Resources and Travel Insurance

A Bridge to China™ provides custom tours for families who are traveling to China to retrieve their adopted child for the first time, as well as those who are returning to China.  We are currently evaluating sites that we feel may be valuable resources for adoptive families.

If you are an interested in sharing a link, please contact Joni at joni@abridgetochina.net.
 
 
Travel Insurance

CSA Travel Protection
         
www.CSATravelPro.com
Contact: Robin Duberow  

Robin@ABridgeToChina.net

 
CSA Travel Protection offers travel insurance and convenience, security and assistance services to keep you and your family protected before, during and after your trip.
 
Families with Children From China

Long Island, NY Chapter
         
www.fccli.org
Contact: Jayne Hirsch  

JayneH@fccli.org

We are a vibrant community of families united by the experience of adopting children from China. We honor our children's heritage, celebrate the diversity of our families, and advocate for their acceptance and respect.

 
Oregon and SW Washington
         
www.fcc-oregon.org
Contact: Holly Odil  

HollyLeaf75@hotmail.com

Whether you are just curious, a waiting family, or are actively raising an adopted child, you will find a supportive community here. Our mission is to promote a network of support for adoptive families and those interested in adoption from China.  We strive to achieve this by building a nurturing community for our adoptive families, including prospective adoptive families; celebrating our families and our children's Chinese cultural heritage; sharing information and resources regarding international adoption, supporting charitable activities and organizations that advocate for children remaining in orphanages in China.

 
Midwest
         
www.fccmidwest.com
Contact: Melissa Zeleny  

Operations@fccmidwest.com

Organized in 1995, Families with Children from China Midwest is a parent volunteer, non-profit organization that builds strong, adoptive intercultural families by providing support, education, and cultural awareness.

Rochester
         
www.fcc-rochester.org
Contact: Lori Petrie  

membership@fcc-rochester.org

FCC-Rochester, serves families living in Rochester, New York and the surrounding area.  We are a welcoming, supportive, multicultural family - learning and growing together.  Our mission is to develop and nurture a supportive lifelong network of families interested in China and its culture.

 

Language Instruction

Mandarin Experts
         
 
Contact: Wendy Tan
 
 
 
 

Mandarin Experts allows you to learn Chinese at your own pace in ways that fit your schedule:

  • Attend scheduled, textbook based classes
  • Set up private lessons with our experienced instructors
  • Organize corporate training
  • Experience media rich online learning using video, audio, and interaction with others (Coming soon)
 
Publications & Subscriptions

The Dragon Tribe: A Guide to Parenting in Chinese Adoption
         
 
Contact: Beckett Gray
 
 
 
 
"The Dragon Tribe" is an education workbook for Chinese adoptive families. It covers the adoptive family wellness topics of historical origin, racial identity, attachment, adoption history, life books, educational scholarships for Asians, books, and documentary film resourcing.

"At one point in the adoptive process the prospective parent asks themselves the question, "Why are there parentless children in China?" It isn't long before we realize that the answer lies in a millennium of Chinese culture as well a half a century of modern PRC political policy."

100% of the sale of this book go towards the non-profit 503(c)(3) The Dragon Sisterhood, dedicated to educational opportunity scholarships for Chinese American adoptees.
 
 
Suitemates Publishing
         
 
Contact: Tina L. Chirstiansen
 
 
 
 
Publishers of the heartwarming story of Maya, a panda bear living in an orphanage in China.  She, along with her best friend, Elsa, learn about mommies and daddies.  They both hope to be a part of a family someday.  Will that day ever come for them?  Then, all different kinds of bears come to take baby pandas home.  Maya sees that love and families come in all different pacakges.
 
 
Adoptive Families
         
www.adoptivefamiles.com
Contact: Susan Caughman  

letters@adoptivefamilies.com 

 
Adoptive Families, the award-winning national adoption magazine, is the leading adoption information source for families before, during, and after adoption. 
 
 
 
Web Sites

China Adoption Stories
         

www.chineseadoptionstories.com

Contact: Torrie Hansen  

 torrie_hansen@yahoo.com

China Adoption Stories provides dozens of personal stories from families in various stages of adoption and links to adoption groups and resources.

 
Best Chinese Websites
         

www.uni.edu/becker/chinese2.html

Contact: Jim Becker  

languageman30@yahoo.com

From trivia to language to culture, Best Chinese Websites provides a wide array of links to informative websites.

 
Paul and Bernice Noll's Window on China
         

www.paulnoll.com/China.html

Contact: Paul Noll  

pn@paulnoll.com

Among other things the Noll's document the 11 years they spent in China.  You'll find a unique take and valuable information on everything from operas, hotels, churches, history, and food to statistical information, suggested readings, and more.  Throughout the site beautiful pictures offer a personal feel and deeper insight into life in China.

U.S. City Business Directory
         

www.uscity.net

Contact  

link@uscity.net

 Find what you are looking for fast and easy!

 

Travel

Weekendje Weg
         
www.hotels.nl
Contact  

 info@hotels.nl

 
Hotels.nl is dedicated to providing the best prices and the easiest and most accurate online bookings for hotels in Amsterdam, Aanbieding and all Holland.
 
Cheap Airline Tickets
         
www.CheapOAir.com
Contact  

1-866-592-9685

 
Enjoy cheap airline tickets prices for top destinations on CheapOair. Book your next flight with us and take off for that vacation long overdue!
 
Hotel Arequipa
         
www.pacarama.com/hotels-arequipa/
Contact  

International: +511 627 6229

 
Thousands of hotels to choose from in Peru! Discount rates and easy online booking.
 
Honeymoon Guide
         
www.honeymoonguide.com.au
Contact  

info@honeymoonguide.com.au

 
Honeymoon Guide is an online travel guide to the top honeymoon and wedding destinations worldwide featuring comprehensive information about accommodation, best beaches, attractions and things to do.    
 
Travel Discount
         
www.onetravel.com
Contact  

vverma@onetravel.com

 
Using OneTravel’s excusive Travel Discount coupon, travelers can save an additional $15 on already discounted flights. OneTravel is renowned for having the lowest fare prices online.   
 
Study Abroad England
         
www.GSEAbroad.com
Contact  

866-756-2443

 
Take your educational experiences outside of the traditional classroom and learn the rich culture and history of England with a study abroad program.
 
Cheap Tickets
         
www.Globester.com
Contact  

650-266-8250

 
Want cheap tickets?  Try Globester.com and get the best airfare deals!
 
Vienna Hotels
         
www.stayinvienna.net
Contact  

 

 
The very best information about Vienna, the Austrian capital in your reach on areas like places to visit, restaurants to dine, centers to shop, means of transport and hotels in Vienna.
 
Belltown Hotels
         
www.BelltownHotels.com
Contact  

 

 
Book Belltown hotels starting at $80 per night and save up to 40% orr rack rates.  View hotels with user reviews, hotel maps and hotel pics.
 
Machu Picchu
         
www.dosmanosperu.com.com
Contact  

 

 
the traditional way to get to Machu Picchu is by train.  The departure is from the San Pedro station in Cusco early in the morning.  It takes nearly 3 hours and a half to get to Aguas Calientes, following the course of Vilcanota River
 
Inca Trail
         
www.IncaTrail-peru.com
Contact  

 

 
The Inca Trail is a popular trek in Cusco Peru to the Inca ruins Machu Picchu, one of the wonders of teh world.  Find travel information about weather, Inca ruins, photos, maps, hotels Machu Picchu.
 
Car Hire USA
         
www.americacarrental.com
Contact  

 

 
Americacarental.com serves all major US car rental destinations, whenter New York City or Nevada, Florida or San Francisco.
 
 
Local Interests (Seattle)

Thai Culinary Adventures in Seattle
         
www.ilovethaicooking.com
Contact: Pranee Khruasanit Halvorsen  

pranee@ilovethaicooking.com

 
Through Thai Culinary Adventures in Seattle, Pranee Khruasanit Halvorsen offers a wide selction of cooking classes and Asian market tours.  While A Bridge to China offers culinary adventures in China, Pranee offers clients culinary expeditions in Thailand.  She is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), a caterer, tour guide and cooking instructor whose popular classes in Thai cuisine are sellouts throughout the Northwest.  
 
 
Miscellaneous of Interest

 
         
www.coolstrip.co.uk
 Contact: Amy Fox
 
 
 
 
Find a large selection of water filtration systems ranging from single faucet systems to whole house systems.