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 like these 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. Meet 'Paisley', [...]

AAI Offering Temporary Fee Reduction – China Adoption Program 2018-05-25T14:10:52+00:00

China Waiting Children Program

So many children wait. Wait for food. Wait for medical attention. Wait to be held. Wait for a family. Wait for a home. Adoption Associates has been placing children from China since 1994. From identifying the child who belongs in your family, to assisting you with your paperwork and preparing you to bring your child home, AAI provides the personal service you’ve been hoping for. [...]

China Waiting Children Program 2018-05-16T12:46:39+00:00

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Today, May 10, 2018, is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. Each year on this day there is opportunity to focus on and to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and show that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development. Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the [...]

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2018-05-10T12:07:00+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 [...]

Band-Aids Heal More Than You Can See 2018-05-07T16:25:55+00:00

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 [...]

ACEs Science 101 2018-05-01T16:15:18+00:00

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 [...]

Register Now for AAI’s Annual 5K Run/Walk 2018-04-18T15:07:44+00:00

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!

Thank You for a Wonderful Evening! 2018-04-18T14:33:59+00:00

I Want to Adopt from China – Where do I Begin?

Wanting to adopt from China, but not sure where to begin? Our experienced staff is here to help you! Adoption Associates has been placing children from China since 1994. From identifying the child who belongs in your family, to assisting you with your paperwork and preparing you to bring your child home, AAI provides the personal service you've been hoping for. We are a small, [...]

I Want to Adopt from China – Where do I Begin? 2018-04-06T15:36:11+00:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Audio/Transcript) Having a Positive Experience-Tammy Stevens, Doula and Director

To listen to the audio file click here. Original Air Date: 6.26.2015 Speaker 3: [inaudible 00:00:36] welcome to Adoption Associates Adoption [inaudible 00:00:38] a real cap all about adoption. I'm Connie Going. I'm an adoption consultant with Adoption Associates, and I'm excited to be part of such a wonderful weekly show. We will share with you educational and thought-provoking adoption stories. I am so honored [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Audio/Transcript) Having a Positive Experience-Tammy Stevens, Doula and Director 2018-03-28T16:17:12+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 [...]

NCFA Responds to the FY 2017 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoption 2018-03-26T16:58:07+00:00