Madison Adoption Associates wishes you all the best this holiday season. We want to thank you for everything you do for children all throughout the year. May your days be merry and bright!
“If you could sit with your younger self for an hour or two, what advice would you give them?”
We invite you, MAA adoptee 16 or older, to participate in our 1st annual adult adoptee writing contest. We value your voice, and we would like to take this opportunity to hear from you, and share your words with the adoptive community. There is a $500 prize which will be awarded to the writer of the winning essay. It is required that the prize money be put towards your future educational and/or vocational endeavors (tuition, books, college applications, training workshops, etc), or towards exploration of your identity as an adoptee and/or your culture/heritage (homeland trips, conferences, etc).
GUIDELINES: In 1,000-1,250 words, please answer the question above. There are no requirements regarding the specific topic you choose to write about, but we ask that your essay, in whatever way you see fit, answers the question. The new submission deadline is now December 31st, 2021.

Please email Sarah Hansen for participation information!

Access to adoption and birth records for adopted individuals sits at the intersection of ethics, privacy, confidentiality, and adoptee rights. Carefully navigating these delicate topics requires an understanding of the history of adoptee records access, the legal statutes and legislative actions that have shaped it, and the impact of DNA technologies. In this month’s issue of the Adoption Advocate, author and adult adoptee Abigail Lindner, breaks it all down and offers some suggested changes and considerations for the future.
Don’t forget to choose Madison Adoption Associates as your non-profit of choice on Amazon Smile during all of your holiday shopping! You can shop AND support our mission all at the same time! Go to AmazonSmile and choose Madison Adoption Associates as your charity today! Thank you!!!
Families home in November!
Our offices will be closed from December 24th, 2021 through January 2nd, 2022 so our staff can recharge and enjoy much deserved time with their families! We will, of course, be checking email daily for urgent matters, and processing mail.  
If you are not in a position to adopt right now, but still feel compelled to help this holiday season, 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.