During the holidays, a lot of you will shop on Amazon for those special gifts. BUT DID YOU KNOW that if you do that SAME shopping through  Amazon Smile  that Madison Adoption Associates receives a donation?! Talk about a WIN WIN! The catch is, you must be sure to go directly to  smile.amazon.com  and choose Madison Adoption Associates as your non-profit of choice. Then, you must go to  smile.amazon.com  EACH time you shop to ensure MAA receives the donation (rather than using the Amazon app). 

And for you Android users, you can now enable Amazon Smile in your Android mobile app instead of needing to checkout with a web browser! (Coming soon for iPhones).

A few extra clicks during the holidays means that more kids get help around the world!  Thank you for choosing MAA as your non-profit of choice. Now get shopping!
Calling all IL, PA, and NJ families!
Host a child from the Philippines this summer!

ICAB, the central authority in the Philippines, has invited MAA to  host children  in summer 2020! For these children to get this chance, we need to recruit families quickly. Families who host must live in Illinois, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania and must complete a home study.  Read more here  about why we limit hosting to those states.

We are in need of host families for five boys, ages 8-10 years old, and a 9 and 10 year old set of sisters that was just added. They are all medically healthy, but have various delays or learning disabilities. They have all been declared legally free for adoption and waiting for adoptive families. More children may be added to the host program at a later date. All the children can also be adopted outright without hosting.

Families must live in IL, PA or NJ, and complete a home study. Ideally families will meet all  eligibility guidelines for the Philippines , but exceptions are considered on a case by case basis. We are looking for families who want to adopt the child they host. Hosting gives families an opportunity to better understand their child and prepare resources for when they come home. Please contact Katie Schultz if interested.

Don't fit the requirements to adopt from the Philippines?
We offer summer hosting for Colombia as well!
Contact Adriana Chaves about hosting a child from Colombia this summer!
You can never have enough adoption education!

Beginning in January, Madison Adoption Associates will be recommending a course of the month through our partnership with Creating A Family. We hope to introduce a fun and interactive way for our families to continue learning throughout the process and continue adding tools to their tool box. Stay tuned for details coming in 2020.
See who came home in November!
If you are not in a position to adopt right now, but still feel compelled to help, please know that you can always make a donation directly to Madison Adoption Associates . Your generous gift will be directed where it is needed most, whether that be to provide food and medical services to vulnerable children both domestically and internationally, to support MAA’s growing therapeutic support services for adoptive and foster families, to help ease the financial burden for adoptive families, and/or many other areas where MAA serves deserving children. So please – consider making a tax-deductible donation today, so that children around the world may have a chance for a brighter tomorrow.
December 24th - January 1st
We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!