On September 22, 2012 America World Adoption- Iowa held a reunion in Norwalk, Iowa. AWAA-IA has a rich history. The organization was originally called Gift of Love International Adoptions Inc. until changing to America World Adoption Iowa in 2008. Over 300 clients of Gift of Love and AWAA-IA were invited to attend this reunion. In total, 82 joined us on a windy September day to share food, fellowship, stories and fun. The children ranged in age from 2 to 14 years old. Countries represented at this reunion included Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Russia, and China. AWAA-IA Board President, Jim Grant, grilled hot dogs for all and each family brought a dish to share. The kids had a good time being introduced to old friends and new. Some of the older children from Russia pledged to find each other on Facebook and continue the fellowship. It was a wonderful afternoon! Many expressed their gratitude for being brought together again and a desire to do this again in the near future.
-Kimberly Laube, Director of Social Services