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Adoption Podcast

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 [...]

Adoption in Flint, MI

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, [...]

Adoption Agency in Lansing

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 [...]

Agencies Near Me? We are!

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 [...]

Thoughts on Transracial Adoption

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 [...]

Adoption Help

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 [...]

Adoption Agency in Mid Michigan

AAI's Mid Michigan Office Are you looking for an adoption agency in Mid Michigan? We recently celebrated the 1st anniversary of the opening of our newest office in Freeland, Michigan. It was a wonderful experience to reconnect with former adoptive families and meet new families and community members! Jennifer Jaworski, Director of the Mid Michigan Office, said that night, “We have been honored to serve clients [...]

Adoptive Parents Connected from the Start

Blog talk Radio Transcript:  Adoptive Parents Connected from the Start – Part 1    Air Date: 7-11-17 (you may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below) This podcast is about three women that started out as strangers, but who now have a bond unlike any other. They share how they connected on their journey to [...]

Navigating Tough Transitions

Navigating Tough Transitions by Kim Waldie, Post-Adoption Resource Center Supervisor Originally published by Post Adoption Resource Center Autumn 2019 Newsletter for Adoptive Families When we think about the word transition, many descriptors come to mind: Rocky transition. Transition time. Transition process. Even the descriptors sound unpleasant! In the article, “Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI): A Systemic Approach to Complex Developmental Trauma,” Drs. Karyn Purvis & David [...]