Global Adoption: Domestic Adoption Abroad
Adoption in the United States has increasingly become a normal and acceptable way to build a family. Domestic and international adoptions in the United States are widely accepted ways to grow one's family and face limited stigma. Culturally, adoption is not as widely practiced or accepted in many other parts of the world.Continue Reading
CCCWA Visits D.C.
On September 25th, the delegation arrived at the NCFA offices in Alexandria. There were warm and generous introductions of Chuck Johnson, Director Zhang Shefeng, the delegates, our staff, and the multiple member agencies present with particular emphasis on the integrity and prestige of the Chinese Government and their contributions to the global adoption community.Continue Reading
Announcing China Winter Tour
In cooperation with the China Center for Children’s Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA), National Council For Adoption (NCFA) is delighted to announce the “Celebrating Culture and Experiencing China” Winter Tour from December 23, 2012 – January 1, 2013. Unlike previous trips, in which only children participated, this year’s cultural experience will be open to children who were adopted from China, adoptive parents, siblings.Continue Reading
Chuck Visits Ethiopia
I’ve just returned from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where I attended the Fifth International Policy Conference on the African Child, “Intercountry Adoption: Alternatives and Controversies.” I learned a great deal at this conference, and had the opportunity to hear from many individuals who made a passionate case for African nationalism and culture, expressing real and legitimate concerns about adopted African-born children losing their heritage and cultural connections.Continue Reading