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Westchester/Bronx Monthly Meetings to begin!! <by Nancy 5/4/2004> (0 replys)
We are set to begin our monthly meetings for FCC Westchester/Bronx!
Thursday, June 10th
6:30 p.m. - 8:30
The Magdalene Church
525 Bedford Road
Pocantico Hills, NY
The initial format of these meetings is going to be informal. What is important is that we make the effort to gather to share our China daughters (and sons!) and:
Discuss parenting issues
Be an outreach to Waiting families
Introduce New Families
Plan cultural activities
Share news that affect our families
Discuss opportunities for Mandarin Lessons, Chinese Dance and the like
Share local community events of interest,
An area that seems to have interest to develop is gatherings for older children that were adopted from China.
I am hoping that there are some friends out there that are willing to help with our meetings. Specifically, I will probably need help with the following:
Getting the word out to people you know
Making a commitment to attend some meetings
Think of ideas of how we can make monthly meetings a success
Help with clean up after our meeting
If you plan on attending, please bring some snack (chips, cookies, fruit) or drink (soda, water bottles, juice boxes) to share. Remember that all are welcome! Moms, dads, siblings, grandparents, etc. Anyone that wants to spend time each month with other families that have adopted children from China.
If you can not be there at 6:30, that is okay. We will probably hang out until around 8 or 8:30, so stop in after you get home from work, after your commute home on the train, or after that softball game!
Bring along some table toy or coloring book and crayons for your children. Or maybe they will just have fun like some cuties that I know, that love to run around the room and giggle all the time.
To begin with, I think it would be wonderful if you could RSVP that you are going to attend. This will help us with the planning and hopefully encourage us to keep these meetings going on a monthly basis.
You can reply to this e-mail or e-mail me privately at email@example.com
Thank you so much for your support! We have over 200 families that are listed as FCC members in Westchester and the Bronx! That is an encouraging number of families to tap into to share our wonderful "Red Thread Journeys."
Thank you for your support. I look forward to seeing you June 10th!
FCCNY Coordinator for Westchester/Bronx
Directions: Conveniently located Just East of Tarrytown, South of Ossining, West of Hawthorne and North of Yonkers
On Route 448 off Routes 9 and 9A
New Chinese Culture for Children Book <by Carey Roth Singer 4/28/2004> (0 replys)
Just published “Far East Chinese Culture for Children” by Marisa Lin Fang and Helen Ma Jung is colorfully illustrated, and chock full of pictures. Ideal for your early reader through third grader this book will provide basic knowledge of Chinese culture to the young reader, and introduce simple sentences both in English and Chinese.
The list price is $14,00, however I can provide up to 200 copies for FCC families
at $11.00 ea. with a shipping fee of $3.35 ( $1.00 ea. additional to same address ).
As a special bonus for FCC families each book will be personally signed by both authors! I can take either charge cards or Paypal. Delivery will be from two to three weeks because of the signing.
You can contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Certificate of Citizenship <by Lee Miller 4/22/2004> (0 replys)
My daughter, Emma, got her Certificate of Citenship yesterday. I wanted to pass along that the children's area of Immigration/Homeland Security is under renovation and their cases are being split with officers who haven't done these before. The form we received to come down to Immigration never mentioned needing to bring your daughter. The officer is going to change this -- but just so you know, you MUST bring your daughter to this appointment. FYI, it took us about 6 months to get the certificate. Best, Lee
New Adoptive Parents Group <by Carol Rial 4/5/2004> (0 replys)
Hello New and Newish Adoptive Parents!
A group has been created where you can give and get information and support and move forward with confidence in your new role as an adoptive parent of a child from China. This group will meet on the phone once a week for 9 weeks and is being led by China adoptive mom Carol Rial and speech pathologist and mother Michelle DiMattia. Last week the co-leaders of the group gave a very well-received seminar on Speech and Language Development (for children ages 6 months to 3 years old) that was sponsored by The Gladney Center. There are now just 4 spaces available in the group. If interested, please contact Carol at RealRial@aol.com.
Movies on Chinese Adoption <by Phil Lubitz 4/3/2004> (0 replys)
Due to many requests from its viewers, the New York-based WNYE, which aired Love Without Boundaries and My Unforgotten Daughter last November, will re-air the two programs at primetime from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Friday, April 16. They run the two programs back to back. Please pass this information to interested families and individuals.
Changfu Chang, Ph.D.
Department of Communication and Theatre
Millersville, PA 17551
jiangyin social welfare institute <by judith friedman 4/1/2004> (0 replys)
If you 're child is from the Jiangyin Social Welfard Institue, you should know that the new facility is immaculately kept,
the children well taken care of, and many wonderful amenities-- a spacious inside playground, an excellent outdoor playground, a single baby to a crib, and bedding that is colorful. Our daughter came from there 8 years ago (she will soon by nine) and we just came back from a two week trip to China which included our visit there. It was an amazing and wonderful experience for all of us.