AW Happenings This Week

We have had a
lot of families traveling to Ethiopia in the past few weeks and expect to have
this continue for the next few weeks as families complete court, prepare for
Embassy appointments and finally get to come home with their child(ren)! We have been praying for you and will continue to be praying for God to work in
your families’ lives in extraordinary ways through your adoption.

We also have had
a number of families recently come home from their adoption in China. You’re also in our thoughts and prayers as you transition to a larger family
and get to know the unique, God-given personality of your child. As the
Psalmist says, “Children are a gift from the Lord…â€.

You may have
seen on this blog, or through other updates, that our agency now has a guest
home in Haiti
for adoptive families and missionaries to use. This
flowed from a need experienced and communicated by our adoptive families and we
hope and pray it will be a blessing to many. The Director of our Haiti Program is
currently in Port-au-Prince getting ready to receive the first guests in this
home.   

We had a brief,
but wonderful, ceremony this past week celebrating a domestic adoption in which
we honored the birth mother, the adoptee and adoptive parents. Our agency
is grateful to God for letting us participate in his work of empowering, supporting
and serving birthmothers, serving adoptive families and having the joy of
seeing a child who will grow up with a loving family. Our agency’s work
in Virginia, Maryland and Iowa serving crisis pregnancies
and supporting women’s right and choice to make adoption plans is a privilege
for our staff.

Many of you have
seen our agency’s new website homepage. It’s designed to be more functional and informative. Let us know what you
think or any suggestions you might have.  Also, we recently exceeded 1,000
followers on our twitter account. If this is a way you like to get updates, news blurbs and keep in touch with
us, please follow @AmericaWorld. We seek to use twitter and our FaceBook pages to connect with
you in relevant ways, and have our blog as a constant source of
information. You can sign up for blog updates to be sent to your inbox if
you’re like me, and prefer to get things in your inbox.     

-Brian Luwis, CEO

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