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QIC-AG is Empowering Adoptive Families to Seek Support

Adoption can be a wonderful outcome for children who are not able to live with their birth parents. However, when adopted children join their new family, they bring life experiences that might include maltreatment and/or trauma. As a result, during the time leading into adoption and after the adoption is finalized, these children might exhibit some unique behaviors in the classroom. Therefore, it is important [...]

QIC-AG is Empowering Adoptive Families to Seek Support 2018-10-18T13:37:17+00:00

Amanda’s Story

At the young age of 21 I found out I was pregnant with my first child. My second child arrived when I was 23, and the third at age 25. Only a year later, I had my fourth. I was with the same boyfriend for the first and second child, but after the birth of my second, my boyfriend and I broke up. I started [...]

Amanda’s Story 2018-10-18T12:04:43+00:00

Uniting Hearts | Creating Families Annual Gala Tickets Available!

Our Annual Fall Gala in Grand Raids, Michigan is coming up on Friday, November 9, 2018. You won’t want to miss this wonderful event with friends, family, delicious food, awesome auction items, and an amazing speaker. Funds raised will go directly to support domestic outreach and education, international program development, and Adoption Associates, Inc. family grants. We are excited to be welcoming Angela Tucker who [...]

Uniting Hearts | Creating Families Annual Gala Tickets Available! 2018-10-18T11:30:05+00:00

Explore Adoption! Information Meeting

Bring your questions and join us at our Farmington Hills office on November 19 at 7:00 pm for this free information meeting. A panel of local adoptive families will be sharing their experiences! Adoption Associates staff will also be on hand to provide valuable information about Domestic Infant and International adoption programs. For more details or to RSVP, please contact Jeanette or Mary Pat at [...]

Explore Adoption! Information Meeting 2018-09-27T09:32:11+00:00

Transracial Adoption Workshop

Understanding the Responsibility of Parenting Transracially Nationally-recognized thought leader on transracial adoption and advocate for adoptee rights, Angela Tucker, will help participants gain a deeper understanding of the responsibility of parenting transracially, increase awareness about the difference between intent and impact, and develop strategies for identifying and curbing micro-aggressions. This workshop is open to the public and ideal for: ·      Parents of transracially-adopted children ·      Anyone considering [...]

Transracial Adoption Workshop 2018-09-24T13:48:20+00:00

It may not be as scary as it sounds . . .

Special Needs. A term that tends to cause trepidation in the hearts and minds of many. A broad term that encompasses so many unique heath conditions; no two are alike. Similarly, every child is unique in their own way. Born with blue eyes, or brown eyes. Genetically destined to be 5 feet tall or 6 feet tall. Born with a heart capable of so much [...]

It may not be as scary as it sounds . . . 2018-09-18T13:27:23+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 2018-10-18T11:32:50+00:00

Come to AAI’s Open House on September 15!

We would love for you to join us at an open house for our new Mid Michigan office located at: 115 S. Main Street, 2B, Freeland, MI 48623. Mark you calendars for Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 11am to 3pm for activities, food and lots of family fun. This is an event that can be enjoyed by the whole family. We have kids games, hourly [...]

Come to AAI’s Open House on September 15! 2018-10-18T11:33:50+00:00

Transracial Adoption Workshop

Understanding the Responsibility of Parenting Transracially Nationally-recognized thought leader on transracial adoption and advocate for adoptee rights, Angela Tucker, will help participants gain a deeper understanding of the responsibility of parenting transracially, increase awareness about the difference between intent and impact, and develop strategies for identifying and curbing micro-aggressions. This workshop is open to the public and ideal for: ·      Parents of transracially-adopted children ·      Anyone considering [...]

Transracial Adoption Workshop 2018-08-22T10:24:11+00:00

Family Fun! August 25 in Portland, MI

Help support Adoption Associates by joining us Saturday, August 25, for the 2018 Family Fun Event! Come celebrate adoption with us at Bogue Flats Recreation Area in Portland, Michigan. The fun starts at 9:00 am with the Kids Fun Run, followed by the 5K Run/Walk at 9:30 am. All morning long we will be offering fun activities for the whole family!  MSU's Sparty will be [...]

Family Fun! August 25 in Portland, MI 2018-10-18T11:34:18+00:00