Children Who Need Love the Most

By Becky Mansfield Originally posted November 29, 2017 on “The children who need love the most will always ask for it in the most unloving ways.”  I couldn’t agree more. Do you ever feel like your kids crave your attention, but show it in the worst ways? Do you ever hear your child talking back or acting up and wonder, “What is going on? [...]

Children Who Need Love the Most 2019-01-18T16:55:10+00:00

10 Questions Adoptive Parents Ask

We're sharing a video collection by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Michael Monroe that offers helpful insights and practical advice in response to many of the questions that are commonly asked by adoptive and foster parents. This series was originally posted on Parents often find that children from hard places are prone to use manipulative and controlling behaviors. Watch as Dr. Karyn Purvis and Michael [...]

10 Questions Adoptive Parents Ask 2019-01-11T14:22:32+00:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date 6.27.17): She Chose Us to Adopt Her Baby

Air Date: 6.27.17   She Chose Us to Adopt Her Baby You can read the transcript below, or you can listen to the podcast by clicking here.   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 premiere talk radio blog show. Adoption Associates was founded in 1990, [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date 6.27.17): She Chose Us to Adopt Her Baby 2019-01-10T12:56:36+00:00

Adoptee Returns to China

Original story by Enid Tsui, posted October 21, 2018 on Post Magazine Kati Pohler of Michigan has returned to China and is getting to know her birth family. Her emotional reunion with her long-lost Chinese mother, father and sister was watched by millions the world over in a BBC documentary: Meet Me On The Bridge At 4pm on August 26 last year, 22-year-old Catherine Su [...]

Adoptee Returns to China 2018-12-28T10:31:22+00:00

Stacie’s Adoption Story

I was 20 years old when I found out I was pregnant with my third child. All from different relationships. My life was way off track. I wasn’t handling my present dilemmas – I didn’t need to create more. When I found out again that I was pregnant, it was the point in my life where I knew changes had to be made. For my [...]

Stacie’s Adoption Story 2018-12-20T15:24:36+00:00

AAI Featured on

AAI had the honor of being featured on recently!  BirthMomsToday exists to provide support, encouragement, and love to birth mothers around the United States as they go through their adoption journey, and beyond. Click below to read the full article.

AAI Featured on 2018-12-14T12:00:58+00:00

Lovelines, Not Bloodlines – Lea’s Perspective on Adoption

The last video in our series celebrating National Adoption Month is Lea's story. Lea wants her birth parents to know that she is happy and thankful for the beautiful life they gave her by placing her into a wonderful family. "My life is filled with joy."  

Lovelines, Not Bloodlines – Lea’s Perspective on Adoption 2018-12-07T12:11:50+00:00

Adoption From Alex’s Perspective

In our continued celebration of National Adoption Awareness Month we are sharing another video that was shown at our recent Uniting Hearts | Creating Families Fundraising Gala. This is a short video about Alex, giving his perspective on adoption as an adoptee, describing it as "beautiful pain".  

Adoption From Alex’s Perspective 2018-11-26T17:01:13+00:00

‘Choose Adoption!’ Shirts Still Available in Some Sizes

The Choose Adoption! T-shirts were the 'must-have's' when we got them for our volunteers at a recent event, so we decided to order more, and make them available to you in November as part of our National Adoption Awareness Month celebration! We've got a basic Tee, a women's cut Tee, a long-sleeve Tee, and a hooded sweatshirt.... you're going to want one, or maybe more [...]

‘Choose Adoption!’ Shirts Still Available in Some Sizes 2018-11-21T15:18:56+00:00

An Adoptee’s Perspective – Erika’s Story

We have been celebrating National Adoption Awareness Month in November! Three beautiful videos were shown at our recent Fall Gala. In honor of National Adoption Awareness month we are sharing them with you. Here is the first one featuring Erika, who is grateful to her birth mother for the difficult choices she made.

An Adoptee’s Perspective – Erika’s Story 2018-11-20T14:03:44+00:00