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Transracial Families

Transracial Families Through Adoption What does it mean to be a transracial family? How are transracial families defined? 
Transracial adoptive and foster families consist of children of one race or culture being raised by parents of a different race or culture. Transracial adoption occurs much more frequently today than in the past. How is “Culture” Defined? Culture is defined in many different ways. However, most [...]

Transracial Families2020-01-30T09:56:25-05:00

Chosen by a Birth Mother

The Exciting News! When a birth mother working with Adoption Associates is shown profiles of Waiting Families, she will pick only one. Therefore, when you receive a call from an Adoption Associates caseworker you will know that you are her first choice. You have been chosen by a birth mother to be the parents of her baby! After a birth mother has chosen you, a [...]

Chosen by a Birth Mother2020-01-22T16:02:16-05:00

Connect With a Birth Mom

Blog talk Radio Transcript:  Connect With a Birth Mom    Air Date: 4-19-16  (You may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below.) The word “Adoption” invokes a lot of different thoughts, and feelings. For a lot of people it still carries the negative stereotype of a young mother who gives her baby away. It [...]

Connect With a Birth Mom2020-01-15T21:54:58-05:00

Adoption Help for Pregnant Women

Pregnant and Need Help? Right now, you are experiencing an intensely stressful situation in your life that forces you to ask a lot of questions. What should I do with my baby? Could I take care of a newborn 24/7? Can I provide everything my child will need for a happy, healthy life? The answers to these questions will be influenced by your friends, your [...]

Adoption Help for Pregnant Women2020-01-10T17:22:36-05:00

Teen Pregnancy Help

On a cold January day, a teenage girl sat down in her parents’ living room. She is terrified and is about to tell them a secret she has held within herself for seven months–a secret she can no longer bear alone. This is the story of "Christy", a teenage girl who came to Adoption Associates looking for teen pregnancy help. “Mom, Dad,” Christy said, “let [...]

Teen Pregnancy Help2019-12-31T13:05:08-05:00

Flint MI Adoption Agency

Freeland Office Serves Flint Michigan Are you looking for an adoption agency in Flint, MI? Our newest office in Mid Michigan (Freeland) serves expectant parents and adoptive families in the Flint, MI area. Jennifer Jaworski, Director of the Mid Michigan Office, says, “We are honored to serve clients in the Mid Michigan region. And, we look forward to reaching out to expectant parents and adoptive [...]

Flint MI Adoption Agency2019-12-27T12:57:11-05:00

The Adoption Connection

Blog talk Radio Transcript:  Adoptive Parents Connected from the Start/Sisters Through Adoption/Maintaining The Adoption Connection – Part 3    Air Date: 7-18-17 (you may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below) In our two previous podcasts, we learned about three families that felt connected from the start. About their Journey together to China to [...]

The Adoption Connection2019-12-19T09:41:01-05:00

Alternatives to Abortion

An unplanned pregnancy can be quite a shock for someone who has not been considering becoming a parent. The initial shock is often replaced by a feeling of being completely overwhelmed. A person might first think of abortion as a quick way of getting out of the situation. But, there are alternatives to abortion that truly benefit both mother and child. So, what are the [...]

Alternatives to Abortion2019-12-11T16:19:35-05:00

Adopt My Baby

Destiny's Story My name is Destiny. When I was 19 years old I became pregnant. I was very scared and confused, and had no idea what I was going to do. At the time, I wasn't in a very good place in life at all. With a part-time job that didn't pay enough to support even myself, I knew there was no way I could [...]

Adopt My Baby2019-12-04T14:09:18-05:00

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement started about seven years ago. It is a movement where everyone can be involved. Giving is not just about making a donation. It's about making a difference. Whether you give your voice, goods, your time, or your money, being generous is a way to fight for the causes you care about and to help people in need. We [...]

Giving Tuesday2019-11-27T14:47:38-05:00