ASA offers a variety of adoption support services. These are more fully described in the ASA Handbook for Adoptive Cities and the ASA Handbook for Adopted Units that are sent to city and unit contact people once the adoption is finalized. Some of our services, however, are briefly described on this page.
Cities participating in the ASA Adopt-a-Unit Program may raise funds to support their adoption activities through ASA. Donors may make tax deductible contributions to ASA, designating that these contributions be used for adoption activities in a particular community. Provided the community has a Donation Agreement Form on file with us, we will forward these contributions to the adoptive community involved.
Postings on the ASA Website:
Each adoptive city is entitled to a section in our City & Unit News pages where ASA will post news, pictures, and announcements concerning community adoption activities. Our web administrator works closely with our adoptive communities on this.
Guidance in selecting adoption activities:
ASA is happy to help you choose among a wide array of adoption activities including those designed to integrate with school curriculums, supporting what is being learned in the classroom.
Help Reconnecting with an Adoptive Community or Adopted Unit:
Occasionally a contact person leaves the community or the unit and contact between the adoptive community and the adopted unit is temporarily lost. If this happens, ASA works to restore contact as quickly as possible.
Downloadable Adoption Forms, and ASA Brochures:
All adoption materials including all forms, and promotional brochures, will be available for download through our website. The brochures may be particularly helpful when members of a community adoption committee approach businesses and individuals for financial contributions or goods and services needed to support various adoption activities.