Fall 2008 seminars are now being added to the Events page at www.awaa.org/events often. America World is planning 60+ seminars in more than 30 states between August and December, so check the Events page often for a seminar near you!
10 referrals of children ranging from 0-10 were made in the month of June.
The family who recently received an infant girl referral had a DTE (Dossier to Ethiopia) of October 15 2007. The family who recently received an infant boy referral had a DTE (Dossier to Ethiopia) of November 21 2007.
Based on the new referrals the wait time for an infant girl and infant boy as well as toddlers is currently 7-9 months.
32 children have come home with their adoptive families in 2008. America World families have received 35 referrals since January of this year. 7 of these children were from the Waiting Children list.
Congratulations to all of the Waiting Children Program families who have accepted referrals of special needs children this week! As of this afternoon 12 Electronic Acceptances have been sent to the CCAA. We are eager to announce that an America World assigned referral, Chase, has a family pursuing his adoption! Congratulations to Chase’s family!
Please join us in praying for the following children who are still under review with families at this time: Piper, Keegan, Faith and Amber. Jack has a family pending as well!
Just a quick note to let you know that the Server and phone system is down at the McLean, VA office. They are eagerly working to restore both means of communication and you will be updated when all has been resolved.
Congratulations to all of the Waiting Children Program families who have accepted referrals of special needs children this week! As of this afternoon 13 Electronic Acceptances have been sent to the CCAA. The CCAA posted many referrals over the course of three days (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday). While all families who have been initially matched have been called, we may still contact families next week if more referrals become available. Please join us in praying for those families still reviewing over the weekend.
This weekend, you can help support Foster Care Adoption just by buying a Frosty! Participating Wendy's will donate 50 cents from every Frosty purchased on June 14 and 15 to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Their goal is to raise $1.3 million to support the Foundation and Wendy's Wonderful Kids, which funds full-time adoption recruiters to match parents with waiting children.
Since 2004, Wendy's Wonderful Kids has helped 3,500 children in Foster Care, and more than 500 of those children now have finalized adoptions.
So share a delicious treat with your family, and help children in the U.S. Foster Care system find their own forever families!
The CCAA posted new shared referrals today! The China staff have been working diligently to process some of these referrals as quickly as possible. All China families who are part of the Waiting Children Program have been notified by email. America World is praying for all waiting families during this time and ask that families join us in prayer for this new groups of referrals. We encourage families who have questions about the shared referral system or Waiting Children Program to contact their Family Coordinator.