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Blog 2017-06-12T17:49:41+00:00

Surrendering a Baby In a Safe Place

MichiganRadio.org, invited Paula Springer, Director of AAI's Eastern Michigan office, to talk about Michigan's Safe Delivery of Newborns Law on their "Stateside" podcast. The law allows parents to anonymously surrender their newborn in a safe place, no questions asked. Every once in a while, you hear a news report about a newborn infant left in a dumpster or trashcan. Those stories can trigger feelings of [...]

Blog Talk Radio Podcast Transcript: One Birth Mother’s Resolve Despite Adversity

Meet Shanda. Six years ago she was faced with a pregnancy that she was not prepared for. She considered adoption during her pregnancy, but it wasn't until her child was two months old that she came to a realization. She believed strongly that she needed to make a stable and permanent plan for her child's life. She chose adoption, and then faced her fears one by one. Read the transcript [...]

Blog Talk Radio Podcast Transcript: UNPLANNED PREGNANCY

One year ago Ashleigh delivered a beautiful baby boy and placed him into the loving arms of a couple that she carefully selected to be his parents. In this podcast Ashleigh reflects upon her decision to place her son for adoption, and she reveals the top 5 things she wishes every adoptive parent knew. Ashleigh also has a message for other women considering making a voluntary adoption [...]

In the month that we celebrate Adoption and Gratitude, this seems fitting!

In the past week, thousands of families, professionals, and adoption advocates have stepped forward through AdoptionTaxCredit.org to share how the adoption tax credit makes a difference. Congress has heard your voices loud and clear. We hope that advocates across the country are encouraged to see that your voices have effected change. The journey is not over, though. These tax reform proposals are working documents and may undergo [...]

CELEBRATING NATIONAL ADOPTION AWARENESS MONTH – TV Interview

November is national adoption awareness month, when adoptive families are honored and other families are invited to learn more about adoption. Sarah Jaeger of The CW46 WBSF had the opportunity to sit-down with Jonathan and Amber a local family that has adopted four times, along with Jennifer Jaworski a representative of Adoption Associates an agency in Saginaw to learn more about the process. Click here  [...]

URGENT! The Adoption Tax Credit is currently at risk!

We really need your help over the next week to successfully ensure Congress has heard from our entire community that we want them to Save the Adoption Tax Credit. If you have not done so, please contact your Congressional Representatives in the House and Senate.  It only takes a moment to participate, to let your voice be heard. Please take action TODAY! Click on the [...]

NOVEMBER – IS NATIONAL ADOPTION AWARENESS MONTH

To help you celebrate "Adoptive Families" magazine has put together a calendar with 30 way to celebrate adoption. To download a pdf copy click on this link - https://www.adoptivefamilies.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2017-adoption-awareness-calendar.pdf      

Inspirational, Heartwarming, Enjoyable

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Uniting Hearts Creating Families Gala this past Saturday evening - what a special time! There was: Fierce competition for amazing auction items! A fun mystery envelope raffle Hearty, delicious food An inspiring, uplifting keynote message (Click here for a sampling) And most importantly, overwhelming support for the work of Adoption Associates! It's a busy time of [...]

Help Save the Adoption Tax Credit

With nearly 112,000 children in U.S. foster care waiting to be adopted and countless orphaned and abandoned children around the world, the adoption tax credit helps families afford adoption, giving loving, safe, permanent homes to as many children as possible. But now, Congress is considering eliminating the adoption tax credit, raising the cost of adoption and potentially hurting millions of American families. Congress needs to [...]

China Heritage/Volunteer Trip

A heritage tour is a memorable journey that your child will cherish forever. Adoption Associates is in the beginning stages of coordinating a 10-day heritage and orphanage volunteer trip to China for adoptive families. We would love for you to join us! Click here for the itinerary! Click here for the registration form! If you are interested in traveling with us, please email Kris Dickens.

NEWS, ANNOUNCEMENTS and EVENTS

Explore Adoption! Click here for details about this informational meeting, and email Jeanette with questions!