Erin’s Adoption Story

When I found out I was pregnant I was 18 years old. It was my first semester in college, and the birthfather and I had been together for about six months. It came as a complete shock to me. I always thought I would be the last person to become pregnant. What a wake-up call. My boyfriend and I weren’t ready to get married, and [...]

Erin’s Adoption Story 2018-02-28T12:41:41+00:00

U.S. Government Raises Fees

The Washington Post released the article below on February 16.   Parents Adopting Children to See Higher Fees, New Rules by David Crary NEW YORK — The U.S. government has raised fees and made a series of regulatory changes recently for American families adopting children overseas, fueling resentment toward the State Department among agencies who fear further reductions in the already dwindling number of foreign [...]

U.S. Government Raises Fees 2018-02-19T13:45:05+00:00

Free Information Meeting in Lansing!

Join us as we Explore Adoption on March 13 at 6:30 pm! Bring your questions and join us on March 13 for this free information meeting. Adoption Associates staff will be on hand to provide valuable information about their Domestic Infant and International adoption programs. For more details or to RSVP, please contact Nancy Cannon at 517.327.1388 or lansing@adoptionassociates.net.

Free Information Meeting in Lansing! 2018-02-19T13:44:45+00:00

Your URGENT Action is Needed! Call Today!

PLEASE HELP advocate for intercountry adoption on FEBRUARY 7 & 8! On February 1, 2018, adoption service providers were informed of substantial mandatory fee increases associated with obtaining and maintaining accreditation by the federal government. These fees are scheduled to go into effect on February 15, 2018. The fees will all go to an exclusive new accrediting entity and will increase the cost of intercountry [...]

Your URGENT Action is Needed! Call Today! 2018-02-07T10:44:29+00:00

It’s Going to be an Eventful Year at AAI!

Did you know that we count on donors for 10% of our budget? And that we receive no government funding? Our income derives primarily from fees for service, yet in order for us to keep living out our mission, we need additional support. YOU can get involved in supporting AAI! (If you are a current client of AAI, this is for information only and should [...]

It’s Going to be an Eventful Year at AAI! 2018-02-02T11:49:55+00:00

Waiting Family Quarterly Newsletter

Networking and the Power of Social Media 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 complete a summary [...]

Waiting Family Quarterly Newsletter 2018-02-01T12:34:07+00:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Transcript/Audio): Giving Up for Adoption or Making a Well Thought Out Adoption Plan?

Air date: 8.15.2017 You can read the transcript below or listen to this podcast 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 Association Premier Talk Radio blog show. Adoption Associates was founded in 1990 and we specialize in both domestic and international adoption. We provide private [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Transcript/Audio): Giving Up for Adoption or Making a Well Thought Out Adoption Plan? 2018-01-27T07:18:06+00:00

Putting the Pieces Together: The Significance of the Child’s Story

BY: DEBBIE WYNNE, MSED., LPC-S, LCPAA, RPT-S (Originally posted by the National Council For Adoption on December 1, 2017) Curiosity about who we are, where we came from, and our significance in life is universal. Today, opportunities abound to search family history to fill in the missing pieces of the past, whether a family member shares stories from one generation to the next or we [...]

Putting the Pieces Together: The Significance of the Child’s Story 2018-01-23T11:43:22+00:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Transcript/Audio): The Answers Were Just Enough

Air Date: 3.7.17  You read the transcript below or listen to it here. Jennifer:              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 and its staff are trusted leaders in adoption, and we have placed well over 5,000 children into loving [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Transcript/Audio): The Answers Were Just Enough 2018-01-18T21:19:42+00:00

Helping Adopted Children Develop a Healthy Racial Identity

By Tara Bradford Originally published by Focus On The Family I remember the first time I saw others who looked like me. My Scandinavian family walked into an Asian restaurant when I was 4 years old. Warm beige skin color, straight black hair, flat-bridged noses and almond-shaped eyes were not what I was used to looking back at me. The women in the restaurant were [...]

Helping Adopted Children Develop a Healthy Racial Identity 2018-01-17T10:24:06+00:00