Adopting in Michigan – What is a Home Study?

A home study is simply an evaluation of a home and the family living in it to be sure it/they can provide a safe and loving environment for a child where the physical and emotional needs of the child can be met. The study of the home and family includes many different areas (see topics below). This information is necessary to assess a prospective adoptive [...]

Adopting in Michigan – What is a Home Study?2019-08-28T10:08:32-04:00

Using Facebook for Post Adoption Support

Blog Talk Radio Transcript: Air Date 10-10-17 (you may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below) Your child is having a meltdown, and you feel like a failure as a parent. Where do you go for support? There are countless “how to” parent books, but who has time to read them? This podcast is [...]

Using Facebook for Post Adoption Support2019-08-21T10:46:27-04:00

Living In Two Worlds – Transracial Adoption Workshop

This unique workshop, presented by Kathy Yates and Rhonda Roorda, is open to the public and will include an interactive panel discussion with adoptees and adoptive parents.  It’s ideal for anyone considering transracial adoption, parents of transracially adopted children, and adoption professionals. Topics include: The history of transracial adoption in the U.S. Understanding racism and coping with discrimination Developing a positive identity Gaining perspective to [...]

Living In Two Worlds – Transracial Adoption Workshop2019-08-12T14:18:20-04:00

Waiting Family News: Birth Mothers, Women of Courage

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. Don't forget, after you have read and reviewed this material, log onto www.myadoptionportal.com to complete a summary in the Domestic Education section.      Ashley, [...]

Waiting Family News: Birth Mothers, Women of Courage2019-07-31T17:07:24-04:00

Looking For a Michigan Adoption Agency?

Since 1990, Adoption Associates has been helping expectant parents who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy find permanent adoptive families for their children. Adoption Associates has assisted with thousands of adoptions right here in the United States. In addition to agency matched adoptions, Adoption Associates can help if you’ve already established a relationship with an expectant parent on your own. As a licensed Michigan adoption agency, [...]

Looking For a Michigan Adoption Agency?2019-07-24T10:00:24-04:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (AIR DATE 6.19.15): Having Faith – A Conversation With Angela an Adoptive Mom

How do you continue on the journey to adopt after two failed adoptions? How do you respond to inappropriate comments like "how can someone give their baby away?" Angela, an adoptive mom shares how they came to the decision to adopt, their difficult journey, their faith, and what they learned along the way. You can read the transcript below or listen to the podcast by [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (AIR DATE 6.19.15): Having Faith – A Conversation With Angela an Adoptive Mom2019-07-08T14:45:49-04:00

Should I Parent My Adopted Child Differently Than Birth Children?

Parents often struggle to blend the parenting approach they used before they adopted with the unique trust-based parenting approach they are now using to meet the unique needs of a child from a hard place. Watch as Dr. Karyn Purvis explains how parents can effectively meet the needs of all of their children — biological, adopted, and foster — by using a parenting approach that [...]

Should I Parent My Adopted Child Differently Than Birth Children?2019-07-03T17:09:47-04:00

Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption (FRUA)

FRUA has been in existence supporting adoptive families since 1994. They offer both a family membership and a new youth membership for young adults who have been adopted from an Eastern European country. Membership includes: Parent-to-parent support: Ten regional communities and the FRUA private, on-line community offering online minute-to-minute family support, as well as many parent organized districts offering local community; www.frua.org, their national website [...]

Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption (FRUA)2019-06-26T09:02:14-04:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date 6.28.16): Brokenness and Redemption – One Woman’s Story

Air Date: 6.28.16 Do you feel broken? Scared? Not sure where to turn. That is how Annie felt when she learned she was pregnant. Annie a mother of three, didn't have a job, her husband left her and her life was spiraling out of control. But out of her brokenness, Annie found redemption. Read the transcript below or listen to the podcast by clicking on [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date 6.28.16): Brokenness and Redemption – One Woman’s Story2019-06-20T14:40:40-04:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date: 5.30.17) Open Adoption – Why We Weren’t Scared

How is Adoption Associates different from other adoption agencies in Michigan? Adoption Associates promotes "Open Adoption."  What is open adoption? What does that look like? Can the birth parents take the children back? Read the transcript below or listen to the podcast by clicking on the media file above to hear first hand from an adoptive mother about her experience with open adoption. [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date: 5.30.17) Open Adoption – Why We Weren’t Scared2019-06-06T15:51:35-04:00