Just before the CCCWA's closure for China’s National holiday, we received 18 children’s files from two orphanage partners! The group included 10 boys and 8 girls and does not include the 8 upcoming referrals we announced last week, so we still expect to receive those files in the coming months. Below is a breakdown of the ages and medical needs seen in this group.
We are excited for the many families reviewing files this week and we will continue to advocate for the children who we were unable to match. It is always our desire to match each child with his or her forever family.
If you would like to read more about the children currently waiting, please click here: Waiting Child Profiles. If you have any questions about the Waiting Child Program, please feel free to contact us.
The Taylor family recently returned home from India with their little one! America World India program staff (Minal Dani, Lisa Adams-Reese and Elise Lowe) were also traveling within India at the time and enjoyed meeting the Taylor family!
The photo below is the Taylor family with the two new grandmothers. Congratulations to all!
America World (AWAA) received 18 China Waiting Child referrals this week and we are working hard to match each child with a family, but we need your help! Please join us in advocating for these 9 precious children.
Five of the files are referrals that we will only have for 3 weeks and a family must have a dossier logged in at the CCCWA to be considered for these referrals.
Reese, Austin, Steven, Jude & Willow’s files are designated as log-in date only, so our time to match these children is very limited. Their ages range from 20 months to 4 years. If you would like to read more about each child, please click here.
We will have a team in China over the next two weeks visiting and reporting back with updates and obtaining additional photos, videos, and assessments on Reese and Jude.
Several of the files are designated as Special Focus, which means we will have the files for a longer period of time. You will see profiles for Eva, Jake, Aaron & Kayla added to our Waiting Child site as well. We look forward to seeing the plan God has for each child.
If you are interested in learning more about a specific child or the Waiting Child Program, please contact us for more information.
UPDATE: Since the post below on September 3rd, we have only received 10% of the funds needed to provide cleft surgeries for these four boys who very much need it. Would you consider donating toward this special project and share with your friends?
Everything is now in place for the surgeries to take place, we just need the funding to make it happen. Please prayerfully consider partnering with us and Love Without Boundaries to provide these 4 little guys life-changing surgery.
One of our partner orphanages in the Gansu province of China has asked for assistance to provide cleft surgeries for four young boys in their care. We are seeking to raise the funds necessary as the surgical team at Love Without Boundaries has agreed to provide the surgeries for each of the four children at a cost of $1900 per surgery. This cost will cover the surgery itself, the full hospital stay, expenses for having a caregiver for each child, and the travel expenses for both the child and caregiver. All 4 boys have passed the minimum weight for surgery and the surgery can be scheduled as soon as the funding is in place.
Early intervention and surgery for cleft children is very important, both to facilitate feeding (decreasing early malnutrition), but most importantly to support normal speech. Would you please consider making a financial donation to help us provide these important surgeries for these four boys? Any donation amount is appreciated. We hope to raise $7,600 to cover all four surgeries and we cannot do this without your generosity and support.
To donate by credit card click HERE. Please enter your credit card information, choose “General Donation” and type “China Surgeries” in the notes section. You will receive an email confirmation of your donation.
To donate by check, please send a check made payable to “AWAA” with “China Surgeries” on the memo line to:
America World Adoption
6723 Whittier Avenue, Suite 202
McLean, VA 22101
All donations are tax deductible.
Thank you for partnering with America World and Love Without Boundaries to help give a child the gift of health and a beautiful smile!
Hanna is a healthy 13-year old girl who was part of America World's summer Welcoming Angels hosting session in the U.S. Hanna is in fourth grade and her math teacher is her hero. Hanna gets along well with others. She enjoys playing badminton. She's active and outgoing!
Lizzie is also a healthy girl 11-year old girl who was part of the summer Welcoming Angels hosting session, and is sister to Hanna. Lizzie is in third grade and her favorite subject is drawing. She's active, outgoing, and likes talking and laughing. She enjoys skipping rope.
AWAA staff who met Lizzie and Hanna this summer say that they were always very sweet and respectful. They seemed to get along with their host family very well and adjusted quickly. At each event they were always the ones helping get things set up and the first to start doing dishes and cleaning after. They seemed to always be smiling. During their time here they learned how to swim and loved being in the water.
Hanna and Lizzie’s files are from one of our partnership orphanages in China and are designated as special focus so someone considering adoption or in any stage of the process is eligible to review their files.
Current America World families who are interested making Hanna and Lizzie a part of their family should contact their Family Coordinator.
Families not currently in the process of adopting with America World should fill out a quick & simple free PRE-APPLICATION and our Intake staff will follow up with you right away.
Any questions about these girls or any Waiting Child can be directed to our China staff at WaitingChildren@awaa.org or 800-429-2269.
America World is excited to announce that we received 4 Referral Acceptance letters from China recently! These children are between the ages of 3-9 years old and their medical needs include repaired spina bifida, hand deformity, hydrocephalus, and a back condition.
Congratulations to these families who are one step closer to meeting their child!
We are encouraged to be able to match many families very quickly and are blessed to be receiving many wonderful young children in the months to come from our orphanage partnerships throughout China.
If you have any questions about the China Waiting Child Program, please call us at 800.429.3369 or email us at China@awaa.org for more information. You can also complete a free pre-application today by clicking HERE. If your family has ever considered adoption, now is a wonderful time to take that next step!
It’s time to submit your best photos for the America World 2016 Calendar Contest! Please take time to carefully read the details below to be sure your photos meet the requirements before submitting them to us. Any photos not meeting these requirements cannot be printed and will not be entered.
Calendars will be available for purchase through pre-order only this year so be sure to order your calendars before the Friday, November 20th deadline to be sure you get them. We are asking for a $15 minimum donation for each calendar ordered.
How to Submit Your Photos
How to Order Your 2016 Calendars
Calendar winners will be announced in November
2016 calendars will be shipped in mid-December so be sure to order extras for Christmas gifts! All calendar “month” winners (total of 12) will receive (5) calendars. The “cover” winner will receive (10) calendars.
Questions? Email us at Media@awaa.org
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible,
but with God all things are possible.”
We serve an amazing Heavenly Father. He is faithful and loving, omnipresent, the beginning and the end, He is everything and with Him all things are possible. There are moments in our life when God wants us to sit and be still, listen and pray. But then there are moments in our life when God calls us to step out in faith, take a leap and trust He will guide our path. The road may be bumpy, filled with twists and turns but the one thing we can be sure of is if we step out in faith and trust the one who created Heaven and Earth, anything and all things are possible.
If you are reading this blog, adoption is either on your mind, a part of your life and/or a journey you are walking through at this very moment. All of our stories are unique and different but the one thing we have in common is the Author. God put adoption on our hearts in February 2013 and by April 2013 we were submitting an application to adopt from Ethiopia. After almost two years on the waiting list, through prayer and assurance from God, we put in a transfer to adopt from China’s Waiting Children Program. It was a hard decision to make but we knew in our hearts that God had a purpose for this change of direction and we took a leap of faith.
When we began the adoption process two years ago I never, in my wildest dreams, knew how many people’s lives we would touch and vice versa throughout our journey. We have met amazing and encouraging families with unique stories of how adoption has touched their lives. We have also been blessed to meet generous, giving, loving people who give time, resources and money to help make our dream of adopting come true.
As all of you know, adopting, whether it be international or domestic, is expensive. But I believe “with God all things are possible.” As I mentioned above, God has brought some amazing people into our lives. One woman in particular, has made our fundraising efforts a fun and exciting experience and I wanted to share with everyone in the hope you may be encouraged and find hope and excitement in fundraising.
Recently we hosted a “Canvas Painting Party” or otherwise known as “Wine and Canvas” party. A stranger I now call a friend, allowed us to pick a painting that we could paint together in a room with 25 other people. If you have not attended a canvas party before, this is painting made easy with step by step instructions that result in an amazing finished product you painted with your own two hands!! What we decided to do was sell tickets for the event, limiting the attendees to 25 people so the artist could help everyone along the way. We had a bake and appetizer sale going on at the same time allowing participants to snack free of charge or to donate if they felt led. We had such a successful and amazing turn out that people are asking us when we will be hosting another party. We ended up raising just short of $556 after I paid for the materials we used and all I had to do was set up tables and sell tickets! It was a successful event people were excited to attend where we were able to gather together and raise awareness of the need for adoption, raise money to offset the costs of our adoption and have a lot of fun along the way.
If anyone has any questions about hosting a canvas party, please feel free to contact me as I would love to share in more detail and answer any questions. Be encouraged and know God works miracles and provides. God Bless.