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Adoption in Lansing

Adoption Associates' Lansing Office Are you looking for an adoption agency in Lansing? Adoption Associates has an office in Lansing with staff who can answer all of your questions about adoption. Kris Dickens, the Director in our Lansing office, joined the staff of AAI in 2006 as a home study caseworker. She has worked in additional roles over the years including international consultant and birth [...]

Adoption in Lansing2020-09-16T15:17:05-04:00

Adoption Options for Birth Mom’s

An unplanned pregnancy can be scary - but you have adoption options. When you choose adoption we want you to make an informed decision. A decision that’s best for you and for your baby. Below are some basics when it comes to selecting the adoption option that's a good fit for both you and your baby. Adoption Associates is here to help answer your questions. [...]

Adoption Options for Birth Mom’s2020-09-09T11:09:38-04:00

Unplanned Pregnancy-Amanda’s Story

My Unplanned Pregnancy At the young age of 21 I found out I was pregnant with my first child. My second child arrived when I was 23. Only a year later, I had my third unplanned pregnancy. I was with the same boyfriend for the first and second child, but after the birth of my second, my boyfriend and I broke up. I started seeing [...]

Unplanned Pregnancy-Amanda’s Story2020-09-03T09:22:41-04:00

Adoption in Michigan

Adoption Associates has been helping expectant parents who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy find permanent homes for their children since 1990. As a licensed Michigan adoption agency, we specialize in providing professional adoption services - everything from home study to legal adoption placement, and finalization. If you have been thinking about adopting a child, and looking for an adoption agency in Michigan, we can help! [...]

Adoption in Michigan2020-08-26T16:18:37-04:00

Embraced by the Birth Mother

Blogtalk Radio Transcript: Embraced by the Birth Mother – One Family’s Story,  Air Date: 10.24.17  (You may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below.) Deb, an adoptive mother, shares the reservations she and her spouse had about open adoption, and what changed their perspective. Deb describes their first meeting with the birth mother. "When [...]

Embraced by the Birth Mother2020-08-25T11:16:59-04:00

Parenting a Child of a Different Race

The Adoptive Parent's Responsibility When Parenting a Child of a Different Race by Ebony Mack, MSW, and Kristen Hamilton, MA, was Published in the August 2020 edition of Adoption Advocate (A publication of NCFA). (This article is beneficial in helping adoptive parents to better understand, affirm and honor their child's racial identity.) A Call to Adoptive Parents The decision to become a parent often brings [...]

Parenting a Child of a Different Race2020-09-02T14:22:24-04:00

Supporting Your Birth Mother

Waiting Families News - The Heart of a Birth Mother 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 journey preparation. Here are some of the many ways to support a birth mother throughout the [...]

Supporting Your Birth Mother2020-09-02T14:24:50-04:00

Place My Baby Up for Adoption during COVID-19

If you're experiencing an unexpected pregnancy, especially during COVID-19, you probably have a lot of questions. I'm pregnant and want to meet with someone about adoption, but I cannot get to your office. You do not have to go into one of our offices to talk about placing your baby up for adoption. Our caseworkers are available to talk with you by phone, text, email, [...]

Place My Baby Up for Adoption during COVID-192020-07-29T17:35:27-04:00

Grief in Adoption

Blogtalk Radio Transcript: Grief in Adoption - Air Date: 8.16.16  (You may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below.) Anna Walton, a psychotherapist who specializes in trauma focused treatment, is an adoptee, and an adoptive mother. She shares some of the issues that can occur surrounding trauma and grief in adoption. As an adoptive [...]

Grief in Adoption2020-07-29T16:22:33-04:00

Adoptive Parents Needed!

Dear Friends, We're so grateful that you share our passion for adoption! Yet, with so many uncertainties in our world right now, it almost feels that now more than ever, we need to do all that we can to proclaim the positive and life-giving choice of adoption for anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy. But, our reality is that the expectant parents choosing adoption are often dealing with [...]

Adoptive Parents Needed!2020-07-20T10:16:19-04:00
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