We are full swing in hosting preparation mode!  We have several children from the Philippines available. Also, our Colombia team JUST returned from meeting host kiddos, and we are excited to share them with you in the coming weeks! Stay tuned! While we have many beautiful children available, WE NEED HOST FAMILIES!! Live in MD, PA, NJ, IL, or MO, and are interested in hosting this summer? Em ail Michelle McGowan or Sarah Hansen for more information!! Or visit our website .
MAA staff members just returned from a productive and informative trip to beautiful Colombia. MAA was accredited in Colombia in September 2017. We are thrilled that we were able to meet with our staff, caregivers, orphanages, and Embassy officials. We also got to meet TONS of beautiful, legally free children! Please keep checking the MAA website as we are adding files as quickly as we can!
While MAA will continue to focus on older children and children with special needs, there are also many young children with very minor needs available for families who have logged in dossiers in Colombia.

We are SO EXCITED about this new program and all the children we can help get home! 
Colombia has no family size limit, and we have also been told that the previously lengthy in country stay is now completed in just three weeks!
Please contact Misty Lucas or Diana Bramble today on how you can get started!
MAA is excited to announce that at the end of January our offices officially converted our systems to Office 365! Technology is a beautiful thing, but with any update like this there are always a few growing pains. Our end goal is that Office 365 will ensure more efficient information processing for our families and our agency. We ask for your patience and understanding as we learn and navigate this change to better serve you!
A Special Invitation for Private Adoptive Parents of Youth Currently Age 10-13

Internationally Recognized


What is Tuning in to Teens?

Tuning in to Teens is a parenting program designed to help parents improve relationships and connect with their teens. Because teenage years can be tough,
TINT is designed to help parents:

- understand how teens think and feel
- learn ways to manage your teens emotions and your own
- respond to teens in ways that will help them talk more to you
- create a calmer home environment and lower conflict

This is a research study conducted by QIC-AG. Although we expect TINT to be effective, it has never been tested with adoptive families. We hope to learn of its effectiveness through this study.

Although this program is run in New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania families are also welcome to attend!

Tuesday Nights (March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17)
Hazlet - James J. Cullen Center- 1776 Union Ave
Wednesday Nights (March 7, 14, 21, 28,April 4, 11, 18)
Scotch Plains - CEO Suites, 1812 Front St
Thursday Nights (March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19)
Northfield - YALE School, 1000 Burton Ave
Elizabeth - Gateway Family YMCA, 135 Madison Ave
East Brunswick - Holiday Inn Express- 4 Tower Center Blvd

The workshops will be conducted one night a week for seven consecutive weeks from 6:30-8:30pm in your area.
Participants will receive:
·          Three $50 gift cards to assist with the cost of transportation and childcare
·          A copy of the book Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child
·          Dinner at each session
·          Registration for the annual Concerned Persons for Adoption Conference

What do you need to do if you want to attend the program?
If you would like to be part of our program , please email Arleen Jacoby or call 609-888-7463 and provide us with the following information:

·          The name(s) of the parents or guardian that would like to attend
·          The name of your oldest youth between the ages of 10 – 13 who has been adopted or in Kinship Legal Guardianship (KLG)
·          Your email address
·          Your phone number and mailing address
We have recently learned of some changes coming to Facebook in 2018, which may limit how much you see from MAA’s Facebook Page. In light of this, and in our continued dedication to keeping you fully informed, we have dusted off and revamped our Instagram account! Head on over and follow @Madison_adoption_associates to stay fully informed regarding our waiting children, all programs, and up-to-the-minute headlines on all things adoption! See you there! 
Don't forget MAA's Lunar New Year Celebration will be held Sunday, February 11th at Limestone Presbyterian Church from 2-5pm. Please take advantage of this opportunity to celebrate your child's heritage! If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, please contact Leonette Boiarski . We kindly ask that you bring a dish to share, and we hope to see you there!
These children came home to forever families in January!
A reminder for all families in process , China will be closed for Chinese New Year from February 15th-21st. Please keep this in mind as you plan your time sensitive shipments. DHL has warned there may even be a few delays. Otherwise shipments will resume as usual after the holiday. Thank you!