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 [...]

Annual 5k Coming Soon! 2017-08-02T16:10:24+00:00

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, [...]

Fall Gala – Reserve Your Seat! 2017-07-27T12:12:36+00:00

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 [...]

Surprise! 2017-07-27T11:07:02+00:00

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!

Adopted From Abroad? Tell Us Your Food Stories 2017-07-14T09:16:36+00:00

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 [...]

Children Need Your Voice! 2017-07-11T12:34:06+00:00

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 [...]

Whitecaps Game – Sponsored by AAI 2017-07-11T12:23:06+00:00

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 [...]

Transracial Adoption Research Study 2017-06-30T10:58:59+00:00

The Gift of Life – Ryan’s Adoption Story

Ryan has never met his birth mother who put him up for adoption when she realized she faced an unplanned pregnancy. Now 30 years old, Ryan was placed with his adoptive family as a baby.  Ryan shares his feelings not only about his adoption, but the admiration he feels for his birth mother. He eloquently shares how grateful he is that she chose adoption instead [...]

The Gift of Life – Ryan’s Adoption Story 2017-07-03T22:38:11+00:00

Ganai’s Adoption Story

I decided to plan adoption for my child to give him something I couldn’t provide: my full attention. The love for him I have is free and bountiful. Yes, I would have been able to scrape together food, clothes and shelter for him, but in the end my full attention would not have been there for him. The three children I have now and myself [...]

Ganai’s Adoption Story 2017-06-29T12:29:11+00:00

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 [...]

Save the Date! 2017-07-10T09:49:49+00:00
NEWS, ANNOUNCEMENTS and EVENTS

Reserve your seat NOW for the Fall Fundraising Gala on October 21, 2017! Click here for details, and email Kendra with your reservation!