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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
My name is Dianne. I’m 39 years old. I can’t remember a time in my life when I was more confused or more afraid than when I found out I was pregnant. I chose to release my baby for adoption. I had so much support during and even after my unplanned pregnancy. I was surprised to learn that, as the birth parent, I was able [...]
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.