Our Family’s Return to Ethiopia
America World Adoption
by Debby DeRosa
5d ago
By Amanda Oakes, America World Adoptive Mom Jason and I started talking about adoption during the first year of our marriage, and we started talking about it more seriously around our 10-year wedding anniversary. Our two daughters were three and five at the time. Because I am Native American, we started a process with my tribe, but we had to move out of state. That door closed. We never considered international adoption because of the cost. Our Adoption Story After we moved, the church we joined had a few other families going through international adoption processes. This church greatly expan ..read more
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“Wish You Could See Her Today”
America World Adoption
by Debby DeRosa
1M ago
Interview with Julie Akin, America World adoptive mom If you follow our Facebook or Instagram pages, you may have seen the beautiful music video of “Wish You Could See Her Today” we shared on Saturday for Birth Mother’s Day. The song was written by Nick Akin, one of our adoptive dads, to honor his daughter’s birth mom. If you missed the video, watch it below… and be sure to have a tissue handy! We loved it so much that we interviewed Nick’s wife, Julie, for more of the story. Keep reading for some inspiration! How did you decide to adopt? Adoption was always something we had talked about doi ..read more
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A Meaningful Experience for the Whole Family
America World Adoption
by Debby DeRosa
1M ago
By Angela Bobo, America World Mission Trip Team Leader As a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, my intention on this earth is to be Jesus’s hands and feet and live out the command, “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19). My first mission trip was in the Spring of 2018 to India. During this trip with my 14-year-old daughter, I fell in love with a different culture and children who do not live in or come from the most ideal situations. A desire was placed in my heart to love orphans and to ..read more
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Embracing the Journey
America World Adoption
by Debby DeRosa
1M ago
An Interview with America World Adoptive Mom, Althea Miller If you’ve been following the news, you know that the situation in Haiti continues to be devastating. Thank you to everyone who has answered our calls to sign petitions advocating for the children matched to families. We are so grateful to God that some children have been able to come home, and we pray for the matched families who are still anxiously waiting to be united with their children.    Today, we are excited to share an adoption interview from Althea Miller. She and her husband, Ryan, adopted their twi ..read more
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Adoption: God’s Perfect Plan
America World Adoption
by Debby DeRosa
1M ago
An Interview with America World Adoptive Mom Debbie Burns Meet Emily Burns! Steve and Debbie Burns adopted her in 2006 when she was 12 months old through our China program. She is now 19, and she has blossomed into a gorgeous young woman who has held many pageant titles, including Miss Missouri! She uses her pageant platform to provide toothbrushes to orphanages, and she has sent 5,000 toothbrushes to China, Africa, and India so far through her initiative, Project Smile. As you know, we love to hear how our adoptees are doing, so we interviewed Emily’s mom, Debbie, so we could share this stor ..read more
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A Beautiful Story of Surrender
America World Adoption
by Debby DeRosa
2M ago
By Kylee Leonard, America World Adoptive Mom My husband, Andrew, and I both wanted to adopt before we got married. I watched my youth pastor and his wife adopt their daughter from the Congo and knew that I wanted to do that someday. Plus, we both love the picture of the Gospel that adoption is: God bringing us into His family through faith in Christ and calling us his sons and daughters. Adopting Micah We had researched several countries, not knowing that each had its own specifications for adoptive parents. We quickly realized that we didn’t qualify for some countries. India had been on our ..read more
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A Dream Come True
America World Adoption
by Debby DeRosa
2M ago
In 2014, after finding out they were unable to have biological children, Brian and Lindsey McMakin started praying for God to take them beyond themselves and their own comfort. This prayer led Lindsey to go on a mission trip to China with America World, where she met their daughter, Ru. Brian and Lindsey brought Ru home in 2015. You can read that whole amazing adoption story in this blog post from 2015. What They’re Doing Now Ru is now in the 7th grade and an avid basketball fan. She has not let the fact she is confined to a wheelchair stop her enthusiasm for the sport. She plays on the Roger ..read more
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More Than Coffee
America World Adoption
by Debby DeRosa
2M ago
By Martha Young, Mission Team Leader COFFEE!!! Dark, rich, aromatic, hot coffee! This is what I have always associated with the country of Colombia because I truly enjoy coffee and find comfort when my hands are wrapped around a steaming mug. A year ago, I was asked to travel to this coffee country on a fact-finding trip concerning orphan care mission trip opportunities. I had no expectations, so I was open to totally experiencing the country. At the end of our short trip, I left eager to return with a team to serve in this beautiful country. What I discovered were amazing people eager to hel ..read more
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A Holy Week Reflection
America World Adoption
by Debby DeRosa
2M ago
During Holy Week, we reflect on our gratitude for Christ’s sacrifice for us and rejoice in the hope we have from his resurrection. We also celebrate the hope of new life as we unite children with loving, Christian families. What better way to show the love of Jesus, who has done so much for us? You may choose to perform acts of love and charity this week in appreciation for our Savior’s sacrifice. If so, we humbly ask you to consider a gift to America World as part of your remembrance. On this page, we describe the three ways your generosity helps our ministry. Thank you so much! “R ..read more
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Adoption: A Challenging but Joyful Path
America World Adoption
by Debby DeRosa
3M ago
If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook, you know by now that we love to showcase what our adoptees are doing – especially as many of them are reaching adulthood! One amazing example is Abigail Ward, whom Ken and Michelle Ward adopted through our China program in 2003 at 10 months old. She is currently finishing her senior year at the U.S. Naval Academy, and she is one of only 32 Americans selected to receive the Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study starting in 2024 at Oxford University. Ken says this scholarship is one of the many joys and triumphs he and Michelle have experienced since a ..read more
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