Over 150 orphanage directors and adoption case managers from 43 orphanages joined the annual adoption training in Zhengzhou, China on April 11th. This is the 9th year that CCAI and Henan Provincial Civil Affairs Department have jointly hosted the adoption training to promote international adoption.
In 2008, CCAI and Henan Province entered a strategic partnership to bring permanency to orphans with special needs. As a result, almost 4,000 precious children have found their forever families and thousands of more orphans’ lives have been impacted through CCAI’s massive charity outreach. Henan has been ranked the #1 international adoption province two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
CCAI co-founders, Joshua Zhong and Lily Nie, led the training by explaining, in depth, the Hague adoption regulations and legal protection the adopted children are entitled to in the USA. The directors and managers also enjoyed the touching and inspirational testimonies by CCAI adoptive family Ron and Celease who adopted four special needs children. In addition, CCAI’s Charity Director Xia gave a lively and fun presentation about the lives of adopted children in America.
Orphanage leaders expressed their deep appreciation for such an opportunity to learn more about the life-changing significance of international adoption. Many walked away with this strong conviction: An orphanage, no matter how fancy it is, is not a home; Children belong to a loving and stable family.
We are so grateful for our wonderful partnership and look forward to next year!