News, Articles & Resources

Everything you need to know about domestic and international adoption

Blog2017-06-12T17:49:41-04:00

Adoption Agencies in Michigan

Are you searching for a local adoption agency in Michigan? As a licensed adoption agency, Adoption Associates specializes in providing professional adoption services to birth parents and adoptive families. Adoption Associates has facilitated private adoptions for over 30 years and is the leading private adoption agency in Michigan. Birth parents and adoptive families are personally cared for by knowledgeable, local caseworkers who guide them through [...]

Adoption in Lansing

Adoption Associates' 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 [...]

Adoption Options for Birth Mom’s

An unplanned pregnancy can be scary - but you have adoption options. When you choose adoption we want you to make an informed decision. A decision that’s best for you and for your baby. Below are some basics when it comes to selecting the adoption option that's a good fit for both you and your baby. Adoption Associates is here to help answer your questions. [...]

Unplanned Pregnancy-Amanda’s Story

My Unplanned Pregnancy At the young age of 21 I found out I was pregnant with my first child. My second child arrived when I was 23. Only a year later, I had my third unplanned pregnancy. I was with the same boyfriend for the first and second child, but after the birth of my second, my boyfriend and I broke up. I started seeing [...]

Adoption in Michigan

Adoption Associates has been helping expectant parents who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy find permanent homes for their children since 1990. As a licensed Michigan adoption agency, we specialize in providing professional adoption services - everything from home study to legal adoption placement, and finalization. If you have been thinking about adopting a child, and looking for an adoption agency in Michigan, we can help! [...]

Embraced by the Birth Mother

Blogtalk Radio Transcript: Embraced by the Birth Mother – One Family’s Story,  Air Date: 10.24.17  (You may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below.) Deb, an adoptive mother, shares the reservations she and her spouse had about open adoption, and what changed their perspective. Deb describes their first meeting with the birth mother. "When [...]

Parenting a Child of a Different Race

The Adoptive Parent's Responsibility When Parenting a Child of a Different Race by Ebony Mack, MSW, and Kristen Hamilton, MA, was Published in the August 2020 edition of Adoption Advocate (A publication of NCFA). (This article is beneficial in helping adoptive parents to better understand, affirm and honor their child's racial identity.) A Call to Adoptive Parents The decision to become a parent often brings [...]

Supporting Your Birth Mother

Waiting Families News - The Heart of a Birth Mother 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. Here are some of the many ways to support a birth mother throughout the [...]

Grief in Adoption

Blogtalk Radio Transcript: Grief in Adoption - Air Date: 8.16.16  (You may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below.) Anna Walton, a psychotherapist who specializes in trauma focused treatment, is an adoptee, and an adoptive mother. She shares some of the issues that can occur surrounding trauma and grief in adoption. As an adoptive [...]

Go to Top