JCCC’s Annual Chinese New Year Celebration – Happy Year of the Goat!

Our Joyous Chinese Cultural Center hosted their fantastic Chinese New Year Celebration last Friday to a packed house!  The amazing JCCC students and teachers all did such an incredible job with this year’s performances!

This event is open to the public.  In addition to our wonderful JCCC student performances, the evening was highlighted with a New Year’s greeting from Josh and Lily and a wonderful welcome from City of Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon, and was attended by China’s Embassy Official Gao and Dan, as well as Councilman Keith Gardner.

Thank you to everyone who attended this beautiful celebration!  We had an absolute blast!

DVD’s of the entire performance will be available at the beginning of March!

Happy Year of the Goat, CCAI Family!  May this year bring you much happiness, joy, and blessings.

Orphan Care Project

Almost all children living in Chinese orphanages are either children with medical conditions or of an older age. Some have the fortune to find a forever family through international adoption, but most are labeled “unadoptable” or still waiting for their chance. CCAI’s Orphan Care Sponsorship Program provides much needed support to these precious children.While not a substitute for adoption, we have worked diligently to create a network of foster families, who welcome waiting children into their homes and provide them with the experience of a loving family.

Recently, Xia Zhong, the head of our Charity team visited a foster family who opened their hearts and home to some of these precious children. Under the love and care of their foster parents these children have blossomed and thrived!

We often hear that people are “just not ready to adopt” or “can’t adopt again” but there are many ways to make a difference in an orphan’s life without adopting. This is just one such way. We are always in need of sponsors for this program!

For just $50 a month you will join hands with us, as well as the orphanages to provide a child with one-on-one attention, food and housing, medical care and educational opportunities. You can sponsor one child or multiple children. We even welcome family or community groups that are willing to jointly sponsor a child.

For more information on sponsorship or other ways to make a difference in an orphan’s life, please email charity@ccaifamily.org.

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#TooCuteTuesday: Give Zhe a Chance at a Loving Home!

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Happy #TooCuteTuesday CCAI Family! Please share and advocate for Zhe!

Zhe was hosted in the US this winter! Zhe is a super sweet 11 year old boy who is easy to fall in love with. He is overall very obedient and does a good job communicating despite language differences. He has been picking up some English, including counting and saying things like, “bye-bye” and “good night”. He gives and receives hugs, kisses, and high fives easily. He is polite and will say, “Thank you Mama” when the host mom gives him something. He gets very excited sometimes and will get very loud and animated (both when he’s happy and upset). He is very ticklish, smiles and laughs a lot, and loves to dance, which is super cute! He is also quite the poser for the camera. He is pretty easy going and has become easy to correct. He likes to play by himself a lot, but will play with others sometimes. He doesn’t seem interested in watching TV, unless it’s a Chinese cartoon (then he could probably spend hours watching if you let him). Zhe likes playing in the backyard-going down the slide, digging in the gravel, riding bikes and scooters around. He also seems to like putting the train track together and running the train on it. He found the game, “Trouble” and LOVES IT! He also got the card game “War” for Christmas and has enjoyed playing that a lot. He loves the computer and will ask to go on it a lot, and the host family got him an mp3 player for Christmas which he now listens to all the time.

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When he first arrived, Zhe could do a 24 piece puzzle independently, but was frustrated and unable to do puzzles larger than that. The host family gave him a 48 piece puzzle for Christmas, which he tried to trade with the host daughter, because she got a 24 piece puzzle that he could do. Of course, she didn’t want to trade because hers was a princess and she can’t do bigger puzzles either. Anyway, the host family and Zhe have been working on how to do puzzles together (separating the edge pieces, looking for all the pieces for one particular part of the puzzle, etc.), and one day he called the host mom downstairs to show her that he had put his 48 piece puzzle together completely independently! The last week of hosting Zhe got out a 63 piece puzzle he had never attempted before and was able to complete it independently! The 63 piece puzzle had been presented to him before, but he was too intimidated to even attempt it. This time he got it out and initiated it, along with completing other puzzles he hadn’t tried before. He also learned to “pump” himself on the swings – he was very proud and wanted host mom to get a video of him! The host family hopes Zhe finds a forever family soon!

Shen Wen Zhen 1.12.15 (6)Zhe is a Special Focus child, meaning he may be matched to a family either with or without a dossier in China and may also be accepted along with another child!
Please call 303-850-9998 or email waitingchild2@ccaifamily.org for more information about Zhe.

Please share and advocate for Zhe! This boy needs a loving family. Be a voice for Zhe and make a difference in his life!

#TooCuteTuesday: Help Che find a loving home!

Happy #TooCuteTuesday CCAI Family! Help us find a family for Che!
Che FBChe is happy and lively 21 month old boy! He likes to play with toys that make sounds. Che’s hand movements are very good. He can use his thumb and forefinger to pinch and pick up small things on the floor. He can slide all around the room while sitting in a walker. Che has cleft palate and developmental delays. Che’s motor and intelligence development is severely delayed. He cannot sit steadily on his own, cannot make sounds, and doesn’t know how to eat. His palm line is continuous and his fingers are fairly short; a syndrome of some sort is suspected. Che can recognize familiar people near him. Please help Che find his forever family!
Xi Chen Hang Web Lg 2Che is a Special Focus child, meaning he may be matched to a family either with or without a dossier in China and may also be accepted along with another child!

Please call 303-850-9998 or email waitingchild2@ccaifamily.org for more information about Che.
Xi Chen Hang Web Lg 1Please share and advocate for Che! This sweet boy needs a loving family. Be a voice for Che and make a difference in his life!

#TooCuteTuesday: Spread the Love for Fei!

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Happy #TooCuteTuesday CCAI Family! Help us find a family for Fei!

Fei is an energetic and adorable 3 year old little girl. She really loves her nannies! Every time she sees them, she will reach out for them. She is also rather sensible. When the nannies are busy, she will play on her own, sometimes raising her little head to look at them, and then continuing playing in her own little world.

Little Fei has rehabilitative training every day in the mornings and afternoons, so that she is able to become more agile. She has congenital nerve deafness, cerebral palsy, heart disease, and a vision problem. She cannot respond to her name, and she cannot hear someone calling her from behind or from another room. She has not been potty trained and cannot go to the bathroom on her own. When the nannies play with her, she is really adorable and rather likes to smile, especially when she plays with light up toys. Fei is a little angel!

Fei is a Special Focus child, meaning she may be matched to a family either with or without a dossier in China and may also be accepted along with another child!

Please call 303-850-9998 or email waitingchild2@ccaifamily.org for more information about Fei.

Please share and advocate for Fei! This precious girl needs a loving family. Be a voice for Fei and help her find her forever family!

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Lily’s Treasures: January 2015

Lily’s Treasures is an advocacy tool we use to get the word out about some of our awesome kiddos! These children need loving homes and we would appreciate your help in advocating for them with the goal that these children may find their forever families because of your advocacy! 

Lily's Treasures Jan 2015 FBLet’s be a part of their stories by sharing and advocating for them and helping them connect to their forever families!

Note: Please click on the photo for a bigger, shareable version.

#TooCuteTuesday: Help Hai find her family!

It’s #TooCuteTuesday and we have a little pumpkin to share with you!

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Hai is such a lovebug! She is 8 years old. She gets along well with her foster family and is always showing compassion to those around her. She has fully integrated herself into her foster family. In her foster home, she receives the love and care from a father and mother, and at the same time has learned to love others. She can take care of herself and follows directions well. She has built great relationships with those in her foster family.

Hai is a quiet girl, but she loves singing, listening to music, and dancing. She is a creative child and loves to draw. Hai also loves playing with her friends and is extremely cheerful! She is very polite. Due to her Down Syndrome, she is delayed in language but she can express her daily needs. Hai can only say simple words like “ba” (dad), “ma” (mom), “bu” (no), and “jie” (big sister), etc.

Hai is Special Focus, meaning she may be matched to a family either with or without a dossier in China and may also be adopted along with another child!

Please email waitingchild2@ccaifamily.org for more information or call 303-850-9998.

PLEASE let’s advocate for this little girl and help her find a forever family! This is your chance to be a part of Hai’s story!

#TooCuteTuesday: Help Zhang Find A Home!

Happy Too Cute Tuesday CCAI Family! Please advocate and share for another one of our hosting kids!

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Zhang is a talkative and extroverted 13 year old. He is being hosted in the US this winter! He likes singing and is one of the top ten singers in his school in China. He likes painting and likes to be tidy. He is hard-working and is self-sufficient.

Zhang is flexible, caring, and easy going, and he is incredibly intelligent, nurturing, and mild mannered. He is laid back, and seems excited to do almost everything the hosting family asks. Zhang has become much more extroverted since arriving in the US. He is generally happy and full of energy. He loves riding his bike around the neighborhood with his host family. He also enjoys playing basketball in the backyard, solving a Rubik’s cube, playing video games, playing legos, and building things.

Zhang was very excited to have presents exclusively for him to open, as he was lavished with gifts at three different Christmas celebrations. Zhang has eaten prime rib, roasted turkey, chicken and noodles, and lots of fruit. He went to an Asian market this week with his host family, and he was excited to pick out foods from home. He’s been eating three meals a day, plus snacks. His favorite foods are ramen noodles and pineapple. He also enjoys pizza and spaghetti and seems to have quite a sweet tooth.

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Zhang is Special Focus, meaning he may be matched to a family either with or without a dossier in China and may also be adopted along with another child! He is a healthy older child. Please note Zhang will turn 14 this November.

Please email waitingchild@ccaifamily.org for more information or call 303-850-9998.

PLEASE let’s advocate for this young man and help him find his forever family before he turns 14! Please share and make a difference!

#TooCuteTuesday: Spread Holiday Cheer For Wen!

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Happy Too Cute Tuesday CCAI Families! While you celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with family and friends, please help us advocate for Wen!

Wen is a little energetic angel! The little heartbreaker is chubby and loves to smile, showing off his little dimples. His physical development is normal for his age, and he can walk freely and eat on his own. Wen enjoys playing with other children and has a favorite nanny.

Wen is Special Focus, which means he may be matched to a family either with or without a dossier in China and may also be accepted along with another child! He is diagnosed with a missing corpus callosum.

Please email waitingchild@ccaifamily.org for more information or call 303-850-9998.

Want to be a part of Wen’s story? Let’s ADVOCATE for him! Share his photo and spread the word! We are eager to place him!