It may not be as scary as it sounds . . .

Special Needs. A term that tends to cause trepidation in the hearts and minds of many. A broad term that encompasses so many unique heath conditions; no two are alike. Similarly, every child is unique in their own way. Born with blue eyes, or brown eyes. Genetically destined to be 5 feet tall or 6 feet tall. Born with a heart capable of so much [...]

It may not be as scary as it sounds . . . 2018-09-18T13:27:23+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 2018-09-05T12:31:15+00:00

Come to AAI’s Open House on September 15!

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 activities, food and lots of family fun. This is an event that can be enjoyed by the whole family. We have kids games, hourly [...]

Come to AAI’s Open House on September 15! 2018-08-29T16:58:48+00:00

Transracial Adoption Workshop

Understanding the Responsibility of Parenting Transracially Nationally-recognized thought leader on transracial adoption and advocate for adoptee rights, Angela Tucker, will help participants gain a deeper understanding of the responsibility of parenting transracially, increase awareness about the difference between intent and impact, and develop strategies for identifying and curbing micro-aggressions. This workshop is open to the public and ideal for: ·      Parents of transracially-adopted children ·      Anyone considering [...]

Transracial Adoption Workshop 2018-08-22T10:24:11+00:00

Family Fun! August 25 in Portland, MI

Help support Adoption Associates by joining us Saturday, August 25, for the 2018 Family Fun Event! Come celebrate adoption with us at Bogue Flats Recreation Area in Portland, Michigan. The fun starts at 9:00 am with the Kids Fun Run, followed by the 5K Run/Walk at 9:30 am. All morning long we will be offering fun activities for the whole family!  MSU's Sparty will be [...]

Family Fun! August 25 in Portland, MI 2018-08-20T10:57:48+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 2018-07-27T11:18:08+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 2018-07-11T15:23:36+00:00