Allison James
Gladney Center for Adoption 


Sunday October 14, 2012

10:30 AM 
1:30 PM 

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Pier 83/Circle Line Cruises                                         West 42nd St. & 12th Ave.                                                                                     New York, NY

$35 for Adults
$25 for Children ages 4-12                                   $9 for Children ages 0-3


Mid-Autumn NYC Harbor Cruise 


***NOTE: As the cruise is this Sunday, we are asking all families who have not paid yet to please do so by credit card.  Payment can be made here.***

Families who have adopted from China are warmly welcomed to cruise the New York City Harbor with the current Deputy Director General, Ms. Gan Wei Wei, of the CCCWA and a delegation of 20 adoption officials from provinces throughout China.

This cruise will be a wonderful opportunity for the adoption officials to visit with the many children from China who have been adopted through the years and who are growing up in loving homes under the care of their families and communities. 

To celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival there will be dance performances, games, activities and crafts for children of all ages.  

A Chinese buffet-style luncheon will be served. Beverages including bottled water, soda, coffee, tea and hot chocolate will be available as well. 

We are excited to announce that several SWI Directors will be joining the current Deputy Director General of the CCCWA, Ms. Gan Wei Wei, on the cruise. These Directors are looking forward to sharing the day with us and would be especially honored to meet the children who have been adopted from their province.

Hohhot CWI, Inner Mongolia

Ningguo City SWI, Anhui

Yujiang County SWI, Jiangxi

Luoyang City CWI, Henan

Pingdingshan CWI, Henan

Wuhan City CWI, Hubei

Changsha City SWI #1, Hunan

Civil Affairs Directors from the following provinces will also be part of the delegation:

Guangdong, Chongqing, Gansu, Ningxia Hui and Xinjiang Uygur

Help us decorate the ship with Chinese Lanterns!  Please enjoy making one or more lanterns with your family in anticipation of this cruise – and bring along your lanterns for hanging around the ship!  Lantern patterns are easily found online.

Youth volunteers are needed! -- Calling all children, 13 years of age and older, to help with some of the crafts/activities for the younger children!   Please be sure to let us know of your interest in helping out with when you complete your online registration or send an email to Allison James at and THANK YOU!

Tribute Quilt!  Be sure to stop by the Quilting Station on the boat!  Children will have the opportunity to use their artistic skills to design and create a square for the CCCWA tribute quilt.  The quilt will be presented to the CCCWA later this year during NCFA's China Winter Tour.  

Registration will remain open until we have reached capacity for the boat.  At this time, we are no longer accepting checks, all attendees who have not paid will need to do so via credit card.  After registering, please be sure to pay by credit card by clicking here.  Payment cannot be accepted the day of the cruise.

We look forward to seeing many families on board in fellowship and support of continued China adoptions!