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Why “Giving Up a Baby for Adoption” is Not Really Giving Up a Baby

Blog Talk Radio Transcript: Air Date 11-14-17 (you may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below) I walked into planned parenthood thinking I was going to have an abortion. One of the workers asked If I had considered adoption. What she shared with me changed my antiquated ideas about what I thought adoption was, [...]

Steps in Open Adoption Planning – A Guide for Expectant Parents

Decision Making When you find yourself experiencing and unplanned pregnancy it is important to look realistically at your options. Looking at your choices will empower you to make the best decision for your baby. Contact an Agency Select an agency that is responsive to your needs, makes you feel comfortable, and provides support and information. The agency you contact should help you develop your plan [...]

Should I Parent My Adopted Child Differently Than Birth Children?

Parents often struggle to blend the parenting approach they used before they adopted with the unique trust-based parenting approach they are now using to meet the unique needs of a child from a hard place. Watch as Dr. Karyn Purvis explains how parents can effectively meet the needs of all of their children — biological, adopted, and foster — by using a parenting approach that [...]

Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption (FRUA)

FRUA has been in existence supporting adoptive families since 1994. They offer both a family membership and a new youth membership for young adults who have been adopted from an Eastern European country. Membership includes: Parent-to-parent support: Ten regional communities and the FRUA private, on-line community offering online minute-to-minute family support, as well as many parent organized districts offering local community; www.frua.org, their national website [...]

Adoption Options for Birth Mom’s

Selecting the adoption option that's a good fit for both you and your baby . . . Birth mom's, you’re in charge! When you choose adoption we want you to make an informed decision – one that’s best for you and for your baby. Here are some basics when it comes to planning an adoption: Open Adoption If you want openness, it is likely that [...]

Adoption Planning is a Positive Option

Who is choosing adoption planning?  Who might consider it? There are many myths surrounding birth mothers – who they are and why they make such a monumental decision. Here are some attributes of a birth mother: Women often facing an unplanned pregnancy range from young teen to middle age. She could be married, divorced, separated, single, or in a steady relationship.  Birth mothers can have [...]

Congratulations, Kris!

Please help us congratulate Kris Dickens as she steps into her new role: Lansing Office Director! With the retirement of Nancy Cannon, Kris was the obvious choice - she's been with AAI for many years, has a wide range of experience in adoption, and is a naturally gifted leader and motivator. We look forward to witnessing great things in Central Michigan under Kris's leadership - Congratulations [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date: 5.30.17) Open Adoption – Why We Weren’t Scared

How is Adoption Associates different from other adoption agencies in Michigan? Adoption Associates promotes "Open Adoption."  What is open adoption? What does that look like? Can the birth parents take the children back? Read the transcript below or listen to the podcast by clicking on the media file above to hear first hand from an adoptive mother about her experience with open adoption. [...]