“Adam” is a sweet 3-year old boy waiting for his forever family. “Adam” is described as social and active. He is speaking and meeting his developmental milestones. Adam is also HIV positive.
The India program continues to see HIV positive children consistently available for adoption, and we know these children can thrive and live long and healthy lives with the proper medication and monitoring. It’s been so exciting to see so many of these once “waiting children” now home and thriving in their forever families. But we want to continue telling these children’s stories. Would you share “Adam’s” story and join us in advocating for him?
This is a shared referral. For more information on “Adam” or other waiting children in India, please contact India@awaa.org.
Meet “Elijah”, a 7-year old boy with big brown eyes and adorable smile. “Elijah” is currently attending school. He’s described as friendly and cooperative and has very good relationships with his caregivers and friends. He is active and loves to sing. He has radial clubbed hands for which he has received some corrective surgery.
Please pray with us for “Elijah” and share his story. He is a precious boy who deserves the love of a family.
This is a shared referral. For more information on “Elijah” or other waiting children in India, please contact India@awaa.org.
This past year could be described like so many other years: full of setbacks and seemingly impossible obstacles, losses, uncomfortable changes and growing pains; trying to reach minimum goals, encountering resistance to grace and maintaining faith in the face of practicality. But 2016 was also full of unexpected blessings, kindness, and generosity. It was full of those “God-moments” where the impossible becomes possible, new friends, new experiences and the creation of new families. God has been faithful to us. Many truths ring true for us as we enter a new year, but one stands out among them all and that is this: God’s faithfulness is perfect.
We are thankful to report that we sent out 21 teams with 231 trip participants to 4 different countries impacting at least 1,300 vulnerable children. In China we were able to send teams into two new orphanage partners and conduct two Hope Journey camps. Our teams came home from these trips to China, Ethiopia, Haiti, Uganda and got to work advocating and praying for the kiddos. As a result of this hard work and advocacy children have been and will be brought home to their forever families.
Sometimes the numbers seem overwhelming at times and the needs daunting – like in Haiti where just one of our orphanage partners has at any point and time between 115 – 125 children of all age groups. It’s hard to imagine how many diapers, formula, food, clothing, medicine and school fees are needed to care for so many children and that’s only their basic needs.
One harsh reality that is hitting the orphan care community right now is the significant decline in international adoptions. This means that there are more orphans who will not only wait longer to be placed into a forever family and but more who will never be placed in a forever family. Looking at the facts alone paints a grim picture, however, we know we serve a God who scoffs at grim circumstances and sees it merely as a challenge to display His glory and power. To remind us and reveal to the world how cherished the orphan is by Him. It is that knowledge, that hope, which carries us into 2017 despite new obstacles that loom ahead of us. This year we will send teams of Storytellers throughout the world to not only tell the Greatest Story of all, but to come home and tell us stories of the resiliency of the human spirit and how a global community can come together to give a voice to the voiceless.
Each year in the spring we often do a 10-day prayer challenge with our amazing group of leaders. This year we are bumping it up early and inviting anyone and everyone to join us. We will be asking volunteers to join us in a season of prayer and fasting, not only for our work – but for our colleagues, our brothers and sisters in Christ - whether with other non-profits, or serving as missionaries overseas - who share in this ministry worldwide. We will be sharing more about this in the coming days through social media. We hope you will feel compelled to join us!
We also invite you to considering joining us for a 2017 trip. We need both team leaders and trip participants to join us in China, Ethiopia, Uganda and Haiti. Anyone interested is welcome to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for further information. You can also check us out online by clicking here.
America World’s Ethiopia program is happy to share that ‘Adrienne and Evelyn’ were matched with their family right before Christmas! What an amazing gift for the family and these precious girls. Join us in celebrating two more children finding their forever family.
“Moses” is a sweet and adorable 9-month old baby boy. He is described as happy and lovable by his care givers. “Moses” has sickle cell disease. This inherited blood disease can be managed with good medical care, healthy diet, and infection prevention.
Join with us to pray that “Moses” will very soon be blessed with a loving and patient family. He desperately needs personalized and unique care to thrive which is readily available here in the United States, but so hard to get in an orphanage.
This is a shared referral. For more information on “Moses” or other waiting children in India, please contact India@awaa.org.
Thank you for walking with us into the New Year. Your gifts, prayers and sharing during the Season of Hope have enabled us to continue to speak up and provide care for vulnerable and orphaned children.
It is with great joy and humility that we announce that our matching grant goal was achieved!
We cherish your partnership and look forward to doing more together in this new year.
If you are looking for ways to make an impact on the life of an individual child in the New Year consider partnering with one of our sponsorship programs. You can view child sponsorship profiles and opportunities by clicking here.
Just in time for the holidays, four America World families are celebrating great news from our China department as we received Letters of Acceptance from the CCCWA this week! These four beautiful children have forever families and will soon meet in China! Congratulations to everyone!
“Andy” has a sweet little face. He is described as active and cheerful. “Andy” is a 4-year old boy with osteo-genesis imperfecta. This is a very rare genetic disorder that affects the development of bones. It can result in weak bones that fracture often.
There are many 4-year olds like "Andy", with a medical need, who are in search of a family. Please join us praying for “Andy” this holiday season. Will you help us advocate for him, by sharing his story?
This is a shared referral. For more information on “Andy” or other waiting children in India, please contact India@awaa.org.
"Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us)." - Matthew 1:23
As we reflect God’s miraculous gift of mercy during this time of Advent, we ask that you join us in praying for miracles for orphans like “Kendra”. “Kendra” is a sweet 5-year old girl with large black intense eyes and black hair. She has multiple holes in her heart as well as amniotic banding on one leg. She plays well with the other kids in her orphanage and healthily seeks the comfort of her caregivers. Her banding doesn’t prevent her from moving around freely to play with her friends.
We are asking from you, our prayer partners, “Kendra” desperately needs to know that God is with her and that a faithful family wants to love her. Please pray for a cure for her heart condition, which is severe.
This is a shared referral. For more information on “Kendra” or other waiting children in India, please contact India@awaa.org.