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Infant Adoption: What Happens After We Get ‘The Call’?

Blog Talk Radio Transcript: Air Date 2-20-18 (you may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below) The adoption agency told us it could take up to two years, on the short end six months. We had been waiting three months when we got 'the call', and were told we could be picking baby up [...]

Infant Adoption: What Happens After We Get ‘The Call’?2019-09-18T10:16:38-04:00

Pregnant? We Can Help

When you found out you were pregnant, many different emotions rushed through you – surprise, confusion, regret, excitement, fear. Even though you’ve seen it happen to other people, you never thought it could actually happen to you. We know you’re overwhelmed, but you can educate yourself about the choices you have. Adoption is one of these choices: one that gives you – and your baby [...]

Pregnant? We Can Help2019-09-10T16:57:00-04:00

Amy’s Adoption Plan

When I found out that I was pregnant, I was scared to death. I didn’t know what to do or who to turn to. I was just beginning the summer leading to my senior year. I was 17 years old, and was living with my mom, step-father, and two older sisters. I was very close with my family, especially my sisters. But, I was basically [...]

Amy’s Adoption Plan2019-08-28T12:09:41-04:00

Adopting in Michigan – What is a Home Study?

A home study is simply an evaluation of a home and the family living in it to be sure it/they can provide a safe and loving environment for a child where the physical and emotional needs of the child can be met. The study of the home and family includes many different areas (see topics below). This information is necessary to assess a prospective adoptive [...]

Adopting in Michigan – What is a Home Study?2019-08-28T10:08:32-04:00

Using Facebook for Post Adoption Support

Blog Talk Radio Transcript: 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 to read them? This podcast is [...]

Using Facebook for Post Adoption Support2019-08-21T10:46:27-04:00

Adoption Plan

What Adoption Planning IS: It's giving your baby the family environment you choose. It's letting your baby be loved and cared for by adoptive parents. It's making a life-giving choice for your baby. It's being cared for and supported by experienced, professional adoption counselors who are with you through every step of the process. It's getting support with the related challenges of life. What Adoption [...]

Adoption Plan2019-08-13T11:04:02-04:00

Living In Two Worlds – Transracial Adoption Workshop

This unique workshop, presented by Kathy Yates and Rhonda Roorda, is open to the public and will include 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 [...]

Living In Two Worlds – Transracial Adoption Workshop2019-08-12T14:18:20-04:00

My Girlfriend is Pregnant – Our Adoption Plan

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 well on our way down our own individual career paths, [...]

My Girlfriend is Pregnant – Our Adoption Plan2019-08-21T10:41:49-04:00

Waiting Family News: Birth Mothers, Women of Courage

The waiting time is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about adoption and some of the issues that may need your attention as your child grows. We hope you use this as a learning tool to enhance your adoption journey preparation. Don't forget, after you have read and reviewed this material, log onto www.myadoptionportal.com to complete a summary in the Domestic Education section.      Ashley, [...]

Waiting Family News: Birth Mothers, Women of Courage2019-07-31T17:07:24-04:00

Looking For a Michigan Adoption Agency?

Since 1990, Adoption Associates has been helping expectant parents who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy find permanent adoptive families for their children. Adoption Associates has assisted with thousands of adoptions right here in the United States. In addition to agency matched adoptions, Adoption Associates can help if you’ve already established a relationship with an expectant parent on your own. As a licensed Michigan adoption agency, [...]

Looking For a Michigan Adoption Agency?2019-07-24T10:00:24-04:00