An Update from CCAI Co-Founders

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CCAI co-founders Josh & Lily visit the newly expanded Zhengzhou LOCC.

During their recent trip to China, CCAI co-founders CEO Lily Nie and President Josh Zhong paid a special visit to our recently expanded Lily Orphan Care Center (LOCC) in Zhengzhou and thanked our dedicated staff and volunteers for their hard work and passion.

CCAI’s first LOCC opened its doors in 2000 to “offer a child-centered model” that aimed to transform the orphan care system and quality in China. During the past 15 years, hundreds of care-takers from all over China have received systematic training through our LOCC’s and thousands of orphans’ lives have been impacted!

You can be a part of this life-changing effort by sponsoring an orphan or care-taker. For more information about sponsorship, please contact us at


DSC08233Before CCAI’s partnership with Henan province began, Henan had the lowest number of adoptions in the country and the quality of care was low. Thanks to the leadership and development training CCAI has provided, Henan province now ranks second in the country for international adoptions! Over 2,000 orphans’ lives have been forever changed through international adoption and many more orphans have been impacted through DSC08236CCAI’s orphanage partnership charity projects.

On April 7th and 8th, 118 provincial-, city- and county-level officials responsible for orphan care gathered in Zhengzhou to exchange information, share ideas, establish a network, and hear adoptive families’ moving testimonies.

DSC08277During the meeting, Joshua shared with participants about the life, education, and medical care of adopted children from Henan Province and Lily gave a comprehensive report of our 2014 Henan-CCAI Partnership. Lily also shared with orphanages leader all of the exciting accomplishments and goals our partnership has achieved this past year. CCAI adoptive mom, Jennie Nation, also gave a moving testimony of her personal adoption journey and graciously answered many questions from very appreciative officials!

An orphanage director share, “Her story is truly touching and we are so happy our children are being so loved in their new families.”

We thank CCCWA and the Henan government for their continued support of our relentless efforts to bring hope, healing, and homes to children with special needs.



Lily and Josh give an update on CCAI’s projects to families in Shanghai.

An important part of Josh and Lily’s domestic and international trips has always been to thank CCAI families, friends and supporters, as well as greet our CCAI children. On April 11th, a group of enthusiastic CCAI families and their children gathered at Suzanne and Tim Calton’s beautiful house to welcome Josh and Lily.


Josh and Lily got a chance to spend some quality time with our CCAI family and friends in Shanghai!

Josh and Lily gave a report on CCAI’s charity efforts in China and thanked everyone for their support of CCAI and its mission. They also answered families’ questions about adoption and volunteer opportunities.

Josh, Lily and all of the CCAI staff want to give a huge and special thank you to Tim and Suzanne for hosting everyone at their home and for making the gathering possible.