Updates From CCCWAPresently, the CCCWA still reads: “The CCWAA has finished the review of the adoption application documents registered with our office before November 30, 2010. The CCWAA has finished the placement of children for the families whose application documents were registered with our office before August 10, 2006.” This means that CCCWA has made referrals to 3 days’ worth of clocked-in dossiers over the past month.
Family Travel In January, two Spence-Chapin families who applied to the Waiting Child program early last year, will be traveling to Shandong and Fujian Provinces in China to bring home two beautiful boys with medical conditions.
Waiting Child Program A Spence-Chapin family was recently matched in December with a beautiful 18 month old girl from Henan province who is diagnosed with a history of cerebral hemorrhage. This family has been waiting approximately 10 months since their dossier was submitted for a match through this program.
Cultural Events Chinese New Year begins on Monday, January 23rd– the Year of the Dragon! It is believed that the Year of the Dragon will be marked by excitement, unpredictability, and exhilaration, and those born in this year are said to be are blessed with good fortune.
Visit Chinatown for the Fire Cracker Ceremony and the Lunar New Year Parade.
Museum of Chinese in America:
- MOCA Walking Tour: Preparing for the New Year This walking tour through Chinatown will teach you about holiday traditions and customs observed by Chinese households. January 14, 15, 21, 22, and 28.
- MOCA Lunar New Year Festival Family Day Family-friendly tours, workshops, a lion dancing performance, and arts & crafts activities. January 22
New York Chinese Cultural Center Come celebrate the Lunar New Year Festival January 28.
Lunar New Year Festival: Join the Flushing Library in celebrating the Year of the Dragon, January 28. Chinese and Korean Culinary Arts and Crafts, food preparation, and traditional song and dance round out this day.
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Year of the Dragon dance performances in Newark, Flushing and Long Island City January 15- Feb 6. See website for more details.
Asia Society Moon over Manhattan: Ring in the Lunar New Year at Asia Society! Enjoy special performances and traditional craft activities inspired by Lunar New Year traditions throughout Asia.