Madison Adoption Associates is proud to be entrusted by CCCWA to establish One-to-One Partnership Programs with numerous orphanages in China. This Program has been established as a way for MAA, the Social Welfare Institutes (SWI – orphanages) and CCCWA to provide direct support and advocacy for more children. MAA is matching both Special Focus and LID children through this program. MAA currently has One-to-One Partnerships with the following Social Welfare Institutes:
- Baoan Social Welfare Institute, Guangdong Province
- Longgang Social Welfare Institute, Guangdong Province
- Gaozhou Social Welfare Institute, Guangdong Province
- Panyu Social Welfare Institute, Guangdong Province
- Liuzhou Social Welfare Institute, Guangxi Province
- Wuzhou Social Welfare Institute, Guangxi Province
- Huainan Social Welfare Institute, Anhui Province
- Fuyang Social Welfare Institute, Anhui Province
- Shiyan Social Welfare Institute, Hubei Province
- Harbin Social Welfare Institute, Heilongjiang Province
- Bayan Social Welfare Institute, Heilongjiang Province
- Suihua Social Welfare Institute, Heilongjiang Province
- Daqing Social Welfare Institute, Heilongjiang Province
- Jiamusi Social Welfare Institute, Heilongjiang Province
- Chenzhou Social Welfare Institute, Hunan Province
- WuHai Social Welfare Institute, Inner Mongolia
- Bayannur Social Welfare Institute, Inner Mongolia
The great advantage of the One-to-One Orphanage Partnership Program is that MAA staff has been given the unique and incredible privilege to visit and interact with the children in these orphanages. In doing so, we have the opportunity to get to know each child, observe their personalities and how their medical conditions affect them. We are also able to gather our own observations and get frequent updates about each child, which can often be impossible with children from the Shared List. Our interviews, as well as the many videos and photos, have been monumental in assisting us to match each child with an appropriate adoptive family.
MAA is responsible for paying the costs of medical examinations and translations for the orphanages to prepare the children’s files, and well as providing humanitarian support to those orphanages. When the children’s files are ready, the referrals go directly from CCCWA to MAA’s Individual List so that we may advocate and find appropriate families. This program has been an incredible success! It allows families to have as much information as possible about the child as well as a very personal connection to the place that their child may remember as home. Also, the institutions who work so hard to care for each child are able to receive MAA’s direct financial support and aid to help these children thrive.
As a result of the One-to-One Orphanage Partnership Programs, MAA has provided almost $500,000 in financial support to help China’s orphans in the last 5 years. Some of our recent noteworthy projects include setting up a physical therapy training program for children with cerebral palsy in Baoan SWI and Longgang SWI, hiring an English teacher in Longgang SWI, purchasing almost $100,000 in therapy equipment for three SWI’s in Heilongjiang province, purchasing a van for Huainan SWI to take children to school, setting up child and baby playrooms and air conditioning systems in the sweltering Gaozhou SWI, capital renovations in Wuzhou SWI, immunizing children and purchasing desks and computers in Liuzhou SWI, sponsoring surgeries, purchasing cameras and video equipment so that they can send updated information about the children. These are only a few of the ongoing programs sponsored by MAA.
MAA is also known for giving substantial grants (often waiving all agency fees) for an adoption in order to find the right family for a child! We are happy to report that many older, harder to place children found their forever families with our grant assistance!
A list of our current waiting children can be viewed on the Waiting Children section of our website. MAA values the privacy of the children; therefore the referral files are confidential and access is only given to families who are seriously considering the adoption of a waiting child. The names and locations of the children are confidential pursuant to CCCWA guidelines.