The post below was submitted by America World Adoption Founder & CEO, Brian Luwis, regarding AWAA Public Relations Director, Mike Stone, and their adoption work over the years.
"I first met Mike Stone over 13 years ago at an America World Adoption seminar that I was hosting with my family at a church in North Carolina. I was immediately struck by his passion for adoption. He and his wife, Tammy, were in the process to adopt and their enthusiasm was contagious."
"Shortly after their adoption was complete in 2003, Mike began working for America World Adoption; moving his family to be near our office in Ohio. Mike was a part of our earliest Public Relations and marketing efforts, originally helping us with radio advertisements, print ads, concert partnerships with Steven Curtis Chapman and Casting Crowns, and organizing Spirit of Adoption seminars across the country. In fact, Mike has been a champion in promoting the message of what God is saying to us through His Spirit of Adoption."
"As technology and the field of adoption has changed, Mike has adapted with it helping us improve our website and made the move from printed packets to online material, social media, and now super blogger! Over the years, Mike’s enthusiasm for adoption has not wavered, and this passion helps him continue the work to help more children find families. It’s an honor to have him as a friend and the most loyal colleague any one could ever know. Thank you Mike!"