Saturday, January 27, 2018

Chinese New Year Celebration! February 25th, 12 - 3

Come celebrate Chinese New Year
with Families with Children from China  Delaware Valley!
Sunday, Feb. 25th  Noon - 3pm        Lai Lai Garden  1144 Dekalb Pike in Blue Bell PA
Cost:  $25/adult;  $15/child ages 9-17;  $10/ child ages 4-8; under 4 years old free
(includes tax and gratuity.)   Activities, contests, social time, delicious meal served at 1pm!
Choice of: Wonton, Hot & Sour or Egg Drop                                                                                                                           
Harvest Spring Roll
ENTREES (served family style)
Chicken with Mixed Vegetables
Peking Style Pork Chop
Kung Po Shrimp
Pan Fried Dumplings

Vegetable Lo Mein
Steamed White Rice
Mixed Fresh Fruit Combination
Fortune Cookie

BEVERAGE   Hot Tea and Ice Water

Click here for the order form.  
Mail form and check to David Morgan by February 21st.  (Details are on order form)
Questions:  Contact David Morgan at 

Friday, October 27, 2017

Terracotta Warriors at the Franklin Institute - November 4th

Only in Philadelphia and Seattle for this rare US visit ongoing until March!   Join FCC DV for an amazing China experience.

Saturday Nov. 4th, at the Franklin Institute, 
               222 North 20th St, Philadelphia

4:15 pm- 5pm   Mysteries of China IMAX FILM!    $6  
5:00 pm- 6pm Terracotta Warriors Exhibit of 2000 year old life size statues from China!   $20 ($15 age 3-11)

Program:  The 10 statues are part of China's enormous army of figurines unearthed by farmers.    These soldiers were created to be guarding the tomb of China's first Emperor, Qin.
The exhibit shows many sides of life in early China, and contains dozens of other replica warriors plus their accessories in 14,000 feet of floor space.
We are not going to the rest of the museum.

Saturday, November 4.      Meet at Box Office to pick up tickets for IMAX Mysteries of China by 4pm.  Look for David Morgan with an FCC DV sign.
Please allow plenty of time for travel/ walking and/or parking.   The Franklin Institute is a few blocks down the Ben Franklin Parkway from Suburban Station if you take regional rail.   The 33 bus goes right by it.

If you drive, parking is quite limited at the museum garage, 271 N 21st St.  The museum website, has 4 more recommended lots.

You can get your own tickets (call 215 448 1200add $3 processing fee per ticket
or advance order through President FCC DV, no fee.
Registration form for advance order can be found by clicking here. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fall Dinner Get Together - October 21, 2017

Dear FCC Families:  
Fall is here!

You are invited to dinner...
Saturday, Oct 21st 4:30pm
Golden House Chinese Restaurant,172 East Butler Ave. Ambler, PA.

Followed by tour of new Weavers Way Coop in Ambler across the street at about 5:30pm.  
See the Chinese and Asian food aisle as well as the recently opened spacious store!

Cost for dinner is $11 per adult, $9 per child, Payment includes tax.    
Pay at restaurant, not in advance.
Please complete the form below with your intended menu choices.  Email the form to by WEDNESDAY OCT. 18 AT NOON to help the restaurant plan.

Link to menu form: Click Here

I look forward to seeing you!    
David Morgan, President FCC Delaware Valley

Friday, July 21, 2017

FCC-DV Family Picnic - Saturday, August 5th

Dear FCC Families:
     We have a confirmed reservation for the FCC DV picnic:

Saturday August 5th from 4pm to 7pm
  Parkside Place, Upper Gwynedd Township, PA.

We can use the picnic tables, castle park, field areas for frisbee, tennis and basketball courts.

The castle park is an amazing structure for youngsters to explore.   Shoes are needed, no sandals.  
There is also room for a wiffle ball game or frisbee in the wide open fields.

Although we cannot grill there, we can bring lots of cool summer sandwiches, salads and fruit/dessert.

I look forward to seeing you!    
David Morgan, President FCC Delaware Valley

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Last Call to register for Camp FCC sponsored by FCC-South Jersey!!

June 9 - 11.  Registration is closing SOON!  This is always a fun weekend!  Read on for more information....

Hello Campers!

    We have planned a fun filled weekend with many activities for our sweet 16th year of Camp FCC!  Please note that registration will be closing soon.  If you care to join us, please be sure that your envelope is post marked by May 12th.

    We will kick off the younger and middle children’s activities on Saturday morning with the South Jersey Kite Club!  All younger and middle children campers will have the opportunity to make a kite and learn how to fly it. Our older campers, upon check in,  will have the opportunity to choose two out of three activities for their rotations.  We have arranged for many different Chinese games be taught to our campers.  We will have our usual camp activities as well;  archery, canoeing, horseback riding(must sign up for time slot at check in), rock wall climbing, swimming and t-shirt dyeing (don’t forget to bring a plain white cotton t-shirt) .  Weather permitting, we will also get to view the night time skies at the observatory.  On Saturday night, Mr. Chip Candy will be our DJ for the annual Camp FCC dance party.

     For the adults, we are honored once again to have Dr. Jane Aronson speak at our Saturday morning conference.  Dr. Aronson is a pediatrician who specializes in adoption medicine & CEO Worldwide Orphans.

   Our adult book club discussion will be on Lisa See’s latest novel, The Tea Girl of Humming Bird Lane.  A moving story about tradition, tea farming and the enduring connection between mothers and daughters.

    For more information and to download the registration forms, please visit our website;  Have questions?, please email us at

     We hope to see you at Camp FCC in June.
Camp FCC Committee

Sunday, April 23, 2017

China Heritage Tour Wed July 5 to Mon July 10 - Many Expenses Paid by COEA

A note from David Morgan, FCC-DV President:

FCC DV Families,    
You may be interested in applying for this summer tour.
My family enjoyed this trip last summer and we met families from the United States, Canada, Holland, Finland and Spain, totaling about 300 people visiting Beijing:

Free* China Heritage Tour of Beijing
Open to all Chinese Adoptees aged 10-18yrs and Immediate Family Members
Wednesday 5 July to Monday 10 July 2017 (six days and five nights)

FCC DV members may wish to inquire about this summer's tour sponsored by China Overseas Exchange Association (COEA), an international cultural exchange program based in Beijing, China. The COEA is generously offering a special experience - a free* 5-day tour of Beijing - to children adopted from China (aged 10 – 18) and their immediate family members.

The COEA has great respect for the generosity and kindness of the American parents who have welcomed a Chinese child into their families. In appreciation, the COEA is very pleased to be able to offer both its financial support and its sponsorship to this exciting China Heritage Tour Program. This wonderful educational and cultural opportunity helps our adopted children develop friendships and enhance their understanding of their heritage. The goal is to give them an opportunity to appreciate and develop pride in their Chinese roots and to encourage a meaningful cultural exchange.
Perhaps the most important benefit of the China Heritage Tours is the priceless sense of value and pride that the children receive from being a part of this experience. Not only has the land of their birth not forgotten them, but it is actively working to bring them and their families back to visit and to enable them to experience first-hand the incredible culture, history and beauty of their birth country.
China Heritage Tours are carefully planned by the COEA with the assistance of professional Chinese travel agencies and tour guides to reach a fine balance between active and leisure time, history, culture and entertainment. All tours are planned with the children as both the most important part of the program and as the very reason for it to exist at all.

What’s Free*
Accommodations in Four or Five Star Hotels for the days of the tour (July 5-10)
Three meals a day for the days of the tour (except for the last day which includes breakfast only)
Site entry fees
Bi-lingual tour guides and escorts
Tour transportation in Beijing
Scheduled shuttle service to the tour hotel from the Beijing International Airport on the first day of the tour and return to the airport on the last day

What’s Not Free*
Round trip cost of travel from your home to Beijing – tour participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Beijing
Hotel accommodations for days before and after the tour if you choose to start your visit early and/or extend your stay
Transportation between the airport and the hotel if you arrive in Beijing before the tour start date or depart Beijing after the tour end date
Incidentals ( laundry, snacks, room service, business center, travel insurance, personal purchases, etc)
Tips for tour drivers, tour escorts, and site guides
$75 dollar tour application fee (will be refunded if not eligible for the tour)
Cost of Visas and Passports
Itinerary posted on Facebook (

To Download An Application Go To:

We are now accepting applications with photocopies of your passports including your child’s Chinese Passport, the liability waiver (see ) and the application fee of $100 per person.  The application deadline is May 31, 2017.

If you have any questions:
E-mail Lisa Kifer at

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Information on Camp FCC - June 9 - 11, 2017 in Medford, NJ

Below is some information about Camp FCC which is sponsored by FCC SJ. It is a great weekend and an easy drive from our area. Check it out and hope to see you there!

Hello Campers!
Registration for Camp FCC 2017 is now OPEN!
Please join us for our 16th annual family camp June 9-11, 2017 in beautiful Medford, NJ.
If your complete registration packet is postmarked by March 15, 2017 there is a $10 discount per camper.
We sold out last year and had to turn campers away, so please register now!
Visit our website for all of the details and to download registration materials.
Questions? You can email us at
We hope to see you in June for our 16th year of family fun!
Thank you,
The Camp FCC 2017 Committee

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Philadelphia Orchestra: February 4th - RSVP now!

Come and join FCC families as well as Bethany Christian Services in our First 2017 Kimmel Center Family Concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra. 
Please RSVP soon for the concert and confirm if you want the optional lunch in Chinatown.
(This is the day before our Chinese New Year party, making it quite a weekend! HOORAY!)   Watch for the Firebird in this concert!

Registration information can be found by clicking here.

Saturday February 4, at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Broad and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia:
10:00 am- 11am Perelman Theater--Pre-Concert Adventure!  (to be announced) -optional
11:30 am- 12:30pm Verizon Hall--Philadelphia Orchestra!    Followed by optional lunch.

Program:  Who Stole the Mona Lisa?
Can you imagine one of the most famous paintings ever being stolen from the great museum in Paris called the Louvre?   Pablo Picasso, legendary modern painter was considered to be the thief!   Listen to the orchestra play the fabulous multi-part music from The Firebird by Stravinsky while a host of strange guests show up in Micah Chambers-Goldberg's film.

The program starts with the zest of Carl Maria von Weber's Overture to Oberon.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Come celebrate Chinese New Year with Families with Children from China Delaware Valley!

Chinese New Year Celebration
Sunday, Feb. 5th  Noon - 3pm        Lai Lai Garden  1144 Dekalb Pike in Blue Bell PA
Cost:  $25/adult;  $15/child ages 9-17;  $10/ child ages 4-8; under 4 years old free
(includes tax and gratuity.)   Activities, contests, social time, delicious meal served at 1pm!

In order to register, open registration form at the bottom of the post.  Complete & mail back to David Morgan.  (details on the registration from)

We need volunteers to help with the day!  Please contact David if you would like to bring an activity or help out in another way.

Any questions, please contact David at

Choice of: Wonton, Hot & Sour or Egg Drop                                                                                                                            
Harvest Spring Roll
ENTREES (served family style)
Chicken with Mixed Vegetables
Peking Style Pork Chop
Kung Po Shrimp 
Pan Fried Dumplings
Vegetable Lo Mein
Steamed White Rice
Mixed Fresh Fruit Combination 
Fortune Cookie

BEVERAGE   Hot Tea and Ice Water
Registration form as pdf:
Registration form in Word:

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Save the Date for Chinese New Year Celebration: February 5, 2017

Dear FCC DV Families,
Our annual Chinese New Year celebration at Lai Lai Garden is being planned for Sunday, February 5th from 12 Noon until 3pm.

The address is 1144 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422.   DeKalb Pike is Route 202 and the restaurant is near Center Square.

Here are 2 more dates to save:   
Saturday, Feb. 4 and Saturday April 22 at 11:30am for Philadelphia Orchestra Family Concerts and optional Chinatown Lunch.

Our holiday party at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church was lots of fun.    It was good to catch up and the kids had a fun time.

I wish you wonderful holidays and look forward to seeing you in February! 

David Morgan, President
Families with Children from China Delaware Valley

FCC Delaware Valley has been reorganized in early 2016 with Ruth Hanson, Webmaster
Bill Sanders, Vice President for Database/Finance
and David Morgan, President.   
To suggest new activities, serve in special ways or just to help out, please
                                                                                      Your comments are welcome!