Tuesday, August 30, 2011

FCC NY Event

The Greater NY chapter of Families with Children from China (FCC) will be presenting "A Lecture by Professor David Smolin: The Missing Girls of China". The lecture will be held on Friday, Sept. 9th from 6-9pm at The National Arts Club in New York, NY. The event is open to FCCNY members, as well as non-members.

Professor Smolin will speak to and analyze the present impact on international adoption of China's "one-child policy" and other policies, and present his views on possible solutions.

To learn more about the event or to register, please visit FCC's website. The online registration deadline is Sept. 5th.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Save the Date - Visitors from Shanghai!

Gladney Center for Adoption is honored to host 5 officials from Shanghai next month! Representatives from the Shanghai Children’s Home (SCH) and local government will be travelling to the US to meet with agencies and families to learn more about the adoption process from the other side of the globe.

Gladney will hold two events, one in the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX area on Wednesday, Sept. 14th and another in NYC on Monday, Sept. 19th to welcome our visitors. The officials are also excited to mingle with families who have adopted from China, as well as families that are interested in adopting through Gladney’s Shanghai Children’s Home partnership program.

Director Gongzhan Wu and Asia Program Caseworker Lindsay Hatcher meet children from SCH’s foster care program.

Gongzhan and Lindsay outside of SCH with one of the social workers.

Additional information about the two events will be provided within the next week. We look forward to having many adoptive families join us in welcoming these special visitors!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sarah, James and Kathryn have been having a busy, fun summer in NYC! The three had their older cousin from Germany taking care of them in July and he took these pictures of Sarah on the beach at Coney Island, James on the subway, and Kathryn relaxing at home. The whole family enjoyed a trip to Fire Island in July and will be going to Mohonk Mountain House at the end of August. Right now the sibs are all in day camp and having a lot of fun!

Please send your Summer Fun pictures to mary.chapman@gladney.org to be posted on the blog!

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Whitney Enjoys Turks & Caicos!

Our family enjoyed a quick trip to Turks & Caicos. Whitney sure enjoyed her time in the water and playing on the beach.