Training Team Arrives in China to Help Older Orphan Hostees Prepare for Winter Hosting Program

CCAI had a team of trainers take off for China last Wednesday to spend some quality time with all of the older orphans, including those who are anxiously preparing for their 5-week-long visit to the US to help ensure a smoother transition and a more positive experience during their hosting trip this winter! The team gave the kids plenty of good (and sometimes humorous) tips on “surviving the USA” and answered many of their questions; like, “what if I don’t like their food?,” and, “Is it easy to make friends?”

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FINAL DAY TO SIGN UP TO HOST AN ORPHAN FROM CHINA

It’s our FINAL DAY to sign up to host an orphan from CHINA this holiday season. There are still 9 children who are still waiting and, of the remaining children, the situation is critical… one boy is in a wheelchair, two girls have Downs Syndrome, and two boys are 13 years old, about to age out and will no longer be eligible for adoption in a year! This winter hosting is a critical opportunity for these 9 remaining children!

Please consider opening your home this winter to an orphan from China. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to give a child a chance to see the world and just be a kid! Our winter dates are December 16-January 15.

If you cannot host, you can still help make it possible for ONE more child to be hosted! Your tax deductible donation towards a HOSTING GRANT will help guarantee that at least ONE more orphan is here for Christmas and the life-changing opportunity to experience the wonders of the world.

Please register now to view the photo listing of children available for hosting https://www.ccaifamily.org/Hosting/Host-Register.aspx, or if you have already registered, please take a moment to look at the photo listing again.

Today is the day to make a decision! If you are unable to host but willing to help an orphan from China be hosted by placing a host grant, please let us know as soon as possible today (hosting@ccaifamily.org)!

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Only 2 Weeks Left to Host an Orphan for Latvia or Ukraine This Winter!

Our Latvia and Ukraine hosting programs are closing applications in just under TWO WEEKS!  Please consider hosting a child from Latvia or Ukraine this winter!

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Please SHARE this post if you can. Several of these wonderful children also have generous HOSTING GRANTS, which makes hosting more affordable and possible for host families!

While  we have  many children  hosted already, there are  still over  70+ children still waiting to be hosted.  We ask you to please consider opening your heart and home to an orphan over the holidays (children will be visiting from mid-December to mid-January). Giving the gift of family to a child over the holidays may be the most precious gift that you ever give!

To register for the photo listing of children available for hosting, please visit http://www.projectonefortythree.org/host/host-program/

Please contact latvia@ccaifamily.org for more information.

Time is Running Out to Host an Orphan This Winter through CCAI’s Hosting Program!

CCAI China Hosting Program - One Week Left!Won’t you PLEASE consider hosting a child from China this winter?  Registration closes on October 13th! 

Several of these wonderful children also have generous hosting grants, which makes hosting more affordable and possible for host families!  

17 families are making the difference in the lives of 17 children through hosting this winter!  However, 14 children are still waiting to be hosted – please do not leave these children behind!  We ask you to please consider opening your heart and home to an orphan over the holidays (children will be visiting from mid-December to mid-January).  Giving the gift of family to a child over the holidays may be the most precious gift that you ever give!

To register for the photo listing of children available for hosting, please visit https://www.ccaifamily.org/Hosting/Host-Register.aspx.

If you have questions about hosting a child, please email hosting@ccaifamily.org.

Thank you!

CCAI 2nd Annual Orphan Care Gala – A Month Away!

We’re now just one month out from our 2nd Annual CCAI Orphan Care Gala! Have you bought your tickets yet? What better reason to take the family out for a night of fun than to help support some great orphan care initiatives? Join us NOVEMBER 9TH for heart-warming stories and heart-pumping fun!

A Family Night to Support Orphans

November 9, 2014
5:00pm – 8:00pm

The Summit Conference and Event Center
411 Sable Blvd.
Aurora, CO 80011

Tickets $40/adult, $20/child
Children 3 and under – Free

Guest Speakers | Silent Auction | Live Auction | Photobooth | Balloon Animals | Family Fun | Too Many Other Things To List!

https://www.ccaifamily.org/Charity/Orphan-Care-Gala.aspx

China Winter Hosting Deadline to Host is Approaching!

Only a few weeks remain to sign up to be a Winter host family for an orphaned child from China and there are still 14 orphans, age 7-13, who remain unchosen!

Winter hosting is 4-5 weeks, from mid-December to mid-January.  Please consider hosting this holiday season and PLEASE SHARE this post to spread the news about our winter orphan hosting opportunity!

Register today to see the 14 children still waiting to be hosted this winter. https://www.ccaifamily.org/Hosting/Host-Register.aspx

For more information, please email hosting@ccaifamily.org

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Older Orphan Hosting Program — Ukraine and Latvia

Thousands of older orphans in Latvia and Ukraine grow up without experiencing the love and care of a family. Together with CCAI and Project One Forty Three, you can change that!

Project One Forty Three conducts 4-5 week summer (July-August) and winter (December-January) host programs for children from Latvia and Ukraine. This hosting program provides some of these orphans the precious opportunity to live in American homes and experience what it is like in a family for 4-5 weeks over the summer (typically July- August) or winter holiday (December-January).  Hosting is an incredible opportunity for families with a heart for changing the life of an orphan.  Without hosting, many of these orphans will age out and never experience the life changing love that a family provides.

CCAI is proud to be the oversight agency for Project One Forty Three.  By hosting an older orphan you will fulfill your dream of impacting a child’s life and leaving a permanent mark of love on a precious child. Hosting is a great opportunity to invest your time, energy, and money on a human life, who otherwise may never know his or her true value.

For more information on the upcoming Winter Host Program for Latvia and Ukraine and to learn more about the children waiting to be hosted, or to apply to host, please visit the Project 143 website at http://www.p143.org/host/host-program!

CCAI’s 2nd Annual Orphan Care Gala Coming Soon!

It’s that time again! CCAI is excited to host our 2ND ANNUAL ORPHAN CARE GALA, November 9, 2014!

To purchase tickets, please visit www.ccaifamily.org

CCAI 2nd Annual Gala

Last year, CCAI’s 1st Annual Orphan Care Gala (a beautiful success) helped raise more than $50,000 for our orphan care initiatives and helped build three new LOCC’s, sponsor 52 orphans, and renovate two old orphanages, to just list a few incredible accomplishments!  This year, we are hoping to surpass last year’s benchmark!

The 2nd Annual Orphan Care Gala will be a family friendly affair! Come learn about CCAI’s many orphan care initiatives and bring your loved ones to share in a beautiful, inspiring night filled with food, games, and special performances. We cannot wait!

CCAI 2nd Annual Orphan Care Gala
Summit Event Center (411 Sable Blvd., Aurora, CO 80011)
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Tickets $40/adult, $20/child
Children 3 and under – Free

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Pasta Buffet by Summit Catering
Beverages / Cash Bar
Family Friendly Activities
Live and Silent Auctions

For any questions, please email gala@ccaifamily.org!

CCAI Celebrates 22 Years

CCAI 22nd AnniversaryToday marks the 22ND ANNIVERSARY of CCAI!!! It’s our birthday today!

In our 22 years, we have found families for exactly 11,345 children, including our very first two Latvia adoptions completed last week!

CCAI has worked with 412 orphanages in China from 30 provinces and we continuously strive to provide support for 28 orphanages in China, Haiti, and Congo, and find more ways to better the lives of the children. 22 years and we’re still building new adventures! There is still so much to do and we cannot wait to see what the future holds!

THANK YOU to Lily and Joshua for following their hearts 22 years ago, saying “I can” and making such a HUGE difference in so many lives! Thank you to each and every one of our families and friends who have held our hands along this 22-year journey, trusting us to help complete your families and supporting our orphan outreach efforts. We could not ask for a better family.

What a Happy Monday! <3

 

#FridayFeelgood: Nathan Has His Cochlear Implant Activated For First Time

We’re starting a new hashtag. Every Friday, we’re going to try to feature a CCAI family story that will make you smile from ear to ear and feel all warm inside. If you have a heartwarming story that you would like to share, please tell us about it and we’ll feature a new story every Friday!

For our very first #FridayFeelgood, turn your heartlights on as our little man, Nathan, has his cochlear implants activated and hears for the first time!

Happy Friday!

Nathan’s Activation from TerningClan on Vimeo.