BAAS INTERNATIONAL – SINCE 1984
We find and support loving, able families for orphaned or abandoned children and improve the educational opportunities and health of impoverished children worldwide.
Thank you Andrea for your 25 years of service to Bay Area Adoption Service!
Dear BAAS Community:
The time has come when we must formally announce to you that our much-loved Executive Director, Andrea Stawitcke, is retiring. For more than 25 years, Andrea has been the leader of Bay Area Adoption Services. The positive impacts she has made, together with our BAAS family of donors, staff, volunteers, children, parents and prospective parents, have far surpassed our expectations. Andrea’s tenure with BAAS will end in early 2017, however she leaves BAAS a legacy of caring and dedication. Her endless commitment, kindness and focus to further the BAAS mission of “Creating a Sense of Belonging for Children Worldwide” has and will continue to inspire us.
Fundraising Gala serving children worldwide
Thank you to everyone who joined Bay Area Adoption Services International in honor of National Adoption Month in November, 2015 at Carolands Chateau. We had a wonderful time uniting as a community and coming together to support our child welfare programs world wide. We hope to see you at our next event. Click below to see highlights from this memorable evening.
BAY AREA ADOPTION SERVICES – SUCCESS STORY
After marrying in 2011 and taking a trip around the world, we considered adoption as a means to build our family. We saw the need first hand in places like East Africa; greatly affected, we believed international adoption might make sense for us. We attended BAAS Saturday adoption class to learn more. We began the long paperwork process, still unsure if we really wanted to do this. Janet Shirley, BAAS Oversees Program Coordinator, spoke with us about their new pilot program in Uganda. She forewarned us it wouldn’t be an easy road. Maybe the stars were aligning but we looked at each other and said, let’s do it!