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 [...]
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.
We would love to have you join us on October 21 at our annual Gala! Contact Kendra to attend this wonderful event with friends, family, delicious food, awesome auction items you won't want to miss, and appearing for the first time, keynote speaker Lucas Daniel Boyce. Lucas is a published author, political strategist and professional speaker. If you like, let Kendra know that you want [...]
Reserve your spot now for the next Woven by Love Retreat, January 19-21, 2018! This revitalizing weekend is designed especially for adoptive and foster moms to give them a chance to refresh and connect with others. Check out their website for details: Woven by Love, and watch their inspirational video here.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
The article below was posted by the National Council For Adoption on July 1, 2017. We are reaching out to ask for your support of the proposed legislation that would "transform the understanding of the rights of unparented children". "This legislation provides an important opportunity to take a giant step in the direction of honoring the child's right to family, and the related right to [...]
The National Council For Adoption (NCFA) has asked adoption agencies to share the below research study survey link. The survey is being conducted to better understand the scope and effects of bullying on children ages 9 to 16 years old who were adopted into transracial families. "Dear Parents and Students, I am conducting a research study to better understand the scope and effects of bullying [...]