The Michigan Hemophilia Adoption Program is a groundbreaking worldwide outreach program advocating for children with hemophilia in need of forever families.
HFM’s Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator, Shari Luckey, oversees the Hemophilia Adoption Program. Shari has 4 children of her own with bleeding disorders, the youngest, adopted from China in 2010. Shari brings a valuable network of connections within the adoption community who inform her of orphaned children with hemophilia around the world.
As orphaned children with hemophilia are located, Shari works to connect the children to forever families in the United States. Once a child is matched to a family, HFM provides support to the adoption family by connecting them to the hemophilia adoption community as well as local bleeding disorders organizations and Hemophilia Treatment Centers.
HFM provides educational materials and resources about hemophilia adoption at various intervals during the process. Encouragement continues while the family travels to meet their child, but does not end once the child is home.
The Hemophilia Adoption Community began as a grass-roots effort and has slowly grown over the past 7 years with dozens of children with hemophilia now home in the U.S.A. and several more pending.
If you would like more information about Hemophilia Adoption please contact Shari Luckey at firstname.lastname@example.org