Could Lucy be your daughter?

6-year-old Lucy is waiting in Colombia for her forever family! Lucy is a loving, happy girl and we know incredible things are possible for her with the love of a forever family. She came into care when she was just one-year-old after spending her first year in the care of her birth mother and grandmother. […]

Remember These Brothers?

A few months ago, we reached out to share Jayson (3) and Carter (1)’s story. These sweet brothers are waiting in Colombia–we need your prayers and advocacy to find their forever family! We know these deeply bonded siblings will absolutely thrive with the unconditional love of their forever family. Big brother Jayson (3) is a sweet, affectionate […]

Meet Jayson & Carter

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Brothers Jayson (2) and Carter (1) are waiting in Colombia for their forever family. We know these sweet, deeply bonded siblings will absolutely thrive with the unconditional love of their forever family. Big brother Jayson (2) is a sweet, affectionate little boy! He interacts well with his peers and is very bonded to his caregivers which […]

Meet Ally

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3-year-old Ally is a joy! Ally entered into foster care in Colombia when she was just a few weeks old. This sweet girl has lived with the same foster family since she was placed into care and we are so excited to see that she has bonded well to her foster mom.  Ally is beginning […]

Could Brady Be Your Son?

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Sweet Brady recently celebrated his 8th birthday–it’s our prayer that his next birthday is spent with his loving forever family! We have been advocating for Brady for several years and we refuse to give up until he is united with his forever family! Brady is still waiting in Colombia for his forever family, and it’s our prayer […]

Adopting As First Time Parents

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We chatted with adoptive first-time parents Bob and Katie Ruth about their journey and what it’s like to adopt as first-time parents! “We had been married for 7 years and struggled with infertility throughout that time,” said Katie. “Bob and I had thought about adoption but, we hadn’t put that much effort in. We were […]

Meet Abigail and Mikayla

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“We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 Sisters Abigail (11) and Mikayla (8) need the unconditional love of a forever family! These sweet sisters are healthy, active, and very bonded—they just need a family’s love! Sadly, Abigail and Mikayla have bounced between institutional care in Colombia and their biological family and are working through the […]

Education is Beyond A Desk

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“He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing.”  Deuteronomy 10:18 AGCI’s Education Sponsorship program offers hope and restoration to the vulnerable families we serve. But what really makes our Colombia Education Sponsorship program so different? In our Colombia Education Sponsorship program, education is beyond a desk. We meet […]

Could Tessa Be Your Daughter?

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“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 5-year-old Tessa is a sweet, loving little girl! Kind and friendly Tessa loves artistic activities such as painting, dancing, and listening to music. She is an energetic, fun, happy child and we know God has amazing things planned for her. When Tessa was very young, […]

Could You Be Their Family?

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“You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry.”   Psalm 10:17 Siblings Melissa (12), Posey (10), and Mattias (7) are kind, loving kids who desperately want to be adopted together into a forever family! These sweet siblings entered into protection in Colombia about a year ago and currently […]

Gracie Is Waiting For Her Forever Family!

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UPDATE: We are so excited to share that Gracie has found her forever family! To learn about other children still waiting for their forever family, visit our international adoption photolistings. We fell in love with sweet 3-year-old Gracie the moment we met her in Colombia! Gracie is a loving, affectionate toddler and is very bonded […]

Why Our Sponsorship Program Is Different

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AGCI’s Education Sponsorship program is truly life changing for the vulnerable children we serve. But what really makes our Colombia Education Sponsorship program so different? Essential Therapies All of the children enrolled in our Colombia Education Sponsorship program struggle with learning disabilities or behavioral issues that can make it difficult for them to excel in […]

The Kids Left Behind: How To Help Aging Out Orphans

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There are currently 110,000 children living under government protection in Colombia. While some of these children are eventually adopted or reunited with their biological families, an overwhelming percentage will spend their childhood inside an institution and then age out of the system with zero support or guidance. How do we intervene for these kids, now […]

Hope For Kids and Families

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AGCI’s Education Sponsorship program is truly life changing for the vulnerable children we serve. This month, we’re focusing on what makes our Colombia Education Sponsorship program so different and the amazing children and families that benefit from this program! Essential Therapies All of the children enrolled in our Colombia Education Sponsorship program struggle with learning […]

Could You Be Their Family?

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UPDATE: We are so excited to share that Kamber and Finley have found their forever family! To learn about other children still waiting for their forever family, visit our international adoption photolistings. 5-year-old Kamber and 11-year-old Finley are sweet, affectionate siblings who want nothing more than the chance to be known and loved by a family. These amazing siblings […]

Love Is…

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be […]

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 […]

These Bright, Thoughtful Siblings Are Waiting!

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UPDATE: We are so excited to share that Kim, Anderson, Nolan, Hank, and Cory have found their forever family! To learn about other children still waiting for their forever family, visit our international adoption photolistings. “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” Colossians 3:14 Siblings Kim […]

Katie Shines!

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UPDATE: We are so excited to share that Katie has found her forever family! To learn about other children still waiting for their forever family, visit our international adoption photolistings. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by […]

One Dream For Three Sisters

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UPDATE: We are so excited to share that Laura, Mari, and Lily have found their forever family! To learn about other children still waiting for their forever family, visit our international adoption photolistings. “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” Colossians 3:14 We met sisters Laura (14), Mari […]

Our Prayer For Megan

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“So that I may come to you with joy, by God’s will, and in your company be refreshed.” Romans 15:22 Megan is so full of joy! Our team met Megan in Colombia earlier this month and we were blown away by her contagious energy and sunny disposition! This sweet 9-year-old girl has an infectious smile […]

Dylan and Jonas Are Running Out of Time

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UPDATE: We are so excited to share that Dylan and Jonas have found their forever family! To learn about other children still waiting for their forever family, visit our international adoption photolistings. “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.” Proverbs 17:17 We met Dylan and Jonas […]

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 […]

How We Work: Prepare

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AGCI is committed to transforming lives through Independence programs that give older orphans the tools they need to thrive. We do this in two primary ways: Vocational Training and Education Through education and vocational training, we’re working to help orphans transition to independence, break the cycle of poverty, and create successful futures. These programs give […]

These Sweet Sisters Are Waiting For Their Forever Family!

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UPDATE: We are so excited to share that Lauren, Stacey, Tanya, and Katie have found their forever family! To learn about other children still waiting for their forever family, visit our international adoption photolistings. “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when dreams come true, there is life and joy.” – Proverbs 13:12 Sisters Lauren (12), Stacey […]

You Have the Power to Change A Child’s Life Forever

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What does it mean to be a hero? At AGCI, we believe that everyone has the ability to be a hero for a child in need—and it starts with Sponsorship! By sponsoring a child’s care or education for just $40 a month, you can help change the world for a vulnerable child. At AGCI, there […]

Carly & Selena Are Waiting!

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UPDATE: We are so excited to share that Carley and Selena have found their forever family! To learn about other children still waiting for their forever family, visit our international adoption photolistings. Sisters Carly (13) and Selena (11) are deeply connected and dream of growing up within a family together as sisters! Carly and Selena are […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Family For Lydia

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“But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.” Psalm 9:18 11-year-old Lydia has been waiting for a family since she was 6 years old. This amazing girl has been through so much, but we know God has a bright future planned for her. Lydia spent her first few […]

Heather’s Christmas Wish For Family

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We first met 14-year-old Heather at an orphanage in Colombia in October of 2016. Months away from aging out of the system, Heather’s prayer is that she’ll be matched with a family of her own before it’s too late. We are dedicated to making Heather’s wish for family come true! Heather is an old soul […]

Every Child Has A Story: What It’s Really Like to Adopt Older Siblings

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An e-mail changed this family’s life forever. When Todd Jackson opened an e-mail from AGCI with the subject, One Wish For Three Sisters, he didn’t know he would be looking at his soon-to-be daughters. But God had other plans! And just 6 months later, Todd and Monique met their daughters! Todd and Monique Jackson always […]

25 Years of Change: Winnie’s Story

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UPDATE: We are so excited to share that Winnie has found her forever family! To learn about other children still waiting for their forever family, visit our international adoption photolistings. Sweet Winnie took an amazing step to change her life and her future! We know those amazing things are possible for this incredible girl with […]

25 Years of Passion: A Family For 3 Siblings!

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“With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2 Introducing our most outgoing and free spirited siblings—Leo (12), Nate (10) and Makenzie (9)! It’s so clear how much Leo, Nate and Makenzie love each other! These sweet siblings have a strong bond and just like any other siblings, they […]

25 Years of Advocacy: These Siblings Have Waited Too Long

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“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 Over the last 25 years we have advocated for children to find families—this is our heart and our passion and most importantly, our call. Annie, Mason, and Cameron deserve to know the love of their own forever family! […]

Juan Carlos’s Wish For Family

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UPDATE: We are so excited to share that Juan Carlos has found his forever family! To learn about other children still waiting for their forever family, visit our international adoption photolistings. “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work […]

With Family, Anything Is Possible!

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Watch Joey’s video. Password: 2givehope Sweet Joey just turned 7 years old! Will you help us ensure that his next birthday is spent with his forever family? Joey was placed in a special needs orphanage when he was just two years old. Sadly, this orphanage didn’t see the potential of this determined little boy. He was […]

Waiting For A Family’s Love

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UPDATE: We are so excited to share that Sophie has found her forever family! To learn about other children still waiting for their forever family, visit our international adoption photolistings. Watch Sophie’s VIDEO. (password: 2Givehope) 13-year-old Sophie wants nothing more than to be loved by a family! After enduring a traumatic childhood, she was placed […]

Hello from Colombia!

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Soojin Park, our Colombia Program Director has been traveling in country and shares this update. Just wanted to share my excitement about our Colombia program! Colombia is a mix of Bulgaria and China put together.  Fast, efficient, stable, and level of care for the children is just incredible!!!!!  Everyone in Colombia, from the government officials to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]