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cci / FCCNE december 2018 meet-up

What could be more perfect for a cold winter’s day than gathering with friends and family for a savory hot-pot meal? It’s an ideal respite from the cold and a fantastic study break for those in the midst of finals!

WHAT: CCI / FCCNE is hosting a hot-pot dinner for our December Boston-area Chinese adoptee meet-up.

WHO: Chinese adoptees over the age of 18. We love our parents, but Chinese-adoptees ONLY for this event.

WHEN: Meet at the restaurant on Saturday, December 15th at 5:00 PM EST (We are eating early to attempt to avoid crowds.)

WHY: Meet new friends, re-connect with old friends, and generally de-stress. These social events allow members to meet and spend time with others in the community in an informal and fun setting. For those caught up in finals, what could be a better study break?

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What is hot-pot?

Hot pot is a Chinese cooking method, prepared with a simmering pot of soup stock at the dining table, containing a variety of East Asian foodstuffs and ingredients. While the hot pot is kept simmering, ingredients are placed into the pot and are cooked at the table. As a popular communal dining experience across Asia, it is truly a savory, memorable experience that you don’t want to miss!

There are both meat and vegetarian options here. Please let the group know you are vegetarian before we order, however.

CCI / FCCNE November 2018

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Join Boston CCI Adoptees for a grilled cheese meet-up, the perfect way to warm up as the weather gets chillier and the days get shorter.

WHO: Chinese adoptees ages 18+

WHERE: Roxy’s Grilled Cheese

485 Cambridge Street, Allston, MA

WHEN: Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 6-7 PM

CCI / FCCNE September 2018 Meet up

Join CCI and FCCNE as we explore Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. We’ll be checking out a number of different exhibits based on participant interest, including an instillation entitled 10,000 Miles Along the Yangtze.

Where: Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Avenue of the Arts 464 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

When: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 4 PM EST

10,00 Miles along the Yangtze

July 21, 2018 - September 30, 2018

Asian Painting Gallery (Gallery 178)

Learn more about 10,000 Miles on the Yangtze here

China’s Children International || Families with Children from China New England Adoptee Workshop and Kick-off Event for the Boston-area Chinese Adoptee Community

CCI and FCCNE came together to start dialogue and kick-off community building among local Boston-area Chinese adoptees. All Chinese adoptees high school age or older were invited to participate in our first gathering to learn more, make connections and share their thoughts. This afternoon meeting included a short introduction to each of the hosting organizations, an adoptee-designed and led workshop planned especially for this occasion, and an optional social dinner following the event.


Saturday, June 2nd, 2018


3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (workshop)

Dinner about 5:30 - 7:00 PM at Hei La Moon in Chinatown


Pao Arts Center in Chinatown, Boston (99 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02111 - The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway Building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111.)


Participation was free to all Chinese adoptees in the community.


After the event, CCI hosted a social meet-up in which we had dinner and bubble tea together at Hei La Moon restaurant in Chinatown and bonded over casual conversation.




China’s Children International (CCI)

China’s Children International is one of the first international support and networking organizations created by and for Chinese adoptees. Our mission is to empower Chinese adoptees from all over the world by creating an inclusive and supportive community for all of us who share this common beginning. http://chinaschildreninternational.org/who-we-are

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/chinaschildreninternational/

Families with Children from China New England (FCCNE)

Founded in 1995, Families with Children from China New England (FCCNE) is a volunteer-run non-profit organization dedicated to connecting and supporting families with children of all ages from China, from babies to young adults, as well as waiting families. Based in Greater Boston, our families live in all six New England states or have ties to the area.



Right before our event, the Chinese Historical Society of New England (http://www.chsne.org), the first educational organization dedicated solely to documenting, preserving, and promoting the history and legacy of Chinese immigration in New England held an event called the Chinese American Experience Mass. Memories Road Show (MMRS). The Mass. Memories Road Show was a community event that celebrates Chinese American Experiences in Massachusetts by digitizing family photos and stories, which will be archived for future generations. Anyone with a connection to the Chinese community in Massachusetts - including Chinese immigrants, Chinese Americans, international students, and adoptees - was welcome to attend. All ages could participate and families were encouraged to come together.

This event was open to the public and was NOT sponsored by FCCNE or CCI, however, we encouraged interested adoptees to come take part in this special event.