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Chosen by a Birth Mother

Blog talk Radio Transcript: Chosen by a Birth Mother – Air Date: 2/20/2018: An Adoptive Family Perspective. (You may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below.) Megan and Greg adopted their son Ben. They share how initially they were a little hesitant about open adoption, but after doing some research, and the education for [...]

Chosen by a Birth Mother2020-05-24T14:57:21-04:00

I’m Pregnant – What Now?

Where do I begin? Good question!  When you're pregnant, it’s important to look at your options and decide what’s best for you and for your baby. Every woman and every situation is different, so only you can determine the best path to take. Placing a child for adoption costs you absolutely nothing. All services we provide to you are free of charge. And, you don’t [...]

I’m Pregnant – What Now?2020-05-13T17:10:47-04:00

Bonding and Attachment

“Bonding and Attachment” – Surely you’ve wondered about this as you anticipate welcoming an adopted baby into your life. You may already have children in your home and can easily recall those strong feelings of love right from the start. Or maybe you’ll be a first-time parent, and you’re wondering how bonding and attachment will truly feel. And then you’re probably thinking about the extra [...]

Bonding and Attachment2020-04-30T12:20:44-04:00

Adoption Tax Credit

The Adoption Tax Credit Can Help You! Becky Wilmoth, Enrolled Agent Adoption Tax Credit Specialist® at Bills Tax Service While the number of international adoptions decline and the number of children in foster care increase there is a desperate need to help families who are adopting or thinking about adopting to understand the financial resources available. For this reason, it is very important that families [...]

Adoption Tax Credit2020-04-22T21:48:03-04:00

Madison’s Adoption Story

Blog talk Radio Transcript: Madison's Adoption Story – Air Date: 2/7/2017: A Birth Mother's Concept of 'The Most' in Adoption. (You may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below.) The word 'adoption' stirs up a variety of sentiments, both positive and negative. Madison, a birth mother, shares the roller coaster ride of emotions she [...]

Madison’s Adoption Story2020-04-15T21:21:51-04:00

Essential Adoption Services at AAI

Adoption Associates is an essential service provider. We continue to provide adoption services to birth parents, children, and adoptive couples during the COVID-19 pandemic. Couples who want to adopt in Michigan are encouraged to contact AAI to learn more about the adoption process. Our staff members are working remotely and are available to answer all of your adoption questions. All of AAI's typical adoption services [...]

Essential Adoption Services at AAI2020-04-13T21:44:51-04:00

Grace, As We Walk Together

Why Am I So Tired? Originally posted on April 6, 2020 by Parasol Wellness Collaborative For the last two weeks I have heard one question more than any other. Whether clients, friends, or family members, over and over again I have heard asked some version of the same question: “why am I so tired?” This question is usually prefaced by the perceived lack of energy each person [...]

Grace, As We Walk Together2020-04-15T21:36:03-04:00

Pregnancy and COVID-19

The following information is sourced from the CDC. Read more about pregnancy and COVID-19 here. Full article published by March of Dimes on April 3, 2020.  At this time, we have limited pregnancy-specific data about COVID-19. More studies are being published and we are learning more each day. Public health and medical groups are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and providing regular updates. Things to keep in [...]

Pregnancy and COVID-192020-04-15T21:37:56-04:00

Navigating the Challenges

Hello Adoptive Families, We care about you and your family and know that this is a time that many families are experiencing stress, anxiety, fear, and exhaustion.  Whatever your circumstances – a newly minted homeschool teacher; an employee figuring out how to telework from your basement; a parent trying to figure out how to cope – we know this is a time when everyone is [...]

Navigating the Challenges2020-04-15T21:40:43-04:00

COVID-19 Update – AAI is an Essential Service

Employees at Adoption Associates are working remotely to provide services to clients and prospective clients in light of Governor Whitmer's 'shelter in place' announcement March 23. Our agency is an "essential service" and our staff is always available to meet the needs of birth parents and adoptive families. Although our physical locations are closed, our phone calls are answered by AAI employees, and clients are [...]

COVID-19 Update – AAI is an Essential Service2020-03-31T11:33:53-04:00