HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET GIRL! You are 1! Such a monumental birthday! I’m not sure how you will spend your day. But all that comes to my mind are familiar images of 1-year-old birthdays I have been part of…cake smashing, giggles, doting, proud parents, and lots and lots of pictures. I don’t know if any of this will be part of your day. I sure hope some of it will. But I do know that once you are home to your forever family, you can count on the giggles, the doting, the proud parents, and the lots and lots of pictures at each.and.every.birthday after this one. Our hope for you is that this is the only birthday you will spend in an orphanage. May the next 100 birthdays be surrounded by family.  

Shannon turned 1 on September 1st. She is diagnosed with Down syndrome, alpha-thalassemia, and brain dysplasia. There is a $1,500 grant available for the family who adopts her. For more information, please complete the Prospective Adoptive Parent form .
The annual Walk Of Love Cross Country 5K & Fun Walk is a fall-themed run through the iconic  Star Barn Village  in Elizabethtown, PA on September 15th @ 830am . It's a full day of fun for your whole family. Games, activities for the children, competitions for the adults and food for all! Space is limited, so join MAA and register today to reserve your spot. Madison Adoption Associates will have an info table full of goodies, stop by and say hi!

This fun-filled day helps Brittany's Hope reach their $65,000 goal!
$65,000 can provide 7,000 kids with a year of medical care, 2,500 kids with food & clean water for a month or 595 safe, comfortable and stimulating cribs for infants that would otherwise be forced to sleep on a hard floor. At Brittany's Hope,  100% of your donation  will go directly to orphaned children. All non-program expenses, such as fundraising and overhead, are paid for by a generous corporate benefactor. If you are not able to attend the 5k but are still interested in giving, click here !
If you haven't heard, Madison Adoption Associates is offering its very own Nurture Group at our Delaware office! Every 3 rd Thursday of the month, beginning in September, we invite you to join us and learn TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) based techniques that will nourish your bond with your child. 

Laura Taylor , our Clinical Supervisor and TBRI Certified Practitioner will lead the group and teach you different techniques that you can utilize to strengthen your connection with your child.

Nurture Group is open to:  Parents (adoptive, biological, foster, step, waiting) and their children
4-years-old and older (adoptive, biological, foster, step). 
**Due to the one-on-one, interavtice nature of this group, only bring one child per parent please**   
When: Thursday, September 20th; Thursday, October 18th; & Thursday, November 15th 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Where:  Madison Adoption Associates
            1102 Society Drive
            Claymont, DE 19703

Cost:  $20/family when paid in advance. $30/family at the door. When paying in advance, please print and sign the RSVP form, and mail in with check to: Madison Adoption Associates
1102 Society Drive
Claymont, DE 19703. 
Please put ‘Nurture Group’ in the memo. We are sorry, but we are unable to accept credit card payments at this time.

Space is limited, so please RSVP below!
See who came home in August!
We are also thrilled to announce that our first four Colombian angels are home!