Urgent Need: Allie-Jo has only 3 weeks left to be united with her forever family
May 31, 2017
Urgent Need: Allie-Jo has only 3 weeks left to be united with her forever family


As of June 24th, 2017, and per China’s law, Allie Jo will no longer be able to be adopted as she will age out of China’s adoption system. We ask that you join us in advocating as time is limited and she so desperately asked for a family when our team met her last fall. The ideal family would be one that has their dossier already in China and is ideally, already approved for a female, age 13, with special needs. (we are also open to speaking with families who do not currently have this approval) Since Allie Jo has cerebral palsy, it would be ideal for the family considering her adoption to already be open to children with CP or have experience with this condition. The following was posted about Allie Jo last fall during a One Orphan Hope Journey trip and you will see what a joy this precious girl is to many and how much she desires a family of her own. Please take time to read through the following post here.   Financial assistance is available, please keep reading for more information.


AWAA has numerous photos, updates, video, and information to share about Allie Jo and can connect any interested family to those who have spent time in China with her. Time is VERY limited as a review process and all approvals will need to be expedited daily over the next three weeks.  While we have completed expedited adoptions of children aging out of China’s adoption process under the same timeframes in the past and been successful, a family would need to understand that there are some risks due to this timeline and everyone will need to work diligently together as a team. 
 
AWAA is willing to speak with any family that meets the above criteria and will gladly work to remove any barriers in seeing Allie Jo find her forever family. There is a $5500 subsidy for this adoption and AWAA will also waive additional fees to help a family move forward with this adoption. There has also been a donor graciously willing to help cover some portion of the travel costs. Allie Jo’s orphanage will also be providing a wheelchair for the family adopting her, so that this is one less barrier or concern for her adoptive family in preparation to bring her home.  
 
Any questions regarding adopting Allie Jo can be directed to our China team at china@awaa.org or by phone 800.429.3369.  Every share on Facebook or any forms of social media and every prayer for all of our waiting children is integral to our mission. We cannot do this without faithful families, as we need people to partner with us to speak up for children who cannot speak up for themselves. Please join us in advocating for Allie Jo and in praying that God will move mountains for this precious little girl.
 

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