About ccai

CCAI, ranked the #1 agency worldwide in China adoption, has placed more Chinese children than any other agency! CCAI serves families with a high standard of quality and integrity, both through the traditional “non-special needs” adoption program and the Waiting Child (special needs) Program. Our low-cost adoption services and caring, professional staff make CCAI the trusted and respected adoption agency of choice for thousands of adoptive parents.

#WelcomeHomeWednesday

covell family Welcome Home Groups 2402, 2403 and 2404!
It’s one of our favorite days of the week because we hear about our incredible families who have just completed their adoptions and we get to share their stories. This week we are so happy to share about the Covell Family’s adoption journey to their beautiful daughter and how much she blossomed during their adoption trip. The family writes:

“The first week with our daughter was really challenging. She was grieving and was very disconnected from us and her surroundings.

After we arrived in Guangzhou, we were quite surprised one afternoon when she simply came to life. Within the span of a few hours she displayed new found confidence and started smiling, babbling, and walking all over the place. Our guide and the other people in our group were amazed at the transformation and couldn’t believe the difference they saw in her. It was a beautiful and fascinating process to watch unfold.

Since arriving home she has been working hard to keep up with her older siblings and continues to open up more each day. She’s a very brave girl, and we’re thankful we are her forever family.”

Welcome Home Covells! We can’t wait to watch this sweet girl blossom even more with the love of her family.

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#WelcomeHomeWednesday

Welcome Home groups 2400 & 2401!!! Eight more precious children were placed in the arms of their forever families! This sweet girl became a cherished daughter and sister on February 20, 2017. The Noble family shared with us about their journey to their daughter Miley Grace:noble 1

‘This is what love can do. The first pictures were taken the day we met her and the last one was taken just this week. She has gained 4 lbs., she is smart, spunky, sassy and absolutely adorable! She keeps me on my toes. She let me rock her to sleep for the first time ever and is starting to bond with us all. These kids come from places and situations that we can’t even imagine and it is so hard for them to trust and love. It is hard for everyone involved but it is worth it. Please continue to pray for her heart and ours.’

Welcome Home Miley! We love your sassy smile!!!

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#FeelGoodFriday

facebookToday we wanted to share the Duncan Family’s Adoption Story. The Duncans waited 14 months from the time they submitted their Medical Conditions Checklist until the time they accepted a match with sweet Caroline – definitely a match made in heaven!

“We were pretty certain that we were a “one and done” family after bringing home our amazing Emme Kate, now age 5, in September of 2014 with the help of CCAI. Much to our surprise, that plan went way out the window with a surprising phone call in late spring 2016. That is when we saw the first picture of our newest daughter-to-be. And yesterday we celebrated 2 months since our Sweet Caroline was placed in our arms forever! Caroline was 18 months when we met her and was just the tiniest, most delicate little baby. Her reserved, introverted, and cautious personality aligned with the pictures and updates we received before traveling. We found humor in the irony that she as the exact polar opposite of her big sister who is extroverted and outgoing to a fault.

Over the last 8 weeks, we have had front row seats to Caroline’s awe inspiring transformation. The little girl that would barely crack a smile now laughs, giggles, and grins non stop. The little girl that would cry if anyone other than her mommy would look at her now waves and high fives everyone she meets! And our biggest chuckle is the little girl that loathed baths in China now squeals with delight when bath time rolls around. She is curious, smart, and a joy to watch as she engages with her new world. In addition to her personality blossoming, everyone comments on quickly she is catching up physically. Our first day together, she was drowning in 9 month sized clothing and could not walk without assistance. Just a mere 8 weeks later she has gained 2.5 lbs and grown 1.5 inches and now is a solid walker that is taking on the stairs!! And to add to her sweetness, she’s starting to get just ever the tiniest bit of squishiness.Long story short, she is everything we never knew our family was missing and our lives our greatly blessed with her in it. Thank you CCAI for connecting us with BOTH of our wonderful daughters. And to think we could have missed this if we had held tight to our “one and done” plan. Which is why our verse for this adoption is: “You can make many plans, but the LORD’s purpose will prevail.” Proverbs 19:21 NLT.”

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#WelcomeHomeWednesday

   boullion4A warm welcome home to Group 2399! Six families met their children for the first time in China on February 20th and became forever families. One of our moms, Channon Boullion, shared a little bit about her trip and her new precious son:

“What an amazing journey! I am beyond in love with this child I have known for just over a week! My gotcha day was Feb.20th and it was his birthday in China and mine in the U.S.A. What a birthday gift for both of us 🙂 It has been so great getting to know him and watching him blossom more each day into himself! I am so excited to spend every day with this little man. He has brought such a light into my life and everyone around him. God is so amazing and I am thankful he lead me to my son!!!”

Congratulations to Channon and all of our families in Group 2399!

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JCCC Director’s Assistant JOB POSTING

Joyous Chinese Cultural Center 

Location: Centennial, CO

Job Title: JCCC Director’s Assistant

Type: Full time

Start Date: Immediate

Company Information: Joyous Chinese Cultural Center (JCCC) is a division of CCAI who has been working in the interest of abandoned Chinese children since 1992. More than 12,000 children have been placed through our adoption programs and tens of thousands more have been reached through the Children’s Charity Fund, providing food, clothing, medical care, education, training and foster care for those left in orphanages. Here in Colorado, our JCCC is the only school of its kind in the country ensuring that adopted Chinese children will have a link to their heritage.

Job Description: To provide administrative support to JCCC’s Director in all JCCC programs and activities. This is a job for someone who has the ability to manage a diverse variety of programs and multitask efficiently. Ability to speak Mandarin Chinese and excellent communication skills in English are a must.  We are looking for someone who loves working in a fast-paced team environment and has a passion for helping and teaching children.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. B.A. in Education, Business, Chinese or equivalent
  2. Ability to speak Mandarin Chinese
  3. Understanding of Chinese culture
  4. Familiarity with cross-cultural adoption issues
  5. Microsoft Office skills
  6. Personal commitment to and love for children and families
  7. Willingness to perform tasks on a variety of levels and to be a team-player
  8. Strength in organizational skills as well as the ability to multi-task
  9. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  10. Ability to coordinate parents, teachers, and kids 

Desired Skills:

  1. Ability to read/write Chinese
  2. Ability to create new content for cultural lesson plans
  3. Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  4. Proficiency in Windows Live Movie Maker or similar programs
  5. Knowledge of and/or experience in grant writing

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Teach JCCC language classes, field trips and cultural programs.
  • Assist the JCCC Director with JCCC Newsletters and other written materials.
  • Be the JCCC Volunteer Coordinator for teens and adults volunteers.
  • Assist the JCCC Director with answering phones, emails, JCCC Program Registrations, and Gift Shop sales as needed.
  • Assist the JCCC Director in planning and implementing special JCCC events such as our Chinese New Year Celebration, Chinese Cultural Clubs, School Field Trips, Summer Camps, Annual Holiday Sales, Fundraising, Dragon Boat Festival Performances and other events as needed.
  • Manage the JCCC/China Charm Gift Shop, from stocking through selling.
  • Plan, organize, and manage promotions for JCCC programs to the community at large.
  • Assist JCCC staff in maintaining the order and cleanliness of the JCCC facilities including the classrooms, bathrooms, storerooms, and commonly use areas, as needed.
  • Other miscellaneous tasks as needed.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to school@chinesechildren.org.

CCAI Reaches Monumental Milestone!

Today, February 28, 2017, CCAI reached the incredibly monumental milestone of 12,000 adoptions!!!

12,000 Adoptions!

From Lily and Josh’s 200-sqft basement in September 1992 and the first child coming home on Easter Sunday 1994, CCAI has been making history one child at a time over the past nearly-25 glorious years.  We give thanks to all our amazing CCAI families who believed and continue to believe in us and entrust us with the incredible blessing to be a part of their families; to the thousands of volunteers across the country who have and continue to faithfully support CCAI’s life-changing mission with time and money; and, most of all, to each and every adopted CCAI child for their unbreakable will to meet life’s toughest challenges and conquer daily adversity with courage, determination and grace.

Do numbers matter?  Absolutely!  Because each number represents a beautiful and precious life, and it symbolizes victory and hope.  Today, we celebrate 12,000 adoptions while keeping those hundreds and thousands of orphans still waiting, in our hearts.  Our mission has just begun and it will not finish until the last orphan in the world has found their forever family!!

An Update from Our CCAI Charity Team in China!

Our CCAI Charity team is off to a great start in 2017 – here’s an update on just a few of the projects we’re completing to kick the year off in China!

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In YiBin, our adorable kiddos are celebrating their annual massive delivery of diapers! This delivery is funded by a wonderful donor that has given to our Charity Fund since 2006!  Amazing!

Christy’s Legacy of Hope

Every year, Karen DePriest and Christy’s Legacy of Hope donates to CCAI’s Charity Fund to purchase clothes, blankets, educational toys and more for orphanages in need in the Henan province. So far this year, the kids in 4 Henan orphanages are ecstatic to receive puzzles, blocks, and shirts courtesy of Christy’s Legacy of Hope!  We are so proud to partner with Karen and her amazing organization.

Christy’s Legacy of Hope was founded in memory of the late Christy DePriest Wright. You can read more about Christy’s Legacy of Hope and their inspirational story at www.christyslegacyofhope.com.

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Anonymous Donor in YeXian

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In YeXian province, a donor that wishes to remain anonymous made a very generous gift that allowed the orphanage there to purchase an incubator. This gift was made in honor of a loved one that passed away, and all that she asked was that it goes where there is the greatest need.  YeXian sees many premature babies that are very difficult to care for, and an incubator can be life-saving in many instances.  This was truly a blessing!

Kickee Pants

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Through happy and very fortuitous circumstance, CCAI was connected to Kickee Pants, an organization that specializes in clothes for infants and toddlers. This organization made an incredibly generous donation to our program in the form of 4,300 items of clothing spread out to 24 different orphanages in China!  Wow!  On top of donating this clothing, they even provided the shipping from the U.S. to China!  We were blown away by the kindness of this organization, and look forward to working with them again in the future.

Very special mention must be made to our amazing orphanage and Charity staff in China, who took the time once these packages arrived to individually inspect each piece of clothing and distribute them accordingly. We are forever grateful to have an amazing staff to partner with in our mission to serve the orphans of China.

 

Birthdays!

Did you know that our Charity team can plan special birthday celebrations for the children in China? If you have a child waiting to be adopted, or are sponsoring a child, check with our Charity staff to see if we can plan a special event for your little one.  It is easiest for us to do a celebration for any child that is currently in a Lily Orphan Care Center (LOCC), but we can always check with other orphanages, as well.

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Our Charity team continues their diligent work every day in pursuit of serving the beautiful children of China. Annually, the CCAI Children’s Charity Fund spends over half a million dollars in service to this mission, funded by all of the amazing individuals and families that hold China’s orphans in their hearts.

If you are interested in making a difference in a child’s life today, give our Charity team a call at (303) 850-9998 x. 17 or email charity@ccaifamily.org to discuss helping a project in need or creating a new project dear to your heart.

#WelcomeHomeWednesday

mattocksWe would like to welcome home Groups 2387, 2388, 2389, 2390, 2391 and 2392!!!! Eleven precious children have found their forever family in the last two weeks!!!! The Mattocks family in Group 2388 shared a glimpse of their amazing adoption journey. Mom and dad write:

“My husband and I prayed about adoption for a very long time. Our two children (13 year old son and 7 year old daughter) had even started to pray on their own about adoption. Once we said “yes”, God truly took it from there! It is very easy for me to look back now and see how God has been working for YEARS to put things in place for Jace to enter our lives. So many tiny details have been so perfect that only God could have orchestrated this journey.

I am so glad we said “yes” to adoption and our son’s file. He is five years old, has an infectious laugh, is smart as a whip, and there is no doubt in our minds that he was created to be in our family. He has been with us for under five weeks and home just over three weeks. He has been so brave and transitioned exceptionally well. He has changed so many lives already.

People say he is lucky to be adopted. I say we are all lucky to be together and be part of this story only God could write. Is adoption easy for any of us? No. Worth it? ABSOLUTELY! We are so blessed and the whole process has gone so well.”  Congratulations Mattocks Family!

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Another CCAI Adoptee Gets Married!!!

It was Mother’s Day, 1995, when this iconic picture was lily
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of CCAI co-founder Lily, holding little Ana (group 5),
who had just arrived in Colorado from China with her loving parents Jim and Tish.

 

Twenty-two years later Ana found the love of her life and married him this past Saturday!  Can you believe it?  Time truly flies.

 

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Gotha days, dedication days, birthdays, continuation ceremonies,  high school graduations, college graduations, and now wedding ceremonies! Josh and Lily have been truly honored to attend so many of these special days and words cannot express how much they enjoy watching these children grow into successful and happy adults!

Congratulations to Ana and best wishes to all of our 11,991 children (and counting)!!!trio

 

Performers from China Entertain JCCC Students and Parents

china 1A group of top performing artists from Jiangxi province paid a visit to the CCAI headquarters and our Joyous Chinese Cultural Center on Saturday. They were fascinated by the countless adoption stories Josh and Lily shared with them and were deeply moved by the thousands of children’s pictures on the famous CCAI ‘Great Wall.’ 

The artists sang and danced for our JCCC families, and their beautiful performance won many rounds of thunderous applause. The artists were very touched by the amazing love between our children and their adoptive parents and expressed their gratitude profusely. It was an entertaining and heart-warming experience for all.
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