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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

AAI Offering Temporary Fee Reduction – China Adoption Program

Thousands of children in China are currently waiting to be adopted. Our mission at Adoption Associates is to help children find permanent families. But the cost of adoption is often a barrier. To help ease the financial burden, Adoption Associates is reducing the agency fee by $1,000 for the first 20 families who complete the application process to adopt from China. Thousands of children wait [...]

AAI Offering Temporary Fee Reduction – China Adoption Program 2018-07-11T15:23:36+00:00

Regarding Children Being Held at the Border

Regarding Children Being Held at the Border, posted June 22, 2018, by the National Council for Adoption (NCFA) A statement from Chuck Johnson, president and CEO of NCFA "Children who are unaccompanied or have been separated from their parents or guardians at the U.S. border are not—nor should they be considered—candidates for adoption by American citizens. This is consistent with National Council For Adoption’s long-held position [...]

Regarding Children Being Held at the Border 2018-07-05T12:45:33+00:00

Fun for the Whole Family!

ADOPTION. This word brings up powerful emotions, doesn’t it? If you or someone you know has been touched by adoption, I imagine that you can easily understand what a life-changing blessing adoption is in the lives of families and children. BE A HERO. Join us for the 7th annual TOUCHED BY ADOPTION 5K RUN/WALK on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at the Bogue Flats Recreation Area [...]

Fun for the Whole Family! 2018-06-27T16:24:54+00:00

Post Adoption Reports – Reminder from Dept. of State

Have you filed a post-adoption report recently? The Office of Children’s Issues of the U.S. Department of State reminds adoptive parents and adoption service providers (ASPs) how important it is to comply with the country of origin’s requirements for submitting post-adoption reports. Compliance with a country of origin’s post-adoption reporting requirements not only demonstrates U.S. families’ commitment to their children’s welfare, but also helps encourage [...]

Post Adoption Reports – Reminder from Dept. of State 2018-06-19T15:58:11+00:00

Mid Michigan Office to Open Later this Summer!

The new Mid Michigan office located at 115 S. Main Street, 2B, Freeland, MI 48623 will be open later this summer! We're celebrating by having an open house on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Join us for kids’ games and activities, food, and lots of family fun!

Mid Michigan Office to Open Later this Summer! 2018-06-13T16:47:13+00:00

Coming Soon!

Adoption Associates is excited to announce that we are growing our Mid Michigan location (Saginaw, Midland, and Bay Counties) this summer! Stay tuned for updates!

Coming Soon! 2018-06-08T10:42:56+00:00

Annie’s Adoption Story

About five years ago, I found myself in a very painful separation from my husband. During that time of pain and rebelliousness, I became pregnant. I thought it was a cruel punishment. I was already in a state of bewilderment and hurt from the separation, but a pregnancy was almost surreal. I already had three children and a stepson I was raising. At the time [...]

Annie’s Adoption Story 2018-05-31T16:47:51+00:00

AAI Offering Temporary Fee Reduction – China Adoption Program

Thousands of children in China are currently waiting to be adopted. Our mission at Adoption Associates is to help children like these find permanent families. But the cost of adoption is often a barrier. To help ease the financial burden, Adoption Associates is reducing the agency fee by $1,000 for the first 20 families who complete the application process to adopt from China. Meet 'Paisley', [...]

AAI Offering Temporary Fee Reduction – China Adoption Program 2018-05-25T14:10:52+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