Adopting in Michigan – What is a Home Study?

What is a Home Study? A home study is an evaluation of a home and the family living in it to be sure they can provide a safe and loving environment for a child. It assesses whether the physical and emotional needs of a child can be met. Adoptive home studies are completed by licensed social workers who meet with prospective adoptive families once in [...]

Adopting in Michigan – What is a Home Study?2019-10-17T12:02:24-05:00

Using Facebook for Post Adoption Support

Blog Talk Radio Transcript: Using Facebook for Post Adoption Support, Air Date 10-10-17 (you may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below) Your child is having a meltdown, and you feel like a failure as a parent. Where do you go for support? There are countless “how to” parent books, but who has time [...]

Using Facebook for Post Adoption Support2019-10-09T12:03:48-05:00

Adoption Plan

Birth parents make a loving parenting decision when they make an adoption plan. The experience gives children and birth parents a fresh start. What Adoption Planning IS: You give your baby the family environment you choose. Your baby is loved and cared for by adoptive parents. You make a life-giving choice for your baby. Experienced, professional adoption counselors will care for you and support you [...]

Adoption Plan2019-10-17T13:56:39-05:00

Transracial Adoption Workshop – Living in Two Worlds

This unique workshop, presented by Kathy Yates and Rhonda Roorda, is open to the public and includes an interactive panel discussion with adoptees and adoptive parents.  It’s ideal for anyone considering transracial adoption, parents of transracially adopted children, and adoption professionals. Topics include: The history of transracial adoption in the U.S. Understanding racism and coping with discrimination Developing a positive identity Gaining perspective to meet [...]

Transracial Adoption Workshop – Living in Two Worlds2019-10-17T13:58:18-05:00

My Girlfriend is Pregnant

My Girlfriend is Pregnant - The Beginning of our Journey My girlfriend is pregnant, and suddenly I am a birth father. The term ‘birth father’ is a relatively new one for me. In January, when my girlfriend and I learned that we were pregnant, I began a journey that would open my eyes to a great many new things. My girlfriend and I were both [...]

My Girlfriend is Pregnant2019-10-17T14:07:41-05:00