Nicole Racine

Director of Fund Development & Outreach

Nikki joined the team at Adoption Associates in early 2011 as the Director of Fund Development and Outreach. She has a culmination of experience in the public sector. After receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Communications and Business Law and Regulation from Central Michigan University, Nikki went on to earn her Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She established herself in the court system as a law clerk for a district court judge, and then she stepped into an administration role at the same court. Nikki discovered her passion for the adoption world when she and her husband traveled the life-changing journey of bringing home their sons via both the domestic and international adoption programs through AAI. She happily traded in her high heels and courtroom drama for mommy slippers and play dates. Now that she has found her niche, her deep love and understanding for the community has become her focus. She is the force behind the Spring Gala and Silent Auction on the east side of the state each year. Nikki also serves as the creator and Race Director for AAI’s TOUCHED BY ADOPTION 5K RUN/WALK (held every year on Labor Day Weekend), and she continues to raise money for birth mother outreach as well as humanitarian aid to the orphanages and villages in AAI’s program countries.