Waiting Families News – Adult Adoptees

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 [...]

Waiting Families News – Adult Adoptees 2018-10-26T10:52:31+00:00

QIC-AG is Empowering Adoptive Families to Seek Support

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 [...]

QIC-AG is Empowering Adoptive Families to Seek Support 2018-10-18T13:37:17+00:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date – 5.10.16): Unanswered Questions – How One Adoptee Found Peace

Air Date: 5.10.16 You can read the transcript below, or listen to the podcast by clicking here.   Speaker 1:    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 and its staff are trusted leaders in adoption, [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date – 5.10.16): Unanswered Questions – How One Adoptee Found Peace 2018-10-17T13:14:46+00:00

Explore Adoption! Information Meeting

Bring your questions and join us at our Farmington Hills office on November 19 at 7:00 pm for this free information meeting. A panel of local adoptive families will be sharing their experiences! Adoption Associates staff will also be on hand to provide valuable information about Domestic Infant and International adoption programs. For more details or to RSVP, please contact Jeanette or Mary Pat at [...]

Explore Adoption! Information Meeting 2018-09-27T09:32:11+00:00

Transracial Adoption Workshop

Understanding the Responsibility of Parenting Transracially Nationally-recognized thought leader on transracial adoption and advocate for adoptee rights, Angela Tucker, will help participants gain a deeper understanding of the responsibility of parenting transracially, increase awareness about the difference between intent and impact, and develop strategies for identifying and curbing micro-aggressions. This workshop is open to the public and ideal for: ·      Parents of transracially-adopted children ·      Anyone considering [...]

Transracial Adoption Workshop 2018-09-24T13:48:20+00:00

It may not be as scary as it sounds . . .

Special Needs. A term that tends to cause trepidation in the hearts and minds of many. A broad term that encompasses so many unique heath conditions; no two are alike. Similarly, every child is unique in their own way. Born with blue eyes, or brown eyes. Genetically destined to be 5 feet tall or 6 feet tall. Born with a heart capable of so much [...]

It may not be as scary as it sounds . . . 2018-09-18T13:27:23+00:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Aired 5.9.17): Private Agency Adoption | Foster Care Adoption Comparison – Jim Hayes

EPISODE - AIR DATE: 5.9.17   Private Agency Adoption & Foster Care Adoption: A Comparison   You can read the transcript below, or you can listen to the podcast by clicking here. Announcer: Blog talk radio. 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' premier talk radio blog [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Aired 5.9.17): Private Agency Adoption | Foster Care Adoption Comparison – Jim Hayes 2018-09-10T16:39:07+00:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Aired 5.2.17): What I Want My Friends to Know About Our Adoption

EPISODE:  AIR DATE - 5.2.17  What I Want My Friends to Know About Our Adoption You can read the transcript below, or you can listen to the podcast by clicking here.   Speaker 1: Live talk radio Jennifer: Hi and welcome to adoption focus. My name is Jennifer Jaworksi and I'm a social worker with adoption associates of Michigan. This is adoption associates premier talk [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Aired 5.2.17): What I Want My Friends to Know About Our Adoption 2018-09-10T16:36:18+00:00

Transracial Adoption Workshop

Understanding the Responsibility of Parenting Transracially Nationally-recognized thought leader on transracial adoption and advocate for adoptee rights, Angela Tucker, will help participants gain a deeper understanding of the responsibility of parenting transracially, increase awareness about the difference between intent and impact, and develop strategies for identifying and curbing micro-aggressions. This workshop is open to the public and ideal for: ·      Parents of transracially-adopted children ·      Anyone considering [...]

Transracial Adoption Workshop 2018-08-22T10:24:11+00:00

Waiting Families News – Bonding and Attachment

“Bonding and Attachment” – Surely you’ve wondered about this as you anticipate welcoming your adopted baby into your life. You may already have children in your home and can easily recall those strong feelings of love right from the start. Or maybe you’ll be a first-time parent, and you’re wondering how bonding and attachment will truly feel. And then you’re probably thinking about the extra [...]

Waiting Families News – Bonding and Attachment 2018-08-06T10:18:00+00:00