Season of Hope: Muskan’s Story
In January of this year, members of our America World India Program staff traveled to India. During their whirlwind trip which included visits to government offices, embassies and orphanages… they met Muskan.Our staff was visiting her orphanage on official business. Their goal was to work on building a stronger relationship with the orphanage director and to follow-up on the processes of other children already matched with AWAA families. Despite their focus on the business at hand, Muskan’s sweet heart and beautiful face stayed in their hearts and minds in the weeks that followed. Although she was considered an older child by adoption standards… Muskan was truly just a little girl, waiting for a family. As they left her orphanage, the director took our India Program Director’s hands in hers and pleaded; Please, find a family for Muskan.
Our staff came home with heavy but motivated hearts. They advocated by sharing her story on our blog and on social media. Restricted by India’s policy to protect children’s privacy, Muskan was given a pseudonym, and our staff shared a minimum of identifying information (without a photograph), and we prayed.
In God’s perfect mercy and timing that we’ve experienced time and time again, He brought a family forward. Already approved for an older child adoption, they took the emotional step of reviewing her file; putting a name, face, story, and life to the vague advocacy post they had read. God laid Muskan on the Steiner’s hearts and she is now joined with a forever family less than a year after our staff’s trip!
This Season of Hope, we would love you to consider joining us in prayer, advocacy, and financial partnership. Your support allows us to connect with families who are called to adopt and take the practical advocacy steps needed to help children like Muskan find their forever home. Every donation, shared post, and prayer makes a tremendous difference.
The financial generosity of our partners allows America World to make an impact on the lives of thousands of orphans around the globe every year by providing:
· Caregiver training
Your giving also provides the invaluable service of training and post-adoptive care for families who are in the adoption process or already home with their children.
This year, we have received an incredibly generous $125,000 matching grant and every dollar you make is being matched through the end of the year! We are currently halfway to that goal! If you have already given toward the Season of Hope we want you to know how thankful we are. If not, will you prayerfully consider joining us with a tax-deductible gift of any amount? You can partner with us today and make your donation to America World Adoption by clicking here or by mailing a check by December 31st.
Checks can be mailed to:
America World Adoption
6723 Whittier Ave.
McLean, VA 22101