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Navigating the Challenges

Hello Adoptive Families, We care about you and your family and know that this is a time that many families are experiencing stress, anxiety, fear, and exhaustion.  Whatever your circumstances – a newly minted homeschool teacher; an employee figuring out how to telework from your basement; a parent trying to figure out how to cope – we know this is a time when everyone is [...]

Navigating the Challenges2020-03-30T20:33:46-04:00

COVID-19 Update – AAI is an Essential Service

Employees at Adoption Associates are working remotely to provide services to clients and prospective clients in light of Governor Whitmer's 'shelter in place' announcement March 23. Our agency is an "essential service" and our staff is always available to meet the needs of birth parents and adoptive families. Although our physical locations are closed, our phone calls are answered by AAI employees, and clients are [...]

COVID-19 Update – AAI is an Essential Service2020-03-31T11:33:53-04:00

From the AAI Offices Regarding COVID-19

Dear Friends, Surely we're all doing our best to stay up-to-date on the coronavirus pandemic. I want to assure you that AAI is no exception. Our employees are staying home if sick, practicing social distancing, and following guidance for washing hands, keeping surfaces clean, and shaking hands. We are closely monitoring, and will follow the respective protocols of places we routinely visit, including hospitals and [...]

From the AAI Offices Regarding COVID-192020-03-16T09:49:50-04:00

Local Adoption Agency for Birth Parents

Services We Provide When birth parents work with a local adoption agency like Adoption Associates, they receive a full spectrum of services. We provide birth parents with experienced caseworkers who assist them throughout the process. From explaining the details of the adoption process to selecting an adoptive family, your caring and compassionate caseworker is there with you every step of the way. In addition, AAI [...]

Local Adoption Agency for Birth Parents2020-03-11T17:03:05-04:00

Heritage Camp 2020

Heritage Camp is for internationally and trans-ethnically adopted children and their siblings. It celebrates the culture they come from through fun activities. Founded over 30 years ago, Families for International Children (FFIC) has over 500 member families representing more than 31 countries from around the world. They are a non-profit support group for families who have adopted internationally or trans-ethnically. The majority of FFIC families [...]

Heritage Camp 20202020-03-04T14:47:24-05:00

Local Adoption Agency

Adoption Associates, Inc. has specialized in private adoptions for 30 years and is the leading private adoption agency in the state of Michigan. When adoptive parents work with a local adoption agency like AAI, they receive a full spectrum of services. Clients are personally cared for by a knowledgeable, local caseworker who guides them through every step of the adoption process. Every detail is attended [...]

Local Adoption Agency2020-03-02T15:09:39-05:00

Adoption Registry

Blog talk Radio Transcript: Adoption Registry  – Air Date: 5/28/19: What You Need To Know About Michigan’s Central Adoption Registry (You may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below.) Are you an adult adoptee and curious about your birth parents? Maybe you just found out that you have a brother or sister that was [...]

Adoption Registry2020-02-21T11:07:56-05:00

Adoption is Love

Love is in the thoughts of many at this time of year. Below is a Valentine's Day story about a birth mother's love for her child. Teresa made the courageous and loving decision to place her child with Debbie and Rick. Her little boy, David, was born on Valentine's Day and placed into the arms of his adoptive parents. Adoption is love. I decided on [...]

Adoption is Love2020-02-13T13:48:49-05:00

Giving a Child up for Adoption From Another Perspective

'Amy' was a high school senior when she found out she was pregnant. Her mother wrote this adoption story to share the experience of 'giving a child up for adoption' from her perspective as a grandparent. Amy and her mother learned that their adoption experience was not really 'giving a child up for adoption', but instead it was giving a child a great life with [...]

Giving a Child up for Adoption From Another Perspective2020-02-11T09:03:16-05:00

Social Media in Adoption

Communicating Through Social Media Social media and the Internet are transforming the ways that communication takes place among the adoption triad.  In the past, this type of online communication was not an option. In fact, contact between birth and adoptive families was not typical in adoption arrangements at all.  Most adoptive parents did not have the ability to get to know their child’s birth family. [...]

Social Media in Adoption2020-02-03T13:34:50-05:00