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

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date – 5.24.16): Understanding Host Care

Air Date: 5.24.16 You can read the transcript below, or listen to the broadcast by clicking here. Recording: Blog Talk Radio. 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 premier talk radio blog show. Adoption Associates was founded in 1990 and we specialize in both domestic [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date – 5.24.16): Understanding Host Care 2018-07-09T09:28:39+00:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date 4.12.16): An Adoptee Shares Her Story of Adoption and Finding Her Way

Air Date: 4.12.16 You can read the transcript below are listen to the show by clicking 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 premier talk radio blog show. Adoption Associates was founded in 1990 and we specialize in both domestic and international adoption. We [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date 4.12.16): An Adoptee Shares Her Story of Adoption and Finding Her Way 2018-07-09T09:14:44+00:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date 7.19.16): Support When It Is Needed Most

Air Date: 7.19.16 You can read the transcript below or listen to the audio file by clicking here. Jennifer J.:                             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 adoption and we have placed well over [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date 7.19.16): Support When It Is Needed Most 2018-06-12T13:56:39+00:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date 5.3.16): Openness in Adoption – Helpful or Harmful

Air date: 5.3.16 You can read the transcript below or listen to it by clicking here. Speaker 5:                              Blog Talk Radio. Jennifer J.:                             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 was founded in 1990 and we specialize in both domestic [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date 5.3.16): Openness in Adoption – Helpful or Harmful 2018-06-12T13:50:51+00:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Audio/Transcipt): One Couple’s Path to Transracial Adoption

Air date: 4.5.16 You can read the transcript below, or to listen to the podcast click here. TRANSCRIPT: Jennifer J: Hi and welcome- Radio Announcer: Blog Talk Radio. Jennifer J: 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 Associate's premier talk radio blog show. Adoption Associates and it's staff [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Audio/Transcipt): One Couple’s Path to Transracial Adoption 2018-05-21T15:09:19+00:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Audio/Transcript): A Birth Mother’s Relationship With the Children She Placed for Adoption

Air Date: 3.29.16 You can read the transcript below, or listen to the podcast by clicking here. TRANSCRIPT: 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 Associate's premier talk radio blog show. Adoption Associates was founded in 1990 and we specialize in both domestic and international adoptions. [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Audio/Transcript): A Birth Mother’s Relationship With the Children She Placed for Adoption 2018-05-21T15:04:07+00:00

China Waiting Children Program

So many children wait. Wait for food. Wait for medical attention. Wait to be held. Wait for a family. Wait for a home. Adoption Associates has been placing children from China since 1994. From identifying the child who belongs in your family, to assisting you with your paperwork and preparing you to bring your child home, AAI provides the personal service you’ve been hoping for. [...]

China Waiting Children Program 2018-05-16T12:46:39+00:00

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Today, May 10, 2018, is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. Each year on this day there is opportunity to focus on and to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and show that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development. Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the [...]

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2018-05-10T12:07:00+00:00