Every once in a while, someone walks into your life, and you just know it was meant to be.  Sometimes it’s a spouse, sometimes it’s an adopted child, and other times it isn’t a family member at all.  For all of us at Madison Adoption Associates, our lives changed nearly 10 years ago when Sara Lang walked through our doors.  Over the course of a decade, Sara has changed lives, touched hearts, and left an indelible mark on hundreds of souls, all of ours especially.  From working directly with families, to handling much of the ˜behind the scenes’ type stuff, if you have ever worked with MAA, Sara has been a part of your process.  She will be dearly missed, but she already knows that in no way is this a goodbye, as she is a part of the MAA family forever.  We love you Sara, and we wish you only the best.

œThe depth of your love is limitless. You are one of the most caring, committed, stubborn, strong willed, dedicated, courageous, determined women I have ever known.  You have so much to be proud of.  You have accomplished so much.  You have changed so many lives for the better.  You have given so many children who had nothing a happily ever after.  You are strong.  You are caring.  You are irreplaceable.  You will always be part of the Madison Family.  You will always be loved.  You will always be admired.  You will always be my Friend. ~Diana

œWe are similar in so many ways – you are like a sister to me.  I can’t imagine not seeing you at work, working on projects together, and just chatting about whatever, but I realize that just because you’re not working at Madison doesn’t mean we still can’t talk! ~Bev

œOne by one, child by child, your caring, commitment, and life’s work opened a door and forever changed the course of a child’s life.   I can only hope to leave a mark in the world with my career as you did¦ ~Jessica 

œWhat an encouragement you have been for me, from the first day I arrived. Your patience with my questions is that of a saint. Our team, our families, and their children will miss you and your genuine heart for this work. This is all part of the journey that the Lord has you on, and I am excited to see what He has next for you. ~Erica

œI will always remember being part of the MAA Website Team!  You, Bev, and I certainly had some memorable times together; some good and some frustrating times, but we made it through the process together!  Thanks for always being there and making time for me!  I will SO miss you! ~Heather

œFrom my very first day advocating for MAA’s waiting children, you have been an incredible mentor.  But you’ve been more than a mentor, you have become a friend.  A friend who ˜gets it.’  It’s often as if we have the same heart.  You are a blessing to all who know you, but especially to the waiting children you have worked so hard to help find families for.  You will be deeply missed, but I know you won’t stop fighting the good fight for those who are left behind. ~Brooke

œFrom my first day working at MAA, I was impressed with your compassion for the orphaned children and the adoptive families.  I was able to experience on a daily basis your continuous support, patience and going the extra mile to help families through the process. ~Lydia

œI will never forget my first day at MAA when you got stuck training me on processes and procedures (your favorite).  I was nervous, trying to take notes and remember everything, and about 10 minutes in, you pause and say, ˜Hang on, I need to check on my dogs.’  You pulled up your webcam and started chatting with me about your pooches.  You have no idea how much that helped ease my nerves!  And when I learned you were a fellow hound lover, I immediately knew we were kindred spirits! ~SaraH

œYour humor, knowledge, expertise, and very presence will be thoroughly missed in this office.  You have taught us so much about how to do adoptions and to do it well. ~Amanda

œSara, thank you for welcoming me to Madison Adoption Associates. You took the time to help me through rough passages such as the shared drive, the China key system, and many others. Words don’t do justice to how much I appreciate your help, which, might I add, you did with a smile every time.  You are one of a kind. You will be missed. I wish you all the best and good health. ~Laura

Please join us in sending best wishes to Sara as she embarks on her much deserved retirement.  Sara’s last day is July 31st, so please email her prior to then at sara@madisonadoption.org with your well wishes!!