Life is filled with many surprises and the arrival of a new baby is always an unexpected one. But in the world of adoption, "surprise" takes on a whole new meaning. For those adopting domestically, there is often not much notice when that long awaited call comes from the agency. And, what better way to pass that on then to catch others unaware. Share the [...]
Courage comes in many different forms. You can find courage on the battle field, courage fighting a grave illness, or courage raising a special needs child. But, rarely seen or talked about is the courage of a woman who has placed her baby with a family because she, for what ever reason, could not be a parent. Planning adoption for a baby is one of [...]
If you were adopted internationally, you might be interested in participating in a food study. Here is an article we found on The Salt, at NPR. Click HERE to see the article posted by The Salt at NPR!
The article below was posted by the National Council For Adoption on July 1, 2017. We are reaching out to ask for your support of the proposed legislation that would "transform the understanding of the rights of unparented children". "This legislation provides an important opportunity to take a giant step in the direction of honoring the child's right to family, and the related right to [...]
Adoption Associates is sponsoring a West Michigan Whitecaps Game on Wednesday, July 26, 2017! Game time is 7:00 pm. AAI will be holding a ticket contest for 4 free tickets/per family for up to 5 families. Entries will be accepted from Friday, June 30 through Wednesday, July 12. Drawing will be held on Thursday, July 13. Additional tickets will be available at a reduced rate [...]
The National Council For Adoption (NCFA) has asked adoption agencies to share the below research study survey link. The survey is being conducted to better understand the scope and effects of bullying on children ages 9 to 16 years old who were adopted into transracial families. "Dear Parents and Students, I am conducting a research study to better understand the scope and effects of bullying [...]
Ryan has never met his birth mother who put him up for adoption when she realized she faced an unplanned pregnancy. Now 30 years old, Ryan was placed with his adoptive family as a baby. Ryan shares his feelings not only about his adoption, but the admiration he feels for his birth mother. He eloquently shares how grateful he is that she chose adoption instead [...]
I decided to plan adoption for my child to give him something I couldn’t provide: my full attention. The love for him I have is free and bountiful. Yes, I would have been able to scrape together food, clothes and shelter for him, but in the end my full attention would not have been there for him. The three children I have now and myself [...]