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Families with Children from China (FCC)

FCC is a volunteer network of independent chapters across the country and the world . It is made up of families with children adopted from China as well as families waiting for or considering adoption from China. It provides a way to connect with other families with children from China and to learn about adoptive parenting and the various ways internationally adopted children form their sense of identity. FCC’s mission is to help families celebrate the joys of Chinese culture and their children’s heritage, as well as to support children who wait in the Chinese orphanages. You can learn more about FCC and what it has to offer by going to the national web site - http://www.fwcc.org. This web site is an informative resource for pre- and post-adoptive families.

FCC-NE - New England
This is the largest chapter in the New England area and one of the most active in the country. Its magazine, China Connection, is published three times a year and includes articles, interviews, and book reviews about adoption, Chinese culture, medical issues, cultural activities, and much more. FCC-NE sends regular email updates; a quarterly calendar of playgroups, cultural events, parties, and other news from around the region; and invitations to educational events and Chinese New Year parties. It publishes an annual membership directory, provides access to a lending library of adoption-related videos, and more. The membership fee for the FCC-NE chapter is $29 a year. Membership also links you to local affiliate groups around Massachusetts, supported by FCC-NE, which sponsor events of local interest. While FCC-NE activities are primarily in eastern Massachusetts, families outside this area may still be interested in joining to receive the newsletter and other resources. To join, download an application from the FCC-NE website at http://fccne.org, contact Susan Avery (Membership) 978-635-1982 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it For more information about FCC-NE and how to get involved, contact Joyce Tavon (Outreach) (617) 625-4284 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

FCC-CT/RI/Central MA
Membership of $20 per year or $35 for two years provides you with access to area holiday events, a newsletter, email list-serv group, Chinese Culture Courses and more. For information about joining contact Robyn Leo, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or by mail at FCC-CT/RI/Central MA, c/o Robyn Leo, PO Box 101, Thompson, CT, 06277.

FCC-New Hampshire
Membership of $25 provides you with access to three annual events including a Chinese New Year party, a summer picnic and a Cultural day as well as the national FCC newsletter and a local chapter newsletter published three times a year. For information about joining the New Hampshire chapter, contact: Vicki Etchings, Membership Coordinator (603) 745-9828 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

SPACE - For Single Parents

Check our website at www.geocities.com/odsspace for more information or contact Claudia This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or Kathy This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Counseling Services

Adoption & Beyond Counseling Services - Anne Coleman, Ph.D., LMHC

  • 781-248-7245  •  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   •   www.adoptionbeyond.com 
  • Specializes in Adoption and Infertility Related Issues: Pre/Post Adoption Counseling, Family Building Options, Adoptive Parents, Adolescents, Adult Adoptees, Consutling

Publications

Adoptive Families of America Magazine
Bi-monthly magazine offering the most up-to -date information, support, and advice on adoption issues. Please contact: AFA, 2309 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108, 1-800-372-3300 Web: www.adoptivefam.com

Events

CAWLI’s Annual Chinese New Year Celebration Held every year to celebrate the Chinese New Year. A great way to meet other CAWLI families!

The Dragon Boat Festival
Held annually in May or June along the banks of the Charles River. In addition to the boat races the festivities include music, dance, Asian arts and crafts and food.

Resources To Learn Chinese & Chinese Culture

Boston University CHINA CARE FUND "Dumpling Play group"- This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Schools*

Boxford Chinese School
15 Gina Way, Boxford MA 01921
(978)887-3037
http://www.boxfordchineseschool.com
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The Boston Chinese Folk and Classical Dance Troupe
Classes run every Saturday for all levels and ages!
Please see www.BostonChineseDance.org for more information.

Cambridge Center for Chinese Culture
Director: Ms. Kai Tao at 781.788.8558, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
http://www.bostoncccc.org/
411 Waverley Oaks RD, Building #2, Suite 214, Waltham, MA 02452
Home to: Little Wagon Early Education Center
Contact Paula Phipps or for more information go to http://www.littlewagon.org/

Children and Music in Chinese
Director: Ms. Pei-Chun Lin, at 508-333-2535, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it http://www.childrenandmusic.com/Music/Movement, piano, flute, Chinese flute and voice classes for all ages, using Chinese language.

China Bridge for Education
Yong Li, Director
617.970.1769
7 Brook St., Quincy, MA
www.chinabridgeforeducation.org or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Chinese Academy of New England
90 Tyler Street, Boston, MA 02111
Telephone: 617.542.2578
Fax: 617.542.0926

Chinese School of Chinese Bible Church of Greater Boston
149 Old Spring Street, Lexington, MA 02421
Telephone: 781.863.1755

Chinese School of Chinese Bible Church of Greater Lowell
197 Littleton Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824
Telephone: 978.256.3889

Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association
437 Cherry Street, West Newton, MA 02465
Telephone: 617.332.0377
Web Address: www.gbcca.org

Massachusetts Chinese School (MCS)
Director: Dr. Peng Yin
Newton Horace Mann Elementary School
687 Watertown St., Newton, MA 02460
Telephone: 781.275.8942
Offer various summer classes!
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web: www.masschineseschool.org

Tapes and Videos*
Follow Me Learning Chinese, Learning Express, Inc. 888.246.1860
www.learningchinese.com

Play and Learn With Mei Mei
401.272.6287

*Please note that this is a partial listing of various schools and services and as an agency, we do not necessarily endorse any school/product listed above. Instead, we encourage you to research each service on your own to determine the most appropriate for you and your family!

Financial Management

The Chinese Way to Wealth and Prosperity - by Michael Lee - www.michaeljustinlee.com

 

Phrases for Meeting People

Quick Lesson Tips: Chinese has four basic tones. Initally, do not worrry about them. Learn your vocabulary first. Once you learn the words, go back and practice with the tones.

Common Phrases for Meeting People

hello:  nínhăo  (neen-how)

good bye:  zàijiàn  (zi-jee-ahn)

good morning:  nín zăo  (neen)(zow)

good night:  wăn ān  (wahn)(an)

please:  qíng  (cheeng)

thank you:  xièxie  (ssee-eh-ssee-eh)

you’re welcome:  bú xiè  (boo)(ssee-eh)

How are you?  Nĭ hăo ma?  (nee)(how)(mah)

Well, thank you.  Hăo xièxie  (how)(ssee-eh-ssee-eh)

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