Jackson is a familiar face if you have been visiting the China Waiting Children pages. We really want to advocate for him so he can finally have a family to call his own! Please help by sharing his information with your network of friends and family.
Jackson likes music and dancing. He is an active boy and gets along well with everyone. He has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. He is in a special class and is cared for by a caretaker who is part of the family parenting center.
Jackson is on the CCCWA's shared referral list. He is from one of AWAA’s orphanage partnerships and is designated by the CCCWA as a special focus file. A family in any stage of the adoption process is eligible to review his file.
Anyone interested in finding out more about Jackson and how he can become a part of your family should contact our China staff at WaitingChildren@awaa.org or call 800-429-3369. We know God has a plan for Jackson and are excited to see his story unfold!
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3-year and 10-month old Hanson is a cute little boy that has been diagnosed with Down’s syndrome and a postoperative heart defect. He was born with VSD heart defect but had a successful surgery in December 2013. His file notes that his muscle tension is normal. Hanson has a cute round face, likes music, and can crawl.
Hanson is on the CCCWA's shared referral list. He is from one of our orphanage partnerships and is designated as Special Focus so a family at any stage of the adoption process is eligible to adopt him.
Our China staff would love to talk to any family who is interested in learning more about Hanson. Contact them at WaitingChildren@awaa.org or call 800-429-3369 to get more information on how you can make Hanson your son.
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Most America World families would agree that one of the things that makes the America World adoption experience such a positive one is our staff. The staff at America World have a great passion for orphans and adoption, and pour their hearts in the ministry here.
One of our amazing staff members, Aleesa, shares her personal experience with adoption and how her experience helps her to relate on a personal level with the families she serves.
"My heart for international adoption comes from my personal experience with adoption. Although I didn’t know it at the time, December 17, 1991 was one of the most important days of my life. At the age of five months, I traveled from South Korea to Michigan to be united with my forever family.
Shortly after I started working at America World, I had a conversation with my mother about the process she and my father went through three different times in order to bring me and my two brothers’ home. While the process of international adoption might have changed over the years, what hasn’t changed is that the process requires a lot of time, a lot of paperwork, and a lot of waiting. She also shared that one of the most challenging times of waiting was knowing that my brothers and I were meant to be a part of their family but not knowing exactly when we would come home.
I am honored to be able to work with families during their travel process and to help them bring their children home. One of my favorite parts of my job is getting to call families to let them know that the CCCWA has issued the final approval in order for them to travel to China and meet their child. It brings me great joy to be able to see each one of our China families adoption processes come to an end and their lives as a forever family begin."
We are blessed to have Aleesa as part of the America World family. We know her families would agree.
Paxton is another one of the children on our Waiting Children pages that has been waiting for an extended period of time. We would love to help him find a forever family and need your help doing so. So many children have found families because of your help as Storytellers! Will you Be A Storyteller for Paxton?
Three-year old Paxton likes to play with toys that have lights. His care takers describe him as a smart boy. He is learning to speak and likes to communicate with people. He has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus and post-operative spinal meningocele.
Paxton is on the CCCWA's shared referral list. He is from one of AWAA’s orphanage partnerships and is designated by the CCCWA as a Special Focus child. A family in any stage of the adoption process is eligible to review his file.
If you would like to learn more about Paxton and how you can make him a part of your family, please contact our China staff at WaitingChildren@awaa.org or call 800-429-3369. We believe Paxton is the plan for someone's family. Could it be yours?
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We love seeing how Christians across America and beyond are rising for orphans and foster youth. Join America World at CAFO2015 to learn how to do that well through adoption, foster care, orphan care, mentoring and more.
CAFO2015 is a gathering like no other — orphan and foster care advocates, adoptive and foster families, pastors, issue experts, church and org leaders, and much more from across America and 30+ countries.
It includes 120+ workshops, unforgettable special features and plenary sessions, great bands and much more.
Nashville, April 30-May 1
This is another of our amazing America World families with an awe-inspiring adoption story of God's provision (two amazing stories, in fact!). What a honor to work with over 4,000 families over the years and hear their stories of how God led them to their children! He is the greatest Storyteller of all.
Christine has been waiting for a family to adopt her for awhile now. Please share her story and help her start a beautiful new chapter in that story with a family of her own.
12-year old Christine is a spunky girl that has Down Syndrome and a postoperative heart defect. She received surgery for heart October 2005 and recovered well. She can walk alone, is very outgoing, and attends school. She likes dancing, and is excellent in her music lessons. She also enjoys reading, and likes new clothes. She can get up and manage her bed, can brush her teeth and wash her face, can put on her clothes, and can use the restroom alone.
Her file notes, “I would like to be adopted, I want to have my Dad and Mom. I can dance, like reading books, can clean the table, can help mom clean the floor, can dance to show my mom, and also can sing in Chinese.”
She has expressed to the orphanage staff that she really wants them to find her a mom and dad. Christine attends an occupations training center.
Christine is from an AWAA partnership orphanage and is on the CCCWA's shared list. She is a Special Focus child, which means a family at any stage of the process can adopt her.
If you are interested in learning more about beautiful Christine, please contact our China staff at WaitingChildren@awaa.org or call them at 800-429-3369. Please share Christine's information with as many as possible to help her find a forever family.
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Henry is a sweet and shy little boy who loves to be cuddled. His caretakers describe his ready smile and the fact that he likes to lift up his arms to request to be cuddled. Henry also loves to listen to music and play with toys.
Henry’s file indicated that he has been diagnosed with post operative congestive heart disease and postoperative tetralogy of fallot. Henry’s file notes a successful heart surgery on 10/29/14 and that his physical development is normal.
Henry’s file is from one of our orphanage partnerships and is designated as Special Focus so a family at any stage of the adoption process is eligible to review his file.
Contact our Waiting Children staff to learn more about Henry or how to make him a part of your family. Email WaitingChildren@awaa.org or call 800-429-3369.
Please share Henry's information with others and #BeAStoryteller!