Thoughts on Transracial Adoption

Transracial Adoption Workshop on November 15 We strongly recommend that all families who are adopting a child attend the Transracial Adoption Workshop: Living in Two Worlds! This workshop is offered by Adoption Associates on Friday, November 15, 2019, from 9:30am-3:30pm. It will be held at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbott Rd, East Lansing, 48823. Presenters include acclaimed author, Rhonda Roorda, and AAI [...]

Thoughts on Transracial Adoption2019-10-31T12:31:15-04:00

Adoption Help

Looking for Adoption Help? Looking for adoption help? Read on to learn more about what to consider when you begin a transracial adoption. Adoption Associates, an adoption agency in Michigan, has comprehensive educational training resources for families who want to adopt. During the home study process, your caseworker will talk with you about transracial adoption. Are you wondering how transracial adoptive families are defined? Transracial [...]

Adoption Help2019-10-29T15:53:12-04:00

Adoption Agency in Mid Michigan

AAI's Mid Michigan Office Are you looking for an adoption agency in Mid Michigan? We recently celebrated the 1st anniversary of the opening of our newest office in Freeland, Michigan. It was a wonderful experience to reconnect with former adoptive families and meet new families and community members! Jennifer Jaworski, Director of the Mid Michigan Office, said that night, “We have been honored to serve clients [...]

Adoption Agency in Mid Michigan2019-10-23T12:01:19-04:00

Adoptive Parents Connected from the Start

Blog talk Radio Transcript:  Adoptive Parents Connected from the Start – Part 1    Air Date: 7-11-17 (you may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below) This podcast is about three women that started out as strangers, but who now have a bond unlike any other. They share how they connected on their journey to [...]

Adoptive Parents Connected from the Start2019-10-15T11:38:27-04:00

Navigating Tough Transitions

Navigating Tough Transitions by Kim Waldie, Post-Adoption Resource Center Supervisor Originally published by Post Adoption Resource Center Autumn 2019 Newsletter for Adoptive Families When we think about the word transition, many descriptors come to mind: Rocky transition. Transition time. Transition process. Even the descriptors sound unpleasant! In the article, “Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI): A Systemic Approach to Complex Developmental Trauma,” Drs. Karyn Purvis & David [...]

Navigating Tough Transitions2019-10-15T17:00:26-04:00

“Give Up a Baby for Adoption” – What it Really Means

The terminology that we hear so often, "give up a baby for adoption", is not really giving up a baby. In all reality, when you “give up a baby for adoption”, you are choosing to give your baby the gift of a loving family and a home. You are choosing life for your baby. A life filled with hopes and dreams and opportunity – the [...]

“Give Up a Baby for Adoption” – What it Really Means2019-10-08T16:31:41-04:00

Teen Pregnancy

My Story I was 17 years old, living with my parents, raising a child, trying to finish high school, and pregnant again. What was I going to do? How was I going to take care of two kids while still trying to finish school and hold down a job? This is what I was thinking and contemplating about only three years ago when I was [...]

Teen Pregnancy2019-10-17T10:27:20-04:00