OUR MISSION

Adoption Associates, Inc. promotes domestic and international adoption for God’s glory. The benefits of our Michigan adoption agency offered to birth mothers, their children from unplanned pregnancies, and orphaned children abroad reflect the spirit of adoption modeled by God in Ephesians 1 of the Bible. While AAI is a Christian organization founded on Christian beliefs and values, our pregnancy and adoption services are open to clients of all faiths.

Welcome To Adoption Associates

West, Central, Eastern, and Mid Michigan Adoption Associates, Inc. staff members look forward to working with you
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Help Support Our Efforts

Your donations to Adoption Associates are vital to our success in providing outreach and education about the benefits of adoption here in the United States, supporting and developing programs internationally, and placing children with special needs into permanent homes.

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MEET OUR TEAM

We are committed to making your Michigan adoption experience the best it can be. We accomplish this by employing a highly experienced and educationally qualified staff.

Michelle Dykema

Michelle Dykema

Executive Director

Laura Bussa

Laura Bussa

Office Administrator

Madelyn DeCeuninck

Madelyn DeCeuninck

Home Study Caseworker

Kris Dickens

Kris Dickens

Director of Lansing Office

Stephanie Fisher

Stephanie Fisher

Homestudy Caseworker

Alivia Gerrits

Alivia Gerrits

Administrative Assistant

Janine Hammond

Janine Hammond

Homestudy Caseworker

Linda Harp

Linda Harp

Casework Assistant

Tami Hedrick

Tami Hedrick

Lansing Office Manager

Jennifer Jaworski

Jennifer Jaworski

Director of Mid Michigan Office

Bethany McKean

Bethany McKean

Caseworker

Lorie Moran

Lorie Moran

Birth Mother Caseworker

Sally Mouw

Sally Mouw

Birth Mother Caseworker

Shelly Nibbelink

Shelly Nibbelink

Legal Coordinator/Licensing

Joy Pluta

Joy Pluta

Administrative Assistant

Katie Sanders

Katie Sanders

Home Study Caseworker

Barb Sheler

Barb Sheler

Director of Finance

Ellen Tuinstra

Ellen Tuinstra

Administrative Assistant

Jeanette Warnshuis

Jeanette Warnshuis

Home Study Caseworker

Linda Witzke

Linda Witzke

Home Study Caseworker

MEET OUR BOARD

Richard Van Deelen – President

Founding Director, Adoption Associates, Inc.
Adoptive Father

Michelle Dykema – Vice President/Secretary

Executive Director, Adoption Associates, Inc.
Adoptive Mother

Scott Patton – Treasurer

Government Consulting, Plante & Moran
Adoptive Father

Jane Bareman

Retired Executive Director, Adoption Associates, Inc.

Kurt Kunst

Partner/Commercial Realtor
Adoptive Father

Holly Vredevoogd

Adoptee
Adoptive Mother

Nancy Cannon

Retired Birth Mother Caseworker
Adoptive Mother

Why Choose AAI

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Join Our Team

Thank you so much for all that you have done for us. You have allowed our family to be complete, even more than we thought possible, because we didn’t begin adoption knowing how much we would value and treasure our birth mothers. We consider them family, along with our children. God has given us a bigger gift than we asked for; thank you for being the instrument that brought us together

We are so grateful to everyone at Adoption Associates for helping our baby boy to find us! Our caseworker and birth mother caseworker were great and always willing to answer our questions.

Words will never be able to describe what AAI has done for us. You came highly recommended to us, and you exceeded our expectations. We were extremely impressed with the professionalism, care, and support. Thank you with all our hearts!