Introducing the very first edition of Life-Changer! Our Children Charity Team will be publishing quarterly reports on all the fantastic projects going on on the other side of the world. What are your incredible donations accomplishing? Let’s find out!
In the link below, you will find information about this wonderful boy, Dou. Dou has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and he needs a home
This child is on our agency’s list and we are hoping you will help spread the word about him! This child needs a loving home and we would appreciate your help in advocating for him with the goal that this child may find their forever family. We have a complete file for this child including pictures, background and medical information that we would be happy to share with interested and qualified families. Let’s work together to help improve this child’s life and find the family he deserves!
Please note: CCAI will require that interested families fill out a Family Information Sheet before looking at the file so that we may check their qualifications against the requirements of the CCCWA. There is no fee to view the file. CCAI only shares a file with one family at a time and we process the families in the order in which we receive their request. CCAI will only share the file directly with families.
Please respond to email@example.com if you would like to view the child’s file or please pass along this information if you know someone who is interested!
Almost every Thursday and Friday morning, CCAI and our Joyous Chinese Cultural Center are greeted with the smiling faces of elementary and middle school students on a field trip, looking for an authentic Chinese cultural experience.
Today was no different! Here are some photos for our fantastic guests who visited today!
If you and your fellow mischief-makers are in Colorado and would like to book a field trip with the Joyous Chinese Cultural Center, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to book what promises to be your students’/friends’/reading club’s favorite field trip ever!
If you would like to attend a CCAI informational session to learn a bit more about us, always remember that CCAI president, Joshua Zhong, holds information meetings every other Wednesday. You may attend these in person (in Colorado) or call in virtually! Email email@example.com to RSVP!
Here are several other upcoming informational opportunities. All are free and all are welcome!
February 16th: CCAI Kentucky @ Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY. 3:30 PM.
This seminar will offer a parent panel of CCAI families and their children, a short video and information concerning adopting a waiting child in China. (please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information)
February 21st: CCAI Georgia @ Project Love One event (please email email@example.com for more information)
Have you ever thought about hosting an older orphan? Project 143, an orphan hosting program, has their new photo listings up for children in Latvia and Ukraine orphanages who are available for hosting this summer!
Some families ultimately want to adopt the child they host and although not all children in this hosting program are available for adoption, many are. That’s where CCAI comes in!
CCAI can assist you as your placing agency should you host a child through Project 143 and later want to consider the possible adoption of that child! If you live in Colorado, Kentucky, Georgia, or Florida, we can even assist you with your home safety check, which is a part of the hosting process!
CCAI’s Joyous Chinese Cultural Center welcomed in the Year of the Horse with their annual Chinese New Year Celebration at Mission Hills Church. Every Chinese New Year, the 300+ students of the Joyous Chinese Cultural Center put on the biggest show of the year, showing off the beautiful cultural dances and songs they have all been working so hard on all year!
The students, ages 4 – 18, performed traditional dances from all across China, choreographed by our fantastic JCCC dance teachers. Attended by over 1000 friends and family, it is undoubtedly one of our favorite events of the year. You cannot help being heart-warmed.
This year, the JCCC celebration had the incredible honor of welcoming two First Class Chinese acrobat and opera acts to the stage! What a sight. From Beijing, Master Jiang Qing Hua performed the world-renowned Face Changing opera, flawlessly speeding his way through 15 masks in 4 minutes. From Hangzhou, Ms. Zhou Mei Cao and Mr. Li Wei Jian blew away the audience with body-defying acrobatics, exhibiting incredible strength and flexibility with graceful composure. Our bodies hurt just watching them!
A DVD of the entire performance will be available on www.chinacharm.org very soon!
For Martin Luther King Weekend, Adopteen hosted 46 teens from 8 states at their 2014 Adopteen Midpoint Camp-Conference in Fort Worth, TX!
Adopteen spent the three days and two nights at Camp Carter YMCA, meeting new friends and experiencing abbreviated versions of Adopteen’s various workshops and discussions. The teens also had the chance to do some archery and horse-painting (literally painting on real life horses…), as well as play soccer, basketball, dodgeball, and general shenanigans. We heard through the grapevine that the campers played several pranks on the Adopteen Committee leaders and competing cabins, but don’t say we said.
It was an amazing weekend! Adopteen looks forward to seeing old and new faces this summer in Toledo, OH for their National Adopteen Camp-Conference, July 23rd – 27th!
Adopteen’s upcoming events include:
- Spring Adoptees Giving Back Orphanage Service Trip – Jiangxi Province (March 26 – April 6)
- Summer Adoptees Giving Back Orphanage Service Trip – Henan Province (July 2 – July 12)
- National Adopteen Camp-Conference – Toledo, OH (July 23 – July 27)
Get those calendars out!
Here are some important dates for CCAI: 2014 Edition
- New Year’s Day 2014 – Wednesday, January 1 – Offices CLOSED
- Adopteen Midpoint: Texas – Saturday, January 18-20
- Chinese New Year – Friday, January 31 – Year of the Horse
- JCCC Chinese New Year Celebration – Friday, January 31 – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
- Spring Heritage Tour – March 21- 31
- Adoptees Giving Back Service Trip – Spring – March 26 – April 6
- Memorial Day – Monday, May 26 – Offices CLOSED
- June Heritage Tour – June 15 – 25
- CCAI Carnival/Open House – Saturday, June 28
- Adoptees Giving Back Service Trip – July 2 – 12
- Independence Day Holiday – Friday, July 4 – Offices CLOSED
- July Heritage Tour – July 13 – 23
- Labor Day – Monday, September 1 – Offices CLOSED
- CCAI Anniversary – Monday, September 15 – 22 years
- Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 27 & Friday, November 28 – Offices CLOSED
- Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Holidays – Wednesday, December 24 & Thursday, December 25 – Offices CLOSED
- New Year’s Day 2015 – Thursday, January 1 – Offices CLOSED
Merry Christmas from all of us at CCAI!
The 2013 year brought with it MANY firsts for CCAI. With our 21st Anniversary, we proudly coordinated our first-ever (and second-ever) Waiting Child Medical Needs Conference, our first-ever Adoptees Giving Back Orphanage Service Trip, and our first-ever Orphan Care Fundraising Gala. We sponsored China’s first-ever Baby Safe Haven Conference and spearheaded the initiative. We opened our incredible Post-Adoption Center and introduced new parent-tot therapy classes, hosted Adopteen’s largest Camp-Conference to date, coordinated three successful Heritage Tours, hosted an adoptee-led panel, re-introduced the CCAI Adoptive Parents Council, and raised more than $430,000 for our Children Charity Fund! Our Co-Founder and CEO, Lily Nie, was awarded the 2013 PBS Be More Award. We introduced our Older Orpan Hosting program. We came together as a family to help support our dear friend, Maggie, and Baby Hope. We opened our newest branch office in Kentucky. We reached an amazing 100 Haiti adoptions…!
The list goes on and on! Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for the endless, undying support and love you send our way every day of every year. We are forever grateful and humbled and happy. Very, truly happy.
Happy Holidays, friends!