Charity Update: New Clothes for KaiFeng and ZhengZhou

Karen asked her church to hold a fundraiser for CCAI.  This month, she gathered and shipped enough clothing items to fill EIGHT boxes as a donation to KaiFeng Orphanage and also donated money to buy warm clothes for Zhengzhou orphanage!  More donated items from her church are on their way to more orphanages!

Karen did not adopt through CCAI, but, boy oh boy, are we thankful to have her as part of our CCAI family!

 

Chinese New Year SALE and CELEBRATION

This year, JCCC has decided to do a Chinese New Year Sale to further expand our cultural outreach!  We have a variety of new items (directly from China!) added to our store selection.  We also have goodie bags for children to share with their friends and classmates! Please invite your family and friends for this great event.

Chinese New Year Sale
January 26th, 2013
9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

JCCC CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION – Year of the Snake
Mission Hills Church, 620 South Park Drive in Littleton, Colorado 80120-5675
February 15th, 2013
Reception @ 6:00 pm (with finger foods and snacks for purchase)
Celebration @ 7:00 pm – 8:30pm

Come help us celebrate the Year of the Snake with Chinese folk dances, songs, and individual musical and rhythmic gymnastic performances!

Tickets for JCCC students are free and all others are $6.00 ($8.00 at the door the day of the performance). Tickets are AVAILABLE NOW!

To purchase, please call us at 303-221-6688 (x201) or email school@chinesechildren.org or order online at http://www.joyouscenter.org.

Thank you all for your support for JCCC!

Beyond Consequences Comes to Denver

Registration is now open for Heather Forbes’ Beyond Consequences LIVE in Denver, CO!

Denver, CO
Saturday, February 2, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Author and Parenting Expert Heather T. Forbes, LCSW will be in Denver, CO, to present her FREE Beyond Consequences LIVE parent training.

Heather Forbes will be delivering a complimentary presentation for all parents and professionals seeking advice about raising and working with children with difficult and severe behaviors. Her presentation incorporates the understanding that neuroscience gives us to explain the thinking and perspective of children whose regulatory systems have been compromised through traumatic experiences.

Register here!

This is yet another amazing opportunity to learn from a wonderful teacher.  We highly recommend attending!

Post Adoption Conference in Orlando and Chicago

CCAI’s new Post Adoption Center has been starting the new year off with a bang!  With one more Overview class available for attendance on February 8th, the Post Adoption Center will begin its first 8-week course for parents, going over specific TBRI parenting strategies every Tuesday,  March 5 – April 30, 2013.  These courses are offered for everyone and all are absolutely welcome!

Much of these classes’ curriculum is based upon Dr. Karyn Purvis’ fantastic work in her Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) and Empowered To Connect programs.  A month ago, our own social workers received training in these programs.

Well, we want let you all know about two up-coming locations that will be hosting Dr. Kathryn Purvis’ Empowered To Connect Conference!  This two-day conference will feature Dr. Karyn Purvis of Texas Christian University, a leading expert in the field of research-based interventions for children from hard places, whom CCAI holds in the highest regard.

Conference Locations, Dates & Cost:

  • Orlando, FL – February 15th & 16th, 2013 (at First Baptist Orlando)
  • Chicago, IL – April 19th & 20th, 2013 (at The Chapel, Barrington Campus)

CostEarly-bird Registration is $35/individual OR $50/married-couple (Early-bird pricing is available for Chicago until February 19th).

Visit showhope.org/connect or etcconference.org for more details and to register online today!

This is a fantastic learning opportunity!

 

CCAI Accredited by Haiti Adoption Authority

IBESR, Haiti’s central authority on international adoption has accredited CCAI to be an  Organization Approved for Adoption (OAA)!

This is the first time in Haiti adoption history that the government has accredited international adoption agencies for the protection of their children.  As a leading Haiti adoption agency in the USA, we are grateful for the Haiti government’s efforts and will continue to cooperate with IBESR to bring healing, home and hope to more adoptable Haitian children.

Fo more information on how you can adopt a Haitain child, please visit www.haitiadoption.org or email us at info@haitiadoption.org

Henan Delegation Visits Henan Children

In 2008, CCAI and Henan Province entered a charity partnership to promote the well-being of children of special needs living in the orphanages.  Four and half years later and after over $2.5 million invested in leadership development, nanny training, foster care expansion, facility improvement, medical support, and education assistance, thousands of orphans’ lives have been impacted for the better, and over 1,000 children with special needs have found loving homes through international adoption.

Yesterday, another official delegation from Henan came to Denver to visit adoptive families and their children and witnessed first hand the incredible new lives all the adopted “Henan children” have been given in their new and very loving homes with their forever families.  Throughout the years, several delegations from Henan province have come to Denver to personally thank the adoptive families for their love and support.

Our thanks go to Sarah and Bryan for opening their beautiful home to the delegation, to Moya with First Hugs and Emily with Henan Kids International for all that you do, and to all the wonderful families and children who came to the Henan Delegation Reception, welcoming the delegation!  It was so wonderful to catch up with all of you!

Charity Update: Warm Shoes for Cold Feet

One of our Wenzhou families, Scott and Epin, has been organizing fundraisers for Wenzhou orphanage for many years.  In November, 2012, Scott and Epin, along with four other Wenzhou families, donated a total of $1,650 to the Children Charity Fund for Wenzhou Orphanage’s older kids to buy new shoes, just in time for winter.

The kids were overjoyed about their warm, fashionable shoes.  Wenzhou Orphanage staff are grateful for the amazing long-term support of Scott and Epin!

Thank you SO very much for your generosity. 😀

Information Meeting Reminder

Just a reminder:

There will be an information meeting this Wednesday, January 9th @ 6:00 pm MST, led by CCAI President Joshua Zhong. If you or a friend are looking into international adoption, please call in to let Joshua give you the 411 on CCAI!

Just send us an email or give us a call to make a reservation: mail@ccaifamily.org or (303) 850-9998

All information meetings are free and held every other Wednesday!

Kids Helping Kids!

Here’s some fantastic, heart-warming news. 😀

Last month, the Kindergarten students at Hinkle Creek Elementary in Noblesville, Indiana got together and collected as many blankets and socks as they could for the little ones in China, some even using their own money to purchase them!

Last Friday night, CCAI received all of the socks and pillows they collected as a donation to CCAI’s Children Charity Fund!

How awesome is that? Check out the photos below!