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Save the Date – Spring Gala!

Please mark your calendar for April 14, 2018, to join us as we celebrate adoption with great food and silent auction items at our Annual Spring Gala in Northville, Michigan. More details to follow!

Save the Date – Spring Gala! 2017-12-27T10:27:40+00:00

Expert Advice

Did you miss this? Last week, NBC 25 News, as well as Fox 66 News out of the Saginaw-Bay City-Flint area ran this piece on one of AAI's families, Jonathan and Amber Herron, and our very own Jennifer Jaworski, caseworker for the Saginaw-Flint area. What a wonderful way to end National Adoption Awareness Month. http://wsmh.com/…/family-whos-adopted-4-children-shares-adv…

Expert Advice 2017-12-07T11:33:21+00:00

Together We Are Motherhood

BraveLove is a national non-profit charity organization whose mission is to change the perception of adoption through honest, informative and hopeful communication that conveys the heroism and bravery a birth mother displays when she places her child with a loving family through adoption. In honor of National Adoption Month, BraveLove has recently released the video, Together We Are Motherhood, that we would like to share [...]

Together We Are Motherhood 2017-12-07T11:33:56+00:00

Surrendering a Baby In a Safe Place

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 [...]

Surrendering a Baby In a Safe Place 2017-11-20T14:11:01+00:00

Inspirational, Heartwarming, Enjoyable

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 [...]

Inspirational, Heartwarming, Enjoyable 2017-10-23T13:56:05+00:00

Help Save the Adoption Tax Credit

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 [...]

Help Save the Adoption Tax Credit 2017-11-29T12:27:22+00:00

Dianne’s Adoption Story

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 [...]

Dianne’s Adoption Story 2017-10-12T15:22:15+00:00

China Heritage/Volunteer Trip

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.

China Heritage/Volunteer Trip 2017-10-05T10:22:02+00:00

Join Us at the Annual Gala – October 21

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 [...]

Join Us at the Annual Gala – October 21 2017-10-09T15:27:14+00:00

Weekend Retreat for Adoptive & Foster Moms

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.

Weekend Retreat for Adoptive & Foster Moms 2017-09-21T14:44:17+00:00