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

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

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 [...]

Niche’ Chose Adoption 2018-01-08T14:59:21+00:00

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, [...]

Searching for Birth Family? 2017-12-18T12:10:10+00:00

Together We Are Motherhood

BraveLove is a national non-profit charity organization whose mission is to change the perception of adoption through honest, informative and hopeful communication that conveys the heroism and bravery a birth mother displays when she places her child with a loving family through adoption. In honor of National Adoption Month, BraveLove has recently released the video, Together We Are Motherhood, that we would like to share [...]

Together We Are Motherhood 2017-12-07T11:33:56+00:00

Surrendering a Baby In a Safe Place, invited Paula Springer, Director of AAI's Eastern Michigan office, to talk about Michigan's Safe Delivery of Newborns Law on their "Stateside" podcast. The law allows parents to anonymously surrender their newborn in a safe place, no questions asked. Every once in a while, you hear a news report about a newborn infant left in a dumpster or trashcan. Those stories can trigger feelings of [...]

Surrendering a Baby In a Safe Place 2017-11-20T14:11:01+00:00

Blog Talk Radio Podcast Transcript: One Birth Mother’s Resolve Despite Adversity

Meet Shanda. Six years ago she was faced with a pregnancy that she was not prepared for. She considered adoption during her pregnancy, but it wasn't until her child was two months old that she came to a realization. She believed strongly that she needed to make a stable and permanent plan for her child's life. She chose adoption, and then faced her fears one by one. Read the transcript [...]

Blog Talk Radio Podcast Transcript: One Birth Mother’s Resolve Despite Adversity 2017-12-01T12:34:59+00:00

Dianne’s Adoption Story

My name is Dianne. I’m 39 years old. I can’t remember a time in my life when I was more confused or more afraid than when I found out I was pregnant. I chose to release my baby for adoption. I had so much support during and even after my unplanned pregnancy. I was surprised to learn that, as the birth parent, I was able [...]

Dianne’s Adoption Story 2017-10-12T15:22:15+00:00

Double Blessing

Twins Christoph and Christopher are extremely grateful to know that their birth mother loved them so much that she made an adoption plan for them. “We thank her each and every day."  At seventeen years old, their birth mom was becoming a teen mom in a hard living situation. Christoph and Christopher recognize the sacrifice that their mother and father made when deciding to choose [...]

Double Blessing 2017-08-31T11:12:03+00:00

Honoring Birth Mother’s

There is a sisterhood among women who have made an adoption plan for their baby. There is a connection with one another that very few can understand. When a woman places her baby for adoption she may have the support from friends and family. But there is nothing like meeting and getting to know another birth mother who has walked that same path, cried those [...]

Honoring Birth Mother’s 2017-08-22T15:13:35+00:00