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." https://vimeo.com/301759854
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". https://vimeo.com/301755656
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 [...]
Megan and Greg share their adoption story in the article below, and will also be on the panel at the Free Explore Adoption Information meeting at the Farmington Hills Office at 26105 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 106. The meeting is Monday, November 19th at 7pm. Click HERE to see the event details. Click HERE to see Megan and Greg's adoption story!
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]