It's never too soon to connect with others who are
involved in adopting from Cambodia. They can be a great resource as you
navigate your way though the adoption maze - and nobody understands better what
you are going through.
(Families with Cambodian Children) is an organization with chapters throughout
the United States. These groups get together a few times a year for
Cambodian festivals, picnics and some even organize retreats. It is a great place to connect with other
adopting families and after your child is home, he or she can get to know other
kids with similar backgrounds.
Kids at the NW FamCam
Heritage Camps provide culturally relevant and
family-centered experiences for every member of the family.
Heritage Camps sponsors a Cambodian Heritage Camp for adoptive families each
Notice for Family Camp 2006: It's time to get
on the mailing list for the 2006 Cambodian Heritage Camp, run by Colorado
Heritage Camps, if you are interested in receiving information about next
summer's camp! Our theme for 2006 is “A
Sense of Cambodia,” which will explore the sights, smells,
sounds, tastes and textures of typical Cambodian places, such as the temple, the
market, the rice field, the river, the kitchen, the palm thatch house. All of
this will be in our NEW LOCATION up in the mountains of Colorado at the YMCA of
the Rockies Snow Mountain Ranch facility! Please see our web site, www.heritagecamps.org for
more details and to be added to our mailing list by clicking on the
Around the World sponsors a SE Asian Culture Camp for families.
Located in Illinois HATW gives families in northern Illinois, western
Indiana, and southern Michigan and Wisconsin a camp opportunity for their
adopted children from Cambodia.
There is also a big community presence on the
internet. There are a number of Yahoo! groups that are geared towards
people interested or involved in adopting from Cambodia.
This adoption list is for anyone who is interested in, is in the
process of or has adopted from Cambodia. Current and relevant information
pertaining to adoptions in Cambodia will be posted to this list. I encourage all
members to share their experiences, questions and thoughts. This is also a place
for discussion of Khmer culture and other topics of interest to families with
children who are adopted from Cambodia. Please be respectful of all list
The Cambodia Adopt List is a means by which parents and prospective parents can
support and inform each other about issues related to adoption from Cambodia.
CAL-pictures is a list where the members of Cambodia Adopt List can share
pictures of their children and themselves.
This is a list for families seeking information and support concerning Cambodia
adoption. All members must be approved. Any member that
posts flames and or nasty public emails will be removed from the list.
We wish to form a growing community of caring and supportive friends. Again, if
you tend to public flame, please don't ask to subscribe.
This group is for Christians or anyone interested in the Christian perspective
who are adopting, have adopted or are interested in adopting from Cambodia. We
will not exclude list members from other faiths but ask that you respect our
beliefs and do not spam about your beliefs. The primary purpose of this group is
to discuss issues relating to adoption from a Christian perspective.
Adopting From Cambodia
This group is for single women and men who have adopted from Cambodia or who are
in the process of adopting from Cambodia. It is also open to single
men and women who are considering adopting from Cambodia.
This group was formed in order for post-adoptive parents of Khmer children to
discuss the issues specifically related to raising a Khmer child in our society.
Feel free to discuss the "hard" topics as well as the humorous
experiences you have had. All points of view are welcome and should
be respected. While good discussions with differing opinions are
valuable (and encouraged), please DO NOT send personal attacks to the
list--comment on the viewpoint, not on the person sharing the viewpoint.
Please consider taking a moment to introduce yourself and your children to the
list when you join. This list will be unmoderated so please be sure
your messages represent you well before pushing the "send"
button--your message will be posted immediately by Yahoo Groups!
Independently From Cambodia
Adopting Independently From Cambodia is an unmoderated discussion group
for both prospective adoptive parents and adoptive parents who are interested in
adopting independently from Cambodia. Topics of interest will
include dossier preparation, facilitator discussions, travel stories.
Membership is by registration only. Information shared on this list
is confidential; your subscription request indicates that you understand the
need for confidentiality & will respect this request.
Open discussion of issues about Cambodian Adoption.
Corruption, facilitators, orphanages, birthfamily searches, Cambodian culture
and politics - all thorny, difficult topics are welcome.
Lists with a significant presence of families
who adopted from Cambodia
GAARPadopt: Gracefully Aging Aware Refined Parents adopt. A
forum for adoptive or would-be adoptive parents over the age of 40, or anyone
who plans to be a-parenting into their golden years. Domestic and
foreign adoption issues welcome. Adopted children of older parents are also
welcome to participate. This is a place to discuss the special challenges
both older parents and the adopted children of older parents face now and will
face in the future. This list is lightly moderated. All
new members welcome. Please, no profanity (sans clever double entendres),
flame wars, or spamming. Support is the name of the game.
Humor a plus. Welcome.
OLDER-CHILD is an off-shoot of ICHILD (India adoption, information, support and
resources) and is a list specifically for families who have adopted older
children. It is a place to discuss the issues that can be specific to older