The China Center for Children’s Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA), as the Chinese Central Authority for the Hague Adoption Convention, serves as the main point of contact for adoptive parents and/or adoptees who are interested in obtaining additional information about their child’s or their own pre-adoption background.
Persons adopted from China who have inquiries regarding their […]Continue Reading →
On Saturday, September 16, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tacoma will celebrate culture and community at the 5th annual Tacoma Moon Festival, held at the Chinese Reconciliation Park on the Ruston waterfront. The event is free and open to all ages.
Presented by the Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation, the theme of […]Continue Reading →
May 8, 2017
Many countries require adoptive parents to provide information regarding the progress and welfare of children after they join their new families through submission of post-adoption reports.
The specific requirements vary from country to country and are sometimes quite detailed and may extend until adopted children turn 18 (or even older in […]Continue Reading →
The Council of Accreditation (COA) has received and satisfied with the evidence of corrective action from Faith International Adoptions. Pursuant to 22 CFR Part 96.78, COA decided to reinstate the Hague Accreditation for Faith International Adoptions effective January 30, 2015.
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The Council on Accreditation (COA) has temporarily suspended the Hague Accreditation of Faith International Adoptions (FIA) for a period of two weeks, starting on January 6, 2015 pending implementation of corrective action which has been implemented to the satisfaction of COA.
On January 6, 2015, the Council on Accreditation (COA) suspended the accreditation of Faith […]Continue Reading →
If you are close to the Tacoma, WA neighbor hood, check out the Moon Festival scheduled for Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the Tacoma Chinese Reconciliation Park.
The Moon Festival is a popular Asian celebration of abundance and togetherness dating back over 3,000 years to China’s Zhou Dynasty. At the Festival, there will […]Continue Reading →
Important Information to safeguard the health of your child, during early medical exams in the U.S.
The risk for lead exposure is higher in many countries from which children are adopted than in the United States. Sources of lead exposure vary by country. Concern exists about children adopted from overseas who have been exposed in […]Continue Reading →
Faith staff recently traveled to Ghana and were able to visit with many of the orphanages and with the Regional Directors of the Department of Social Welfare. For several years now, we have enjoyed a cooperative working relationship with the Department of Social Welfare. The children were joyful and […]Continue Reading →
The U.S. immigrant visa application fees have changed as of April 13, 2012. The fee for Immediate Relative and family preference applications (processed on the basis of an approved I-600 or I-800 petition) decreased from $404 to $230. Adoptive parents submit the visa application and fee to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in foreign country […]Continue Reading →
Join Joint Council for a guided discussion on the impact adoption has on identity formation. A panel of adult adoptees will share personal stories from their childhood and teenage years, reflecting back on how adoption factored into their identity formation. Lead by Dr. Gina Samuels, a researcher, educator and adopted person, the panel will give […]Continue Reading →