Annie’s Adoption Story

About five years ago, I found myself in a very painful separation from my husband. During that time of pain and rebelliousness, I became pregnant. I thought it was a cruel punishment. I was already in a state of bewilderment and hurt from the separation, but a pregnancy was almost surreal. I already had three children and a stepson I was raising. At the time [...]

Annie’s Adoption Story 2018-05-31T16:47:51+00:00

AAI Offering Temporary Fee Reduction – China Adoption Program

Thousands of children in China are currently waiting to be adopted. Our mission at Adoption Associates is to help children like these find permanent families. But the cost of adoption is often a barrier. To help ease the financial burden, Adoption Associates is reducing the agency fee by $1,000 for the first 20 families who complete the application process to adopt from China. Meet 'Paisley', [...]

AAI Offering Temporary Fee Reduction – China Adoption Program 2018-10-18T11:41:23+00:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Audio/Transcipt): One Couple’s Path to Transracial Adoption

Air date: 4.5.16 You can read the transcript below, or to listen to the podcast click here. TRANSCRIPT: Jennifer J: Hi and welcome- Radio Announcer: Blog Talk Radio. Jennifer J: 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 Associate's premier talk radio blog show. Adoption Associates and it's staff [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Audio/Transcipt): One Couple’s Path to Transracial Adoption 2018-05-21T15:09:19+00:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Audio/Transcript): A Birth Mother’s Relationship With the Children She Placed for Adoption

Air Date: 3.29.16 You can read the transcript below, or listen to the podcast by clicking here. TRANSCRIPT: Jennifer: Hi, and welcome to Adoption Focus. My name is Jennifer Jaworski and I am a social worker with Adoption Associates of Michigan. This is Adoption Associate's premier talk radio blog show. Adoption Associates was founded in 1990 and we specialize in both domestic and international adoptions. [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Audio/Transcript): A Birth Mother’s Relationship With the Children She Placed for Adoption 2018-05-21T15:04:07+00:00

China Waiting Children Program

So many children wait. Wait for food. Wait for medical attention. Wait to be held. Wait for a family. Wait for a home. Adoption Associates has been placing children from China since 1994. From identifying the child who belongs in your family, to assisting you with your paperwork and preparing you to bring your child home, AAI provides the personal service you’ve been hoping for. [...]

China Waiting Children Program 2018-05-16T12:46:39+00:00

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Today, May 10, 2018, is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. Each year on this day there is opportunity to focus on and to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and show that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development. Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the [...]

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2018-05-10T12:07:00+00:00

Band-Aids Heal More Than You Can See

By: Kayla North Originally published on Empowered to Connect Giving and receiving love may seem like an easy thing, but for many adopted and foster kids it is hard. They have given love to people only to have those people disappear from their lives or not return their love. They have received love only to be moved to a new home, or the “love” they received [...]

Band-Aids Heal More Than You Can See 2018-05-07T16:25:55+00:00

BLOGTALK RADIO: PT 3 – A Powerful Story of Connecting with Birth Family Internationally

AIR DATE: 4.18.17. A Powerful Story of Connecting with Birth Family Internationally - PART 3 You can read the transcript below, or click here to listen to the podcast. Recording: Love Talk Radio. Jennifer: Hi. Welcome to Adoption Focus. My name is Jennifer Jaworski. I'm a social worker with Adoption Associates of Michigan. This is Adoption Associates premiere talk radio blog show. Adoption Associates was [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO: PT 3 – A Powerful Story of Connecting with Birth Family Internationally 2018-05-02T13:59:46+00:00

BLOGTALK RADIO: PT 2 A Powerful Story of Connecting with Birth Family Internationally

AIR DATE: 4.11.17 A Powerful Story of Connecting with Birth Family Internationally: PART 2 You can read the transcript below or click here to listen to the podcast. 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 [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO: PT 2 A Powerful Story of Connecting with Birth Family Internationally 2018-05-02T13:56:39+00:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (AUDIO/TRANSCRIPT): PT 1 A POWERFUL STORY OF CONNECTION WITH BIRTH FAMILY INTERNATIONALLY

AIR DATE:  4.4.17 You can read the transcript below or listen to the audio file here. Speaker 2: BlogTalk Radio. Jennifer J.: 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 and its staff are trusted leaders in adoption and we have [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (AUDIO/TRANSCRIPT): PT 1 A POWERFUL STORY OF CONNECTION WITH BIRTH FAMILY INTERNATIONALLY 2018-05-02T13:53:35+00:00