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 [...]

Heritage Camp 20202020-03-04T14:47:24-05:00

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 [...]

Local Adoption Agency2020-03-02T15:09:39-05:00

Adoption Registry

Blog talk Radio Transcript: Adoption Registry  – Air Date: 5/28/19: What You Need To Know About Michigan’s Central Adoption Registry (You may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below.) Are you an adult adoptee and curious about your birth parents? Maybe you just found out that you have a brother or sister that was [...]

Adoption Registry2020-02-21T11:07:56-05:00

Adoption is Love

Love is in the thoughts of many at this time of year. Below is a Valentine's Day story about a birth mother's love for her child. Teresa made the courageous and loving decision to place her child with Debbie and Rick. Her little boy, David, was born on Valentine's Day and placed into the arms of his adoptive parents. Adoption is love. I decided on [...]

Adoption is Love2020-02-13T13:48:49-05:00

Social Media in Adoption

Communicating Through Social Media Social media and the Internet are transforming the ways that communication takes place among the adoption triad.  In the past, this type of online communication was not an option. In fact, contact between birth and adoptive families was not typical in adoption arrangements at all.  Most adoptive parents did not have the ability to get to know their child’s birth family. [...]

Social Media in Adoption2020-02-03T13:34:50-05:00

Transracial Families

Transracial Families Through Adoption What does it mean to be a transracial family? How are transracial families defined? 
Transracial adoptive and foster families consist of children of one race or culture being raised by parents of a different race or culture. Transracial adoption occurs much more frequently today than in the past. How is “Culture” Defined? Culture is defined in many different ways. However, most [...]

Transracial Families2020-01-30T09:56:25-05:00

Chosen by a Birth Mother

The Exciting News! When a birth mother working with Adoption Associates is shown profiles of Waiting Families, she will pick only one. Therefore, when you receive a call from an Adoption Associates caseworker you will know that you are her first choice. You have been chosen by a birth mother to be the parents of her baby! After a birth mother has chosen you, a [...]

Chosen by a Birth Mother2020-01-22T16:02:16-05:00

Connect With a Birth Mom

Blog talk Radio Transcript:  Connect With a Birth Mom    Air Date: 4-19-16  (You may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below.) The word “Adoption” invokes a lot of different thoughts, and feelings. For a lot of people it still carries the negative stereotype of a young mother who gives her baby away. It [...]

Connect With a Birth Mom2020-01-15T21:54:58-05:00

Flint MI Adoption Agency

Freeland Office Serves Flint Michigan Are you looking for an adoption agency in Flint, MI? Our newest office in Mid Michigan (Freeland) serves expectant parents and adoptive families in the Flint, MI area. Jennifer Jaworski, Director of the Mid Michigan Office, says, “We are honored to serve clients in the Mid Michigan region. And, we look forward to reaching out to expectant parents and adoptive [...]

Flint MI Adoption Agency2019-12-27T12:57:11-05:00

The Adoption Connection

Blog talk Radio Transcript:  Adoptive Parents Connected from the Start/Sisters Through Adoption/Maintaining The Adoption Connection – Part 3    Air Date: 7-18-17 (you may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below) In our two previous podcasts, we learned about three families that felt connected from the start. About their Journey together to China to [...]

The Adoption Connection2019-12-19T09:41:01-05:00