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

Band-Aids Heal More Than You Can See

By: Kayla North Originally published on Empowered to Connect Giving and receiving love may seem like an easy thing, but for many adopted and foster kids it is hard. They have given love to people only to have those people disappear from their lives or not return their love. They have received love only to be moved to a new home, or the “love” they received [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO: PT 3 – A Powerful Story of Connecting with Birth Family Internationally

AIR DATE: 4.18.17. A Powerful Story of Connecting with Birth Family Internationally - PART 3 You can read the transcript below, or click here to listen to the podcast. Recording: Love Talk Radio. Jennifer: Hi. Welcome to Adoption Focus. My name is Jennifer Jaworski. I'm a social worker with Adoption Associates of Michigan. This is Adoption Associates premiere talk radio blog show. Adoption Associates was [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO: PT 2 A Powerful Story of Connecting with Birth Family Internationally

AIR DATE: 4.11.17 A Powerful Story of Connecting with Birth Family Internationally: PART 2 You can read the transcript below or click here to listen to the podcast. Jennifer: 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. Adoption Associates was founded in 1990 [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (AUDIO/TRANSCRIPT): PT 1 A POWERFUL STORY OF CONNECTION WITH BIRTH FAMILY INTERNATIONALLY

AIR DATE:  4.4.17 You can read the transcript below or listen to the audio file here. Speaker 2: BlogTalk 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. Adoption Associates and its staff are trusted leaders in adoption and we have [...]

ACEs Science 101

What are ACEs? ACEs are adverse childhood experiences that harm children’s developing brains and lead to changing how they respond to stress and damaging their immune systems so profoundly that the effects show up decades later. ACEs cause much of our burden of chronic disease, most mental illness, and are at the root of most violence. “ACEs” comes from the CDC-Kaiser Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, a [...]

Understanding Birth Parents

For those couples just beginning their journey to parenthood, the thought of meeting and getting to know a birth parent can be daunting. Although we at AAI work tirelessly to help our waiting families understand the complexities and the wide range of emotions when connecting to birth parents, many feel challenged at the thought of having some sort of relationship with a birth family. The [...]

Register Now for AAI’s Annual 5K Run/Walk

ADOPTION. This word brings up powerful emotions, doesn’t it? If you or someone you know has been touched by adoption, I imagine that you can easily understand what a life-changing blessing adoption is in the lives of families and children. BE A HERO. Join us for the 7th annual TOUCHED BY ADOPTION 5K RUN/WALK on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at the Bogue Flats Recreation Area [...]

Thank You for a Wonderful Evening!

A big thank you to all who attended our East Side Gala on Saturday! It was a wonderful evening filled with great food, a fun silent auction, and very talented musicians. We sincerely thank our sponsors and donors for making it possible!

BLOGTALK RADIO (Audio/Transcript): Adoption Parent Support and Connections w/ Kim Scholten

Air Date: 7.17.2015 If you would like to listen to the audio file, click here. Connie Going: Hi, my name is Connie Going, and welcome to Adoption Focus. Adoption Focus is a radio blog talk show sponsored by Adoption Associates of Michigan. Adoption Associates is a amazing adoption agency that has existed since 1990, and they have done over 5000 placements, both through international and [...]