Announcing 2014 Heritage Tour Dates

We are thrilled to announce the 2014 Spring and Summer Heritage Tour schedule! Mark your calendars…

Spring Heritage Tour: March 21 – 31, 2014
Summer Heritage Tours: June 15 – 25, 2014
                                                     AND
                                          July 13 – 23, 2014

That’s right!  We’re holding THREE Heritage Tours in 2014!  Hopefully, this will help you fit an amazing trip back to China into your busy schedules. 🙂

Remember: ALL China adoptees of any age travel FREE for in-China tours! These tours are OPEN TO EVERYONE — CCAI families, non-CCAI families, friends, relatives…everyone! So please spread the word!

For any questions about the upcoming 2014 tours, please email heritagetour@chinesechildren.org or call 303-850-9998.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!!!

Joyous Chinese Cultural Center Offers Two New Classes

Starting SEPTEMBER 21st, the Joyous Chinese Cultural Center is excited to offer TWO new classes for this Fall Semester: KUNG FU (Ages 5+) and TAI CHI (Ages 16+)!

Kung Fu Class
Saturdays, 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Dates: Sept. 21, 28
Oct. 5, 19, 26
Nov. 2, 9, 23
Dec. 7, 14, 21

Tai Ji Class 
Saturdays, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Dates: Sept. 21, 28
Oct. 5, 19, 26
Nov. 2, 9, 23
Dec. 7, 14, 21

To register, simply email school3@chinesechildren.org with your child’s name, the class you are registering for, your address, and phone number. Payment can be made by phone with a credit card or by personal check to JCCC.

REGISTRATION for the JCCC 2013-2014 school year is STILL OPEN! Please visit https://joyouscenter.org/Registration/Default.aspx to register!

CCAI Orphan Care Fundraiser Gala!

HELP US CELEBRATE OUR 21ST ANNIVERSARY!
Buy your tickets today!

On September 7th, CCAI will hold our first-ever silent auction fundraiser gala to support our orphan care outreach!  Please join us in giving the gift of hope to these special children.  With your help, how many lives can we change?  NOW is the perfect opportunity for YOU and your friends to make a difference in the quality of life of thousands of abandoned children!

As always, we’re making sure our birthday money changes the world. 100% of donations received will directly support our countless orphan care projects in China, Haiti, and the D.R. Congo!

Buy your tickets today and join us for this beautiful event!

Tickets are $65/person.  You will receive a tax receipt for $40 of your ticket price (counted as a donation to the Gala).

Attire: Business Casual
Age Restriction: Ages 14+, please

Gala Registration Deadline is August 31, 2013

Baby Safe Haven Gets the Green Light!

On April 21, 2013, a historical event happened in China as a result of CCAI families’ financial contribution and CCAI’s sponsorship – the Baby Safe Haven Conference.

Over 200 orphanage directors and civil affairs officials from every Chinese province, as well as legal and children experts from China, USA, and Italy, gathered at Shijiazhuang, where the first-ever and only Baby Safe Haven shelter in China was located.  The three-day conference focused heavily on the social and legal pros and cons of the Baby Safe Haven idea and practice.  In the end, the majority of the participants endorsed enthusiastically the life-saving idea and supported the plan for the China Center for Children Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA) to present a comprehensive proposal to the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs.

China’s First Baby Safe Haven -Shijiazhuang

On July 27th, wonderful news arrived: The Ministry of Civil Affairs had issued the Approval Notice (MZ2013/234) of Promoting Baby Safe Haven Nationwide!  The national promotional effort will be led by a team headed by CCCWA’s Director-general, Shifeng Zhang!

There is no doubt that soon, we will see dozens and even hundreds of Baby Safe Havens built across China that will provide safe shelter for abandoned children.

The bottom line is: Many children’s lives will be saved!

LOCC Child Care and Management Training

CCAI’s Charity Team visited NanYang and ZhuMaDian this past week to provide child care and management training to the nannies and staff at the local LOCC’s.  Despite the modest meeting environment, it was a very productive weekend!  Our Charity Team visits all LOCC’s throughout the year to help provide guidance and support to the amazing staff working with the children.  It is precious time and we always look forward to learning more ways to better our childcare.