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A Fantastic Evening!

Thank you to all who were able to attend our Uniting Hearts | Creating Families Fundraising Gala that was held at the beautiful Goei Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We had a wonderful turnout, awesome silent auction items, great food, and our guest speaker, Angela Tucker, did a phenomenal job!  

A Fantastic Evening! 2018-11-14T12:27:02+00:00

The Real Problem of Intercountry Adoption

The Real Problem of Intercountry Adoption BY: PAULO BARROZO Originally published by the NCFA on November 1, 2018 Adoption. The real problem of intercountry adoption is that there is too little of it. Adoption is the only institution whereby unparented children become legal daughters and sons by force of a deliberate decision of a judicial or other state authority. Where the unparented child and the prospective parent reside in [...]

The Real Problem of Intercountry Adoption 2018-11-02T14:38:13+00:00

November is Adoption Awareness Month!

It's hard to believe it's almost November! In some ways we've been waiting for this month all year - it's Adoption Awareness month and we've got a lot planned! SOME EXTRA SPECIAL STUFF WE’RE DOING FOR ADOPTION AWARENESS MONTH! Choose Adoption! T-shirts- These were the 'must-have's' when we got them for our volunteers at a recent event, so we decided to order more, and make [...]

November is Adoption Awareness Month! 2018-10-26T15:31:39+00:00

Waiting Families News – Adult Adoptees

We know at this point in your adoption journey it is impossible to imagine your family years from now, but the truth is that the baby you will adopt, will eventually be an adult. There is information we would like to share with you now that can help you in raising your child to be an adult adoptee that has a positive view of their [...]

Waiting Families News – Adult Adoptees 2018-10-26T10:52:31+00:00

QIC-AG is Empowering Adoptive Families to Seek Support

Adoption can be a wonderful outcome for children who are not able to live with their birth parents. However, when adopted children join their new family, they bring life experiences that might include maltreatment and/or trauma. As a result, during the time leading into adoption and after the adoption is finalized, these children might exhibit some unique behaviors in the classroom. Therefore, it is important [...]

QIC-AG is Empowering Adoptive Families to Seek Support 2018-10-18T13:37:17+00:00

Amanda’s Story

At the young age of 21 I found out I was pregnant with my first child. My second child arrived when I was 23, and the third at age 25. Only a year later, I had my fourth. 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 [...]

Amanda’s Story 2018-10-18T12:04:43+00:00

Uniting Hearts | Creating Families Annual Gala Tickets Available!

Our Annual Fall Gala in Grand Raids, Michigan is coming up on Friday, November 9, 2018. You won’t want to miss this wonderful event with friends, family, delicious food, awesome auction items, and an amazing speaker. Funds raised will go directly to support domestic outreach and education, international program development, and Adoption Associates, Inc. family grants. We are excited to be welcoming Angela Tucker who [...]

Uniting Hearts | Creating Families Annual Gala Tickets Available! 2018-10-18T11:30:05+00:00

Explore Adoption! Information Meeting

Bring your questions and join us at our Farmington Hills office on November 19 at 7:00 pm for this free information meeting. A panel of local adoptive families will be sharing their experiences! Adoption Associates staff will also be on hand to provide valuable information about Domestic Infant and International adoption programs. For more details or to RSVP, please contact Jeanette or Mary Pat at [...]

Explore Adoption! Information Meeting 2018-09-27T09:32:11+00:00

Transracial Adoption Workshop

Understanding the Responsibility of Parenting Transracially Nationally-recognized thought leader on transracial adoption and advocate for adoptee rights, Angela Tucker, will help participants gain a deeper understanding of the responsibility of parenting transracially, increase awareness about the difference between intent and impact, and develop strategies for identifying and curbing micro-aggressions. This workshop is open to the public and ideal for: ·      Parents of transracially-adopted children ·      Anyone considering [...]

Transracial Adoption Workshop 2018-09-24T13:48:20+00:00