Welcome to FCC-NW!
The Northwest Chapter of Families with Children from China (FCC-NW) is an organization whose goal it is to support families who have adopted children from China.
To join, click MEMBERSHIP in the tool bar above, and fill out the form.
Our organization sponsors several events in the Puget Sound area including a Chinese New Year's celebration, our annual summer heritage camp and a Mid-Autumn Moon Festival event. Our events are well attended, fun and create opportunities for our members to meet other families.
Camp is coming!
Camp signup is open (on the right), and your T-shirt design contest is open. For details on the contest, click here
Martha Osborne is an adult adoptee, mom to 5 daughters through adoption and 3 stepsons, and the founder of RainbowKids.com, the largest international adoption advocacy organization online. Since 1996, over 40,000 children from 32 countries have been placed using the Waiting Child advocacy tools on RainbowKids.com.
Martha's 5 daughters were born in China and South Korea, and entered their family at various ages. They are now ages 24, 21, 19, 18, and 15 years of age. The oldest now lives in China, volunteering at a Healing Center outside of Beijing, another attends the US Naval Academy, two others are in college and the youngest homeschools and pursues a variety of interests. Martha's inspiring topic is for all families who hold the concerns, dreams, hopes, and fears surrounding raising a transracially adopted child through their teen years. Her message is empowering for families: You can do much more than "survive" the teen years: You and your child can absolutely THRIVE.
Martha's 19-year-old daughter, Victoria, will be joining her for part of the presentation. Victoria was adopted from Kunming, Yunnan, China in 1996. Martha and Victoria will be present at the camp on Saturday and Sunday and look forward to meeting all of the FCCNW families.
The FCC-NW newsletter is available for download. Simply sign in, and click the Members-only menu, and the Downloads link to download the latest issue.
Stay in touch with FCC-NW
You can join our electronic news group here
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The teen group also has a Facebook page
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The organization is run by volunteers and a volunteer board of directors. We encourage members to raise issues, make suggestions and participate. If there is an activity that you believe would benefit our members, please let us know and we will be happy to help advertise, schedule or sponsor it.
Visit our Events page to see what great things are coming up that you and your family might enjoy.
Visit our Resources page to view hundreds of links regarding everything from Asian gifts, education, dance, language, support groups, government webpages, orphanage links, charitable organizations, and so much more.