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Blog 2017-06-12T17:49:41+00:00

Post Adoption Reports – Reminder from Dept. of State

Have you filed a post-adoption report recently? The Office of Children’s Issues of the U.S. Department of State reminds adoptive parents and adoption service providers (ASPs) how important it is to comply with the country of origin’s requirements for submitting post-adoption reports. Compliance with a country of origin’s post-adoption reporting requirements not only demonstrates U.S. families’ commitment to their children’s welfare, but also helps encourage [...]

Mid Michigan Office to Open Later this Summer!

The new Mid Michigan office located at 115 S. Main Street, 2B, Freeland, MI 48623 will be open later this summer! We're celebrating by having an open house on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Join us for kids’ games and activities, food, and lots of family fun!

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date 7.19.16): Support When It Is Needed Most

Air Date: 7.19.16 You can read the transcript below or listen to the audio file by clicking here. Jennifer J.:                             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' premier talk-radio blog show. Adoption Associates and its staff are trusted leaders in adoption and we have placed well over [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date 5.3.16): Openness in Adoption – Helpful or Harmful

Air date: 5.3.16 You can read the transcript below or listen to it by clicking here. Speaker 5:                              Blog Talk Radio. Jennifer J.:                             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’ premier talk radio blog show. Adoption Associates was founded in 1990 and we specialize in both domestic [...]

Coming Soon!

Adoption Associates is excited to announce that we are growing our Mid Michigan location (Saginaw, Midland, and Bay Counties) this summer! Stay tuned for updates!

AAI Offering Temporary Fee Reduction – China Adoption Program

Thousands of children in China are currently waiting to be adopted. Our mission at Adoption Associates is to help children like these find permanent families. But the cost of adoption is often a barrier. To help ease the financial burden, Adoption Associates is reducing the agency fee by $1,000 for the first 20 families who complete the application process to adopt from China. Meet 'Paisley', [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Audio/Transcipt): One Couple’s Path to Transracial Adoption

Air date: 4.5.16 You can read the transcript below, or to listen to the podcast click here. TRANSCRIPT: Jennifer J: Hi and welcome- Radio Announcer: Blog Talk Radio. Jennifer J: 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 Associate's premier talk radio blog show. Adoption Associates and it's staff [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Audio/Transcript): A Birth Mother’s Relationship With the Children She Placed for Adoption

Air Date: 3.29.16 You can read the transcript below, or listen to the podcast by clicking here. TRANSCRIPT: Jennifer: Hi, and welcome to Adoption Focus. My name is Jennifer Jaworski and I am a social worker with Adoption Associates of Michigan. This is Adoption Associate's premier talk radio blog show. Adoption Associates was founded in 1990 and we specialize in both domestic and international adoptions. [...]

China Waiting Children Program

So many children wait. Wait for food. Wait for medical attention. Wait to be held. Wait for a family. Wait for a home. Adoption Associates has been placing children from China since 1994. From identifying the child who belongs in your family, to assisting you with your paperwork and preparing you to bring your child home, AAI provides the personal service you’ve been hoping for. [...]

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Today, May 10, 2018, is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. Each year on this day there is opportunity to focus on and to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and show that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development. Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the [...]