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America World Adoption Association

Rating: 4.75 stars   8 reviews 1,406

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth

Address:

6723 Whittier Ave. McLean VA 22101 USA

Mission:

Building Christian families according to God's design of adoption.

Results:

Since our beginnings in 1994, AWAA has placed nearly 3,000 orphans in permanent, loving families.

Programs:

Brazil China Domestic (U.S.A.) Ethiopia Foster Care Honduras Kazakhstan Russia Rwanda Uganda Ukraine

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Rating: 5 stars  

How do I even begin to tell you what a difference AWAA has made in our lives! they have helped us bring 2 little special needs girls home from China, supporting us every step of the way. They connected us with other families who adopted older children and helped us choose to give a 10 year old a home this last year. 6 years ago they matched us with a 18 month old that fits perfect in our family! from begining to end they were a wonderful support to our family!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

growing a family through adoption.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help them give more children forever homes.

 
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Role: Client Served
Rating: 5 stars  

We worked with AWAA to adopt our daughter from China. AWAA is a wonderful organization. The staff is experienced and knowledgable. They anticipated every possible obstacle and kept us informed. Our family coordinator was available by phone and email and was always willing to answer questions. The AWAA travel coordinator made our trip to China as smooth as possible - everything planned and organized.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Adopting a child from China.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand information meetings so more people would be aware of the organization.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

How do I even begin to tell how amazing AWAA is? We have adopted both of our daughters from China through AWAA and they have gone so far above and beyond what we expected. They guided us through every detail and made the process easy and understandable. When we found out that our daughter Georgia was very ill (she had an untreated heart condition) they did everything in their power to get her home and to medical treatment quickly...literally helping to save her life.
AWAA is so much more than an adoption agency, they have become part of our family. They have celebrated each milestone of our adoptions, prayed with us, worried with us, and carried us through every step of our family forming. I cannot say enough good about this agency!!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

our two adoptions from China!!!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not change a thing!

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

Our experience with America World has been positive and we would definitely recommend the AWAA Ethiopia program. We have seen a high level of caring for orphans and a genuine heart to help these children to find the best homes for them. October 9th, 2006, we began our journey by applying to America World's Ethiopia program. We traveled home on January 23, 2008 with our two cuties. Throughout the process we were very satisfied with the communication we received from America World and their availability to answer any questions we had. All of the costs for the adoption were outlined and presented up front. We found that their estimate was very close to the final cost. After bringing our children home, I would say without a doubt that not only are we happy with our decision to adopt from Ethiopia through AWAA, but also we may be thinking about doing so again in the future.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

our process of adopting two children from Ethiopia. We interacted with both their American staff and their Ethiopian staff.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

encourage the agency to give perspective adoptive parents as much information as possible before they need that information. I like having all of the information about the next step prior to completing the current step in the process. This was not how AWAA functioned while we were adopting and was difficult. This is quite possibly just a personal preference and we would still recommend other families adopt through AWAA.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Eight years ago, we knew we wanted to be parents. We chose to investigate international adoption. We knew we had found the right organization when we read a section entitled "Adoption is not Plan B." We had always known that adoption would be a part of our lives. We never felt that it was our Plan B, and it felt amazing to know that an adoption organization felt the same way. AWAA was highly professional. The staff cared about our family and communicated with us on a regular basis. When we feel that God is leading us again to adopt, we will contact AWAA!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...our family! We felt secure that AWAA had our family's best interests at heart. We knew that not only were they professional, but they believed that God had a hand in forming our forever family.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...advertise more via Christian publications and websites.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

When we decided to adopt, God just kept leading us in the direction of America World. We loved their biblical foundation and their professionalism with a caring aspect. They kept us well-informed at all times and held our hand every step of the way through the whole process. You tend to be a little apprehensive when you are getting ready to travel to a foreign country, but we loved the fact that our guides were from China ( which is where our daughter is from). They had every part of our trip planned out perfectly. We had no glitches in paperwork or any areas throughout the whole process. We enjoyed sightseeing and learning wonderful historical facts that we are able to share with our daughter. After our return to the states, they have still kept in contact with us. I would highly recommend AWAA to any one considering adoption. Jody S. Texas

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

May 2004- present

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not make any changes

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

We began a Ukrainian adoption process in 2004 with the help of AWAA. Their expert service, ethical commitments, and Christian outlook were exemplary. When we decided to adopt again in 2008, we didn't even consider another agency. In any international adoption, challenges will probably arise (and we certainly experienced this!)--but it was reassuring to have an agency that was experienced, well-respected, and grounded in a mission to express the heart of God as they connect families. Despite a few difficult experiences in our adoption journeys, I would certainly recommend AWAA to other families interested in adoption.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

facilitating our adoption processes.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

challenge them to continue to find ways to improve communication processes between clients and staff as well as among staff.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We have adopted 3 children from China, and all 3 adoptions we used AWAA to help us bring our children home. Everyone we worked with was always professional and willing to help us with any questions that we had. The one thing that drew us to AWAA was that they are a Christian agency. We love that they pray over the families & children. The staff they have in China is also very professional and awesome. We still have contact with our guide from our first adoption 6 years ago. These people will always hold a special place in our hearts because they were there when we met our children. We are very thankful for everyone who helped us bring our 3 beautiful children home from China.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching families grow through adoption

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change anything

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

We did an internet search for China adoption agencies.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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