Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Check out our new Jiangxi children!!!!

We have been really slacking on posting new blogs since returning from our China trip in the spring and we apologize for keeping you in the dark about our new waiting child program.

As mentioned in the previous posts, we are working with 3 orphanages in Jiangxi province in helping place their waiting children. Most of the children are exclusive to AAC and we are given some time to place them with their forever families. Since starting this program the majority of the children have been infants or toddlers. We have even matched children as young as 6 months. The average age is 12-18 months. Some of these children have minor medical needs and some are more complicated.

Basic information and photos of all of our children are posted on our website. This week we will be posting 11 more children online. Six of these children are special focus & five are non-special focus. Special focus children can be matched with families anywhere in the paperwork process even those who have not yet started. Non-special focus children on the other hand must be matched with families who have a comleted or nearly completed dossier. AAC does accept dossier transfers if the current agency is in agreement.

If you haven't visited our website lately now is a great time to do so! Check out all of these adorable wonderful children

Oh and by the way...all of our waiting children have grant assitance available for their adoption. Call our office for more information about grants.

EPs for our Korea families!!!

We received EPs for our November families!!!
It took little longer than expected but at least now we are one step closer to bring those kiddos home. Eastern is working diligently in getting all of the children's paperwork expedited so that they can be home for Christmas.
Once again, congratulations to our November families.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Hey all you AAC families! Don't forget.....



Saturday, December 3, 2011

1-3 pm

Brookside Gardens Event Center

619 E. State Hwy 56, Berthoud, CO

(just west of AAC office on Hwy 56)

Catered refreshments with Santa Claus

Cost $20 per family

As always...everyone is welcome!

Past, present and future familes..come celebrate the holiday season with other families who were made with love!

Enjoy tasty refreshments and fabulous fellowship...AND meet Santa!


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

In Loving Memory

The day at AAC began with the sad news of a dreadful accident involving our friends, Alex and Laurel Constantinides. Laurel and her three daughters, Hanna, Zoey and Lucy, died yesterday when the family van was swept away by a flashflood in Wyoming.
Laurel served many families as a skilled and compassionate social worker, guiding and encouraging them through the ups and downs of the adoption process. Laurel and Alex adopted their daughters from China and Korea, and often joined other adoptive families at AAC events. Laurel’s warmth and kindness touched many lives. There are no words to adequately express how much Laurel and the girls will be missed.
AAC is deeply grieved by the tragedy striking the Constantinides family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Alex and their family in this terrible time of loss.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Passing of a Great Man

We are saddened by the report of Dr. Kim, Duk Whang’s passing from this life on Wednesday, May 18, 2011. Dr. Kim was the founder and president of Eastern Social Welfare Society in Korea. He will long be remembered for his kindness and inspiring leadership of ESWS. Our thoughts are prayers go out for Dr. Kim’s family and his many friends and associates at ESWS in their time of great loss.
Please join us in commemorating Dr. Kim’s life by paying your respect for him and sharing your personal fond memories of him.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Exciting News!

A couple weeks ago, we announced that AAC has been working on some very exciting endeavors. We’ll keep you in suspense no longer…

AAC is proud to announce that we are one of very few agencies chosen by CCCWA (formerly known as CCAA) to take part in a new program. For the next year, we be partnering with three orphanages in the Jiangxi province. The majority of children’s files in these institutions will be exclusive to AAC. This includes children who are currently available for adoption and those who become available in the coming year.

In preparation for this venture, a team of us traveled to China last week and visited each orphanage. There we met approximately eighty children in need of loving families. The children varied in age and special need type. Some were as old as 13 years and some as young as 4 months. Some had more severe medical needs such as CP and some were very minor such as cleft lip and palate or corrected heart conditions. It was an amazing experience that touched our hearts. It was, of course, a joy to love on each of the babies. And words can not express what it is like to talk with an older child about his deep desire for a family. We will share more details about the children and our experiences in future posts.

Many of the children will be posted on our website next week. Information about the children will be available there or on Make sure to check our site frequently for new children.

For those of you interested in adopting a young, minor special needs child, apply soon! AAC does not currently have a waiting list for this program. With the growth we are expecting, that may change so give us a call or email us. We'd love to tell you more about this wonderful new opportunity.

AAC is very excited about this new partnership and look forward to a very successful year!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

AAC is coming to California!

Hey all you Cali families, AAC will be in your area Saturday April 23rd through Saturday April 30th.

If you are considering international adoption, we'd love to give you more information about our agency and programs. Come to one of our three informational meetings located in several convenient locations.

We are also looking forward to meeting with many of you who have already adopted through AAC or are currently in the process. Come to the family gathering closest to you. Meet AAC staff face to face. Meet other parents with children adopted from Korea and China. Have a great time with the kids.

Those coming to our informational meetings are also welcome to attend the family gatherings. Meeting families who have already adopted can be very insightful. See the list below to find a time and location that's right for you.

RSVP is appreciated.

Informational Meetings

Saturday, April 23rd 10am-12pm
La Mesa, CA
La Mesa Community Center
4975 Memorial Drive

Tuesday, April 26th 7-9pm
Roseville, CA
Maidu Community Center
1550 Maidu Drive

Thursday, April 28th 7-9pm
Walnut Creek, CA
Partners for Adoption
800 S. Broadway, suite 210B

Family Gatherings

Saturday April 23rd 3-5 pm
Irvine, CA
Northwood Community Park
Conveniently located off of I-5 (take the Culver exit)
Egg Hunt, Crafts for the kids, Refreshments">

Saturday April 30th 11am-2pm
Walnut Creek's Larkey Park
Buena Vista Ave at 1st Street
Bring your family picnic basket!
Games and activities for the kids
Lindsay Wildlife Museum nearby


We must appologize for the silence. I can't believe it's been more than 2 months since our last post. Hopefully we have not lost all of our followers. We've had some technical issues (as you probably could tell) and we've been extremely busy...which of course is a wonderful thing in this biz! Our Korea program is steady as usual, we've had lots of folks traveling, we've been placing lots of special focus kiddos...AND.....we've got something special in the works.

(Insert long pause for dramatic affect and suspense)


Sorry but I'll have to leave you on the edge of your seat and ask you to stay tuned. Futher info will be posted next week.

Expect several posts between then and now though....Lots of exciting things going on at AAC.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Baffled, Confused, Bewildered, Astonished, Boggled...etc

Have your pick...I am all of the above

Why, you ask????

Well...see this face

CUTE...right! =)

This is Braden. He's been on our individual list for two months. He is just over ONE YEAR OLD! Born 11-1-2009. He is active, social and curious and his caregivers adore him. Braden was born with cleft lip and palate and is a hepatitis b carrier. He also has a black birthmark on the back of his head. Nothing a little hair wouldn't cover up. He has no other medical conditions and Braden's physical and intellectual development are normal.

What's left me so puzzled is that this little guy still doesn't have a family. All three of his special needs are usually considered very minor. I figured that it may take a little extra time to match him with a family because he has "multiple special needs" ...but not two months. And what amazes me most is that there haven't been too many inquiries about this little guy! Hmmmm...........

I know this little guy has a family out there somewhere. If you think that you may be the one, please contact us or 970-532-3576. If yours is not the right family for him, please help spread the word. Braden only had one more month on our individual list before he returns to the shared list.