Adoption Agency in Lansing

AAI's Lansing Office Are you looking for an adoption agency in Lansing? Adoption Associates has an office in Lansing with staff who can answer all of your questions about adoption. Kris Dickens, the Director in our Lansing office, joined the staff of AAI in 2006 as a home study caseworker. She has worked in additional roles over the years including international consultant and birth mother [...]

Adoption Agency in Lansing2019-11-06T12:48:11-05:00

Agencies Near Me? We are!

Adoption Associates is near you!  'Agencies near me' - this is a common search when looking for an adoption agency in Michigan. We've got great news! Adoption Associates has locations across Michigan! With offices in Jenison (Grand Rapids), Lansing, Freeland (Mid Michigan), and Farmington Hills, you are not far from us no matter where you live in Michigan. Check out our locations HERE If you [...]

Agencies Near Me? We are!2019-11-04T16:26:07-05:00

Thoughts on Transracial Adoption

Transracial Adoption Workshop on November 15 We strongly recommend that all families who are adopting a child attend the Transracial Adoption Workshop: Living in Two Worlds! This workshop is offered by Adoption Associates on Friday, November 15, 2019, from 9:30am-3:30pm. It will be held at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbott Rd, East Lansing, 48823. Presenters include acclaimed author, Rhonda Roorda, and AAI [...]

Thoughts on Transracial Adoption2019-10-31T12:31:15-05:00

Adoption Help

Looking for Adoption Help? Looking for adoption help? Read on to learn more about what to consider when you begin a transracial adoption. Adoption Associates, an adoption agency in Michigan, has comprehensive educational training resources for families who want to adopt. During the home study process, your caseworker will talk with you about transracial adoption. Are you wondering how transracial adoptive families are defined? Transracial [...]

Adoption Help2019-10-29T15:53:12-05:00

Adoption Agency in Mid Michigan

AAI's Mid Michigan Office Are you looking for an adoption agency in Mid Michigan? We recently celebrated the 1st anniversary of the opening of our newest office in Freeland, Michigan. It was a wonderful experience to reconnect with former adoptive families and meet new families and community members! Jennifer Jaworski, Director of the Mid Michigan Office, said that night, “We have been honored to serve clients [...]

Adoption Agency in Mid Michigan2019-10-23T12:01:19-05:00

Adoptive Parents Connected from the Start

Blog talk Radio Transcript:  Adoptive Parents Connected from the Start – Part 1    Air Date: 7-11-17 (you may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below) This podcast is about three women that started out as strangers, but who now have a bond unlike any other. They share how they connected on their journey to [...]

Adoptive Parents Connected from the Start2019-10-15T11:38:27-05:00

Navigating Tough Transitions

Navigating Tough Transitions by Kim Waldie, Post-Adoption Resource Center Supervisor Originally published by Post Adoption Resource Center Autumn 2019 Newsletter for Adoptive Families When we think about the word transition, many descriptors come to mind: Rocky transition. Transition time. Transition process. Even the descriptors sound unpleasant! In the article, “Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI): A Systemic Approach to Complex Developmental Trauma,” Drs. Karyn Purvis & David [...]

Navigating Tough Transitions2019-10-15T17:00:26-05:00

Adopting in Michigan – Adoptive Family Profile

What is a Profile? An Adoptive Family Profile introduces you to birth parents considering adoption. The profile is a combination of pictures that depict yourselves, your family, and your lifestyle. It includes written text that describes you. You will put it together with the assistance of our profile consultant. A profile should be an authentic and accurate depiction of you – something that is unique [...]

Adopting in Michigan – Adoptive Family Profile2019-10-17T11:29:03-05:00

Infant Adoption: What Happens After We Get ‘The Call’?

Blog Talk Radio Transcript: Infant Adoption: What Happens After We Get 'The Call'? Air Date 2-20-18 (you may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below) The adoption agency told us infant adoption could take up to two years, on the short end six months. We had been waiting three months when we got 'the [...]

Infant Adoption: What Happens After We Get ‘The Call’?2019-10-01T16:52:41-05:00

Adopting in Michigan – What is a Home Study?

What is a Home Study? A home study is an evaluation of a home and the family living in it to be sure they can provide a safe and loving environment for a child. It assesses whether the physical and emotional needs of a child can be met. Adoptive home studies are completed by licensed social workers who meet with prospective adoptive families once in [...]

Adopting in Michigan – What is a Home Study?2019-10-17T12:02:24-05:00