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

Moxie Matters

Attention moms!  We want to share an event you may be interested in attending. Many of you have heard of Jen Hatmaker, adoptive mother, author, and motivational speaker. Jen will be appearing along with Nichole Nordeman on their Moxie Matters Tour at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, Michigan, on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 7:00 pm. Click here for a link to purchase tickets [...]

Merry Christmas from our Forever Families

These are just a few of our adoptive families who shared holiday greetings with us. We love receiving your cards and pictures, and hope you had an amazing Christmas and Happy New Year!

BLOGTALK RADIO (TRANSCRIPT): Infertility and Adoption

Infertility is something that many couples face. Following is one woman's story of infertility and the decision to adopt. If you would rather listen to this podcast click here.   Jennifer J.:                         Hi and welcome to Adoption Focus. My name is Jennifer Jaworski and I'm a social work with Adoption Associates of Michigan. This is Adoption Associates' premiere talk radio blog show. Adoption Associates and [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Transcript): Complex Circumstances at the Hospital and the Accompanying Emotions

Just learned that the baby you are planning to adopt is going through withdrawal; how do you respond? Read the transcript below or listen here.  The Complexities of Emotions  and Circumstances at the Hospital and Afterwards  (adoptionfocus/2017/03/14/) Jennifer J.:                         Hi, and welcome to Adoption Focus.  My name is Jennifer Jaworski, and I am a social worker with Adoption Associates of Michigan. This is Adoption Associates [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Transcript): Being Open to the Possibility of International Adoption

BLOGTALK RADIO: Adoption Focus - Being Open to the Possibility of International Adoption You can read the transcript below or listen to this broadcast by clicking here. Jennifer J: Hi, and welcome to adoption focus. My name is Jennifer Jaworski, and I am a social worker with Adoption Associates of Michigan. This is Adoption Associates Premiere Talk Radio Blog Show. Adoption Associates was founded in [...]

Searching for Birth Family?

Advocating for Adoption in Personal Genetics Testing BY: KIT MITCHELL In 2003, the completion of the Human Genome Project opened the way for a large-scale private sector investment in genetic technologies.1 As synthesizing genes became less costly, companies like 23andMe, Ancestry, and others, were able to market home testing kits to the general public. Anyone can spit into a tube, send it off to the company, [...]

Putting the Pieces Together: The Significance of the Child’s Story

BY: DEBBIE WYNNE, MSED., LPC-S, LCPAA, RPT-S Curiosity about who we are, where we came from, and our significance in life is universal. Today, opportunities abound to search family history to fill in the missing pieces of the past, whether a family member shares stories from one generation to the next or we search on social media and genealogy websites for clues. For many adopted [...]

Good night. Sleep tight. Sleep safe.

The Michigan Department of Heath and Human Services shared tips for safe sleep for infants. Follow these tips for safe sleep during every nap and night-time routine: Place your baby on their back, in a crib, bassinet or pack-n-play for every sleep time. Use a firm mattress with a tightly fitted sheet. Keep baby’s sleep space clutter free – no pillows, blankets or toys. Avoid [...]

Save the Date – Spring Gala!

Please mark your calendar for April 14, 2018, to join us as we celebrate adoption with great food and silent auction items at our Annual Spring Gala in Northville, Michigan. More details to follow!