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Advocacy: John

9 year old, John is listed with Madison Adoption Associates. , He is waiting for a family in China and his orphanage has a partnership with Madison. , John has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and beta thalassemia minor. On Feb 25th, 2010 John was sent to live with a foster family. He is studying in Grade 2 in the nearby school. He can manage his life, such as eating, toileting, and dressing independently. He gets along well with his family members. He has good study records and likes Chinese the best. He also likes reading stories and drawing. He can persist in his opinions and can get along well with teachers and classmates. Occasionally he is buried in meditation. He likes kicking the football, riding the bike and playing on the PC. He is open and generous.

There are photographs and videos available of John. If you are interested in learning more about adopting John please contact Sara at Madison Adoption Associates or fill out the Family Information Sheet located here (
If you are interested in learning more about John, you can fill out a free family information sheet, which can be found here:

We would love to help find John a family!

Shopping for MAA: Amazon Smile

Did you know that there is a way to use your regular Amazon account, even the prime account with that wonderful free shipping, and at the same time donate money to MAA?

I did not realize this was so easy to do and I’m very excited about sharing this with you. We live out in the boonies and have found ourselves using Amazon a lot to order things. I accidently subscribed us to a Prime account (yes, accident…long story) but have actually found that we are using it for all that it is worth.

Simply by clicking HERE and using Amazon Smile as you would already use your normal Amazon account a percent of every single purchase you make will go right back to Madison Adoption Associates! These donations will go to fund all sorts of efforts that directly help orphans in China and the Philippines.

So, you can order your new book, pair of kids summer sandals, or package of organic raisins…and all of those things help fund MAA programs!

The link will take you to the main MAA website. You will see right on the screen an ad that our wonderful Sara Lang put there. Click on Amazon smile, login, and start your normal shopping. We appreciate so much you doing this small and free effort which can add up to make a big difference for the children!

I don’t know about you, but I, have a little online shopping to do….