Adoption Plan

What Adoption Planning IS: It's giving your baby the family environment you choose. It's letting your baby be loved and cared for by adoptive parents. It's making a life-giving choice for your baby. It's being cared for and supported by experienced, professional adoption counselors who are with you through every step of the process. It's getting support with the related challenges of life. What Adoption [...]

Adoption Plan2019-08-13T11:04:02-04:00

My Girlfriend is Pregnant – Our Adoption Plan

My girlfriend is pregnant, and suddenly I am a birth father. The term ‘birth father’ is a relatively new one for me. In January, when my girlfriend and I learned that we were pregnant, I began a journey that would open my eyes to a great many new things. My girlfriend and I were both well on our way down our own individual career paths, [...]

My Girlfriend is Pregnant – Our Adoption Plan2019-07-31T15:34:05-04:00

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 read the transcript or listen to 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, into an adoption plan. However, finding the [...]

Why “Giving Up a Baby for Adoption” is Not Really Giving Up a Baby2019-07-17T16:53:01-04:00

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 [...]

Steps in Open Adoption Planning – A Guide for Expectant Parents2019-07-10T11:05:39-04:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date 6.28.16): Brokenness and Redemption – One Woman’s Story

Air Date: 6.28.16 Do you feel broken? Scared? Not sure where to turn. That is how Annie felt when she learned she was pregnant. Annie a mother of three, didn't have a job, her husband left her and her life was spiraling out of control. But out of her brokenness, Annie found redemption. Read the transcript below or listen to the podcast by clicking on [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date 6.28.16): Brokenness and Redemption – One Woman’s Story2019-06-20T14:40:40-04:00

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 Options for Birth Mom’s2019-06-19T12:18:41-04:00

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 [...]

Adoption Planning is a Positive Option2019-06-13T09:32:12-04:00

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. [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date: 5.30.17) Open Adoption – Why We Weren’t Scared2019-06-06T15:51:35-04:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date: 10.3.17) The First Time My Son Asked

(Air Date: 10.3.17) The First Time My Son Asked How do you respond when your adoptive child asks about their birth parents? What do you share? Do you share or change the subject?  Kids are curious and want to know and understand where they came from. They want to know why their birth parents gave them up for adoption. They don't understand until [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date: 10.3.17) The First Time My Son Asked2019-06-06T15:37:31-04:00

Birth Parent’s Bill of Rights

If you’re pregnant and thinking about adoption, are facing an unplanned pregnancy and not sure what to do, are wondering about finding a family for your baby, or looking for an adoption agency in Michigan, we’re here for you! We take our responsibility to provide you with the very best service so seriously that we created our own Bill of Rights for birth parents: Birth [...]

Birth Parent’s Bill of Rights2019-05-23T14:14:50-04:00