America World Adoption Association (AWAA)

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Building families according to God's design of adoption, while caring for vulnerable children around the world.

Contact information

Mailing address:
America World Adoption Association (AWAA)
6723 Whittier Avenue
Ste. 202
McLean, VA 22101


Phone: 703 660 4621

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 541720006

CEO/President: Brian Andrew Luwis

Chairman: Mark Gregston

Board size: 3

Founder: Brian Andrew Luwis

Ruling year: 1996

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2011


America World desires for every adoptable orphan to be placed in a Christian home.

Mission statement

Building families according to God's design of adoption, while caring for vulnerable children around the world

Key Verse: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Statement of faith

The Bible is the inspired, only infallible, written word of God. "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness." 2 Timothy 3:16"Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away." Mark 13:31

There is one true God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." Matthew 28:19

Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died an atoning death, and was resurrected. "You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end." 'How will this be,' Mary asked the angel, 'Since I am a virgin?' " Luke 1:31-34

"Seeing what was ahead, he spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to the grave, nor did his body see decay." Acts 2:31

All are sinful and need justification by grace through faith and rebirth by the Holy Spirit for salvation. "Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us." Romans 5:1-5

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Adoption/Foster Care

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating910 of 111021 of 32
Fund acquisition rating774 of 111121 of 32
Resource allocation rating1000 of 111129 of 32
Asset utilization rating523 of 111013 of 32

This ministry has a negative net worth, making it impossible to assign it a valid financial efficiency rating.

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$21,137$284,845$248,278$284,395$273,180
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,268,825$3,191,841$3,354,391$3,050,677$3,394,533
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$72,870$151,906$154,344$161,196$169,799
Other long-term assets$9,944$2,414$230$203$306
Total long-term assets$82,814$154,320$154,574$161,399$170,105
Total assets$2,351,639$3,346,161$3,508,965$3,212,076$3,564,638
Payables and accrued expenses$175,944$717,561$971,782$877,080$536,238
Other current liabilities$1,759,314$2,157,759$2,058,255$1,519,351$1,950,482
Total current liabilities$1,935,258$2,875,320$3,030,037$2,396,431$2,486,720
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$502,050$664,800$777,775$984,200$1,269,875
Total liabilities$2,437,308$3,540,120$3,807,812$3,380,631$3,756,595
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions($85,669)($193,959)($298,847)($168,555)($191,957)
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets($85,669)($193,959)($298,847)($168,555)($191,957)
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$803,654$997,053$250,915$0$502,201
Program service revenue$1,931,771$1,631,447$2,215,457$3,660,423$3,453,354
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($38,472)$30,550$31,384$18,332$0
Other revenue$14,289$14,952$17,074$19,654$24,210
Total other revenue$1,907,588$1,676,949$2,263,915$3,698,409$3,477,564
Total revenue$2,711,242$2,674,002$2,514,830$3,698,409$3,979,765
Program services$2,008,396$1,879,605$1,863,146$2,890,817$3,052,976
Management and general$624,793$747,176$674,868$819,380$867,474
Total expenses$2,741,453$2,729,302$2,645,122$3,847,837$4,030,367
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($30,211)($55,300)($130,292)($149,428)($50,602)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($30,211)($55,300)($130,292)($149,428)($50,602)


Anna GrahamCOO$113,248
Mary HamiltonAccounting Mgr$83,029
Julia NorrisDir Affiliate Offices$75,786

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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