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Adoption is Love

Love is in the thoughts of many at this time of year. Below is a Valentine's Day story about a birth mother's love for her child. Teresa made the courageous and loving decision to place her child with Debbie and Rick. Her little boy, David, was born on Valentine's Day and placed into the arms of his adoptive parents. Adoption is love. I decided on [...]

Social Media in Adoption

Communicating Through Social Media Social media and the Internet are transforming the ways that communication takes place among the adoption triad.  In the past, this type of online communication was not an option. In fact, contact between birth and adoptive families was not typical in adoption arrangements at all.  Most adoptive parents did not have the ability to get to know their child’s birth family. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]