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I’m Pregnant 2017-12-06T16:32:59+00:00

PREGNANT & NEED HELP?

Right now your mind is filled with questions and concerns. These questions are normal and healthy, and we want to help you by answering as many of your questions as possible—right from the start! Adoption Associates is a nonprofit child adoption agency serving Michigan. We have four offices: Farmington Hills, Jenison, Lansing, and Saginaw.  No matter where you live in Michigan we will come to you.

COUNSELING SERVICES

Adoption Associates is a Michigan adoption agency. We want women with unplanned pregnancies to know that we are here for you.  We understand your feelings, fears and questions during this difficult time. We will talk with you honestly about your options and provide you with resources to help you make the best decision for your child. Your caseworker will work closely with you to understand adoption, help you find a home for your baby with the ideal adoptive family, determine the amount of contact you wish to share with the family and your child, what plans you want for the hospital, and provide emotional support.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

 As a Michigan child adoption agency, Adoption Associates can help provide financial support during your pregnancy. The Michigan Adoption Code allows an adoptive family to help you with reasonable pregnancy related expenses during your pregnancy and for up to six weeks after delivery.

TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING

Some of the adoption services our staff or the adoptive family can assist you with are transportation to appointments, or we can help you access community transportation in your area. We can also assist you in locating housing resources in your area, providing financial assistance in some cases and emergency programs, if necessary.

MEDICAL CARE

 As a Michigan child adoption agency, Adoption Associates wants to make sure that you and your baby are well cared for. We can help find a clinic or doctor, file a Medicaid application or arrange for an adoptive family to cover your out-of-pocket medical expenses if you’re covered by a private insurance.

PREGNANT? REACH OUT TO US 24/7

Call toll-free 800-677-2367 or send us a message and we’ll call you.

Common Questions About Adoption

An agency can assist you with your needs during  pregnancy. We can provide counseling, assist you in choosing a family for your baby,  take care of legal work, and assist with medical expenses if needed.

Yes. We have many prospective adoptive couples who have been studied and approved. You might also want to choose a friend or someone who has been recommended to you.

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This will depend on your choice, the legal aspects of the adoption, and the cooperation of the birth father.  Many birth mothers want their baby  placed with the family by the time they leave the hospital. The agency can also provide temporary care, if needed, with a host family.

Adoption Associates, Inc. has several selected families who provide excellent pre-adoptive host family care. These families have been working with us for a long time and are loving, caring homes. We can share photos and information about them if you are interested.

Yes. Your caseworker will work with you to make a well thought-out hospital plan. You will have the opportunity to decide ahead of time about the amount of contact you would like with your baby.

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Adoption Process

There are many steps to completing your adoption process. The first is meeting with an agency to learn more about adoption and to make sure that you have all your questions answered. Adoption is voluntary, but it is also permanent, so it is important that you understand the process completely. Once you have decided that adoption is the best plan for your baby’s future, your caseworker will assist you in identifying the adoptive family for your baby. Most birth parents choose to meet the family during their pregnancy and get to know them a little better before delivery.

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Sometimes women think they have no options when facing an unplanned pregnancy. Lindsay was one of those women. Meet Lindsay as she shares her story about not only working with Adoption Associates, but meeting and forming lasting friendships through her journey of making an adoption plan for her daughter. Lindsay found that these friends, women who made the tough choices in their pregnancy, were some of the most beautiful, strong and loving women she has yet to meet. We hope that you do too.

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