Families with Children from China (Australia) or FCCA is the only national parent group that acts solely for families who have adopted, or are in the process of adopting, children of Chinese ethnicity.
A Bilateral Agreement on Intercountry Adoption between the People’s Republic of China and Australia was signed in 1999. Since the first babies came home from China in September 2000, over 600 children have joined Australian families.
Our children enjoy a common cultural heritage and our group strives to keep our children connected to the countries of their birth and to each other. As parents, we also draw great strength from the friendships with like-minded people who share our adoption experiences.
FCCA was formed and incorporated early in 2004 to address the needs of children from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan in a supportive, friendly and family-oriented manner. FCCA is non-denominational.
Members have access to a dedicated Facebook page and a Yahoo support group, playgroups in the larger States, occasional film showings, guest speakers, regular family get-togethers and an annual gathering called Ju Hui, usually attended by families from all over Australia. Many of our families meet informally through the year in smaller groups in each state.
In order to protect the privacy of our children, and the ignominy of having to produce the abandonment notices and related paperwork every time an official document was needed…Read More