Ryan Is Waiting In China

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Ryan just turned 7 years old! We’ve been advocating for this adorable, kind boy for some time now and we just know his forever family is out there. We are counting on you, our incredible AGCI family to join us in prayer and advocacy to help us find his forever family!  Ryan has spent most of his life […]

A Letter of Gratitude

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Adoptive parents Nate and Lindsey Williams received an AGCI Special Treasures adoption grant to help bring their youngest son, Ethan, home from China. They recently shared the following letter of gratitude with our team! Ethan is our youngest son who was brought home with the help of the Special Treasures Grant in 2017.  He is […]

Hope For Ruby

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UPDATE: We are so excited to share that Ruby has found her forever family! To learn about other children still waiting for their forever family, visit allgodschildren.org/adoption/. “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who […]

Adoption Isn’t Easy, But It Is Worth It

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  We chatted with AGCI adoptive mom Cady Driver about her family’s adoption journey. While it wasn’t an easy road for her family, it was so worth it! Cady shared with us what it was like to let go, trust God, and say yes to uncertainty!  I remember, even as a teenager, I knew that […]

Financing Your Adoption

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“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;” Proverbs 3:5   Adoption costs can feel overwhelming. It’s important to remember that you are not alone—we have seen God provide financially for families countless times. There are so many ways to make adoption a reality for your family! We’ve outlined […]

The World’s Orphan Crisis

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There are 8 million orphans living in institutions today. Tragically, most children living in institutions will grow up without ever knowing the love of a family. Due to deeply rooted systematic problems such as lack of access to education, corruption, poverty, and misguided policies, children are kept out of the arms of loving families. In […]

What Are Special Needs?

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It’s time to readjust what many families think it means to adopt a child with special needs! What many adoptive parents don’t realize is that special needs, or medical conditions, fall on a spectrum—a child with a medical condition could mean something as simple as a hearing or vision impairment. It can also mean Down […]

The Kobylka’s Story

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The Kobylkas had always planned to adopt. “I knew I wanted to adopt when I was a kid,” Joy Kobylka said. “My husband knew from the beginning that this was important to me and it’s something we always planned on doing.” When their second biological child turned two, Joy and Justin decided they were ready […]

How We Work: Policy

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AGCI is dedicated to changing the reality of the orphan crisis. One of the ways we’re intervening for the 8 million orphans living in institutions is by creating Policy to change broken systems for orphans and create clear paths to family and independence. AGCI’s Policy work creates real, lasting change for orphans by: Empowering leaders—Through […]

How We’re Intervening For the 8 Million

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There are currently 8 million orphans living in institutions around the world. For AGCI, the current state of the orphan crisis is alarming and unacceptable.  We’re working to change lives through 5 proven initiatives. Policy to change broken systems for orphans and create clear paths to family and independence. AGCI creates real, lasting change for orphans […]

Top 5 Reasons To Choose AGCI

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So why should you adopt through AGCI? We’ve compiled the top 5 reasons to adopt through All God’s Children International. 1) We’re so much more than an adoption agency! AGCI is dedicated to intervening for the 8 million orphans living in institutions. We believe that every child deserves to be loved, and we’re working to […]

Top 5 Myths About Adoption

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Adopting a child is both an exciting and at times overwhelming journey. However, miscommunication and asking the wrong questions can make this life changing decision even more stressful than it needs to be! We’re busting the top 5 myths about adoption to help make the process a little easier! The children shown in photo listing […]

You Made the Difference For China!

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Below is an update and note of gratitude from AGCI’s National Advancement Officer, Julie Salwasser!  This December, we had a wonderful trip to Xiamen, China! AGCI is so thankful for the partnership that we have with Xiamen Social Welfare Institute and not only are we advocating for many children that live there, we have now completed […]

25 Years of Miracles: Let’s Find James’s Family!

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“Every good and perfect gift is from above”- James 1:17 When we first met James 3 years ago, we instantly fell in love with his sweet demeanor! James celebrated his 8th birthday last week and our prayer is that his next birthday will be spent with his forever family! This sweetheart is truly loved by […]

AGCI’s In China!

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AGCI team members are in China! Our team is working to complete a project to revamp and brighten rooms at one of our partner homes in China. Julie Salwasser, AGCI’s National Advancement Officer, sent us the following update. I am sitting in the paint store and reflecting on the great trip we have had so far! […]

25 Years of Giving: God Provides

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“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5  We’re often asked how families can make adoption a more affordable option. And while there are many ways—tax credits, grants, fundraising, loans, the list goes on—the biggest factor for so many AGCI families has always been trusting God […]

AGCI Travels to China Part 5!

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Here’s a final update from Jodi, AGCI’s VP of Adoption and Carin, AGCI’s China Case Manager! Today we were sad to say goodbye to Xiamen!  We boarded another high speed train to travel further north to Gutian and we were excited to see all the kids there! As we were driven to our destination, we […]

AGCI Travels to China Part 4!

Here’s another update from Jodi, AGCI’s VP of Adoption and Carin, AGCI’s China Case Manager! The AGCI team enjoyed the weekend exploring and soaking in the culture of Xiamen.  We were fortunate that our two university translators shared history, customs and holiday traditions. We are grateful they helped our team really understand more about China […]

AGCI Travels to China Part 3!

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AGCI staff have arrived in Xiamen, China! On this trip, our team is thrilled to witness Ezekiel unite with his forever family, give family care packages to many matched children, and learn more about how we can better serve the children we are advocating for throughout the Fujian region! Here’s another update from Jodi, AGCI’s […]

AGCI Travels to China Part 2!

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AGCI staff have arrived in Xiamen, China! On this trip, our team is thrilled to witness Ezekiel unite with his forever family, give family care packages to many matched children, and learn more about how we can better serve the children we are advocating for throughout the Fujian region! Here’s an update from Jodi, AGCI’s […]

25 Years of Faith: AGCI Travels to China!

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“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20 AGCI staff have arrived in Xiamen, China! On this trip, our team is thrilled to witness Ezekiel unite with his forever family, give family care packages to […]

What It’s Really Like to Adopt a Child With Down Syndrome

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When Stephanie and Todd Huffine first began their adoption journey, they didn’t think they could handle a child with special needs. “I had always wanted to adopt, but my husband wasn’t on board. We already had four biological kids,” Stephanie said. “So I just prayed that God would give him the heart for orphans. God […]

Miracle Mission: Titus

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“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24 Titus is a carefree, happy child! 3-year-old Titus loves playing with anything that makes noise. His favorites toys are musical instruments and blocks, although he’s also been known to create his own […]

Miracle Mission: Joseph

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“You will be secure because there is hope.” Job 11:18 Joseph has such a loving soul! 2-and-a-half-year-old Joseph loves spending time with his friends and caregivers! Joseph has a sweet smile and is great at entertaining himself! This adorable toddler can be quiet and is also a great sleeper. Joseph also has a healthy appetite—he […]

Miracle Mission: Jesse

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“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 Jesse is filled with joy! 2-and-a-half-year-old Jesse has a contagious smile that cheers up everyone! Jesse is very outgoing and loves meeting new people and playing with his friends. This cutie loves toys—particularly when they play music and light up! Jesse is very […]

Miracle Mission: Robert

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“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29: 11 Our wish is for Robert to find his forever family by August 7th! If this sweet boy is not matched with a family soon, he […]

Miracle Mission: Emanuel

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UPDATE: We are so excited to share that Emanuel has found his forever family! To learn about other children still waiting for their forever family, visit our international adoption photolistings. “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.” Job 42:2 Baby Emanuel is an absolute joy! […]

Miracle Mission: Matt

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“Oh that I might have my request, that God would grant what I hope for.” Job 6:8 We are praying for a family for Matt by August 7th! If Matt is not matched with a family soon, he will return to the shared list and AGCI will no longer be able to advocate for him. […]

25 Years of Family: Oliver is Waiting!

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UPDATE: We are so excited to share that Oliver has found his forever family! To learn about other children still waiting for their forever family, visit our international adoption photolistings. “For I am God’s masterpiece.” Ephesians 2:1 Over the last 25 years we have helped unite almost 3,000 forever families! Please pray that sweet Oliver […]

Baby Jude is Waiting!

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“Let your gentleness be evident to all.” Philippians 4:5  Sweet 2-year-old Jude is waiting for his forever family! Gentle and quiet, Jude loves playing with blocks and bright toys that make noise! Jude was abandoned when he was only 2 months old and has spent the majority of his life in an orphanage. Baby Jude […]

More Alike Than Different

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What It’s Like to Adopt a Child With Down Syndrome Kandace Monsivais had always had a heart for people with Down syndrome. While her husband, Juan, had never spent time with children or adults with special needs, he quickly warmed up to the idea when they met an adorable little girl with Down syndrome on […]

When Will Levi Have A Mommy and Daddy?

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UPDATE: We are so excited to share that Levi has found his forever family! To learn about other children still waiting for their forever family, visit our international adoption photolistings. “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love […]

Zoe Is Waiting

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UPDATE: We are so excited to share that Zoe has found her forever family! To learn about other children still waiting for their forever family, visit our international adoption photolistings. “My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.” Psalm 57:7 Baby Zoe is waiting in China for […]

Love Is Simple

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UPDATE: We are so excited to share that Owen and Everett have found their forever family! To learn about other children still waiting for their forever family, visit our international adoption photolistings. “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” Corinthians 13:13 When you see pictures of […]

A Loving Family For Lizzy

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By Tiffany Williams In March 2016, we sent AGCI’s first advocacy team made up of adoptive parents and AGCI staff to Xiamen! While they were there they were able to spend time with a number of the kids. One of these children was precious two-year-old Lizzy! I smiled so big when I saw her updated […]

Advocates in Xiamen: Part 3!

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AGCI staff and a team of advocates spent the last week in Xiamen, China! Our team worked to upgrade the baby and toddler floor at our parter home with new bedding, murals, and fun extras to transform the space for 84 orphans! AGCI team member, Kate McDodson, sent us the report below: Great day! We […]

Advocates in Xiamen: Part 2!

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AGCI staff and a team of advocates have arrived in Xiamen, China! Our team is working to upgrade the baby and toddler floor at our parter home with new bedding, murals, and fun extras to transform the space for 84 orphans! AGCI team member, Kate McDodson, sent us the report below: Day 2 of painting […]

A Family For Levi

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UPDATE: We are so excited to share that Levi has found his forever family! To learn about other children still waiting for their forever family, visit our international adoption photolistings. We met Levi at one of our partnership orphanages in China in July of 2013 and have grown to love him! He is a very sweet […]

A Week In The Life: My Daughter Has Cerebral Palsy

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By Joy Kobylka, adoptive mom When I first saw her picture, she was sitting on a red riding car and her smile lit up the screen and I fell a little bit in love. Then I saw her diagnosis of cerebral palsy and thought that there was no way we could handle that level of […]

A Story of Hope: What It’s Really Like to Adopt a Child With Cerebral Palsy

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“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 Cerebral palsy can feel like a scary diagnosis. On paper, CP can feel like too much to handle, but when it’s your child, it’s “beautiful,” as Quinn Mulvany put it. So, what’s it really like to adopt […]

A Prayer For Josiah

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Prayer is powerful. We’re asking our AGCI community to lift up one of our families, the Scholes, in prayer. Below is a note written by Eleshia Scholes, adoptive mom to sweet Josiah. Josiah has spent the last 5 weeks in the hospital following heart surgery. Tomorrow, we will be 5 weeks post op from Josiah’s […]

God Had A Child For Us

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The Kobylkas had always planned to adopt. “I knew I wanted to adopt when I was a kid,” Joy Kobylka said. “My husband knew from the beginning that this was important to me and it’s something we always planned on doing.” When their second biological child turned two, Joy and Justin decided they were ready […]

They’ve Been There

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It started with an e-mail. We Need Families. Julie and James Forrest had adopted through All God’s Children before, when they brought home, Judah, their son from Ethiopia. But when James brought up adopting again, Julie wasn’t convinced they were ready to go down that road a second time.  “Adoption is hard. There are a […]

China Part 7: How We Advocate

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AGCI just returned from China! Our team just returned from a two-week stay in China. Thank you for following our posts about our journey and how we’re advocating for China’s orphans! From Tiffany Williams, China Program Director, 9/25/15 Fuzhou and Jiao Cheng On Monday morning Kiersten, Lilian and I headed back to the Zhangzhou orphanage. […]

China Part 6: A Weekend in Longyan and Zhangzhou

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AGCI just returned from China! Our team just returned from a two-week stay in China. Continue following our posts and learn more about how we’re advocating for China’s orphans! From Tiffany Williams, China Program Director, 9/21/15 We spent the night at a hotel in Longyan on Friday night, and then on Saturday we took time […]

China Part 5: AGCI in Longyan

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AGCI is in China! Our team is just wrapping up their second week in China. Continue following our posts and learn more about how we’re advocating for China’s orphans! From Tiffany Williams, China Program Director, 9/20/15 On Friday, our team (and Lilian) packed up our suitcases, said goodbye to Xiamen, and headed by van to […]

China Part 4: The Children of Xiamen

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AGCI is in China! Our team is just beginning their second week in China. Continue following our posts over the next week and learn more about how we’re advocating for China’s orphans! From Tiffany Williams, China Program Director, 9/18/15 Hi Team! On Thursday morning we headed over to the orphanage and Kiersten joined the Xiamen […]

We’re In China: Part 2

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AGCI is in China! Our team is just wrapping up their first week in China. Continue following our posts over the next week and learn more about how we’re advocating for China’s orphans! From Tiffany Williams, China Program Director, 9/15/15 On Sunday morning, our team left Portland at 6:30 am and headed to California, where […]

We’re In China!

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AGCI is in China! Follow our posts over the next week and learn more about how we’re advocating for China’s orphans! From Tiffany Williams, China Program Director, 9/11/15: Hi Team! On Sunday morning at 6am Victoria, Sarah (certified nurse practitioner) and I will leave for Xiamen and Kiersten will follow on Monday.  We will be out of the office […]

Two Years Ago. . .

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By Vicky DeCastro Two years ago, on June 17, 2013, “I” became a “we.” That was the day I became a first-time mom to my then 2.5-year-old daughter, Mila Rose Huimin. Two years ago, I knew I wanted to become a mom more than anything in this world, yet I wasn’t actually certain what being […]

Your Top Adoption Questions, Part 2

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Curious about adoption? AGCI’s  Julie Salwasser has answers to 6 more of your top adoption questions. Check out our first blog, “Your Top Ten Adoption Questions Answered” for more answers to common adoption questions. 1. How can we ensure that the child is a legitimate orphan? There is a process to determine that a child is […]

A Day of Play in Longyan

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A quick coffee and breakfast fueled us for another day to meet with more than 40 children cared for in Longyan foster homes.  We were able to meet many of the loving foster parents who help prepare children for life in a family. We spent our day playing peek a boo, bouncing balls and singing nursery […]

Meeting Children at Xiamen Orphanage

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What an amazing day!  We are so blessed to have a one to one partnership with Xiamen.  The director and entire staff care deeply for the children.  Our team got an early start and we were able to see 73 children.  We were able to play with the children, learn a little about their personality […]

This Week in China

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After airline challenges and delays, our team has arrived in China. While AGCI President Hollen Frazier participates in a training event for orphanage directors, the rest of our group had a chance to explore and experience the culture of China. VP of Adoption Jodi Miyama updates us on their day… After about 5 hours of […]

Your Top Ten Adoption Questions Answered

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Just starting your adoption journey? AGCI’s Director of  Adoption, Julie Salwasser has the answers. Check out Julie’s responses to the most common questions about adoption below. 1. Why does adoption cost so much? Adoption costs a lot because it’s a legal process involving dual government cooperation. Home studies, agency fees, and the legal documents required to […]

What it’s Like to Adopt a 5-Year-Old with Special Needs from China

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Let go and let God. That’s what Angela Murray-Brent learned from the adoption of her 5-year-old son, Enoch. Angela, a special education teacher, and her husband Jason Brent, a children’s pastor, always thought they’d adopt. After meeting at Manhattan Christian College, they married and had two biological children, Henley, 8, and Athan, 7. Not long […]

Forever Family: Amazing Lybbi

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Lybbi was born with a severe heart disease. At 2 months old she was abandoned in front of a hospital in Xiamen, China. Her fragile condition required constant care, leaving her connected to an oxygen supply. While Lybbi has had multiple surgeries and remains critically ill, she is still a survivor. AGCI knew that the […]

China Adoption Update

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Some of you may have heard that the China Center for Children Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA) recently outlined new requirements for the eligibility and process for China adoptions. We are really happy about this, because some of the requirements were lessened and will open up the opportunity for more potential families to adopt from China. […]

Busy Week at Xiamen

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It has been a very busy, but fruitful week so far in Xiamen!  Saturday originally I was hoping to volunteer in the special care unit, but due to staffing it did not work out for me to be able to do this so I took the day to rest and get caught up on work […]

Returning to Fengzhe

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Today Rocky and I headed to the Fengzhe orphanage which is about a 2 hour drive from Xiamen, and about 1/2 way to the capitol city of Fuzhou. I enjoyed visiting with Rocky in the car and talking about all that has happened over the last year. The Fengzhe orphanage is difficult to get to […]

Woo-Hoo from China!

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This morning I woke up to an email that made me almost wake up my neighbors as I shouted for joy, woohoo! A family in our China program is moving forward with the adoption of six year old Julian from Xiamen! He just had a corrective heart surgery done in Shanghai and is doing great. […]

Examining Children at Xiamen

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This morning I met the doctor from the USA for breakfast who I have not seen since March of this year and got caught up on how she is doing and discussed our day at Xiamen.  We walked the about one block walk over to the orphanage together. We set the examination room up in […]

Visiting Children in Longyan

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This morning we headed out to Longyan to see the foster care kids out there. It is about a 2-3 hour drive to the Longyan orphanage where we would meet the Xiamen foster care kids. To thank the Longyan orphanage for hosting us Rocky and I stopped at a market to buy tea and chocolate […]

Meeting the Children

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This morning I met Rocky at 7:30 for breakfast. It was so good to see him and have a nice Chinese traditional breakfast! I had to smile when I saw one of the menu items was fungus soup.  Always an adventure!  🙂  It was nice to get caught up with Rocky since I have not seen him […]

Finally in Xiamen

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Well, I finally made it to Xiamen, but it was not how I originally planned!  It just goes to show that you always have to roll with the punches and be flexible when you travel! 🙂 After saying goodbye to my family I left for China from Portland. However, my flight in to San Francisco […]

Packed for China

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China Program Director Tiffany Williams is headed for China this week… I am all set and ready to go!  I am so grateful for all the donations of toys, vitamins, and hand sanitizers that have come in from our China families  to take with me!  I leave for Xiamen early Friday morning and will fly […]

Book: More Than A Memory

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The Fileccias did not consider themselves special, but just an ordinary family. Yet in 2003, God chose them to begin an extraordinary life journey. Trusting in their faith, Rusty and Nancy packed up their three children and traveled to China to adopt Xing Dan Nang (Candace), an eight-year-old blind girl. Little did they know this […]

Amazing Lybbi, a Living Miracle

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Many of you have been praying for Lybbi over the past few months, but many of you may not know her. Lybbi is a young lady from China with severe heart disease. She has already had one heart operation but remains critically ill. It is clear that God has a path for her life, as […]

Adoption Tax Credit

  Individuals Just Like You are Making a Difference! Members of Congress only act on an issue when they believe it has a real impact on their constituents. It is especially important now that the credit is under threat that your three Members of Congress understand how important the adoption tax credit is to you […]

A Heart for China

“Be Still And Know That I am God….”  Psalm 46:10 I woke up to my morning in China at 4:30am, and received a sweet email from my best friend as I was headed out the door for the airport, asking how I was doing.  I emailed back quickly as I did last minute packing, telling […]

An Amazing Journey

It seemed fitting to spend my last day in China at church here, thanking the Lord for all he has done!  During worship time, the song “How Great is Our God” was played, and I had to excuse myself half way through, just to wipe the tears in my eyes, as I thought about all […]

Final Day at Xiamen

On Saturday I was able to travel to see three children that were on our first list that were placed with families!  The first little girl came on our first list and has a heart condition.  She was so sweet, and I loved being able to show her a picture of her amazing parents for […]

Visiting Fuzhou

This morning Gongzhan, Rocky, and I headed out to Fuzhou.  We were hoping to take the train but it is closed down for the year for repair work.  It was about a four hour trip to get there, but I enjoyed talking with Gongzhan and again, just looking out the window and taking in China.  […]

China’s Amazing Children

For Christ’s love compels us…. 2 Corinthians 5:14              This morning we woke up to a pretty thick fog, and we headed out by van to Longyan.  It typically takes a couple of hours to get there, but due to the fog the main road was closed, so we took a back road, which almost doubled […]

The Children of Xiamen

Today we started early at the orphanage and we were asked to spend some time with the new kids that have been newly abandoned in the last few months at Xiamen.  Again, there has been 69 new kids so far since January abandoned.  We saw a number of new babies, one from my observation was […]

Xiamen Medical Team Update

This morning after breakfast I took a short walk over to the orphanage and we got set up to start at 8:30. We were told we would see the list of 30 kids today that we would be getting on our next individual list. The paperwork has not been prepared for them yet due to […]

Meeting the Children at Xiamen

Today I received the verse of the day from Crosswalk, and was blown away that it was Ephesians 3:16-21. The verse that God put in my heart in July, and then two separate families emailed to me before I left for China, unbeknownst to them that it was already one that I had been focusing […]

Sunday in Xiamen

Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; And let those who love Your salvation say continually, “Let God be magnified.”-Psalm 70:4 I am excited to say that my luggage arrived today, yay! I had to wear the same clothes for a few days so God stretched me in that, haha! It’s […]

The Trip to Xiamen

Thank you to all of you or your special email notes of encouragement and prayers before I left;  you are so kind!  I could not sleep Thursday night out of pure excitement, so I was up Friday morning around 4am, and finished packing. At 7am I kissed my girls goodbye and left them with my […]

Packed and Ready To Go!

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us Ephesians 3:20 I am so excited to leave for Xiamen on Friday! I am almost packed and ready to go! Last night I was surprised to hear that due […]

CHINA: Tiffany Reports – Day 5

This morning after breakfast Rocky, Gongzhan, and I said goodbye to Beijing and headed to the airport. We boarded Xiamen Airlines in a rush as we were running late, but then waited almost two hours on the plane just to take off due to the busy air way. As we were waiting our turn to take off […]

CHINA: Tiffany Reports – Day 4

Last night I enjoyed my first dumpling restaurant in China.  I believe Gongzhan said their were nearly 100 different types.  The only experience I have had with dumplings in the states were thick and dry, but these melted in my mouth!  I have to tell you, there has not been one place Rocky has not taken […]

CHINA: Tiffany Reports – Day 3

This morning I woke up early to meet Rocky and joined a few people from Gladney adoption agency to try out our first tai chi lesson. It turns out, Rocky’s mother has been a tai chi instructor for a long time and teaches it in a nearby park. So, we went to the park to […]

CHINA: Tiffany Reports – Day 2

Today I woke up feeling very rested. I think it was good that I was up late my first night in China as it helped me sleep through the night and get used to the time change. I am staying at the Super House International hotel. I enjoyed a Chinese buffet breakfast at the hotel […]

CHINA: Packed and Ready to Go!

AGCI’s Tiffany Williams is heading to China this week. She will be blogging along the way… Well, I am packed and ready to go!  It only took a few attempts to get the weight requirements just right for the flight, but I officially have 45 pounds of baby clothes to present to the Xiamen orphanage, […]

UPDATE: China Waiting Child Adoption

It has been a blessing this year to help many families adopt through our China program. Currently we are looking for families open to adopting special needs children in this program.  China continues to be a very stable and consistent program and currently the wait time for a referral after you are logged in is […]

Beautiful Music on China Mission Trip

Embrace Missions participant Bessie Barth reports on the recent trip to China… As Music Therapists, we were able to spend time observing the fabulous educational team on staff at New Day.  After seeing her work with individuals, we were able to provide ideas for including musical interventions to increase responses.  We were able to work […]

Gotcha Day in China

Tiffany, one of AGCI’s Inquiry Coordinators, has had the opportunity to travel this week with a family who is in China to bring home their child. Here are some of her thoughts from China: My journey to Beijing, China began March 1st and ended with me arriving to my hotel March 2nd at about 11pm […]

What Is Special Needs?

We heard an interesting comment the other day from a family at an adoption fair.  When asked if they would consider adopting a special needs child, they said “no, that’s something our family is not equipped to handle.” But when asked if they could adopt a child with a correctable cleft lip and palate, they […]