK RADIO: Adoption Focus - Being Open to the Possibility of International Adoption You can read the transcript below or listen to this broadcast by clicking here. Jennifer J: Hi, and welcome to adoption focus. My name is Jennifer Jaworski, and I am a social worker with Adoption Associates of Michigan. This is Adoption Associates Premiere Talk Radio Blog Show. Adoption Associates was founded in [...]

Searching for Birth Family?

Advocating for Adoption in Personal Genetics Testing BY: KIT MITCHELL In 2003, the completion of the Human Genome Project opened the way for a large-scale private sector investment in genetic technologies.1 As synthesizing genes became less costly, companies like 23andMe, Ancestry, and others, were able to market home testing kits to the general public. Anyone can spit into a tube, send it off to the company, [...]