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‘Choose Adoption!’ Shirts Still Available in Some Sizes

The Choose Adoption! T-shirts were the 'must-have's' when we got them for our volunteers at a recent event, so we decided to order more, and make them available to you in November as part of our National Adoption Awareness Month celebration! We've got a basic Tee, a women's cut Tee, a long-sleeve Tee, and a hooded sweatshirt.... you're going to want one, or maybe more [...]

‘Choose Adoption!’ Shirts Still Available in Some Sizes 2018-11-21T15:18:56+00:00

An Adoptee’s Perspective – Erika’s Story

We have been celebrating National Adoption Awareness Month in November! Three beautiful videos were shown at our recent Fall Gala. In honor of National Adoption Awareness month we are sharing them with you. Here is the first one featuring Erika, who is grateful to her birth mother for the difficult choices she made. https://vimeo.com/301754712

An Adoptee’s Perspective – Erika’s Story 2018-11-20T14:03:44+00:00

Explore Adoption! Monday, November 19

Megan and Greg share their adoption story in the article below, and will also be on the panel at the Free Explore Adoption Information meeting at the Farmington Hills Office at 26105 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 106. The meeting is Monday, November 19th at 7pm. Click HERE to see the event details. Click HERE to see Megan and Greg's adoption story!  

Explore Adoption! Monday, November 19 2018-11-20T10:31:02+00:00

A Fantastic Evening!

Thank you to all who were able to attend our Uniting Hearts | Creating Families Fundraising Gala that was held at the beautiful Goei Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We had a wonderful turnout, awesome silent auction items, great food, and our guest speaker, Angela Tucker, did a phenomenal job!  

A Fantastic Evening! 2018-11-14T12:27:02+00:00

The Real Problem of Intercountry Adoption

The Real Problem of Intercountry Adoption BY: PAULO BARROZO Originally published by the NCFA on November 1, 2018 Adoption. The real problem of intercountry adoption is that there is too little of it. Adoption is the only institution whereby unparented children become legal daughters and sons by force of a deliberate decision of a judicial or other state authority. Where the unparented child and the prospective parent reside in [...]

The Real Problem of Intercountry Adoption 2018-11-02T14:38:13+00:00

November is Adoption Awareness Month!

It's hard to believe it's almost November! In some ways we've been waiting for this month all year - it's Adoption Awareness month and we've got a lot planned! SOME EXTRA SPECIAL STUFF WE’RE DOING FOR ADOPTION AWARENESS MONTH! Choose Adoption! T-shirts- These were the 'must-have's' when we got them for our volunteers at a recent event, so we decided to order more, and make [...]

November is Adoption Awareness Month! 2018-10-26T15:31:39+00:00

Waiting Families News – Adult Adoptees

We know at this point in your adoption journey it is impossible to imagine your family years from now, but the truth is that the baby you will adopt, will eventually be an adult. There is information we would like to share with you now that can help you in raising your child to be an adult adoptee that has a positive view of their [...]

Waiting Families News – Adult Adoptees 2018-10-26T10:52:31+00:00

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