BLOGTALK RADIO (Audio/Transcript): Ensuring Choices w/Colleen Geisel – Alpha Woman’s Center

Air Date: 10.16.2015 To listen to the audio file click here. Speaker 2: Blog Talk Radio. Connie Going: Hi. My name is Connie Going, and I am a consultant in adoption for Adoption Associates of Michigan. Adoption Associates of Michigan is a amazing, amazing adoption agency. They are located through the whole state of Michigan. They cover Lansing, Jenison, Farmington Hill. Anywhere in Michigan, you [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Audio/Transcript): Ensuring Choices w/Colleen Geisel – Alpha Woman’s Center 2018-03-29T10:54:33+00:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Audio/Transcript) Having a Positive Experience-Tammy Stevens, Doula and Director

To listen to the audio file click here. Original Air Date: 6.26.2015 Speaker 3: [inaudible 00:00:36] welcome to Adoption Associates Adoption [inaudible 00:00:38] a real cap all about adoption. I'm Connie Going. I'm an adoption consultant with Adoption Associates, and I'm excited to be part of such a wonderful weekly show. We will share with you educational and thought-provoking adoption stories. I am so honored [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Audio/Transcript) Having a Positive Experience-Tammy Stevens, Doula and Director 2018-03-28T16:17:12+00:00

Erin’s Adoption Story

When I found out I was pregnant I was 18 years old. It was my first semester in college, and the birthfather and I had been together for about six months. It came as a complete shock to me. I always thought I would be the last person to become pregnant. What a wake-up call. My boyfriend and I weren’t ready to get married, and [...]

Erin’s Adoption Story 2018-02-28T12:41:41+00:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Transcript/Audio): Giving Up for Adoption or Making a Well Thought Out Adoption Plan?

Air date: 8.15.2017 You can read the transcript below or listen to this podcast here.   Jennifer:              Hi, and welcome to Adoption Focus. My name is Jennifer Jaworski, and I'm a social worker with Adoption Associates of Michigan. This is Adoption Association Premier Talk Radio blog show. Adoption Associates was founded in 1990 and we specialize in both domestic and international adoption. We provide private [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Transcript/Audio): Giving Up for Adoption or Making a Well Thought Out Adoption Plan? 2018-01-27T07:18:06+00:00

Niche’ Chose Adoption

I was 16 when I got pregnant. I was very scared and confused. At the beginning of my pregnancy I planned to keep my child. Toward the end of my pregnancy reality set in. Neither my parents nor the birth father were supporting me. My parents wanted me to give my baby up for adoption. Honestly, I don’t think the birth father cared. I chose [...]

Niche’ Chose Adoption 2018-01-08T14:59:21+00:00

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, [...]

Searching for Birth Family? 2017-12-18T12:10:10+00:00

Together We Are Motherhood

BraveLove is a national non-profit charity organization whose mission is to change the perception of adoption through honest, informative and hopeful communication that conveys the heroism and bravery a birth mother displays when she places her child with a loving family through adoption. In honor of National Adoption Month, BraveLove has recently released the video, Together We Are Motherhood, that we would like to share [...]

Together We Are Motherhood 2017-12-07T11:33:56+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 [...]

Surrendering a Baby In a Safe Place 2017-11-20T14:11:01+00:00

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: One Birth Mother’s Resolve Despite Adversity 2017-12-01T12:34:59+00:00

Dianne’s Adoption Story

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 [...]

Dianne’s Adoption Story 2017-10-12T15:22:15+00:00