About Adoption Associates

Serving Women and Families Nationally since 1990


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, and Eastern Adoption Associates, Inc. staff members look forward to working with you

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.

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.

Christina Bach

Central Michigan Office

Ellen Tuinstra

Western Michigan Office

Jenna Leys

Western Michigan Office

Julie Steere

Western Michigan Office

Laura Bussa

Western Michigan Office

Linda Harp

Eastern Michigan Office

Linda Witzke

Eastern Michigan Office

Lisa Carlson

Western Michigan Office

Luana Baker

Eastern Michigan Office

Meet Our Board

Richard Van Deelen – President

Founding Director, Adoption Associates, Inc.
Adoptive Father

Sally Mouw – 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.

Holly Vredevoogd

Adoptive Mother

Nancy Cannon

Retired Birth Mother Caseworker
Adoptive Mother

AAI’s Board of Directors can be contacted by emailing
[email protected]