Monthly archives for May, 2015

Welcome HOME!!

Welcome HOME!!

WELCOME HOME!!

Madison Adoption Associates, 
is happy to announce that these, children came home to their new, families in April 2015

Parents

State

Children

Gender

Age

Country

Kyle, ,  & Miranda

IN

Naomi

Female

2 Years

China

Cameron, ,  & Kelly

OH

Ashley

Charlie

Katelyn

Female

Male

Female

13, ,  Years

10, ,  Years

14 Years

China

Richard, ,  & Cynthia

AL

Franklin

Male

3 Years

China

Rodney, ,  & Amy

IL

Cassidy

Female

12 Years

China

Cheryl

NJ

Landon

Male

4 Years

China

Don &, ,  Rachelle

MA

Jeremy

Male

10 Years

China

Ron &, ,  Julie

KY

Sydney

Female

2 Years

China

Randy, ,  & Ethan

OH

Patrick

Male

9 Years

China

James, ,  & Anita

KY

Ian

Male

5 Years

China

Bradley, ,  & Terry

NJ

Elizabeth

Female

6 Years

China

Scott, ,  & Robin

DE

Molly

Female

11 Years

China

Patrick, ,  & Tari

IL

Dexxon

Male

12 Years

China

Its HOSTING time!

Its HOSTING time!
Madison Adoption Associates
Orphan Hosting Program 2015
MAA is beginning to plan now, 
for the Summer 2015 Orphan Hosting Program.
If you live in Illinois or Missouri and would like to learn more about hosting a child from China or Philippines, please contact Michelle@MadisonAdoption.org.
The exact dates are not set at this time, but the children will most likely be here during the month of July 2015. , Only families living in Illinois or Missouri can host because of the required supervision and group events.
Families are also needed to host the adults who accompany the children. , This is a great way to help the children, who cannot travel without these chaperones!

MAA Serves!

MAA Serves!
Madison Adoption Associates – Charity Report
MAA recently donated funding to the Beaver County Children & Youth Services (Pennsylvania) to provide Easter treats and luggage for children in foster care.
These children, who are entering foster care, will now have their own suitcase to carry their belongings, instead of having to use a garbage bag!
MAA also donated $10,000 to Delaware Foster Care programs.
Beaver County Children & Youth Services wrote:

Radio Program: Foreign Adoptions Lowest in Thirty Years

Radio Program: Foreign Adoptions Lowest in Thirty Years

From Take Two:,  Last year the number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents dropped to the lowest level since 1982, according to figures recently released by the State Department.

For comparison’s sake, in 2004, foreign adoptions reached an all time high of 22,884. Last year, the grand total was just 6,441.

Chuck Johnson, CEO of the National Council for Adoption, joined Take Two to discuss the drop in international adoptions.

You can listen to this radio segment here!

Ornament for MAA!

Ornament for MAA!
ADOPTION IS A MIRACLE
Need a special gift for your favorite adoptive family? , CoZzzy Comfy is hosting a fundraiser to benefit Madison Adoption Associates’ humanitarian aid projects.
This is a limited time offer – orders are due by May 30th!!

Advocacy: Our Extra Special Children!

Advocacy: Our Extra Special Children!
Madison Adoption Associates LOVES our Waiting Children with Down Syndrome!!
If you are interested in learning more about any of these children, please contact Sara@MadisonAdoption.org

Resource: I Love You Rituals

Resource: I Love You Rituals

Here is a book recommendation for you!

I Love You Rituals by Becky Bailey is not specifically written for adoptive families, but can serve as a wonderful resource for attachment activities that are natural and easy to start doing in your home and with your family. This can be of great help early on after your children have arrived home. Attachment activities can help build strong bonds between parents and children as well as siblings and grandparents.

It is available in bookstores and also on Amazon!

MAA Family in Action!

MAA Family in Action!

Love this photo I got today from an awesome MAA family who is coming on for their #2!,  This is the application they mailed to our office today!,  The mom told me before they mailed it the kids all kissed it and prayed., ,  We adore our families!!!, 

Madison Adoption Associates's photo.

Shop in May for 10% Donation to Sparrow Fund!

Shop in May for 10% Donation to Sparrow Fund!

I have mentioned before that I am very grateful for the work of The Sparrow Fund.,  This is an organization that does some good for adoptive and adopting families! This May you can shop (yippee!) at specific businesses that will then donate 10% to the Sparrow Fund. This means they can keep helping adoptive families and you make a lovely purchase in the mean time.

There are small businesses (many Etsy and WAHM) that are featured and some beautiful items. I just spent an hour browsing through! Its the month of May only, so take a look and help “build the nest!”

 

Adovcacy: A final plea!

Adovcacy: A final plea!
WAITING CHILDREN FILES TO BE RETURNED SOON!
Help us find them a loving and permanent family!
Madison Adoption Associates is making a final plea for families to adopt these beautiful children who will have their referral files returned to the China Shared List on Thursday.
MAA is offering a $1500 agency fee reduction for the adoption of these children before the referral files are returned!
Please contact Diana Bramble or Sara Lang if you are interested in any of these precious waiting children!!
Wow! What a great bunch of children!!
To view the full referral information for these waiting children, please visit MAA’s Waiting Children web page.