Monday, May 26, 2014

More Exciting News!

The exciting news just keeps coming!  We are delighted to announce that not only has our program grown, but our team has too.  Nicole Brown, previous China Program Coordinator, has rejoined our staff!  Nicole was an integral part of the AAC staff for many years.  As part of the team, she worked diligently to match waiting children with loving families and then guided those families through each step of the process. 

In the fall of 2012, Nicole made the difficult decision to leave the agency in order to continue her education.  Her heart for orphans never diminished though.  So now, with degree in hand, she rejoins our family.  Her tireless passion for adoption advocacy makes her a great fit for the position of Adoption Inquiry and Waiting Child Specialist.  When asked how she feels about returning, Nicole said, “I’m delighted to be back doing what makes my heart happy.  I can’t put into words how amazing it feels to be a part of someone’s journey to grow their family.  Also, I’m very excited about working side by side with an amazing group of people who are passionate about what they do.”

Nicole’s efforts will be directed toward assisting families who are just starting the process.  Families who are interested in adopting from China or Korea, will be able to contact Nicole and receive a detailed explanation of the process and answers to their questions.   Additionally, Nicole will be familiarizing herself with each waiting child’s file.  Then, through a multitude of resources, she will be spreading the word about their need for a forever family.  So… whether you are interested in receiving more information about a specific waiting child or about our programs in general, she is available to assist you.  Feel free to contact Nicole by email at or by phone at 970-775-4683.

We are thrilled to have her back on our team.  Join us in welcoming her by sending her an email or commenting below.      


Monday, May 12, 2014


AAC is delighted to announce…..



AAC’s China Waiting Child program is expanding exponentially!   As many of you know, AAC has been participating in the “One to One” program for several years now.  In this program, China Center for Children’s Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA) connects an agency with one or more orphanages.  When the children in the care of those orphanages become legally available for international adoption, their files are sent directly to their partner agency.   The agency then works to match each child with their forever family.  In 2011, when “One to One” was just a pilot program, AAC was matched with three orphanages in the Jiangxi province.  This partnership has made a huge difference in our ability to help families grow.  One of the most beneficial aspects of the program, is the relationship that we have been able to form with the orphanage staff.  The direct communication allows us to obtain as much information as possible about each child.  Not only do we communicate by phone and email, but our staff makes annual trips to each of the orphanages.  During our visits, we photograph and video the children.  We also talk with caregivers about each child’s medical needs, development, and personality.  The pictures, video, and personal experiences offer additional insight to prospective adoptive families.  They are then able to make a more informed decision.    

This program has been so successful, that AAC has been matched with three more orphanages! This means we will be collaborating with a total of SIX orphanages!  We are looking forward to working with each new orphanage and helping many more children get to the loving arms of the moms and dads that are searching for them.     

If you are looking to grow your family, and are considering doing so through the China Waiting Child program, contact us today!  We will soon have the files of many more waiting children.  Maybe your child will be among them! 
More information is available on our website 
By email at
By phone at   970-775-4683     (Waiting Child and Program Inquiry Specialist)
                   or  970-532-3576    (Main Office)