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Crisis in International Adoption – What and Who is Behind It

Just released today! A Major piece in The Federalist on the Crisis in International Adoption - What and Who is behind it. This is one of the best things we have seen so far - a MUST READ! Check out the Glenn Beck radio show Tuesday morning, March 20, 2018, at 10AM EST/9AM CST/8AM MST to see national adoption advocates discuss solutions to the crisis [...]

Crisis in International Adoption – What and Who is Behind It 2018-03-19T12:18:49+00:00

Bulgarian Organizations Make Appeal for Special Needs Children

Written by Bulgaria Child Advocate Organizations on March 7, 2018 Published on RainbowKids.com What if RainbowKids could no longer show you the faces of children who are waiting for families?  What if one person, with all the power, believed that families interested in adopting should not be allowed to view children who are legally available for adoption? Couched in legalese,with the invention of a new term [...]

Bulgarian Organizations Make Appeal for Special Needs Children 2018-03-09T16:09:15+00:00

Celebrate Adoption on April 14 with Great Friends, Great Food, and Great Entertainment!

Our Annual Spring Gala in Northville, Michigan is just around the corner on April 14, 2018. Funds raised will go directly to support domestic outreach and education, international program development, and Adoption Associates, Inc. family grants. We are excited to share with you that Roxanne Steele, the amazing midday host on Detroit’s #1 for Country 99.5 WYCD radio will be our emcee for the evening. [...]

Celebrate Adoption on April 14 with Great Friends, Great Food, and Great Entertainment! 2018-03-09T16:17:57+00:00

Erin’s Adoption Story

When I found out I was pregnant I was 18 years old. It was my first semester in college, and the birthfather and I had been together for about six months. It came as a complete shock to me. I always thought I would be the last person to become pregnant. What a wake-up call. My boyfriend and I weren’t ready to get married, and [...]

Erin’s Adoption Story 2018-02-28T12:41:41+00:00

U.S. Government Raises Fees

The Washington Post released the article below on February 16.   Parents Adopting Children to See Higher Fees, New Rules by David Crary NEW YORK — The U.S. government has raised fees and made a series of regulatory changes recently for American families adopting children overseas, fueling resentment toward the State Department among agencies who fear further reductions in the already dwindling number of foreign [...]

U.S. Government Raises Fees 2018-02-19T13:45:05+00:00

Free Information Meeting in Lansing!

Join us as we Explore Adoption on March 13 at 6:30 pm! Bring your questions and join us on March 13 for this free information meeting. Adoption Associates staff will be on hand to provide valuable information about their Domestic Infant and International adoption programs. For more details or to RSVP, please contact Nancy Cannon at 517.327.1388 or lansing@adoptionassociates.net.

Free Information Meeting in Lansing! 2018-02-19T13:44:45+00:00

Your URGENT Action is Needed! Call Today!

PLEASE HELP advocate for intercountry adoption on FEBRUARY 7 & 8! On February 1, 2018, adoption service providers were informed of substantial mandatory fee increases associated with obtaining and maintaining accreditation by the federal government. These fees are scheduled to go into effect on February 15, 2018. The fees will all go to an exclusive new accrediting entity and will increase the cost of intercountry [...]

Your URGENT Action is Needed! Call Today! 2018-02-07T10:44:29+00:00

It’s Going to be an Eventful Year at AAI!

Did you know that we count on donors for 10% of our budget? And that we receive no government funding? Our income derives primarily from fees for service, yet in order for us to keep living out our mission, we need additional support. YOU can get involved in supporting AAI! (If you are a current client of AAI, this is for information only and should [...]

It’s Going to be an Eventful Year at AAI! 2018-05-02T11:00:34+00:00

Waiting Family Quarterly Newsletter

Networking and the Power of Social Media 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 [...]

Waiting Family Quarterly Newsletter 2018-02-01T12:34:07+00:00

Putting the Pieces Together: The Significance of the Child’s Story

BY: DEBBIE WYNNE, MSED., LPC-S, LCPAA, RPT-S (Originally posted by the National Council For Adoption on December 1, 2017) Curiosity about who we are, where we came from, and our significance in life is universal. Today, opportunities abound to search family history to fill in the missing pieces of the past, whether a family member shares stories from one generation to the next or we [...]

Putting the Pieces Together: The Significance of the Child’s Story 2018-01-23T11:43:22+00:00