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Cincinnati Children’s Hospital International Adoption Center (IAC)
The IAC assists internationally and domestically adopted children, their parents, pediatricians, and community doctors, who care for them. Their comprehensive adoption services include helping families before, during, and after their adoption, and include: pre-adoption consultation; post-adoption screening and evaluation; workshops; research; and mental health services and educational testing.
Crossroads Adoption and Foster Parents Group
These are monthly gatherings for parents experiencing the joys and challenges of foster, adoptive and kinship parenting. Speakers focus on a variety of topics including parenting, adoption & foster care and personal growth. As stories, encouragement and practical training are shared, the desire is that parents leave feeling more equipped and encouraged as they lead their families. Childcare is available in Kids' Club for infants through 5th graders, with one week advance registration.
Greater Cincinnati Chinese School (GCCS)
GCCS was founded in 1995 as a non-profit education organization to teach Chinese language and share cultures among greater Cincinnati communities. They strive to provide opportunities for younger generations to learn and enjoy Chinese culture, and they host and participate in events that promote education and culture exchange between the United States and China. GCCS offers two semesters of Chinese language and enrichment classes from kindergarten to advanced level every school year. The classes are usually held on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at Sycamore High School in Blue Ash.
Cincinnati Chinese Culture Learning Association (CCCLA)
Founded in 1989 as a nonprofit organization, CCLA manages a Chinese language school, with the main goal of teaching school-age children (pre-k through Grade 7) the Chinese language and Chinese Culture. Classes are held in the Kenwood area on Sundays from 2:00 – 4:30 pm. CCCLA also heads the Cincinnati Lion Dance Group, who performs traditional Chinese Lion Dances by invitation at various festivals and functions.
Hua Xia Chinese School @ Mason
Hua Xia Chinese School was founded in 2007 as a non-profit education organization with a mission is to teach Chinese language to the next generation. Hua Xia Chinese School @ Mason provides weekly Chinese (Mandarin) classes to school age students (kindergarten to Grade 11), Chinese as a Second Language (CSL), and enrichment classes including Weiqi (GO), Drawing, Dancing, Chess and PE. Classes are held during the school year at the Mason High School on Sunday afternoons from 2:00 – 5:00 pm.
Bing Yang Chinese Performing Arts Center (BYC-PAC)
BYC-PAC was established in 2008 as “a non-profit organization dedicated to promote the development, advancement and appreciation of Chinese cultural heritage through the art of Chinese dance. It brings the richness of Chinese traditional dance, Peking Opera and Chinese music to audiences across the Greater Cincinnati area. The center offers various dance classes in both traditional and modern styles to children from Pre-K to teens and to adults.” The FCC-GC Chinese Dance Troupes are under the direction of Bing Yang.
Asian Community Alliance of Greater Cincinnati
The Asian Community Alliance of Greater Cincinnati is a non-profit organization that provides quality, compassionate, and culturally sensitive services for Asian populations in Greater Cincinnati through awareness, collaboration, and advocacy.
International/Transracial Families Focus
Families with Children from China (FCC)
The national FCC website offers news and a broad base of information of interest to families who have adopted children from China, prospective parents and waiting families. The site provides links to other FCC chapters and resources.
With more than 10 years of experience gathering information, statistics, and insight into China adoptions, Research China is the “premiere organization for obtaining information about your child's history and birthplace,” from finding ads to an Orphanage Reliability Analysis to help determine the accuracy of your child's orphanage information and a Birth Parent Search Analysis to help you decide whether or not to pursue a search for your child.
Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network (KAAN)
“KAAN's mission is to support networking and build understanding among Adoptees, Adoptive Families, Koreans and Korean Americans.” The website provides numerous links to resources for adoptees and parents. KAAN also organizes an annual conference with programs for children, teens and adults.
Pact - An Adoption Alliance
Pact, a nonprofit organization begun by two adoptive parents in 1991, offers extensive post-placement opportunities for all families raising children of color (same-race, transracial, international, transcultural, etc.), providing informative and essential education, connection and support. Pact's comprehensive site addresses issues for adopted children of color, offering informative articles on related topics as well as links to other internet resources, and a book reference guide with a searchable database and much more.
Joint Council on International Children’s Services
“Joint Council works to ensure that orphaned and vulnerable children can live, grow and flourish in a family. Advocating for high standards, ethical practices, and child-centric policies, Joint Council educates governments, professionals and families all with a goal of finding a safe, permanent and loving family for every child.” Provides country updates and webinar lecture series with adoption professionals for parents pre- and post-adoption.
Adoptive Families Magazine
Adoptive Families is an award-winning national adoption magazine available in digital format. The American Families website provides a comprehensive source of information for families before, during, and after adoption, including downloadable AF Magazine articles on numerous topics (including adoption in the school setting) and links to an array of adoption-related websites.
Adoption Today Magazine
This digital magazine focuses on issues and answers surrounding international and transracial adoption. Articles are written by “adoptive parents, adoptees and professionals in the fields of medicine, law, education, social work, child development and international and domestic adoption.” Features downloadable articles on topics ranging from Chinese New Year to parenting.
Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.)
C.A.S.E. is the national leader in mental health services for the foster care and adoption communities. C.A.S.E. strengthens the well-being of foster and adoptive families, promotes adoption awareness, enhances adoption sensitivity, and develops the skills for professionals and families to empower children to thrive. Publications (such as the W.I.S.E. Up workbook), downloadable resource materials, monthly webinars, and links to several other adoption-related sites are available here.
Adoption Learning Partners
“Adoption Learning Partners offer an array of interactive, e-learning courses that are designed to increase each person's understanding of the joys and challenges of adoption. Throughout our site, we offer downloads of articles and papers you may find interesting. We also have a community forum - it's there for you to be able to interact with others who are on this journey as well.”
“P.A.U.S.E is a community designed by adoption professionals and adoptive parents to offer Post Adoption Understanding, Support, and Education for families. P.A.U.S.E. is a place where adoptive parents can go to find support when no one else understands (not even other adoptive parents at times), when you need to educate yourself and learn how to help your child and yourself to make it through the tough moments, and do it in a community of people who "get it".”
Adoption Parenting TWEENS and TEENS (APT&T)
APT&T is a Yahoo group open to ALL adoptive and foster parents who are interested in specifically tween or teen parenting-related conversations.
Rainbow Kids is an adoption and child welfare advocacy website. They are a central resource linking families, adoption professionals, humanitarian organizations, orphan-care and support missions, and children living outside of family care.
Asia Society Kids
This website provides Asian language, art, stories, geography, and culture games and lessons plans geared toward children.
China-Related TV Listings
“The China Related TV list is compiled weekly by Kirby Bartlett-Sloan. Kirby, an adoptive parent of three Chinese girls, has one of the most comprehensive TV listings of programs on China and from China that are in the English language. The listing includes feature Chinese films, documentaries, and entertainment programs shown on major US networks.”
Films About Adoption
This website provides a list of films created by adoptees, adoption documentaries, and other films about adoption.
Best Books for Families with Children from China
Essential for your library, these books cover fiction and non-fiction on adoption, Chinese culture, and history for moms, dads, kids, tweens, and teens.
Asia For Kids
Asia for Kids offers educational materials for teaching children Asian languages, including books, language textbooks, videos, audio cassettes, software, dolls, games, posters, crafts, and more.
China Sprout offers Chinese culture and educational products, including children’s clothing, books, music, arts and crafts, toys, home décor, and more.
Tapestry Books is the premier website for adoption related books and resources.
China Books is America’s #1 source for books, magazines, music, etc. about China – from picture and activity books to books on Chinese history, language, poetry, art, and culture.
Adoption Travel and Heritage Tours
Lotus Travel has specialized in adoption travel for over a decade, provides China homeland/heritage tours, teen/volunteer trips, and more.
In addition to providing adoption services, CCAI offers China heritage tours and mission trips.
Sun Travel works with adoptive families to coordinate Chinese adoption travel, provides both heritage and customized tours, and offers a summer camp experience for those age 16+, volunteering at a Chinese orphanage.
Our Camp China
Camp China is a weekend long summer heritage camp for families with children adopted from China and is designed for the whole family. Camp China is held annually in Western North Carolina at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC.