The China Center of Adoption Affairs (CCAA), founded in 1996, is the only public charity organization authorized by the Chinese government to be specifically responsible for inter-country adoption. It seeks every means to expand adoption channels and has helped more than 100,000 orphans and disabled children obtain permanent placement in foreign countries.
At the same time, the CCAA actively carries out root-search programmes to help the adopted children find their cultural identity and enhance their understanding of their mother country’s culture heritage. Throughout the years, the CCAA has won high praise from the international community.
Since 2004, commissioned by the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the CCAA has undertaken the Tomorrow Plan of Surgeries and Rehabilitation for Orphans with Disabilities, domestic adoptions, child rearing and other child welfare work.
It makes great efforts to promote the development of children's welfare with a series of initiatives to establish the long-term Tomorrow Plan, build up cerebral palsy rehabilitation model bases, regulate the domestic adoption system, make studies and revise the Measures for Registration of Adoption of Children Adopted by Chinese Citizens, advocate the establishment of a domestic adoption evaluation system, organize professional training for staff of welfare institutions, carry out the Higher Education Aiding Project for Orphans and Disabled Children and develop the National Management System of Child Welfare Information.
To meet with the developmental needs of child welfare in the new era, the CCAA was renamed as the China Centre for Children’s Welfare and Adoption with the approval of the Commission Office in January 2011 and took on additional functions related to child welfare. That step is regarded as an important milestone in child welfare development in China.