America World is one of the top agencies in the US, and we have been pleased with their help in our adoption of our little girl from Ethiopia.  They are the real deal, and have been there for us in every step we have taken.

When we first started talking about adoption we went and ate dinner with some friends who had used AWAA, and they recommended that we look them up.  That night when we returned home we looked them up and started our adoption.

They have been very helpful in all phases of the adoption.  We look forward to partnering with AWAA through the rest of our adoption, and for years to come.

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Show Hope is a huge part of our adoption!  They gave us a very generous grant, that will be held until we get our referral.  Steve & Mary Beth Chapman's story of adoption is messy and beautiful.  Their heart is for the orphan and do so much to help them and the families who are adopting.  If you are adopting, you need to check them out and apply for a grant. Thank You Show Hope!

Show Hope is a ministry that enables individuals and communities to change the world for orphans by not only addressing a child's need for food, shelter, care and spiritual nourishment, but by also addressing the root issue for an orphan: the lack of a family.



STUCK is a new award-winning documentary film, produced by Both Ends Burning that uncovers the personal, real-life stories of children and parents navigating a rollercoaster of bureaucracy on their journeys through the international adoption system, each filled with hope, elation -- and sometimes heartbreak.

We traveled to Washington, D.C. in May of 2013 to join Both Ends Burning and the "Un"Stuck movement.  While there we met with Senator Richard Burr's Staff who handles international adoption and Congresswoman Virginia Foxx's staff.  We discussed with them our concerns with international adoption specifically in Ethiopia.  We also participated in the Step Forward for Orphans March.  

We believe and agree with Both Ends Burning that, "Growing up in a family is a child’s most basic human right. Today that basic human right is denied, in many cases, simply due to a dysfunctional adoption system. Both Ends Burning works to protect and advocate for the rights of orphaned children in an effort to minimize the devastating effects of institutionalization, while stressing the importance of protecting birth parents and ensuring that proper safeguards are in place for the children."   

We would love to have you join us as members of Both Ends Burning.