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

Rating: 4 stars  

After years of battling infertility and waiting for a domestic adoption to come our way, we decided to look into international adoption. We did our research and found Americans for African Adoptions. I'm so glad we did. AFAA really cares for the orphans and deprived of the countries they work in, and find families for children, not children for families. That is an important distinction for adoption agencies, and the dedication and from-the-heart caring AFAA provides is greatly appreciated. Cheryl is a tireless worker and always puts the children first. Her life is these kids, and her passion shows through.

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

...my two youngest children. After coming through a civil war and separation from their family, they are healthy, happy, loved, and loving members of our family. We report to AFAA and the government of Liberia often on their status. Our family is complete

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

...work on organization and communication.

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

...the result. International adoption is a difficult, rough road, and AFAA had the experience and dedication to bring our family together.

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

...friendly, dedicated, and very very busy.

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

...build and expand the shelter, education, and services needed to care for the children under their charge.

Ways to make it better...

...communication was more normalized. No new information is "normal" with African adoptions, but even a message saying "no new information" would be helpful. Adoption is like a pregnancy, minus the 9 month time-line.

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

...staffing. Overseas staffing is difficult, both in quantity and quality.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006

Role:  Client Served & My family went through AFAA to adopt our children.