CCAI dad wins award for child advocacy

dick-fischer_croppedDick Fischer and his wife Annie adopted through CCAI in 1995 and again in 1997. Their beautiful adoption experience has had such an impact on Dick’s life that he decided to dedicate the rest of his life to child advocacy. He launched the Adoption Today magazine, then Fostering Families, which attracted readers from all over the country and changed many lives. To honor his commitment and accomplishment, Dick was presented with the inaugural For the Children Advocacy Award on November 6, 2016, during Orphan Care Weekend 2016 at Timberline Church in Fort Collins, Colo.

Josh and Lily attended the event in support of Dick and his family. “We are so thankful to each and every one of our families for making a difference in the lives of orphans,” Josh said. “Dick has really gone above and beyond and his impact on children in need has been immeasurable.”

Congratulations to Dick!

World Without Orphans Conference


Joshua Zhong at World Without Orphans Global Forum

A global forum for World Without Orphans welcomed more than 500 delegates from 70 countries on February 11, 2016 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  The four-day conference brought Christian leaders and orphan care organizations together for the first time, to launch a movement for a world without orphans.  CCAI’s co-founder and president Joshua Zhong was privileged to attend the conference and witness a global enthusiasm to de-institutionalize orphan care and to seek permanency for all orphaned children. For more information please visit