He Always Wanted to Be a Dad

“I just always wanted to be a dad,” said Rick.* Unfortunately, he and his wife, Anna,* tried to have children…

Adoption: God’s Perfect Plan

An Interview with America World Adoptive Mom Debbie Burns Meet Emily Burns! Steve and Debbie Burns adopted her in 2006…

A Dream Come True

In 2014, after finding out they were unable to have biological children, Brian and Lindsey McMakin started praying for God…

Adoption: A Challenging but Joyful Path

If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook, you know by now that we love to showcase what our adoptees…

A Heartwarming Adoption Story

February is American Heart Month, so we’d like to share a heartwarming adoption story involving a child with a heart…

A Blessed Journey

On Orphan Sunday in 2016, Mike and Audrey Todd felt God tugging their hearts. Their church, Good Shepherd Church in…

Adopting a Child with Congenital Heart Defects: One Family’s Story

Over the years, America World has been honored to match children born with congenital heart defects with their forever families….

Knowing Someone Cares Makes All the Difference

by Kylie Sharp In 2006, my parents adopted me through America World from an orphanage in Guangdong Province, China. I now…

AWAA Families Reflect on their Holiday Traditions

by Leah Rockey As last week closed out the Lunar New Year with the Lantern Festival, we heard from several…

Celebrating Chinese New Year with the Begeman Family

Throughout our 29 years of ministry serving families and vulnerable children around the world, we have had the joy of…