In-between the main reunions, people have been organizing more casual local/national meet ups. If you are planning a relevant event and would like to post it here, please contact us.
UK HKAN Birmingham Reunion - 6th Oct 2012
- Sat, 06 October 2012 - Sat, 06 October 2012 11:00
UK HKAN will be holding it's Oct 2012 reunion in Birmingham with an exciting guest speakers. Find out more info from the UK HKAN official website:
@ BAAF, London - Sat, 21 April 2012 - Sat, 21 April 2012
HONG KONG ADOPTEES REUNION
To be held at:
British Association for Adoption and Fostering
21 APRIL, 2012 (Time to be arranged)
All Hong Kong Adoptees are welcome (and may be accompanied by a partner or friend)
A speaker from the International Social Services and or other agencies will give a short talk regarding the organisations involvement in the adoption process but this is essentially an informal meeting where the emphasis is on supporting, sharing and getting to know each other.
To confirm your place please contact Debbie Cook on:
Telephone: 07909 530295
UPDATED DETAILS (added 9th March 2012)
Following on from Julia Feast’s recent email: it’s probably worth explaining that BAAF is a charity with limited resources. They are kindly giving us the use of their meeting room in April free of charge, but do not have the funds to cover food and refreshments. Catering options are therefore (1) request food when you confirm your attendance with Debbie or (2) bring a packed lunch. Those who order food will be required to pay in cash on signing into the meet up. Sorry this sounds formal and authoritarian, but we don’t want BAAF to end up out of pocket by ordering food which isn’t then paid for. Food will only be ordered for those who request it when confirming their attendance.
The great news is that some of our American sisters are coming over especially for our April gathering. Some of you may have had contact with Kim (Kimberley) Rogers as she runs the Fanling website; here’s your chance to meet Kim and get to know her better. Amanda and Rebecca Baden, together with Kim, were part of the American ‘side’ of the committee that organised the HK worldwide reunion in 2010. Amanda and Rebecca were both in Po Leung Kuk.
Although April is very much about socialising and getting to know each other, we are conscious that there will be new people who haven’t been to any of these gatherings before. In order to help people feel at ease, we have drafted a programme which will include the short presentation from CFAB (formerly International Social Services), plus a couple of ice breaker games. We have left lots of time for questions and discussion, so don’t worry that it all sounds really formal. Nobody will be required to sing or tap dance – although I’m sure nobody will stop you if you insist! The programme will be posted in due course.
For anyone who hasn’t made travel arrangements yet: we plan to kick off the gathering at 12 midday, but registration will start at 11am. We have to vacate BAAF’s offices at 3pm. As you will be aware from Julia’s email, Debbie is in the process of sorting out a place for us to meet and eat in the early evening. Again, you will need to tell Debbie whether or not you wish to come along to the evening meal when you confirm your attendance.
You can also download a PDF of this flyer here:
Chinese Adult Adoptee Reunion UK Gathering
- Sat, 01 October 2011 - 12:00
CAAWR Gathering UK at Betjeman's Arms, St Pancras, London on Saturday 1st October 2011
Commencing at 12.00 noon in the Boardroom, to reserve your place as numbers are limited please contact Debbie Cook on email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
USA Meet Up
@ Washington DC - Thu, 14 April 2011 - Sun, 17 April 2011
Some of us will be meeting in Washington DC April 14 - 17, 2011. Some of us will also be attending the Washington DC Holt International conference April 16th. To learn more about the conference and how to register: http://www.holtinternational.org/conference/internationalForum/registration.shtml
If interested in touring DC or meeting up for dinner, please feel free to contact us email@example.com
UK Lunch Reunion
@ London - Sat, 19 March 2011 - 13:00
Please join us for a Chinese Adult Adoptee/Orphan Luncheon gathering in London Chinatown.
Contact Debbie at: firstname.lastname@example.org for further details to reserve your place.
UK Chinese Adoptee Reunion
@ Chung Ying Garden Restaurant, 16 – 18 Wrottesley Street, Birmingham, BR5 4RT - Sat, 30 October 2010 - 13:00
After the success of our last meeting in Manchester we have decided to have another meeting for all Chinese adoptees.
Please contact Debbie Cook on email address email@example.com to book your place.
@ Hong Kong - Wed, 29 September 2010 - Sat, 02 October 2010
The reunion dates are set and our venue is all booked (enabling adoptees/orphans from different orphanges/backgrounds to also have mini-reunions within the same event), and while we are starting to surge forward with the planning, adoptees from around the globe are linking with each other, organising themselves in their local community/country to see what we can do in spreading the word in order to help create what we believe would be an amazing experience.
You can learn more about what is planned from the Reunion Information Page and see our Tentative Program. Remember to fully register in order to attend the reunion.
Early visit to Fanling Babies' Home
@ Hong Kong - Sun, 26 September 2010 - Sun, 26 September 2010 10:00
All adoptees, family and friends who wish to visit the Fanling Babies Home site, we welcome you to join us at Royal Plaza Hotel at the registration desk on Sunday, Sept 26. We will be leaving promptly at 10 a.m. We will then walk over to Mongkok East KCR to take the train up to Fanling station on the East Rail Line.
Northern England Adoptee Meeting
@ New Emperor Chinese Restaurant, 52-56 George St, Manchester (Picadilly Station) - Sat, 26 June 2010 - Sat, 26 June 2010 14:00
All adoptees in Northern England please join us for a get together and dim sum in Manchester on Saturday, June 26th at 2 pm. Please RSVP by June 19 with Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Look forward to seeing you! See TTAG & BAAF too.