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

NCFA Responds to the FY 2017 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoption

March 23, 2018 – Alexandria, VA – The U.S. Department of State has released its FY 2017 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoptions,(1) revealing that American families adopted 4,714 children through intercountry adoption from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017. This marks more than 12% decline from the 5,372 foreign-born children adopted the previous year and a 79% decline since intercountry adoptions reached a peak [...]

Friends of AAI, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

International adoptions by Americans have plummeted by 81%. In 2004 there were 23,000 adoptions. Only 4,200 international adoptions are budgeted for 2018 by the international adoption accrediting entity. If this dramatic trend in international adoptions by Americans continues, international adoptions may completely end by 2022. CALL TO ACTION Since the most effective route to change is through the White House, please click or copy/paste the [...]

Crisis in International Adoption – What and Who is Behind It

Just released today! A Major piece in The Federalist on the Crisis in International Adoption - What and Who is behind it. This is one of the best things we have seen so far - a MUST READ! Check out the Glenn Beck radio show Tuesday morning, March 20, 2018, at 10AM EST/9AM CST/8AM MST to see national adoption advocates discuss solutions to the crisis [...]

Bulgarian Organizations Make Appeal for Special Needs Children

Written by Bulgaria Child Advocate Organizations on March 7, 2018 Published on RainbowKids.com What if RainbowKids could no longer show you the faces of children who are waiting for families?  What if one person, with all the power, believed that families interested in adopting should not be allowed to view children who are legally available for adoption? Couched in legalese,with the invention of a new term [...]

Celebrate Adoption on April 14 with Great Friends, Great Food, and Great Entertainment!

Our Annual Spring Gala in Northville, Michigan is just around the corner on April 14, 2018. Funds raised will go directly to support domestic outreach and education, international program development, and Adoption Associates, Inc. family grants. We are excited to share with you that Roxanne Steele, the amazing midday host on Detroit’s #1 for Country 99.5 WYCD radio will be our emcee for the evening. [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (audio / transcription): Adoption and Birthmothers Generationally

Air Date: 10.9.2015 You can read the transcript below or click HERE to listen to the podcast. Blog Talk Radio. Connie: Hi, and welcome to Adoption Focus. My name is Connie Going. I'm an adoption consultant and advocate. I consult with Adoption Associates, which is a [missing audio 00:00:46] agency out of Michigan. They are located in Jenison, Farmington Hill, Lansing, and Northeastern Michigan and [...]

U.S. Government Raises Fees

The Washington Post released the article below on February 16.   Parents Adopting Children to See Higher Fees, New Rules by David Crary NEW YORK — The U.S. government has raised fees and made a series of regulatory changes recently for American families adopting children overseas, fueling resentment toward the State Department among agencies who fear further reductions in the already dwindling number of foreign [...]

Free Information Meeting in Lansing!

Join us as we Explore Adoption on March 13 at 6:30 pm! Bring your questions and join us on March 13 for this free information meeting. Adoption Associates staff will be on hand to provide valuable information about their Domestic Infant and International adoption programs. For more details or to RSVP, please contact Nancy Cannon at 517.327.1388 or lansing@adoptionassociates.net.

Your URGENT Action is Needed! Call Today!

PLEASE HELP advocate for intercountry adoption on FEBRUARY 7 & 8! On February 1, 2018, adoption service providers were informed of substantial mandatory fee increases associated with obtaining and maintaining accreditation by the federal government. These fees are scheduled to go into effect on February 15, 2018. The fees will all go to an exclusive new accrediting entity and will increase the cost of intercountry [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Transcript/Audio): Becoming an Adoptive Parent – What to Expect

AIR DATE 6.7.16 You can read the transcript below or you can listen to it by clicking here. Speaker 1:                          Blog Talk Radio. Jennifer J.:                         Hi, and welcome to Adoption Focus. My name is Jennifer Jaworski, and I'm a social worker with Adoption Associates of Michigan. This is Adoption Associates' Premier Talk Radio Blog Show. Thanks for listening in. Adoption Associates and its staff are [...]