Monthly archives for November, 2013

Project Pasaga: Urgent Aid to the Philippines

Project Pasaga: Urgent Aid to the Philippines

MAA Staff visit Hospicio de San Jose
The news of the destruction and devastation that has affected the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan is frightening. , We know that many people are without food, clean water, clothing, and other basic human necessities.
Madison Adoption Associates is particularly concerned for the children who reside in Hospicio de San Jose (HSJ). , From past experience we are aware that HSJ floods very easily. , Due to the power outages in the Philippines, we have not been able to contact HSJ directly, although we have been informed that all of the children are safe.
Madison Adoption Associates is launching “Project Pagasa” to provide aid to HSJ and other orphanages in the Philippines. , Pagasa means “hope”. , We wish to provide some hope for these children and to ensure that they continue to be safe during this distressing time.
Madison Adoption Associates will match donations – up to a total of $10,000 – to assist the children who are suffering due to this disaster. , 100% of donations will go directly to the children of the Philippines. , This would mean a total of $20,000 going to the children in need.
If you would like to contribute to Project Pagasa, please make a donation through PayPal.
Madison Adoption Associates is a 501(c)3 agency and tax receipts will be provided for all donations.
Thank you!
Madison Adoption Associates

Typhoon in the Philippines

Typhoon in the Philippines

Madison has deep connections in the Philippines.,  We support orphanages, advocate for Filipino children and families, and serve American families that have and are in the process of adopting from the Philippines. In addition, we have friend there living and working and perhaps even now, suffering., ,  Please now that everyone at Madison is praying for the people of the Philippines. We are praying and working to help in any way possible.

As soon as Diana is made aware about specifics regarding orphanages and children that are directly connected to MAA and our families she will contact you. This is an utmost priority for her and we all understand how on edge many of you may be at this time.,  We do know that many of the children that Madison is working to aid are alive and being relocated to a safer facility at this time.

Please know that Madison will be launching, a fundraiser later today in order to send financial aid directly to the Philippines.,  MAA will match the money raised. A Constant Contact from Sara Lang at MAA will be going out today to all Madison families and friends.

Peace and Healing and Rest and Restoration to the people of the Philippines.

 

Advocacy: Marshall

Advocacy: Marshall

11 year old Marshall was newly listed with Madison Adoption Associates via an orphanage partnership. , He is diagnosed as having post-operative dropsy of the brain (likely post-operative hydrocephalus).

From his file: Marshall has normal mental development. Because he suffers dropsy of the brain, we reported him to the Tomorrow Plan and according to the plan, on Aug.14 2006, he was treated in Children,,…¾‚s Hospital. On Aug.25 2006, he received a ventriculoperitoneal shunt and on Sep.7 2006, he was discharged. He recovered well, then on Feb.26 2009 he received another surgery for the ventriculoperitoneal shunt and was released on Mar.13 2009. At the age of 2 years, he can point out the names of kids, at the age of 3 years, he can imitate to draw simple shapes, can call a yi, at the age of 4-5 years, he can walk and say simple sentences, due to the reason of Obstructive dropsy of brain, he is easy to fall down. now the balance ability is better, the pronunciation is clear, and he is more extrovert, can communicate with others. He can take care of himself, he is cute and polite, will help the younger brothers and sisters in daily time.

Videos available here:

Contact Sara at: sara@madisonadoption.com for more information or to review his file!

Please contact Sara for the password to the vimeo links.

Advocacy: Four Precious Children with Downs Syndrome

Advocacy: Four Precious Children with Downs Syndrome

These four older children with Down Syndrome are from my son’s orphanage and they just had their paperwork completed. , They are listed with Madison Adoption Associates via an orphanage partnership and are in need of very special, loving, and patient families.

12 year old Shephard has normal limb development and delayed mental development. Upon admission, he was 6 years old and he was curious and careful. After a period of time, he understood how things worked and became more open. At the age of 7 years, he was receiving the special education in the institute. He took part in more games, study, and work activities. His self-management was improved, but his accepting ability was poor compared to other kids. At the age of 8 years, his observing ability was improved and he could understand the language. He could try to imitate simple words, but his pronunciation was not clear. At the age of 10 years, he could do simple math and finish simple intelligence games under the guidance of his teachers. At the age of 12 years, he could tell the difference between things and had his own thoughts and abilities. He likes to help the younger kids. Now he can understand directions, can express simple sentences, can count
1-10, can paint, and can memorize things slowly. He is open, ready to smile, can get along with others well, and likes playing with kids in the playground. He likes playing basketball and riding the bike. He also likes drawing and watching cartoon with his friends.

9 year old Roger has normal limb development and delayed mental development. Upon admission, he was 4 years old. At that time, he could walk alone, felt strange about the new place, and was careful to get to know new people. After a period of time, he learned how things worked and liked to get to know new people and got along with others well. At the age of 5 years, he could go up and down stairs holding the rail, could clap his hands along to the rhythm of music, could pick his favorite toys, and could share toys and food with other kids. At the age of 7 years, he could jump off the ground, could draw 3 parts of the body, and could pick up and throw a ball. At the age of 9 years, his self-management was improved and he knew his gender. , He could eat and drink independently, take a bath, and put on his clothes independently. Now he is receiving the special education in the institute. He can imitate drawing pictures, can recognize common colors, can run
and jump, and can have simple motion with his friends. He would like to do some work, but his language is delayed and he can only speak some simple words unclearly, He can understand the directions and he is gentle, shy, and likes familiar people close to him. Roger can get along well with other kids, likes playing games, enjoys basketball, and likes riding bikes with kids in the playground. Occasionally he is obstinate, but telling him a story can make him smile.

9 year old Trudy has normal limb development and delayed mental development compared to other children. Upon admission, she was 1 year old and she was careful in her new surroundings. After a period of time, she began to understand how things worked and she was polite to people and got along well with others. At the age of 2 years, she could walk alone, was curious about new things, her hand-eye coordination was improved, and she could express her emotion. At the age of 4 years, she could have eat and drink independently and could recognize people, places and objects, but her expression was poor. At the age of 6 years, she was receiving the special education in the institute. , Her self-management was improved under the guidance of the teacher, but her accepting ability was not good compared to other kids of her age. At the age of 8 years, she could speak simple numbers and words, could draw, could finish some simple jigsaw puzzles, and could play with
the toy blocks. Now she can wave her body along with the rhythm of the music, can read simple children,,…¾‚s songs and words, and can count 1-10, but her expression is still poor. Trudy is open, likes music, can get along well with other kids, likes helping people, and wants to be praised. She is happy when watching cartoons and walking outside. , Trudy is diagnosed with Hep B as well.

11 year old Bree has normal limb development. Upon admission, she was 1 year old. After growing accustomed to life in the social welfare center, she began to understand how things worked, She was polite and could get along well with people. At the age of 2 years, she could walk, but could not speak. She began to hold the spoon to eat and hold the bottle to drink. She could recognize some familiar people and places. At the age of 4 years, she could listen to the music and stories and could draw simple shapes. At the age of 6 years, she could pick up a ball and had flexible motion of the hands. , She could join some simple work and games. At the age of 8 years, she could imitate adult,,…¾‚s action, could obey the game rules,and could understand the directions. At the age of 10 years, she could go up and down stairs, could put on clothes and shoes independently, and could help adults. Now she cannot speak, but she can make sounds of ,,¦…œyiyiyaya,,‚. She can
count 1-10, can recognize big and small, but cannot concentrate in the special education class. Bree is open, can get along well with others, likes playing with kids in the playground, and likes playing on the slide and swing. Everyone likes staying with her and sharing joy with her.

*All of these children will soon be listed on Reece’s Rainbow!
For more information on any of these precious children or to review their files, contact Sara at: sara@madisonadoption.com.