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Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder signed into law yesterday, Tuesday, April 15th, legislation designed to improve the adoption process.

A birth mother shares her thoughts about making an open adoption plan.

The Michigan Senate has passed three House-passed bills designed to speed up adoptions.

Interesting open adoption story.

Kevin Hoffman is an adult adoptee who wrote the very good book Growing up Black in White. He also has a blog that is well worth the read. His most recent post has to do with maintaining relationships after a birth family reunion.

The Info Meeting & Foster Parent Orientation scheduled for this evening have been cancelled due to low registration.

With tax time just around the corner, here are some resources you may be interested in. Bills Tax Service has some articles on their website as well as a free webinar.

Here is a wonderful article about open adoption!

Some tips for adoptive parents (and foster parents too).

Join this Q&A Webinar on independent domestic adoption on January 22, 2014!

Good article about a transracial family's experience.

When divorce magnifies adoption's losses. Good read.

Check out this worthwhile live webinar Wednesday, Jan. 22. The panel: an adopted person, a birth mom and an adoptive mom - reflects back on their own experiences with adoption and pose questions to each other giving adoptive parents insight into many universal adoption themes

Due to extreme weather conditions, HATW office will be closed Monday, January 6, 2014.

Hope other states will follow suit in allowing adult adoptees access to original birth records. 

Finding forever families! Read story here

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