Families With Children From China Inc

supporting Chinese adoptees and their families and friends

aka FCCNY   |   New York, NY   |  fccny.org

Mission

IT IS OUR MISSION TO

*CONNECT* families formed through adoption from China.

*CELEBRATE* our children's Chinese heritage and identity.

*EDUCATE* others about adoption, parenthood, adoptee experiences, China and Chinese culture.

*ADVOCATE* for adoptees and adoption communities.

We also provide funds through our FCC Charitable Assistance Program to help provide foster care, education fees, and other support to children who remain in Chinese orphanages.

Ruling year info

1997

President

Lisa Gibson

Main address

PO Box 237065 Ansonia Station

New York, NY 10023 USA

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EIN

13-3896126

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our organization has been supporting families with adopted children from China, as well as those remaining in Chinese orphanages, for over 20 years. When we started it was a small group of parents who had just come home with their newly adopted children, supporting each other and paving the way for those to come after. We will continue to be a support group for families and parents and strive to make changes with the needs of our community. As our children grow up into young adults, and Chinese adoptions decrease yearly, we will remain a relevant support network and provide our community with a different set of resources.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

FCC Girls Connect

Each month's activities will include a dinner, dessert, a craft project, games, music, and other activities as requested by the participants. Mentors also have time to meet and hang out with their peers. We will provide Community Service letters as needed.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Club P.T.'s goals are two fold: to bring those with a similar origin story together once a month and to introduce the girls to volunteerism in its many forms. Club PT splits it's meetings between field trips and recap meetings. At the recap meetings we discuss the previous months field trip and write thank you notes to the volunteers who helped them learn.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

The group adopted a mentor/mentee based theme which gives the high school girls an opportunity to assume a mentorship role of the younger girls in the group. It also provides the mentees an opportunity to develop relationships with the older girls in the program.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children

A group for kids to connect, play and learn about Chinese culture.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children

Benefits of participating:

 Become friends with an adoptee from China your own age who lives in another country

 Build a friendship that can last a lifetime

 Provide an international experience without having to leave home

 Share the common bond of adoption from China while developing a broader awareness of being a part of the global community

 Provide a safe, fun learning experience

 Develop literacy, writing skills (they still matter!), self-confidence, empathy and understanding

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

If your family is volunteering NOW in FCC, Scouts, in Church or Synagogue, or on a mandated project from school, or simply a cherished expression of personal values, by participating in the GUANYIN PROJECT, these service contributions can be documented and gathered together for inclusion toward awards. This sort of volunteer recognition can be important for school, college and job applications. Family volunteering is a concrete way to share ideas about compassion and giving with your family.

Population(s) Served
Students

Working in partnership with FCC New England and FCC Northern California, we are proud to publish VIEW: Writing & Art by Chinese Adoptees

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

For parents of adopted children with emotional, learning, and behavioral challenges. A safe and informative environment for you to get the assistance and support you need- finding resources available to help your child overcome his/her difficulties or just connecting with other parents going through a similar experience.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Monthy meet ups revolving around food for young adult adoptees

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We aim to educate others about adoption and adoptee experiences. We are advocates for adoptees and the adoption community. On a more local level we aim to get more people involved, particularly adoptees.

We are very excited that our Adoptee Board is 5 years old and since its inception, its members have joined the Board of Directors as Officers and as Members at Large. We continue to incorporate and expect new ideas and fresh programming for this ever developing part of our community. The Adoptee Board brings needed representation and perspective to the community, building a community centered around adoptees.

We have a dedicated team of volunteers that make our organization what it is, and use their talents to connect with others. We will also use more social media platforms to better engage our community.

Since the early 90's we have created a large network of families and members who support our cause. We will continue to do so with a greater focus on adoptees, many of whom are developing independent adults, and supporting them in further shaping our community and the direction we move toward.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Families With Children From China Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/7/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lisa Gibson

Board leadership practices

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  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes