Waiting Families News – Bonding and Attachment

“Bonding and Attachment” – Surely you’ve wondered about this as you anticipate welcoming your adopted baby into your life. You may already have children in your home and can easily recall those strong feelings of love right from the start. Or maybe you’ll be a first-time parent, and you’re wondering how bonding and attachment will truly feel. And then you’re probably thinking about the extra [...]

Waiting Families News – Bonding and Attachment 2018-08-06T10:18:00+00:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (AIR DATE 1.30.18): Bonding & Attachment in Adoption – Is it love at first sight?

AIR DATE 1.30.18 You can read the transcript below, or listen to it by clicking here. Speaker 3: Blog Talk Radio. Jennifer J.: Good morning 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 [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (AIR DATE 1.30.18): Bonding & Attachment in Adoption – Is it love at first sight? 2018-07-31T16:36:14+00:00

AAI Welcomes Angela Tucker in November

We are overjoyed to be welcoming Angela Tucker, a nationally recognized leader on transracial adoption and advocate for adoptee rights, as our guest speaker for our upcoming Uniting Hearts, Creating Families fundraising gala on November 9, 2018. In 2013, at the age of 26, Angela’s own story of adoption and search for her birth parents was featured in the groundbreaking documentary, CLOSURE.  The Adopted Life (www.theadoptedlife.com) [...]

AAI Welcomes Angela Tucker in November 2018-07-27T11:18:08+00:00

Why does the State Department make it hard to adopt children from other countries?

by Chuck Johnson Originally published July 20, 2018 on USAtoday.com Adoption from other countries is down 80 percent since its peak. Why do we make this hard? America is pro-adoption; the State Department should be, too. The State Department’s current anti-adoption polices are preventing Americans from becoming parents by opening their hearts and homes to orphans from around the world. These children are in desperate [...]

Why does the State Department make it hard to adopt children from other countries? 2018-07-20T09:51:00+00:00

Adoption Friendly Benefits in the Workplace: It is the Right Thing to Do

BY: RITA SORONEN (Originally posted by the National Council For Adoption (NCFA) on July 1, 2018) From simple education activities to implementing a robust adoption benefits program, workplace support of adoption not only increases awareness about the issues confronting our most vulnerable children, but also provides critical support for families formed through adoption. Employers have the power to make a crucial difference in the lives [...]

Adoption Friendly Benefits in the Workplace: It is the Right Thing to Do 2018-07-17T12:42:33+00:00

AAI Offering Temporary Fee Reduction – China Adoption Program

Thousands of children in China are currently waiting to be adopted. Our mission at Adoption Associates is to help children find permanent families. But the cost of adoption is often a barrier. To help ease the financial burden, Adoption Associates is reducing the agency fee by $1,000 for the first 20 families who complete the application process to adopt from China. Thousands of children wait [...]

AAI Offering Temporary Fee Reduction – China Adoption Program 2018-07-11T15:23:36+00:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date – 5.24.16): Understanding Host Care

Air Date: 5.24.16 You can read the transcript below, or listen to the broadcast by clicking here. Recording: Blog Talk Radio. Jennifer: Hi, and welcome to Adoption Focus. My name is Jennifer Jaworski and I am a social worker with Adoption Associates of Michigan. This is Adoption Associates premier talk radio blog show. Adoption Associates was founded in 1990 and we specialize in both domestic [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date – 5.24.16): Understanding Host Care 2018-07-09T09:28:39+00:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date 4.12.16): An Adoptee Shares Her Story of Adoption and Finding Her Way

Air Date: 4.12.16 You can read the transcript below are listen to the show by clicking here. Jennifer: Hi and welcome to Adoption Focus. My name is Jennifer Jaworski and I am a social worker with Adoption Associates of Michigan. This is Adoption Associates premier talk radio blog show. Adoption Associates was founded in 1990 and we specialize in both domestic and international adoption. We [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date 4.12.16): An Adoptee Shares Her Story of Adoption and Finding Her Way 2018-07-09T09:14:44+00:00

Regarding Children Being Held at the Border

Regarding Children Being Held at the Border, posted June 22, 2018, by the National Council for Adoption (NCFA) A statement from Chuck Johnson, president and CEO of NCFA "Children who are unaccompanied or have been separated from their parents or guardians at the U.S. border are not—nor should they be considered—candidates for adoption by American citizens. This is consistent with National Council For Adoption’s long-held position [...]

Regarding Children Being Held at the Border 2018-07-05T12:45:33+00:00

Mid Michigan Office to Open Later this Summer!

The new Mid Michigan office located at 115 S. Main Street, 2B, Freeland, MI 48623 will be open later this summer! We're celebrating by having an open house on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Join us for kids’ games and activities, food, and lots of family fun!

Mid Michigan Office to Open Later this Summer! 2018-06-13T16:47:13+00:00