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Review for Americans For African Adoptions Inc, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The founder and managing director of American for African Adoptions, Cheryl Carter-Shotts, is an amazing woman. She has worked in African adoption since 1986. She has consistently advocated for African children and has consistently fought for the most vulnerable among them. She cares deeply about these children. She has herself adopted two children from Africa and has extensive experience traveling in the continent. Throughout our own adoption process, we were told immediately of any new developments. Our children have been home for a number of years now. We have kept in touch and continue to admire the work Cheryl Carter-Shotts is doing on behalf of some of the most vulnerable children on the African continent.

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

I would love to see this organization considered for the Women's Empowerment contest. Although AFAA serves children (both girls and boys), Cheryl Carter-Shotts has served many girls who would not be alive today if it had not been for her work.

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

Provide AFAA with the luxury of an administrative assistant and with the funds to provide health insurance. The organization functions well with very, very little, in order to maximize the funds allocated to the welfare of children.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the very strong dedication of its founder and managing director. Cheryl has enormous dedication to Africa's most vulnerable children and has sustained this for over 25 years.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful and kind

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do so much more for vulnerable African children.

Ways to make it better...

n/a

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial.

One thing I'd also say is that...

A small amount of money should go to salaries and health insurance for the managing director and the few employees she has in the US. This organization truly allocates as much as possible to its cause.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Client Served & adopted two children through AFAA.