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 [...]

Adoptive Parents Connected from the Start2019-10-15T11:38:27-04:00

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 [...]

Navigating Tough Transitions2019-10-15T17:00:26-04:00

Adopting in Michigan – Adoptive Family Profile

What is a Profile? An Adoptive Family Profile introduces you to birth parents considering adoption. The profile is a combination of pictures that depict yourselves, your family, and your lifestyle. It includes written text that describes you. You will put it together with the assistance of our profile consultant. A profile should be an authentic and accurate depiction of you – something that is unique [...]

Adopting in Michigan – Adoptive Family Profile2019-10-17T11:29:03-04:00

Infant Adoption: What Happens After We Get ‘The Call’?

Blog Talk Radio Transcript: Infant Adoption: What Happens After We Get 'The Call'? Air Date 2-20-18 (you may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below) The adoption agency told us infant adoption could take up to two years, on the short end six months. We had been waiting three months when we got 'the [...]

Infant Adoption: What Happens After We Get ‘The Call’?2019-10-01T16:52:41-04:00

Adopting in Michigan – What is a Home Study?

What is a Home Study? A home study is an evaluation of a home and the family living in it to be sure they can provide a safe and loving environment for a child. It assesses whether the physical and emotional needs of a child can be met. Adoptive home studies are completed by licensed social workers who meet with prospective adoptive families once in [...]

Adopting in Michigan – What is a Home Study?2019-10-17T12:02:24-04:00

Using Facebook for Post Adoption Support

Blog Talk Radio Transcript: Using Facebook for Post Adoption Support, Air Date 10-10-17 (you may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below) Your child is having a meltdown, and you feel like a failure as a parent. Where do you go for support? There are countless “how to” parent books, but who has time [...]

Using Facebook for Post Adoption Support2019-10-09T12:03:48-04:00

Transracial Adoption Workshop – Living in Two Worlds

This unique workshop, presented by Kathy Yates and Rhonda Roorda, is open to the public and includes an interactive panel discussion with adoptees and adoptive parents.  It’s ideal for anyone considering transracial adoption, parents of transracially adopted children, and adoption professionals. Topics include: The history of transracial adoption in the U.S. Understanding racism and coping with discrimination Developing a positive identity Gaining perspective to meet [...]

Transracial Adoption Workshop – Living in Two Worlds2019-10-17T13:58:18-04:00

Birth Mothers, Women of Courage – Waiting Family News

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 the following information about birth mothers to enhance your adoption journey preparation. Don't forget, after you have read and reviewed this material, log onto www.myadoptionportal.com to complete a summary in the Domestic Education section.      [...]

Birth Mothers, Women of Courage – Waiting Family News2019-10-09T12:29:36-04:00

Looking For a Michigan Adoption Agency?

Since 1990, Adoption Associates has been helping expectant parents who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy find permanent adoptive families for their children. Adoption Associates, a Michigan adoption agency, has assisted with thousands of adoptions right here in the United States. In addition to agency matched adoptions, Adoption Associates can help if you’ve already established a relationship with an expectant parent on your own. As a [...]

Looking For a Michigan Adoption Agency?2019-10-09T12:36:51-04:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (AIR DATE 6.19.15): Having Faith – A Conversation With Angela an Adoptive Mom

How do you continue on the journey to adopt after two failed adoptions? How do you respond to inappropriate comments like "how can someone give their baby away?" Angela, an adoptive mom shares how they came to the decision to adopt, their difficult journey, their faith, and what they learned along the way. You can read the transcript below or listen to the podcast by [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (AIR DATE 6.19.15): Having Faith – A Conversation With Angela an Adoptive Mom2019-07-08T14:45:49-04:00