America is pro-adoption; the State Department should be, too.
All Adoption Stories
Why We Chose Adoption
So the Benjamin's of the world will not pass away without knowing the love of a family. This is why we do what we do. Rest in Peace sweet angel~ Rainbowkids
Forgive me, as this is going to be jumbled. I can’t quite figure out the words that I want to say. No, scratch that. There are so many words that I want to say. But none of them will bring you back. None of them will truly portray the hurt so many of us are feeling right now.
Several days ago, we had a family asking about you! When we couldn’t find your file on the shared list, my immediate thought was, “He’s matched!!”
We checked in to locate your file, in case you weren’t matched, and we’d be able to talk with this interested family more about you. We’d be able to share with them how incredibly remarkable you are! Then we got the news. “His file is gone because he passed away.” No. NO. This can’t be. Just… No.
There’s so much I could say to you Benjamin. The I’m Sorrys. The We Failed Yous. The I Wish I Could Turn Back Times. But none of these words seem to suffice. None of them do justice to you.
So, instead of a tirade on how unfair this is. On how we wanted so much for you. On how hopeful we were that your family would be found in time. Instead, today, I just leave you with a smile. On this #WorldAdoptionDay, the smile on my hand is for you Benjamin. And for all the orphans in the world who never got to know the love of a family. Because when I think of you, Benjamin, I will choose to smile. May you rest in peace sweet boy, and please know you will never be forgotten.
Sarah, and your friends at Madison Adoption Associate
Madison Adoption Associates is a Hague accredited, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to bring hope, love, and a permanent family to children in need. By serving children and families through domestic and international adoption, our work is guided by the following core principles: Conducting our business activities with our heart first and an unwavering commitm...Learn more, see kids, or contact agency 1102 Society Drive Delaware
Adoption Day from One Adoptive Family's View
Help that First Visit Go Well
Adopting from Dominican Republic
Top Tips for the Journey Home
Colombian American families Adopting
If you are considering adopting a child with Down Syndrome, do not be afraid of the what ifs.
Process and Timeline
A winding path that led to joy for all