We are looking forward to your family joining us this summer for the Great Wall China Adoption and Children of All Nations 2014 Family Reunion. Our theme is “T.E.A.M.” – Tell Everyone Adoption Matters, so help us spread the word!
WHEN: Friday June 20th and June 21st 2014 in the greater Austin, Texas area.
WHO: All GWCA/CAN families in all stages of the adoption process are invited (and encouraged) to attend! Pack your suitcases and head on down to the heart of Texas for a fun day by the lake! You’ll have the opportunity to meet our staff as well as fellow adoptive families! This year we are also encouraging potential families to attend; what better way to learn more about adoption than to participate in an event like this? Encourage your friends to join us as well!
WHAT: Friday night we will be attending the Round Rock Express baseball game. Meet us there at 6:30pm. (The ticket to the game is included in your registration.)
Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm we will have picnic and field day events at Brushy Creek Park in Cedar Park, Tx. There is a splash pad, fishing lake, play equipment and hiking trails at the park. We will bring inflatable games, food, and beverages. There will be places to sit, but if you’re not coming by plane, you might want to bring along your lawn chairs, sun umbrellas, yard games, blankets, swimsuits, sun block and anything else you need for a day in the park. If you wish to have additional drinks, please plan to bring your own coolers.
WHERE: Friday – Dell Diamond 400 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665. (We will meet at the main home plate entrance.)
Saturday – Brushy Creek Park 2901 Brushy Creek Rd, Cedar Park, TX 78613.
FOOD: We have recruited our male staff to be the ‘master grillers’. We will have hotdogs for lunch. There will be plenty for all. Soft drinks, juice and water will also be available. (If you are a local family and would like to help donate food, ice chests, tables, etc. please reach out to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.)
REGISTRATION: $25 per person.
Entrance to the Family Reunion
Food and drink at the Reunion
Unlimited access to Inflatable Games
Participation in all other activities and games
One raffle ticket
One ticket to the Round Rock Express Baseball Game(Friday Night)
2014 TEAM GWCA/CAN T-Shirt
If you have any questions, please contact April at 512.323.9595 x 3061, email@example.com or Shannon at ext 3092, firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More
We are so glad to report that our second Ukraine adoptive family returned home earlier this month. As I’m sure you can imagine, it wasn’t the most stable time to be in Ukraine. We are proud of this family and their little girl, for staying strong and positive throughout the process.
As a Reminder, please see the Post Adoption Commitment that all families must abide by. If you have any questions, please contact our Post Adoption Counselor, Leigh Anne Graf at: email@example.com
UKRAINE POST ADOPTION – DO HEREBY COMMIT THAT:
1. We SHALL register the adopted child(ren) within one-month period after returning toUnited States of Americaat the Embassy of Ukraine in theUnited Statessituated at: 3350 M Street, NW,Washington,D.C.20007,U.S.A.
2. We SHALL provide progress reports regarding living conditions and upbringing of our adopted child(ren) to the said Ukrainian Embassy once each year for first three years, then one report every third year until the adopted child(ren) attain the age of eighteen (18) years per addendum 5 of the Regulation # 905 of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine;
3. We SHALL permit any Ukrainian Consulate/Embassy representative to communicate with and visit the adopted child (children).
4. We SHALL keep Ukrainian citizenship of adopted child(ren) until age of eighteen (18).
5. We SHALL inform the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States situated at: 3350 M Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007, U.S.A. in case our adopted child(ren) will change place of residence.Read More
CAN is excited to have issued 2 referrals in February. Congratulations to this family who is pursuing the adoption of a sister sibling set!
Many of you have already spoken with Kim Moore, our Matching Specialist for Poland waiting children. Kim has been with Great Wall / Children of All Nations for about 3 years, specializing in the past in matching families in our China Waiting Child program. Kim is a great resource to help your family talk through common special needs we see in this country, and if they may be manageable and a good fit for your family. Please reach out to Kim to discuss more. firstname.lastname@example.org
The U.S. State Department provides a great resource to families adopting internationally with country-specific information on the international adoption process. You can learn more about adopting from Poland by visiting www.adoption.state.gov, scrolling down and selecting Poland from the “Learn About A Country” drop-down menu on the right-hand side of the page.Read More