MARCH 2014
Madison Adoption Associates has been granted permission by the Inter-Country Adoption Board (ICAB) in the Philippines to place a limited number of "healthy" children.
Aleda & Diana with children in the Philippines.


ICAB gives preference to families who are Filipino-American.  Adoptive parents who are not Filipino-Americans will wait longer for a referral.  The referrals of healthy children who are toddler-age typically occur 18 months to 3 years after ICAB receives and approves a family's dossier.  

Families who wish to adopt through this program must meet all of the requirements for a Philippine adoption; no waivers will be approved by ICAB.  Single women are not permitted to adopt a child in this program.


For Madison Adoption Associates' full information packet on adoption from the Philippines, please click here:


MAA Philippines Adoption Program 

Madison Adoption Associates goes to China!  



Madison Adoption Associates is preparing for their first trip to China for 2014. Five staff members will be leaving on March 9 and visiting several orphanages and civil affairs offices. MAA's China coordinators, Ming and Richard, will be joining the staff for different portions of the trip.  Their stops will include Anhui, Harbin, Guangzhou, Gaozhou, Dianbi, Huadu, Shenzhen, Longgang, and Baoan. They look forward to meeting lots of children who may be available for adoption, and meeting with adoption officials to find out how MAA can assist the orphanages to better care for the children.


The MAA staff will return home on March 20.  We wish them a safe and productive trip!


Check MAA's Facebook page for updates during the China tour!!

Book Review: Wish You Happy Forever


Wish You Happy Forever chronicles Half the Sky founder Jenny Bowen's personal and professional journey to transform Chinese orphanages-and the lives of the neglected girls who live in them-from a state of quiet despair to one of vibrant promise.


 Critical Praise for Wish You Happy Forever

"Both heartrending and victoriously uplifting, Wish You Happy Forever provides the backdrop on the lives of thousands of orphan girls and their foster grandmothers, teachers, volunteers, donors, and the ever-grateful adoptive parents. This is a must read for lessons on compassion, persistence, and true love."


Welcome Home  




Madison Adoption Associates

is happy to announce that these children came home to their new families in February 2014


From China:
Lena to Christopher & Jennifer in Minnesota
Beau to Brian & Sara in Kentucky
Joy to Roger & Amy in Illinois
Lilah to Matthew & Stephanie in Illinois
Sophie to Samuel & Jamie in Illinois
Chloe to Jeffery & Erin in Ohio
Correction from the Madison Minutes January Edition:
Elijah to John & Samantha in New Jersey
MAA new letterhead

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