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…

“Wish You Could See Her Today”

Interview with Julie Akin, America World adoptive mom If you follow our Facebook or Instagram pages, you may have seen…

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 Blessed Journey

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

Generous While He Waits

A profile of America World friend and supporter Ife Ibitayo In 2013, Ife Ibitayo attended a Wednesday night service with…

Mental Health in Adoption

By Jennifer Knight, Ohio Director of Social Services & Post Adoption Program Director Mental health has become a more and…

Celebrating Holi in the U.S.

Holi is a Hindu festival celebrating the start of spring. Many people celebrate it worldwide, a national holiday in India….

Ideas for Incorporating Your Child’s Culture into Your Family: Chinese New Year

By Leah Rockey Does integrating a new culture into your family ever feel overwhelming? Perhaps during your home study or…

Why do I do what I do: A reflection of Thanksgiving

As a staff member of America World, I often get asked the question, “Why do you do what you do?…

Stories of Hope: The Hale Family

In 2016, Martin and Emily Hale had been married for six years and longed to start a family. They found…