Get Involved-Get Inspired: FCC-Austin
The booming population in China during the 1980s led the government to set in place the one-child policy of China.
This, among other factors in China, has forced an enormous amount of families to put their children up for adoption or abandon them all together. Like thousands of parents in the U.S, Kim Goodman and her husband adopted one of these children from China, Maya.
Among the many issues adoptive parents face, the most important for international and interracial adoptees is to hold onto their culture and not let their children forget it. Goodman gets help in achieving this through Families with Children from China, FCC, a Chinese adoption support network that works toward fostering a multicultural environment for the adopted Chinese children and parents. FCC-Austin works with UT China Care, a student run organization that hold playgroups for the adoptees and raises money to fund surgeries for Chinese children in orphanages.
FCC-Austin is open anyone interested in adoption from China, seeking adoption from China or parents who have already adopted from China. No matter your stage in the process, FCC-Austin would be happy to have you get involved.