Thursday, January 22, 2015

Registration for Chinese New Year is now open!!

Registration for Chinese New Year, 2015 is now open!

Register on-line here.

Or print and mail form found here.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Chinese New Year - 2015 - Save the date!!

Save the date for our annual Chinese New Year Celebration.  Sunday, February 22nd, 12 - 3 pm at Joy Tsin Lau in Chinatown, Philadelphia.  Same great food as last year.  Registration details coming soon!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

GoStudentsLLC is looking for host families for students from China

Elaine Margolis is an adoptive mom who also works as a consultant with students from China to identify host families while these students study in the US. This year she needs host families at Abington Friends, Shipley, Baldwin, Solebury School and Cardinal O'Hara. The program is comprehensive offering continual support and communication with the host family, student and family in China for an excellent experience. Compensation to the host family is $1,000 per month. Attached is an information flyer that can be easily emailed to members.

Her company is:

Creating Educational Opportunities & Support for International Students
Personalized HomeStay Management, Admissions and Summer Programming to meet individual needs.

The flyer below can provide more information:

Friday, February 14, 2014

Half the Sky Founder Book Event in Bryn Mawr, PA on March 14

The following is from an email I received from Half the Sky:

Happy Year of the Horse!

As we gallop into the new year, we're happy to share that Half the Sky Founder and CEO Jenny Bowen will be in Bryn Mawr, PA on March 14, sharing her new book, Wish You Happy Forever: What China's Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains. That evening, she'll be reading and signing books aMain Point Books. We hope you can join us!

The book and events like this one will bring our HTS story to a much wider audience than ever before, shining unprecedented light on the children we serve. More information on our NYC launch and other events is available here:

If you'd like to do more than just attend, we also need help spreading the word! Please respond to this email and we'll send you some sample social media posts you can share with your networks and some other ideas for getting involved.

If you have any questions or more ideas about how you can help, please do let one of us know!

We hope to see you in NYC!

Carol and Sarah

PS - 
Join the event on FB to receive updates!!

Carol Kemble                     Sarah Cramer

Global Director of Development    Associate Director of Development

Half the Sky Foundation

+1 510 525.3377 | 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Peking Acrobats in the Area

The Peking Acrobats will be at the Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA.  March 2 - 5.  More information can be found here:  Keswick Website - Peking Acrobat Info

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Chinese New Year! Thank You!!

Thank you to everyone who joined us to make our Chinese New Year Event a success!! Thank you especially to the Sanders Family who handled the restaurant arrangements and the Morgan Family who provided some awesome craft projects! And to the folks at Joy Tsin Lau ( who provided delicious food and took excellent care of us. Every family who came helped make our celebration special - thank you for helping us to keep this tradition going. 
Dragon Parade!
Bubble-wrap "firecrackers"!  It's amazing how loud those can be.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Dartmouth Chinese adoption survey

Hello, All!

The following message was sent to me through our website. Passing the information along in case you may be interested.

Also, don't forget that our Chinese New Year Celebration is just around the corner!! See the post below for more information.

All the best,
Ruth Hanson

Dear members of FCC,

My name is Rae Winborn, and I am senior at Dartmouth College. I am currently conducting research for my Senior Honors Thesis on the Chinese adoptee experience and how different factors (such as family attitude, geographic opportunities, social attitudes, etc) can affect ethnic and racial identity. As a Chinese adoptee myself, this research is very meaningful to me. If you are interested and both a) Chinese adoptee and b) over 18, please fill out this sort questionnaire by clicking on the link below.

The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes and, if interested, will be followed up with an interview. Participation is voluntary and responses will be kept confidential.

Please also forward this to any other Chinese adoptees you may think will be interested:

If you have any questions please email me at

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.


Monday, December 30, 2013

Welcome the Year of the Horse with FCC-DV!

Join FCC-DV on Sunday, January 26, 2014 for a fun afternoon where we celebrate our families and welcome in the Year of the Horse!

Festivities are from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. A delicious, family style meal will be served at 1:00 pm. Also included will be lots of fun activities for the kids, plus some time for the grown-ups to chat.

Joy Tsin Lau Restaurant
1026 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

This year, when you attend this event, your family's membership dues for 2014 are included.

Please register by January 23, 2014. After that date, please contact Ruth at to see if we have room.

Register on-line at: (Note that ticket prices for on-line registration are increased by $1 to partially cover the fees for the on-line registration service.)

Or you can print and mail the registration form found here:

Friday, November 22, 2013

2013 FCC-DV Holiday Party

Join us for games, crafts, good food, good friends, and lots of fun at the annual FCC-DV holiday party. It will be held on Saturday, December 7, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, at:

St. John's Lutheran Church
1802 Skippack Pike
Center Square (Blue Bell), PA 19422

The cost for all the fun is only $10 per family, which will be donated to the church for so graciously allowing us to use their fellowship hall.

UPDATE: Admission also includes your family's 2014 membership dues!

For the potluck dinner, we ask each family to bring a main dish or side dish to share. FCC-DV provides appetizers, soft drinks, and desserts.

Please RSVP to Kathy K. at by December 1, and let her know what you'd like to bring, and how many are coming.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Annual Meeting - Oct. 25, 2013

You're invited to the
Families with Children from China
Delaware Valley
Annual Meeting
AMBLER, PA 19002

We will discuss:
Election of officers to the board of directors
Planning for 2013-2014 events
Membership and leadership
Finance report

Interested in Joining the Board?
FCC-DV welcomes new board members (and it's not a big time commitment). Quarterly meetings take place by teleconference. We are particularly in need of a treasurer and help with communications. Interested? Please contact Ruth Hanson, FCC-DV's president.

Have Ideas for FCC-DV?
We welcome ideas for events to get our families together. If you have suggestions, please let us know!

Chinese New Year Celebration
Chinese New Year will be here before we know it! Want to help plan our annual party? Just let Ruth know!

We hope to see you on Friday, October 25th 
Please RSVP if you plan to attend