An unplanned pregnancy can be quite a shock for someone who has not been considering becoming a parent. The initial shock is often replaced by a feeling of being completely overwhelmed. A person might first think of abortion as a quick way of getting out of the situation. But, there are alternatives to abortion that truly benefit both mother and child. So, what are the [...]
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Destiny's Story My name is Destiny. When I was 19 years old I became pregnant. I was very scared and confused, and had no idea what I was going to do. At the time, I wasn't in a very good place in life at all. With a part-time job that didn't pay enough to support even myself, I knew there was no way I could [...]
Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement started about seven years ago. It is a movement where everyone can be involved. Giving is not just about making a donation. It's about making a difference. Whether you give your voice, goods, your time, or your money, being generous is a way to fight for the causes you care about and to help people in need. We [...]
Blog talk Radio Transcript: Sisters Through Adoption/Adoptive Parents Connected from the Start – Part 2 Air Date: 7-18-17 (you may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below) In our previous podcast, we learned about three families that felt connected from the start. About their Journey together to China to pickup the children they [...]
Adoption may seem like a complicated and overwhelming process. However, many are surprised to learn of the choices available in today's modern adoptions. In this episode of Adoption Focus Podcast, Kaitlin and Jamie talk candidly about their experiences. Tune in and listen to Kaitlin, a birth mother who planned adoption for her baby. Kaitlin shares her early concerns about open adoption. As well as her [...]
Are you pregnant and considering adoption in Flint, MI? If you live in this area, Adoption Associates can help! Our Mid Michigan office provides support and services to expectant parent's who are thinking about adoption in Flint, MI. Read below to see what one of the birth mothers in this area said about her choice. Annie shared this about her experience with adoption in Flint, [...]
AAI's Lansing Office Are you looking for an adoption agency in Lansing? Adoption Associates has an office in Lansing with staff who can answer all of your questions about adoption. Kris Dickens, the Director in our Lansing office, joined the staff of AAI in 2006 as a home study caseworker. She has worked in additional roles over the years including international consultant and birth mother [...]
Adoption Associates is near you! 'Agencies near me' - this is a common search when looking for an adoption agency in Michigan. We've got great news! Adoption Associates has locations across Michigan! With offices in Jenison (Grand Rapids), Lansing, Freeland (Mid Michigan), and Farmington Hills, you are not far from us no matter where you live in Michigan. Check out our locations HERE If you [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]