MichiganRadio.org, 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 [...]
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Uniting Hearts Creating Families Gala this past Saturday evening - what a special time! There was: Fierce competition for amazing auction items! A fun mystery envelope raffle Hearty, delicious food An inspiring, uplifting keynote message (Click here for a sampling) And most importantly, overwhelming support for the work of Adoption Associates! It's a busy time of [...]
With nearly 112,000 children in U.S. foster care waiting to be adopted and countless orphaned and abandoned children around the world, the adoption tax credit helps families afford adoption, giving loving, safe, permanent homes to as many children as possible. But now, Congress is considering eliminating the adoption tax credit, raising the cost of adoption and potentially hurting millions of American families. Congress needs to [...]
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 [...]
A heritage tour is a memorable journey that your child will cherish forever. Adoption Associates is in the beginning stages of coordinating a 10-day heritage and orphanage volunteer trip to China for adoptive families. We would love for you to join us! Click here for the itinerary! Click here for the registration form! If you are interested in traveling with us, please email Kris Dickens.
We would love to have you join us on October 21 at our annual Gala! Contact Kendra to attend this wonderful event with friends, family, delicious food, awesome auction items you won't want to miss, and appearing for the first time, keynote speaker Lucas Daniel Boyce. Lucas is a published author, political strategist and professional speaker. If you like, let Kendra know that you want [...]
Reserve your spot now for the next Woven by Love Retreat, January 19-21, 2018! This revitalizing weekend is designed especially for adoptive and foster moms to give them a chance to refresh and connect with others. Check out their website for details: Woven by Love, and watch their inspirational video here.
Governor Rick Snyder has declared September 2017 as Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month in Michigan to highlight the importance of preventing sleep-related infant deaths. A baby in Michigan dies nearly every other day due to sleeping in an unsafe sleep environment – that’s over 150 babies every year. Sleep-related infant deaths are the leading cause of death for infants between 1 and 12 months of age. To prevent [...]
Join us in our Farmington Hills location to 'Explore Adoption' on Monday, November 6, 2017, at 7:00 pm. A panel of local adoptive families will be sharing their experiences. Adoption Associates' staff will be on hand to provide valuable information about the Domestic Infant and International Adoption programs and to answer your questions. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jeanette or Mary Pat [...]
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 [...]