Adoption Support Groups/Organizations
Adoptive Family Support Network Visit their Website
A post-adoption focused organization serving the West Michigan area. Many wonderful support groups, educational forums and other services available.
Bethany Christian Services AD-OPTS Program
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Specialized therapy services for pre and post adoptive children addressing past trauma issues and helping children to build skills and move forward in their lives.
Chinese Association of West Michigan (CAWM) Visit their Website
A non-profit organization serving the socio-cultural needs of the growing Chinese community and reaching out to the broader communities in the West Michigan area. Saturday Chinese language school, special events and meetings throughout the year.
Chinese Culture Group of Greater Grand Rapids Visit their Website
An educational and cultural group for families of adopted Chinese children (pre- and post-adoption welcome).
Christian Advocates For Adoption (CAFA) Visit their Website
Inspiring Christians to adopt, educating the church, and providing a system of fundraising for Christians working to adopt.
Orphan Ministry Alliance
Providing information, education, and support to West Michigan churches pursuing an orphan/adoption ministry focus. Contact Jodi Lewis.
SAFE (Singles Adopting from Everywhere) Visit their Website
West Michigan group of single adoptive parents. Members are mostly from the Grand Rapids area and have adopted children from around the world.
Area Family/Attachment Therapists
We have assembled a list of therapists with experience/specialization in working with adoptive families and children.
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Blue Dragon Restaurant 8980 N Rodgers Dr., Caledonia Township, MI. (616)891-6961.
Chinese and Korean food. Has good reputation among local Koreans.
Far East Chinese Restaurant 3639 Clyde Park SW, Grand Rapids, MI. (616)531-7176.
Chinese and Vietnamese food.
The Fiddler 6676 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield, MI 48322. (248)851-8782.
Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Hungarian, Jewish and American food.
Restauracja Amadeus 122 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. (734)665-8767.
European, Polish food. Visit their Website
Russian Tea Time Restaurant 77 E. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60603. (312)360-0000.
Russian food. Visit their Website
Seoul Garden Restaurant 3321 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI. (616)956-1522.
Korean and Chinese food.
Shogun Japanese Restaurant 2901 Breton Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI. (616)241-4141.
Chinese, Japanese and Korean food.
Ethnic Stores (some of our members' favorites):
Asian Delight Marketplace 4463 Breton Road, Kentwood, MI. (616)827-1828
This modern Asian Grocery Store provides fresh vegetables, frozen seafood, sauces, noodles, snacks and drinks, and many other merchandise for Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and other Asian cooking.
Guatemala Imports 188 Wealthy SE, Grand Rapids, MI. (616)235-8889
Hoa Binh Oriental Foods 7361 S. Division, Wyoming, MI (616)452-6711.
Asian grocery store with emphasis on Vietnamese foods.
Hong Kong Market 4242 S. Division, Kentwood, MI. (616)406-1918.
Asian grocery store. Large freezer section as well as a large fish/meat counter. Part of an Asian strip mall.
India House 3760 S. Division, Grand Rapids, MI. (616)243-1219.
Small Indian restaurant with Indian grocery story attached.
Kim's Oriental Store 3627 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI. (269) 342-1020.
Korean market, sells both Korean and Japanese foods and gifts. Will make food for catered events.
Lee's Oriental Market 3004 S. Division, Grand Rapids, MI. (616)243-1394.
Asian Market--carries food and gift items.
Olympic Market 3530 S. Division, Wyoming, MI. (616)243-5525.
Saigon Market 655 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI. (616)245-5851.
Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai, Lao, Philippine, and African foods.
Seoul Market 660 36th St. SW, Wyoming, MI. (616)261-2929.
Korean grocery and deli.
Spice of India 1414 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI.
Indian grocery store for all kinds of rice, dals, flour, frozen food and fresh vegetables. (616)245-6654.
Urartu International Foods 4301 Kalamazoo SE, Kentwood, MI. (616)241-2777.
Eastern European food market. Visit their Website
Gojo Ethiopian Cuisine and Deli, 421 Norwood SE, Grand Rapids, MI. (616)459-3383
Miscellaneous Local Resources
Hosanna Korean Church, Kalamazoo, MI. Visit their Website
Kalamazoo Russian Festival, Kalamazoo, MI. Visit their Website
A family-friendly event held each November to celebrate Russian culture
Michigan SuhBu Korean Church 4255 Shaffer Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512, (616)334-6884.
English worship services for adoptive families with lunch fellowship following. Call for dates/times.
St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2250 E. Paris SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. (616)954-2700. Visit their Website