March 2018
China and Taiwan Program Newsletter
Getting Ready for Spring!
"Spring Roosters" bring good luck to children in the New Year!
New Years Celebrations!

February was full of exciting Lunar New Years parties, both in NYC and TX! Now that Chinese New Year has passed, we're looking forward to celebrating upcoming Chinese holidays:

April 5: Qingming Festival/Tomb-Sweeping Day
May 1: May Day/International Labor Day
June 18: Dragon Boat Festival

Spring and Easter GFA events are coming up! Click here for the GFA calendar of events.
Welcome Home!
Matt and Holly, along with big sisters Grace and Abby, welcomed home 3 year old Nathan from Taiwan!

The Record family welcomes 2 year old Janessa!
The Thompson family welcomes son Drew in GA!
China

China Program Update:  Since our February newsletter went out, 2 families in the program have received Letter Seeking Confirmations (LSC) and 1 family has received their Travel Approval (TA) and they are planning their trip to China. Now that the New Year holiday is over, we are seeing CCCWA returning to their normal paperwork processing speed!

Currently we have 2 families in China adopting their children from Jiangxi and Hunan provinces. We are excited for the addition of these new children into their families!
Taiwan
Taiwan Program Update:  February was a busy month in the Taiwan program! We received confirmation on matching for two waiting children. We also received three direct referrals for families!

We had one family travel to complete their adoption in February and another family will be traveling later this month!

We currently have nine families matched to children, and three families with pending matches to waiting children.

We are currently advocating for over 90 waiting children from Taiwan. If you haven't already, don't forget to join our private Facebook group where we share photos and videos of waiting children from Taiwan! We are also excited to announce our next Superkids trip to Taiwan - see more information below!
ADOPT ME!

Click an image below to read more about these waiting children from China!
1.5 year old Jayden
6.5 year old Rachel
Click an image below to read more about these waiting children from Taiwan!
9 year old Miranda
9 year old Desi
Superkids

Superkids is heading back to Taiwan!
We are excited to be gearing up for our next Superkids trip to Taiwan! We’ll be traveling the week of April 23 rd . As usual, we’ll be spending two full days with each of our partner agencies – Cathwel Service and Chung Yi Social Welfare Foundation.

Our team will consist of Gladney staff Gongzhan Wu and Mary Chapman, and volunteers Erin Martin, Nancy Dobson, Amanda Ashcraft and Blake Knight.

We’ll be blogging on the Superkids blog each day we are in Taiwan, so make sure you are following along. We’ll also be updating our private Facebook group , so if you aren’t a member of the group make sure to put in a request
If you are interested in learning more about adopting from Taiwan, please be in touch with Taiwan Program Caseworker, Mary Chapman .
Upcoming Events
3/18: NOLA Egg Hunt
3/22: Houston GFA Lunch Bunch
3/24: Austin GFA Baby Care Basics
3/24: Houston GFA Baby Care Basics
3/24: Houston Celebration 2018
3/25: NY Metro Egg Hunt
3/25: Pittsburgh Spring Picnic and Egg Hunt
3/25: DFW Egg Hunt at Gladney Center
3/30: Houston Lunch Bunch

4/4: Fort Worth GFA Blossoms
4/5: OK Educational Event
4/8: DFW annual outing with the Texas Rangers
4/8: San Antonio GFA family playdate at Fischer Park


To see all GFA events, click here to view the 2018 calendar!

  
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