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Global Family is a podcast created to focus on two important topics: 1. ADOPTION: To help families who are considering adoption, in the process of adopting or those who have completed their adoption, and, 2. ORPHAN CARE:  To raise awareness of the needs of "the least of these" around the world who have no parents. For adoptive families, we will provide practical advice to help navigate the post-adoption journey from experts in the field of adoption support and counsel. For families considerin… Continue Reading >>
Global Family is a podcast created to focus on two important topics: 1. ADOPTION: To help families who are considering adoption, in the process of adopting or those who have completed their adoption, and, 2. ORPHAN CARE:  To raise awareness of the needs of "the least of these" around the world who have no parents. For adoptive families, we will provide practical advice to help navigate the post-adoption journey from experts in the field of adoption support and counsel. For families considering adoption, you will hear from families who are in the process of adopting and those who have completed their adoptions. They will provide you tips, advice, and encouragement. For those who have a passion for orphan care, you will get firsthand testimonies from those who have provided a variety of orphan care to countries around the world. You will also have unique opportunities to join others in caring for orphans through on-the-ground projects. Each episode will be hosted by longtime adoption and orphan care advocate, << Show Less
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#022 - Hague Accreditation and Ethiopia & Haiti Updates | Erica Ho America World recently received Hague reaccreditation from IAAME, which has kept our staff exceptionally busy.  In this episode, Erica Ho (Development & Missions) joins us to talk about being Hague-accreditation and also about some exciting updates in Haiti and Ethiopia.Email Erica about questions regarding these projects at Erica.Ho@awaa.orgHaiti Education & Nutrition ProjectBeta Hosanna Facebook PageSupport the show (https://awaa-oneorphan.networkforgood.com/projects/27269-america-world-general-donation)
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#022 - Hague Accreditation and Ethiopia & Haiti Updates | Erica Ho America World recently received Hague reaccreditation from IAAME, which has kept our staff exceptionally busy.  In this episode, Erica Ho (Development & Missions) joins us to talk about being Hague-accreditation and also about some exciting updates in Haiti and Ethiopia.Email Erica about questions regarding these projects at Erica.Ho@awaa.orgHaiti Education & Nutrition ProjectBeta Hosanna Facebook PageSupport the show (https://awaa-oneorphan.networkforgood.com/projects/27269-america-world-general-donation)
#021 - College Students Discuss Being Older Adoptees with Medical Needs | Ally Cole & Ruby Wierzbicki After sharing their God-story of meeting on a Liberty University bus after unknowingly living in the same orphanage, Ruby and Ally talk about their memories from the orphanage and their medical needs.Ally is legally blind in one eye, while Ruby had a cleft lip and palate.  Both are thriving as Liberty University students who are following God&apos;s plans for their lives.  They talk to couples who are considering adoption but are not sure about adopting an older child, a child with special needs, or both.  They also share about growing up in a family as an &quot;adopted child.&quot;Be sure to listen and share this episode with others who may be considering adoption. awaa.orgSupport the show (https://awaa-oneorphan.networkforgood.com/projects/27269-america-world-general-donation)
#020 - A God-Ordained Moment on a Liberty University Bus | Ruby Wierzbicki & Ally Cole Little did they know that an open seat on a Liberty University bus would be an unexpected reunion for Ally and Ruby.  Both lived in the same China orphanage as children.  They would be adopted by families in the United States--Ruby to New Jersey and Ally to Maryland.Both were attending Liberty University, a year apart, and that bus ride would be a God-moment that would give them both a story to share.  While comparing old photos from their orphanage, they realized it was the same one.  They even had photos of themselves with mutual friends at the orphanage.Today, Ruby and Ally are sharing their story with America World Adoption. Both of their families chose America World to assist them in their adoption plans, but they were not in the same adoption group--neither family knew about the other.Listen in as Ally and Ruby share their story with America World podcast host, Mike Stone.  Learn more about adoption at the America World Adoption website.CNN articleSupport the show (https://awaa-oneorphan.networkforgood.com/projects/27269-america-world-general-donation)
#019 - Critical Community in Adoption | Curt Thompson Curt Thompson is a psychiatrist, speaker, and author who connects our intrinsic desire to be known with the need to tell truer stories about ourselves.Curt has spoken at a number of Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) Summits to share his expertise as it relates to adoption, the adopted child &amp; the adoptive parents.We were blessed to sit down with Curt to discuss how isolation feeds shame &amp; how to recognize this and resist it, how to know your story &amp; understand our children, and how to better understand loss.Join Curt and our COO, Anna Graham, as we dive into these topics and find understanding is the difficulties we face in life and as parents.RESOURCES:Curt Thompson websiteBeing Known podcast&quot;Anatomy of the Soul&quot; book&quot;The Soul of Shame&quot; bookAmerica World AdoptionSupport the show (https://awaa-oneorphan.networkforgood.com/projects/27269-america-world-general-donation)
#018 - AWAA Beginnings & Orphan Care | Brian & Renee Luwis Jack Hawkins rejoins us for this episode which was recorded with America World Adoption Founders, Brian & Renee Luwis.Hear the story of how America World&apos;s ministry began, what led the Luwis family to start America World (hint: it was NOT to create an organization), and what the heart of America World is all about.Whether you are an America World family or simply stumbled upon this episode, you will be encouraged and inspired to find that thing in your life that breaks your heart.Support the show (https://awaa-oneorphan.networkforgood.com/projects/27269-america-world-general-donation)
#017 - Martin & Emily Hale | International Adoption from India Listen in to our conversation with Martin &amp; Emily Hale as we discuss their personal international adoption experience. The Hale family continues to grow as they are in the process of adopting their third child from India. We'll talk about what led them to adopt, how the cost of adoption affected them, and the differences between their first and second adoption processes.Learn More at America World AdoptionSupport the show (https://awaa-oneorphan.networkforgood.com/projects/27269-america-world-general-donation)
#016 - Part 2 - Beta Hosanna with Ashley Gosnell, Melinda Salle & Erica Ho Melinda Salle &amp; Ashley Gosnell had no idea how God would use them and the mission team at an Ethiopia orphanage. They led a short-term mission team to Addis Ababa. What they experienced was 10 young teens "aging out" of their orphanage on that trip. Those 10 girls would be turned out on the streets of Addis Ababa to fend for themselves. Most end up in prostitution, poverty, abuse, and eventually an early death.The America World Mission team led by Melinda and Ashley knew that God had other plans for these 10 girls. As God led them, they stepped out in faith to respond.Today, the Beta Hosanna House is a place of refuge, education, training for a trade, and learning the Gospel message. As girls 'graduate' from Beta Hosanna, a new group of girls who age out take their place.AWAA Mission TripsSupport the show (https://awaa-oneorphan.networkforgood.com/projects/27269-america-world-general-donation)
#015 - Part 1 - Beta Hosanna with Ashley Gosnell, Melinda Salle & Erica Ho Melinda Salle &amp; Ashley Gosnell had no idea how God would use them and the mission team at an Ethiopia orphanage. They led a short-term mission team to Addis Ababa. What they experienced was 10 young teens "aging out" of their orphanage on that trip. Those 10 girls would be turned out on the streets of Addis Ababa to fend for themselves. Most end up in prostitution, poverty, abuse, and eventually an early death.The America World Mission team led by Melinda and Ashley knew that God had other plans for these 10 girls. As God led them, they stepped out in faith to respond.Today, the Beta Hosanna House is a place of refuge, education, training for a trade, and learning the Gospel message. As girls 'graduate' from Beta Hosanna, a new group of girls who age out take their place.AWAA Mission TripsSupport the show (https://awaa-oneorphan.networkforgood.com/projects/27269-america-world-general-donation)
#014 - Mission Trip Experience to South Asia - Martha Young In early 2020, Martha Young led an America World mission team to an orphanage in southern Asia. At the same time, COVID was making its ugly appearance around the world and borders began to close.Martha shares her stories about that trip and how God provided for the team and those who He led to serve. Many times throughout that trip there were steps of faith that were taken by Martha and her team, but they had a quiet confidence that God was in controlMartha Young is an adoptive mom through America World and began assisting our Mission Department soon after. If you feel led to work with orphans or just want to join us on a short-term trip to an orphanage, you will want to hear Martha's story.If you are called to adopt, learn more at AWAA.org.Support the show (https://awaa-oneorphan.networkforgood.com/projects/27269-america-world-general-donation)
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