Announcing A Families with Adopted Children from China Breakout session at the 2018 United Chinese Americans Chinese American Convention in DC
Date: September 29th, 2018, 3:15-5:15 PM
Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Reagan National Airport, Washington DC
Special Breakout Session - Families with Adopted Children from China
Since the 1990s, over 100,000 Chinese children have been adopted to the United States. In recent years, many adult adoptees and adoptive parents have begun to search for their children’s birth families in China. Although the ultimate goal of birth parent searching is reunification, many adoptees/ adoptive families have found that searching has led them to new friendships and connections in China, as well as a better understanding of Chinese culture.
Please join us for a panel discussion regarding: the complex issues that make Chinese children available for adoption, bridging the cultural gap between American adoptive families and Chinese biological families, and fostering adoptees’ unique sense of identity both through birth parent searching and through connections in the Chinese-American community.
Adoptees...Please join us for this very important session !
About the convention: Hosted by United Chinese Americans (UCA), 2018 Chinese American Convention will be the largest national conference, bringing together Chinese Americans from across the U.S. to address issues facing our fast-growing communities. The two-day conference will serve as a unique platform where stakeholders can learn from civic leaders and community experts, discuss common issues, share experiences, and explore opportunities to work collaboratively.
Learn more about the convention here: https://ucausa.org/convention/2018-uca-convention/
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY STUDY LOOKING FOR
INTERNATIONALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN
Posted January 23, 2018:
Hello everyone, we have recently been contacted by a research group at Columbia University that is studying the ways that emotions are connected to gastrointestinal symptoms in internationally adopted youth. They are recruiting children who have been internationally adopted from institutions or foster care settings, and who are now between 2-4 years of age. This study is performed completely at the participant’s home, so children from anywhere in the United States can participate.
American mother's book about raising her adopted Chinese daughters in China
Dated: January 6, 2018