What is FCA-Midwest all about? F
Should you have a specific idea for an activity, we encourage you
to commit, contact FCA, and together we can coordinate the details.
Who does FCA-Midwest serve? The organization serves as a resource
for families who have
specifically adopted children from China and other Asian countries.
How can I find out about local events of
interest to my Chinese/Asian and adopted child? Our website –
FCAMidwest.com has sections featuring both FCA sponsored events, (on the
website in the member section) as well as events that may be of interest in
supporting the adopted child, and other Chinese/Asian cultural events put on by
other organizations in the local community. Many of these are also featured on our Facebook page. Though we highly encourage membership,
both the Facebook page and website are accessible to members and non-members
How can I meet up with parents of kids my kid’s
ages? How can my children meet
other adopted Chinese/Asian children? Please join our email list and Facebook groups to look for ongoing events for a variety of ages. Should you have a specific idea around playgroups we encourage you
to commit to
is likely a small amount of time to coordinate the details, and contact FCA
Midwest to help you publicize it.
We will be happy to do so.
Why did you discontinue the larger Chinese New
Year event for the smaller luncheon?
To clarify for more recent FCA members, the organization used
to put on a much larger version of the Chinese New Year Celebration, often
held at the FAIR school for years. The event featured a significant amount
of food vendors, portrait opportunities, crafts sponsored by FCC and
culturally relevant entertainment.
The discontinuance of the scale of this event was primarily the result of a
lack of volunteer interest. The burden of the hundreds of volunteer
hours required to prepare for the event fell on a small number of people
who were generous in stepping up to this challenge. We are
extremely grateful to the handful of volunteers who spent significant
hours of their own time to volunteer and create the wonderful event that
existed in the previous state.
In order to ensure FCA Midwest continued to celebrate
this holiday while balancing financial prudence with the availability of
volunteers and what families are willing and/or able to pay, the current format was developed - a luncheon style
celebration and talent show.
Should you have a specific interest or suggestion for future CNY (or
other) celebrations, we want your feedback.
How do I get involved?
Have we mentioned we have a need for volunteers?! Sign up for specific events – we have commitments ranging from one
hour’s worth of work all the way up to board positions with a few hours per
month commitment – at the link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080844afae22a31-2015
do membership dues go?
FCA Midwest is a 501C non profit organization. Dues go toward supporting the costs of the website,
insurance and partially toward the membership events sponsored throughout the
Membership dues do not completely cover the cost of putting on
events such as the Chinese New Year celebration and Culture Camp, so fees are
charged to offset the costs.
Whenever possible, fees are reduced for FCA members vs. non-members.