Thursday, February 14, 2013

ASIA Says Goodbye

It is with the deepest regret that we announce our board's decision to close the agency as of March 1st, 2013. This decision was made due to the financial difficulties that ASIA has been facing in light of the constantly evolving and increasingly restrictive regulations in the adoption industry over the last couple of years. The ASIA team has worked extremely hard to pull the agency through these challenges.We remain committed to ensuring that our current adoptions in process continue with the greatest care and the least amount of interruption possible.

Please know that this was an extremely difficult decision, about which the entire ASIA team is very sad.We are proud of ASIA's 18 year history of serving orphaned children, as well as the families who have welcomed them into their lives. We have enjoyed working with all of our families and volunteers and are so grateful to the many in the adoption community who have helped to find forever families for the children of China. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to all of you who have continued to follow ASIA and our waiting children. We wish you all the best in your journeys ahead.


The ASIA Team

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


An extremely warm hearted (pun intended) cardiologist from Boston Children's Hospital, Puja Banka, MD has been reviewing the files of our waiting children with relevant conditions. Thanks in part to Dr. Banka, I"m thrilled to say that Liam has found a family! Congratulations to Liam and his new family!

Tillie, Jed and Carry haven't been so lucky, unfortunately. Tillie and Jed are both Special Focus. Tillie and Carry's outcomes both look pretty good, although we're trying to get some clarification on some of the unknowns with Carry's situation. These kiddos need families to heal their broken hearts and get the the treatment they need.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Quinn Thrives!

I want to tell you about Quinn. We did not get a chance to meet Quinn in China, but we have found that he has been a part of the Butterfly Home in China and now he is at a new school for the blind! Please see his details at the Butterfly Home website. He is named Jesse: Butterfly Home

He is adorable and you can tell he is thriving there! He loves outdoor activities and is even smiling in the pictures!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

China's Orphans

Love Without Boundaries always has some great articles on their blog, so today I'm giving them another plug.

Often people ask why it seems that there are fewer healthy infants available for adoption from China, and why so many more boys and older children are available now.  Amy Eldridge has some great perspective on that and wrote about: The Changing Population of China's Orphans:

Read the article for some interesting information about the China Special Needs Adoption Program and the population in China.

Monday, January 14, 2013

National Day of Service, Saturday the 19th

The National Day of Service is Saturday, January 19th (this Saturday). President Obama is asking everyone to find a way to serve their community. Just imagine what would happen if everyone took a few hours to make a contribution towards their community?

We are offering you some options to participate in the National Day  of Service by helping the community of China's Waiting Children:

Write your local newspaper about your Positive adoption experience. So often, all the news agencies pick up are negative adoption stories. Tell them why adoption is beautiful--both for the child and the family. Or pick a special need and discuss your experience with it. Talk about how adoption from China has changed and there are more boys with special needs waiting for families than girls. Tell them why adopting a boy is a wonderful experience!

Send ASIA a copy of your article or send it to or to share with their communities.

Advocate for some waiting children at your church, rec center, host a party or social event and advocate for waiting children. ASIA would be happy to provide you with resource materials! Just email:

Set up a hot chocolate stand in your driveway or at a park with your child and let them become involved in the National Day of Service and raise money to help children from China. With these temperatures lately, you're sure to earn some money to donate!

Donate to ASIA's Gift of Family Fund that helps families adopting older or special needs children to afford the costs of adoption when they may not otherwise be able to do so. Help a child to have a family that may not otherwise have one.

These are the faces you can work to help on The National Day of Service, or every day!





These little faces thank you for your service!

We make a difference one child at a time. You have made a difference for Cade, Ruby, Colin, Taryn, Brett and Leo.

Now there are more children needing the love of a forever family, a Mom or Dad to tuck them in at night, to feel safe learning how to swim or to ride a bike, to teach them how to catch a ball or make a basket. They need a parent to help them with homework and give them the love and self esteem to grow up to be healthy, lovable and productive adults.

These are the faces of tomorrow needing your help today.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Sweet Taryn Gets a Family!!!

I am so thrilled to share this exciting news--sweet, nurturing, Taryn, who is busy taking care of all of the other children, will finally have a Mommy and Daddy of her own! She will have an incredible family to teach her how to be loved and nurtured and how to be a kid! She will have parents to tuck her in at night, teach her how to swim, and siblings to help teach her English and how to be goofy. I am so excited for her and for her family! She has waited too long already, but at last we can see an end to her waiting. Congratulations to Taryn and her new family!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Sad For Those Who Went Back

We had several files go back to the shared list: Francesca, Grayson, Logan and Leeann's files all went back to the shared list. So if you're logged in with a different agency and want to pursue one of them, please see the shared list! There are so many Non-Special Focus kiddos waiting for their families on the shared list right now. It makes me wonder what is going on? I have never seen so many before! We really need families to start with their home studies and dossiers so they become eligible for Non-Special Focus kiddos instead of waiting to find their child before signing up with an agency. Your child will find you! There are plenty of Special Focus kiddos out there, too. I don't want to discourage families from adopting them either! They are all precious and deserving! 

So now to feature one of our precious and deserving kiddos:

Corey's file will be going back towards the end of the month. Isn't he a cutie pie? Corey is a happy, outgoing little guy who loves to explore outside. Is that something your family likes as well? Maybe Corey is a good fit for you! Contact me right away for more information about him. Don't let him wait a day longer--he is already 3 years old and needs parent/s who will tuck him in at night and kiss his cheek and let him know that that he is theirs forever and ever.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Children's Files Going Back!!!

Happy New Year! THE TAX CREDIT HAS BEEN MADE PERMANENT!!!!!!!! What a great way to start off 2013!! Let's celebrate by advocating for adoption! This should enable more families to afford adoption:-)

The not so good news is that at the end of the week we have 6 kiddos whose files we must return to CCCWA if we don't have any interested families. Those kiddos are: 5-Year-old Carry, 1.5-Year-old Waverly, Almost 2-Year-old Logan, 1.5-Year-old Lucy, 1.5-Year-old Grayson and 1.5-Year-old Francesca. They are Non-Special Focus, meaning they require families to have completed dossiers now (or within the next month), however, if you have interest, please don't let that stop you from inquiring!

I cannot believe that sweet Waverly, Logan and Grayson have not found families! Waverly's special need has already been repaired! If I could show you these kids' pictures, they would NOT still be waiting! These kids are so sweet and are from our previous partner orphanage, which has a Half The Sky program for the infants and toddlers, so they are getting great care! These kiddos are precious and should have families pursuing them. Why don't they? I cannot answer that question--it baffles me!

Please, if you're interested in these kids, contact me today before we have to send their files back.

If you're interested in any of our Special Focus kiddos, and you don't think you qualify, contact me anyway. Waivers are available for Special Focus kiddos! It's a new year with all sorts of new possibilities! Is this the year you complete your family?

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Happy Holidays!

May all of your holidays be Merry and Bright! 

There are several kids who just want a family to call their own for the holidays. Could you or someone you know be a family for any of these children?






And let's not forget the Non-Special Focus kiddos who still need families: Rose, Liam, Corey and Holly! It's the season of giving, so if you are dedicated to waiting children, please give them a chance by spreading the word about them, share the blog with your friends and family or post an email about them to a group or community you're a member of. If none of that is your cup of tea, than please donate to ASIA's gift of family fund to help those who can't afford the great costs of adoption to give a child a home and family and to know the true meaning of love. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Those Who Wait...

We still have QUITE A FEW WAITING CHILDREN who are not even being considered right now. We have a lot of children on our waiting list and these kiddos need families! They are young, adorable kiddos who should not be waiting! If you have not already checked our waiting kiddos, please consider:
Lucy, Waverly, Francesca, Carry, Grayson and Logan who are all Non-Special Focus and need families who either already have completed dossiers or are very close! Contact me about these cuties who are mostly between the ages of 1 1/2 years to 5 years with minor special needs.

Mathias, Jack and Charlie are Special Focus and are available to anyone who qualifies or possibly those who need waivers. Contact me for more information:
 Matthias is outgoing and talkative; no matter what he is doing, he always talks to his foster mother.
 We had a cardiologist review Jack's information and have that available and she is willing to speak with anyone else about Jack!

We have many more from our Changsha program as well! I will post about them tomorrow, but contact me for more information: