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

BLOGTALK RADIO (Aired 5.9.17): Private Agency Adoption | Foster Care Adoption Comparison – Jim Hayes

EPISODE - AIR DATE: 5.9.17   Private Agency Adoption & Foster Care Adoption: A Comparison   You can read the transcript below, or you can listen to the podcast by clicking 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 [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Aired 5.9.17): Private Agency Adoption | Foster Care Adoption Comparison – Jim Hayes 2018-09-10T16:39:07+00:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Aired 5.2.17): What I Want My Friends to Know About Our Adoption

EPISODE:  AIR DATE - 5.2.17  What I Want My Friends to Know About Our Adoption You can read the transcript below, or you can listen to the podcast by clicking here.   Speaker 1: Live talk radio Jennifer: Hi and welcome to adoption focus. My name is Jennifer Jaworksi and I'm a social worker with adoption associates of Michigan. This is adoption associates premier talk [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Aired 5.2.17): What I Want My Friends to Know About Our Adoption 2018-09-10T16:36:18+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

BLOGTALK RADIO (AIR DATE 1.30.18): Bonding & Attachment in Adoption – Is it love at first sight?

AIR DATE 1.30.18 You can read the transcript below, or listen to it by clicking here. Speaker 3: Blog Talk Radio. Jennifer J.: Good morning 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 adoption and [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (AIR DATE 1.30.18): Bonding & Attachment in Adoption – Is it love at first sight? 2018-07-31T16:36:14+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