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A family we are so proud of!

A family we are so proud of!

Just Joel

 

Want to read a beautiful story of love?

Hop on over the Love Without Boundaries today for a story that will inspire and encourage! Plus some amazing photographs.

 

MAA Family in the News!

MAA Family in the News!

Nasko Newingham, 9, center, gets tickled by brothers Louis, 2 at left and Edward, 4 while seated with parents Ginger and Chance Newingham in the living room of his Athens home on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016.Ginger Newingham did not like the Priceline.com advertisement that she, and many others, put adopting and orphans in a very negative light. So, she did something about it.

Recently she was featured in the Springfield State Journal Register. See the article here! 

 

A Letter to Encourage

A Letter to Encourage

A Letter to Encourage

We all have different motivations for adopting. It can be to expand your family, begin your family, “save a child”, to give a child a future – a hope – a dream. But what if the reason God called us to adoption is to stretch us beyond our capacity?

Each and every child God creates is a gift. Whether a baby, toddler, school aged, or aging out – each child can teach us a little something about ourselves – or even grow us beyond ourselves. Perhaps we are called to adoption because we were set apart? We may not have the fancy degrees, tons of money, a palace to live in, or the best upbringing ourselves – but what if that’s why we are called? If God calls us to follow him in obedience perhaps we are chosen for a reason. God doesn’t choose the proud and mighty but the humble in spirit. We may think we aren’t the ideal parents – that maybe we won’t raise our children properly because we don’t have it all figured out. Not that I’m an expert in psychology but from what I have gathered – none of us have it all figured out. I believe that’s where we go beyond ourselves and trust in God. The one who calls you to it will see you through it.

I would encourage you today – that if you or someone you know is considering adoption to take a moment to pray and ask for guidance. Every child is valuable and I believe every obedient parent to God’s call is valuable as well!

 

MAA Lunar New Year Celebration

MAA Lunar New Year Celebration

 

 

The Year of the Monkey is here and MAA is ready to celebrate!

We are inviting all adopting and adoptive families to join us on Sunday, February 7, 2:00-6:00 pm at Limestone Presbyterian Church.  There will be games, food, and crafts. Please come with a potluck item to share.

Please RSVP to Leonette@madisonadoption.org

Directions available upon request.

Proud of one of our MAA families!

Proud of one of our MAA families!

Making a genuine difference in the lives of children is our first love. Working with amazing families that love children and work diligently to give them a hope and future is our second.

This story is from a family we are so happy to have worked with. Its INSPRIING. HAVE TISSUE READY. BE PREPARED TO HAVE YOUR PASSION LIT UP FOR THE WORLDS ORPHANS. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL STORY.The Oasis Blog

http://www.roepnack.blogspot.com/2015/10/more-children-less-orphans.htm

MAA Adoption Reunion in Illinois!

MAA Adoption Reunion in Illinois!

Please join us for the adoption reunion and orphan hosting picnic on Saturday, July 11th from 11 am to 2 pm at Rochester Community Park in Rochester, Illinois. You will have the opportunity to meet orphans from China who will be in the United States for a month. These children are all in need of adoptive families, so please spread the word to anyone who may be interested in attending. This picnic will also be an adoption reunion for all adoptive families. Most of the adoptive families will have children adopted from China or the Philippines, but all are invited to attend. Families will need to bring their own food, drinks and table service. We also recommend bringing your lawn chairs in case there is not enough room at the picnic tables. Madison Adoption Associates Director, Aleda Madison, and Associate Director, Diana Bramble, look forward to seeing you there!

Madison Adoption Associates's photo.

Acrobats of China Adoption Reunion

Acrobats of China Adoption Reunion

Incredible! Acrobats of China featuring the New Shanghai Circus

Yakov Smirnoff Theatre

470 State Highway 248

Branson, MO 65616

417-336-8888

pengyou@acrobatsofchina.com

ANNOUNCING:

THE FIRST ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL ADOPTED CHILD REUNION IN BRANSON MISSOURI

The Incredible! Acrobats of China featuring the New Shanghai Circus has been hosting an Adopted Chinese Child Reunion for more than 10 years in both Branson, Missouri and Pidgeon Forge, Tennessee.  This year, in recognition of the loving generosity of American families who have opened their home, arms and hearts to children from all over the world we have expanded our reunion to all families with internationally adopted children.

 The International Adopted Child Reunion activities will be held at the Yakov Smirnoff Theatre in Branson, Missouri on July 18, 2015, beginning with activities for the whole family including international games, crafts and demonstrations.  Lunch will be provided at the theatre and there will be more activities after lunch, culminating with the Acrobats of China featuring the New Shanghai Circus Show at 3:00.

 We have reserved a block of rooms at the Branson Towers Hotel.  The rate of $65  per night plus tax, for 2 adults and up to 3 children per room will be available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 17 -19, 2015.  For room reservations call Misty Mulkey at the Branson Towers at 417-336-4500.  Be sure to say you are with the International Adopted Child Reunion.

 To register your family or for more information please email Brandi Chen at pengyou@acrobatsofchina.com

 

 

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 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.