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Adoption Tax Credit

The Adoption Tax Credit Can Help You! Becky Wilmoth, Enrolled Agent Adoption Tax Credit Specialist® at Bills Tax Service While the number of international adoptions decline and the number of children in foster care increase there is a desperate need to help families who are adopting or thinking about adopting to understand the financial resources available. For this reason, it is very important that families [...]

Essential Adoption Services at AAI

Adoption Associates is an essential service provider. We continue to provide adoption services to birth parents, children, and adoptive couples during the COVID-19 pandemic. Couples who want to adopt in Michigan are encouraged to contact AAI to learn more about the adoption process. Our staff members are working remotely and are available to answer all of your adoption questions. All of AAI's typical adoption services [...]

Grace, As We Walk Together

Why Am I So Tired? Originally posted on April 6, 2020 by Parasol Wellness Collaborative For the last two weeks I have heard one question more than any other. Whether clients, friends, or family members, over and over again I have heard asked some version of the same question: “why am I so tired?” This question is usually prefaced by the perceived lack of energy each person [...]

Pregnancy and COVID-19

The following information is sourced from the CDC. Read more about pregnancy and COVID-19 here. Full article published by March of Dimes on April 3, 2020.  At this time, we have limited pregnancy-specific data about COVID-19. More studies are being published and we are learning more each day. Public health and medical groups are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and providing regular updates. Things to keep in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 (COVID-19). 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]