October 2018

Dear CCIers, 

Welcome to Fall 2018 and the return of China's Children International's E-newsletter. The purpose of these newsletters is to bring the latest CCI and Chinese adoptee community news to your inbox.

CCI Board and Committee

October Highlights:
  1. First, we are introducing our 2018-2019 CCI Board and their responsibilities so you know who to reach out to with your questions and suggestions
  2. Recent Guest Speaker Chat with Amanda Sparso, director of the animated short film "Yuanfen"
  3. CCI's growing Local-Meetups program - Boston November event
  4. Submissions are open for CCI's Fall 2018 E-magazine!
  5. CCI Pen Pal Program
As always, thank you so much for being active members of the international Chinese adoptee community.  
Love from the CCI Board and Committee 2018 <3

CCI Board and Committee 2018-2019

The core CCI leadership team is made up of a CCI Board and a CCI Committee. They are chosen through application and interview every August and they serve through July of the next year. The CCI Board is the main governing body of CCI, and they are responsible for creating vision and strategy for the organization. They are also ultimately responsible for overseeing programs that uphold our mission of connecting and supporting Chinese adoptees from around the world in a way that promotes a positive and healthy sense of self. The CCI Committee is a sub-governing body responsible for independent projects as well as various day-to-day implementation and supervision of our programs. The Board and the Committee meet twice a month over Google+ Hangout and are dedicated to always asking the question: How can we make CCI even better for our community?  

Each of our Board and Committee members have a special responsibility within CCI about which that they would love to hear feedback, suggestions, and questions from members. Please feel free to reach out to them at our email

CCI BOARD 2018-2019

CCI's Adoptee Only Guest Speaker Chat featuring Amanda Sparso, Chinese adoptee and director of the animated short film "Yuanfen." 

Live-streamed Sunday, September 9th, 2018 from 8:00 to 8:30 PM EST 

For more live-chats, please visit
CCI's Adoptee Only Guest Speaker Chat with Amanda Sparso


Amanda Sparso is a CG artist working in the film and animation industry in NYC. She is best known for directing the CG Animated Short Film, Yuanfen. As an adoptee from Guangzhou, China, Amanda’s film tells a personal tale of adoption as seen through the eyes of a child.

Prior to beginning her career as a CG artist, Amanda heavily focused her training on ballet, piano, singing, and musical theater. She was given the opportunity to train pre-professionally with American Ballet Theater and Gelsey Kirkland Academy, and later went on to earn a coveted internship on Disney’s College Program.

Amanda recently graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Computer Animation. To view her work, visit:


A young orphan is guided on a journey through China to be united with her parents to be.

Yuanfen is a CG Animated short film directed by Amanda Sparso and produced at the School of Visual Arts. In hopes of shedding a positive light on adoption and raising more awareness for the issue, the film tells a heartwarming tale of adoption as seen through the eyes of a child.



CCI has been hard at work helping build local Chinese adoptee communities around America. We currently have programs in Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Seattle. For more information, please click here: 

Hi everyone, my name is Emily and I'm thrilled to be the CCI E-magazine / Newsletter Coordinator this year. We’re proud to announce that submissions for this year’s Fall/Winter E-Magazine are open! Email submissions to or

>>> need ideas for submissions? We are accepting all types of submissions! (also - check older E-Mags for past examples) > Photography, paintings, poems, digital explorations, stories, a few simple words, something else cool and creative, you name it.

So CCI, how do you identify?

Get more information here:

If you would like to unsubscribe to this e-mailing list, please email us at and we will take you off the list immediately. 
Copyright © 2018 *by CCI, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
China's Children International · 58 Maplewood Ave · Newton, MA 02459-2526 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp