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Topics of interest to our members may be posted here. These may include reviews of recent adoption-related movies or books, photos from recent FCC events, and links to upcoming events not directly sponsored by FCC but of interest to our members.
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  • 10 Nov 2010 9:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For more information, see this flier

    International adoption has increasingly become a national phenomenon in the United States. In the last two decades, many American families have gone to China to adopt children and to provide them with loving homes.  More than ever, American families are exposed to China’s culture and history, and to the awareness of the social, cultural, and economic conditions that lead to the abandonment of children in China.

    Despite a surge in media coverage of adoptions from China, there are many unanswered questions: Who are the birth parents and under what circumstances do they decide to give away their babies? How do children end up in orphanages and what kinds of lives do they live there? Moreover, with so many “foreigners” going to China to pick up these Chinese babies, what do the average Chinese people feel and think about international adoption?

    To answer these questions, Dr. Changfu Chang and his team produced the documentary, Long Wait For Home. For the first time, we sit face to face with birth parents who share with us the hard decisions they have made and the emotional toll they have suffered; we go to orphanages and take an intimate look at the living conditions of children usually inaccessible to film crews; we also converse with a wide range of ordinary Chinese citizens and scholars on the subject of international adoption.

    Friday, November 19, 2010

    7:00-9:00 p.m. (reception following)

    300 Wheeler Hall

    University of California, Berkeley

    Due to the nature of the film and discussion, attendees should be at least 12 years old.

    Map of UC Berkeley campus
  • 20 Oct 2010 8:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    We received wonderful news that Fenn, one of our previously sponsored babies from Love Without Boundaries' Anhui Cleft Healing Home (ACHH), had his cleft palate repaired yesterday! Love Without Boundaries is in China right now, performing surgery on dozens of babies and children. Read more about the current cleft mission on the LWB blog: http://www.lwbcommunity.org/

    FCC - N. California members can log in to view the full reports on our two new babies at the ACHH, found in the Orphanage Assistance section of the Member-Only pages.
  • 30 Sep 2010 4:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Fenn, the little boy with multiple medical issues, had his cleft palate repaired and has graduated from the Anhui Cleft Healing Home! Hopefully he will find his forever family soon.

    See a photo of the handsome graduate here:  Graduation Fenn.pdf

    To read about our newest sponsored babies, Lina and Delanie, FCC - N. Calif. members can enter the Member-Only portal by logging in and going to the Orphanage Assistance page.
  • 30 Sep 2010 4:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    For those of you who are interested in keeping up with what is going on with
    Katie Cramer, the 16 year old with leukemia, originally from Luizhou, please visit her webpage
    at www.katiecramer.org. There you will also find information about how your teenager can be tested to see if he or she is a possible match (see the post on "HLA Typing" on Katie's blog).
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