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Blog 2017-06-12T17:49:41+00:00

Searching for Birth Family?

Advocating for Adoption in Personal Genetics Testing BY: KIT MITCHELL In 2003, the completion of the Human Genome Project opened the way for a large-scale private sector investment in genetic technologies.1 As synthesizing genes became less costly, companies like 23andMe, Ancestry, and others, were able to market home testing kits to the general public. Anyone can spit into a tube, send it off to the company, [...]

Putting the Pieces Together: The Significance of the Child’s Story

BY: DEBBIE WYNNE, MSED., LPC-S, LCPAA, RPT-S Curiosity about who we are, where we came from, and our significance in life is universal. Today, opportunities abound to search family history to fill in the missing pieces of the past, whether a family member shares stories from one generation to the next or we search on social media and genealogy websites for clues. For many adopted [...]

Good night. Sleep tight. Sleep safe.

The Michigan Department of Heath and Human Services shared tips for safe sleep for infants. Follow these tips for safe sleep during every nap and night-time routine: Place your baby on their back, in a crib, bassinet or pack-n-play for every sleep time. Use a firm mattress with a tightly fitted sheet. Keep baby’s sleep space clutter free – no pillows, blankets or toys. Avoid [...]

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!

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…

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 [...]

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 [...]

Blog Talk Radio Podcast Transcript: One Birth Mother’s Resolve Despite Adversity

Meet Shanda. Six years ago she was faced with a pregnancy that she was not prepared for. She considered adoption during her pregnancy, but it wasn't until her child was two months old that she came to a realization. She believed strongly that she needed to make a stable and permanent plan for her child's life. She chose adoption, and then faced her fears one by one. Read the transcript [...]

Blog Talk Radio Podcast Transcript: UNPLANNED PREGNANCY

One year ago Ashleigh delivered a beautiful baby boy and placed him into the loving arms of a couple that she carefully selected to be his parents. In this podcast Ashleigh reflects upon her decision to place her son for adoption, and she reveals the top 5 things she wishes every adoptive parent knew. Ashleigh also has a message for other women considering making a voluntary adoption [...]

In the month that we celebrate Adoption and Gratitude, this seems fitting!

In the past week, thousands of families, professionals, and adoption advocates have stepped forward through AdoptionTaxCredit.org to share how the adoption tax credit makes a difference. Congress has heard your voices loud and clear. We hope that advocates across the country are encouraged to see that your voices have effected change. The journey is not over, though. These tax reform proposals are working documents and may undergo [...]

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