Nikki’s Adoption Story

Dear Prospective Birth Parent, Thank you for your interest in adoption and for choosing life for your unborn child instead of abortion. My name is Nikki, and at age 18 I became pregnant as a result of a sexual assault. Because of the rape, I felt that I could not parent this child, so I looked into planning adoption at the suggestion of my counselor. [...]

Nikki’s Adoption Story 2017-08-11T10:50:08+00:00

Surprise!

Life is filled with many surprises and the arrival of a new baby is always an unexpected one. But in the world of adoption, "surprise" takes on a whole new meaning. For those adopting domestically, there is often not much notice when that long awaited call comes from the agency. And, what better way to pass that on then to catch others unaware. Share the [...]

Surprise! 2017-07-27T11:07:02+00:00

Courage

Courage comes in many different forms. You can find courage on the battle field, courage fighting a grave illness, or courage raising a special needs child. But, rarely seen or talked about is the courage of a woman who has placed her baby with a family because she, for what ever reason, could not be a parent. Planning adoption for a baby is one of [...]

Courage 2017-07-27T11:07:52+00:00

The Gift of Life – Ryan’s Adoption Story

Ryan has never met his birth mother who put him up for adoption when she realized she faced an unplanned pregnancy. Now 30 years old, Ryan was placed with his adoptive family as a baby.  Ryan shares his feelings not only about his adoption, but the admiration he feels for his birth mother. He eloquently shares how grateful he is that she chose adoption instead [...]

The Gift of Life – Ryan’s Adoption Story 2017-07-03T22:38:11+00:00

Ganai’s Adoption Story

I decided to plan adoption for my child to give him something I couldn’t provide: my full attention. The love for him I have is free and bountiful. Yes, I would have been able to scrape together food, clothes and shelter for him, but in the end my full attention would not have been there for him. The three children I have now and myself [...]

Ganai’s Adoption Story 2017-06-29T12:29:11+00:00

Preparing Your Hospital Plan

One of the most important responsibility for Adoption Associates pregnancy counselors are to help pregnant women plan for their hospital experience. This is a very important time and work through many questions with birth mothers prior to delivery: Who do you want to be in the labor and delivery room with you?  Do you want the family who is adopting your baby to be in the room? Do you want to see [...]

Preparing Your Hospital Plan 2017-05-09T22:36:11+00:00

Questions to Ask Yourself when Selecting an Adoptive Family for your Child

When I close my eyes what do I envision the best family for my child to look like? Every birth mom has a family picture in her mind of what she thinks the perfect family for her unborn child will look like, do for a living, and how they will raise her child. Be honest about what you think they are like, which ideals are [...]

Questions to Ask Yourself when Selecting an Adoptive Family for your Child 2017-02-24T00:20:23+00:00

Empowering birthmothers

At AAI, we are all about empowering women.   Women come to us in a crisis situation and unsure about their decision.   We want to make sure every woman has the information to make the right choice for them.   We work with the birthmothers to develop a plan for their baby.    It's our job at Adoption Associates to help every woman make [...]

Empowering birthmothers 2017-07-13T06:28:20+00:00

How one birthmother made her birth plan

When you are a little girl you don't spend your days imagining having a baby only to choose to give her away to another family. So when I was asked what I wanted to do when the time came for my delivery and placement of my little girl, I had absolutely no idea. I naively imagined that the doctors and nurses would just quietly take [...]

How one birthmother made her birth plan 2017-05-18T14:29:36+00:00

Open Communication

by Janet Forde When my nephew was five or six years old, he asked what his birth father's name was. He was told that his name was Steve, but was not really given any other information, such as what his birth father looked like or what his personality was like. Somehow in his mind he then became convinced that his birth father was Steve from [...]

Open Communication 2017-06-29T13:35:13+00:00
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