Jilin Province is in the far northeast of China with a relatively small orphan population. To help older orphans experience the love of family, CCAI invited nine children from Jilin last December to join our hosting program. Ty and Mindy fell in love with the boy they hosted. His name was Milo and, with a lot of prayers and guidance, Ty and Mindy made the decision to adopt and become Milo’s forever family. In record time, they completed their adoption process, traveled to China last week, and finalized their adoption of Milo yesterday! God is so good! Milo is the first child to be adopted from Jilin Province through the hosting program.
Seven more families will be on their way soon to bring their hosted children home later this year.
Jiaming was one of the 29 orphanage children who came to the USA through CCAI’s hosting program in December 2015. Jiaming’s host parents, Susan and Ron, fell in love with him and decided to bring him home permanently. Sadly, the adoption process takes time. Not wanting to wait, Susan and her daughter Cara took a volunteer trip last week to visit Jiaming and celebrate his 10th birthday! Jiaming smiled from ear to ear and felt like a super star!
When Susan and Cara visited Jiaming’s classroom, his teacher asked everyone, “Who is your best friend?”
Each kid raised their hands and shouted out the names of their best friends. When it was Jiaming’s turn, Jiaming walked over to Susan and gave her a great big hug. “My mom is my best friend.”
Cai needs your help! He is aging out of his eligibility for international adoption in JANUARY 2017!
Cai is an outgoing, charming, happy, friendly, and adventurous young man! He had the opportunity to be hosted in the US as a part of our Winter 2015 China Hosting Program. His host family has been absolutely amazing in advocating for him! They were able to take him to doctors appointments, to the zoo, and even gave Cai his first birthday party ever! Please be sure to watch the video they made of Cai’s adventures. His host family is also willing to talk with families who are seriously considering adopting him!
From Cai’s Host Family:
“Cai is awesome! The naughtiest thing he did was he kept going up to bowling lanes and going over the line to hear the foul buzz. It was the only time he didn’t really listen and it was hard when we were laughing with him:) Seriously, he is a smiling bundle of joy.
Cai likes to play, is extremely happy, and has little fear. He would be a great addition to a home with younger children because he cares for them and giggles while he plays. I would say from our experience he is very intelligent and age appropriate. He is a bit immature compared to other American 13 year olds but would fit in a 4th grade classroom with great ease. His strengths are his ability to overcome his disability with ease. He is very independent and friendly. He is accommodating and pleasant to all around him.
We believe Cai needs a family. There is not a certain criteria that a family needs to meet- he is so adaptable and will find his place no matter how big or small. He deserves to keep smiling and learning. In regards to his disability, he overcomes it every step of the way.
Cai is curious because there are so many things he has not experienced due to his time in the orphanage, however he does not act like an institutionalized child. We never saw attachment issues, inappropriate behaviors, or learning disabilities present themselves. He is helpful with other kids, yet he knows how to be a kid himself.
There is a twinkle in his eye and so much love in his heart
His future has no limits; all he needs is a family to cheer him on and accept his love.”