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 [...]
Ryan Jon has never met his biological mum, but if he ever came face-to-face with her the first thing he would say to her is "thank you". “My parents were told they wouldn't have children but now they’re my mum and dad. They’re awesome, they’ve given me a great life and I’ll love them forever.” He told news.com.au he knows many women experience guilt after giving their [...]
International adoption has been a blessing to many families for many years. Countries from which Americans (and other countries) adopt require that adoptive parents submit post adoption reports at specific intervals after the adoption takes place. Adoption Agencies continue to urge adoptive families to comply with these requirements, and the Department of State has recently spot-lighted the importance of compliance with these requirements. Please read on [...]
Adoption Assurance is an insurance policy that covers an adoption for a child less than two years old arranged through an approved adoption attorney. Visit www.adoptionassurance.com or call 1-800-966-9304 for more information.
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