Birth Parent’s Bill of Rights

If you’re pregnant and thinking about adoption, are facing an unplanned pregnancy and not sure what to do, are wondering about finding a family for your baby, or looking for an adoption agency in Michigan, we’re here for you! We take our responsibility to provide you with the very best service so seriously that we created our own Bill of Rights for birth parents: Birth [...]

Birth Parent’s Bill of Rights 2019-05-23T14:14:50-04:00

Appreciation For All Mothers

Last weekend was Mothers Day  - always a holiday filled with a range of emotions. As an adoption agency in Michigan, we’re constantly encountering those emotions related to: an unplanned pregnancy; making an adoption plan for baby; infertility; wanting to grow my family by adoption; etc. Our pastor read a version of the prayer below in church; I think it captures a lot of what [...]

Appreciation For All Mothers 2019-05-15T14:27:28-04:00

Let’s Spread the Word

I just found out I’m pregnant and don’t know what to do. My boyfriend is telling me to get an abortion; my mom is telling me I have to keep the baby because it’s my responsibility. I’m not ready to be a mom! I can’t do this alone! I don’t really want to get an abortion, but I don’t have any other options. I heard [...]

Let’s Spread the Word 2019-05-02T13:56:44-04:00

Waiting Families Education: Adoption and Prenatal Drug Exposure

The waiting time is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about adoption and some of the issues that may need your attention as your child grows. We hope you use this as a learning tool to enhance your adoption preparation. Don’t forget, after you have read and reviewed this material, to log into www.myadoptionportal.com to complete the summary in the Domestic Education section. A message [...]

Waiting Families Education: Adoption and Prenatal Drug Exposure 2019-04-30T15:36:15-04:00

Changing the Narrative

I can’t take care of another baby I want to give up my baby for adoption  I can’t afford an abortion It’s too late to get an abortion I can’t keep my baby I can’t afford another baby I don’t have any support to take care of this baby These are just a handful of the statements we hear from women contacting us about adoption [...]

Changing the Narrative 2019-04-24T14:13:26-04:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date 1.31.17): Aaron and Dakota Birth Parents – The Adoption Decision – An insightful look into the story of the birth parents

Air Date:  1.31.17  Aaron and Dakota - Birth Parents - The Adoption Decision Aaron and Dakota a young couple are faced with an unplanned pregnancy. This blog is an insightful look into the decision making process Aaron and Dakota faced when thinking about putting their baby up for adoption. You can click on the audio file above or read the transcript below: EPISODE: [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date 1.31.17): Aaron and Dakota Birth Parents – The Adoption Decision – An insightful look into the story of the birth parents 2019-04-16T16:59:28-04:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date: 3.12.19): Overcoming a Failed Adoption

Are you thinking about adopting?  Have you checked out your local adoption centers? Maybe you have been working with an adoption agency, but have decided to look into adoption in Michigan. We can help. Following is a transcript from our adoption focus podcast that aired 3.12.19. Although it is entitled  "Overcoming a Failed Adoption" it also points out the importance of finding a reputable agency. [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date: 3.12.19): Overcoming a Failed Adoption 2019-03-25T14:51:30-04:00

How Do I Handle Lying?

Knowing how best to handle lying is often a significant challenge for adoptive and foster parents. In the fourth video of this series originally posted on EmpoweredToConnect.org, watch as Dr. Karyn Purvis and Michael Monroe offer insights to help parents effectively respond to lying while remaining connected with their child.

How Do I Handle Lying? 2019-03-08T12:16:54-04:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Airdate: 9.12.17 – Knowing the Birth Mother

Airdate: 9.12.17  Knowing the Birth Mother You can read the transcript below, or you can listen to the podcast by clicking here. Recorded Female: Blog Talk Radio. 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 Associates' premier talk radio blog show. Adoption Associates was founded in 1990 and [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Airdate: 9.12.17 – Knowing the Birth Mother 2019-03-04T12:36:11-04:00

Why Won’t My Child Act His Age?

In response to meltdowns, emotional outbursts, extreme neediness, and many other behavioral challenges, adoptive and foster parents are often left asking: “Why won’t my child act his or her age?” In the third video of this series originally posted on EmpoweredToConnect.org, watch as Dr. Karyn Purvis and Michael Monroe address this important question, offering insight about the needs of adoptive and foster children and how [...]

Why Won’t My Child Act His Age? 2019-02-25T17:10:27-04:00