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

Honoring Birth Mother’s

There is a sisterhood among women who have made an adoption plan for their baby. There is a connection with one another that very few can understand. When a woman places her baby for adoption she may have the support from friends and family. But there is nothing like meeting and getting to know another birth mother who has walked that same path, cried those [...]

Annual 5k Coming Soon!

Our "Touched by Adoption" 5k is just around the corner on Saturday, August 26th! There is still time to register: Register Here! The Kids FUN RUN starts at 9am and the 5k at 9:30am. We have a lot of fun activities planned, so bring the whole family! This is a big event, and we couldn't do it without the support of our community. So we [...]

Fall Gala – Reserve Your Seat!

Please come and join us on October 21, 2017, at 6:00 pm, for an evening filled with fun, food, and fellowship! The event will be held at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A formal dinner will be served and we will hold a silent auction, as well as a mystery envelope auction. Our keynote speaker is Lucas Daniel Boyce, a published author, [...]

Surprise!

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

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 [...]

Adopted From Abroad? Tell Us Your Food Stories

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!

Children Need Your Voice!

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 [...]

Whitecaps Game – Sponsored by AAI

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 [...]

Transracial Adoption Research Study

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 [...]

Save the Date!

Please come and join us on October 21, 2017, at 6:00 pm, for an evening filled with fun, food, and fellowship!  Our keynote speaker is Lucas Daniel Boyce, a published author, political strategist and professional speaker. Part of his current responsibilities include providing written content and serving as a surrogate to a number of clients and organizations in the fields of politics, education, foster care and [...]

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