Open Adoption in MI

Blogtalk Radio Transcript: Open Adoption in MI, parenting an adopted teen  (You may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below.) Parenting a teen can at times be difficult. How much more challenging is it to parent a teen who is adopted? Join us as Brenda shares the unique challenges of parenting an adopted child, [...]

Open Adoption in MI2021-02-19T11:36:42-05:00

An Adoptee’s Perspective – Erika’s Story

We have been celebrating National Adoption Awareness Month in November! Three beautiful videos were shown at our recent Fall Gala. In honor of National Adoption Awareness month we are sharing them with you. Here is the first one featuring Erika, who is grateful to her birth mother for the difficult choices she made.

An Adoptee’s Perspective – Erika’s Story2018-11-20T14:03:44-05:00

Our Adoption Journey: Doug & Kim

We knew we wanted to become parents again but we weren’t sure what avenue to pursue. After reading an article in the paper several years ago featuring a group of families in North Carolina who had adopted an entire choir full of boys from Liberia, we knew our hearts weren’t ever going to be the same. Our prayers of direction were finally answered, so off [...]

Our Adoption Journey: Doug & Kim2017-06-12T17:37:51-04:00

Our Adoption Journey: Jim & Jane

For Jane and Jim of Texas, the idea of adoption had never been a subject of daily conversation; with so many other tasks at hand, the time just never seemed right. When the couple was unable to conceive biologically, though, Jane began researching international and domestic adoption programs. Although Jim appeared less interested in the topic while Jane continued research, the tables turned quickly when [...]

Our Adoption Journey: Jim & Jane2017-06-12T17:37:57-04:00

Our Adoption Journey: Mark & Leslie

Our adoption story began after hearing a sermon given by our pastor who had just returned from China with his new daughter. After the birth of our son, Dayton, 11 years ago, we were unable to have another child. We didn’t have many options when it came to adding to our family, and after hearing about our pastor’s journey to his daughter, we knew that [...]

Our Adoption Journey: Mark & Leslie2017-06-12T17:38:02-04:00

Our Adoption Journey: David & Meghan

We are so thrilled since returning home from China with Miyah on November 8, 2006!! We talk daily about how we are happier than we ever thought we could be!!!! We are just so in love with this little girl—she has truly enriched our lives beyond words. It sounds cliché, but we cannot remember what it was like to not have her be a part [...]

Our Adoption Journey: David & Meghan2017-06-12T17:38:07-04:00

Our Adoption Journey: Chris & Tracey

After having joined their biological families 12 years ago, Tracey and Chris thoroughly enjoyed time spent with their family of six. A few years ago, however, the couple wondered whether they should expand their family and have another child to love, which is when their hearts were led to adoption. With an indifference to domestic or international adoption, the two took their social worker’s recommendation [...]

Our Adoption Journey: Chris & Tracey2017-06-12T17:38:13-04:00

Our Adoption Journey: Benjamin & Joanna

Since we’ve been married, our discussions of having a family always seemed to include both biological and adopted children. Adoption (both domestic and international) has played a large role in the growth of both of our families, so starting our own family in this way seemed natural. After doing some research, we were drawn to adopting from Africa. This was mostly because of the tremendous [...]

Our Adoption Journey: Benjamin & Joanna2018-04-05T13:37:27-04:00

Our Adoption Journey: Scott & Jennifer

After adopting three children domestically, we decided to pursue international adoption for our fourth child because we knew that there were waiting FAMILIES here, but waiting CHILDREN in other countries. We were open to children of any race, and after seeing pictures of children from Ethiopia we knew right away that this country was the best match for our family. We traveled to Ethiopia to [...]

Our Adoption Journey: Scott & Jennifer2018-04-05T13:38:24-04:00

Unselfish Love, Our Adoption Journey Part 1: Katie: In a Moment the World Stops

Katie turned slowly to look in the mirror, her sparkling blue-green eyes reflecting the worry she felt all day as she tried hard to focus on enjoying time with her little boy. Unable to shake the nagging worry as evening approached, she called her boyfriend to watch her 14 month old son Ryder as he played while she left to go to WalMart. There was [...]

Unselfish Love, Our Adoption Journey Part 1: Katie: In a Moment the World Stops2017-06-12T15:10:06-04:00
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