In early November, CCAI Charity Director Xia Zhong, along with adoptive parent Mary Swanson, traveled to China for a two-week trip for Orphanage Partnership meetings as well as to prepare the 29 older orphans and 5 chaperones who are coming to the US this winter as part of our Older Orphan Hosting Program.
During her trip, Xia was able to visit more than 15 different orphanages including:
- Anyang LOCC, the location for Mary Swanson’s charity project named for her mother Barbara.
- Kaifeng orphanage to check on orphanage conditions and new management in the LOCC facilities
- Xuchang Orphanage as part of First Hug
- Zhejiang Province where her team went to 3 different orphanages and met with orphanage leaders regarding orphanage partnerships as well as potential Older Orphan Hosting for Summer 2016
- Guizhou Province
- Jilin Province and Henan Province (10 total orphanages) for Winter Hosting Preparation meetings with the children and chaperones traveling to the US next month.
Take a look at some of the photos from their journey!