On Tuesday, August 20th, 2013, America World welcomed home our first finalized adoption from Haiti, less than two years from opening the Haiti Adoption Program. We are thrilled with the success of the program and are looking forward to welcoming many, many more children home!
“Its been a crazy roller coaster, from deciding to adopt from Haiti and choosing America World as our adoption agency to bringing home our little girl. Being one of the first families to go through each step had challenges at times, but we have been continually blessed to have Michelle Reed's diligent work, heart-felt prayers, and calming nature to guide us every step of the way. Let me be brutally honest: adoption at every step of the way is difficult. The paperwork is never ending, the waiting gets harder the farther you get into the process, and its expensive. You wait. You worry. You pray. You wait. You dream. You wait. You hope. You wait. And then all of a sudden, you are holding the child of your dreams in your arms and she calls you Mama. And in an instant all of the rest just melts away...” – Alison Black, AW’s first Haiti Program client
Learn more about adopting from Haiti here.