Governor Rick Snyder has declared September 2017 as Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month in Michigan to highlight the importance of preventing sleep-related infant deaths. A baby in Michigan dies nearly every other day due to sleeping in an unsafe sleep environment – that’s over 150 babies every year. Sleep-related infant deaths are the leading cause of death for infants between 1 and 12 months of age. To prevent [...]
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Join us in our Farmington Hills location to 'Explore Adoption' on Monday, November 6, 2017, at 7:00 pm. A panel of local adoptive families will be sharing their experiences. Adoption Associates' staff will be on hand to provide valuable information about the Domestic Infant and International Adoption programs and to answer your questions. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jeanette or Mary Pat [...]
Twins Christoph and Christopher are extremely grateful to know that their birth mother loved them so much that she made an adoption plan for them. “We thank her each and every day." At seventeen years old, their birth mom was becoming a teen mom in a hard living situation. Christoph and Christopher recognize the sacrifice that their mother and father made when deciding to choose [...]
There is a sisterhood among women who have made an adoption plan for their baby. There is a connection with one another that very few can understand. When a woman places her baby for adoption she may have the support from friends and family. But there is nothing like meeting and getting to know another birth mother who has walked that same path, cried those [...]
Dear Prospective Birth Parent, Thank you for your interest in adoption and for choosing life for your unborn child instead of abortion. My name is Nikki, and at age 18 I became pregnant as a result of a sexual assault. Because of the rape, I felt that I could not parent this child, so I looked into planning adoption at the suggestion of my counselor. [...]
Our "Touched by Adoption" 5k is just around the corner on Saturday, August 26th! There is still time to register: Register Here! The Kids FUN RUN starts at 9am and the 5k at 9:30am. We have a lot of fun activities planned, so bring the whole family! This is a big event, and we couldn't do it without the support of our community. So we [...]
Please come and join us on October 21, 2017, at 6:00 pm, for an evening filled with fun, food, and fellowship! The event will be held at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A formal dinner will be served and we will hold a silent auction, as well as a mystery envelope auction. Our keynote speaker is Lucas Daniel Boyce, a published author, [...]
Life is filled with many surprises and the arrival of a new baby is always an unexpected one. But in the world of adoption, "surprise" takes on a whole new meaning. For those adopting domestically, there is often not much notice when that long awaited call comes from the agency. And, what better way to pass that on then to catch others unaware. Share the [...]
Courage comes in many different forms. You can find courage on the battle field, courage fighting a grave illness, or courage raising a special needs child. But, rarely seen or talked about is the courage of a woman who has placed her baby with a family because she, for what ever reason, could not be a parent. Planning adoption for a baby is one of [...]
If you were adopted internationally, you might be interested in participating in a food study. Here is an article we found on The Salt, at NPR. Click HERE to see the article posted by The Salt at NPR!