What People Say:
The tour in Beijing was great, our guide was very knowledgeable about the areas we toured. I was very impressed with the reception at the orphanage and the way our kids were honored. I am so blessed to have been able to take my daughter on this tour, thank you. - Gowling Family
Loved getting to know al the other famines that we have so much in common with! Loved seeing all the highlights of china! The girls loved everything! - The Wendling Family
We had a great time on the trip. I think [our child] was the perfect age for the trip since she can now go into adolescents with a real sense of where she came from and what it means to be Chinese. All the Chinese people we met were so sweet and genuine. It was also great for [our child] to be with other families with adopted children and get to make new friends. We appreciate GWCA for organizing everything and for the CCCWA for sponsoring [our child] to have a heritage tour of her country. It is a trip we will never forget and will always hold dear in our hearts! – The Fenton Family
The best part about the trip was seeing all of the wonderful sites we were taken to. It was also very special having the CCCWA officials at the welcoming dinner, and visiting their office for the culture classes. Our children also made very good friends on the trip, which we felt was important. -McNamara Family
We loved the families we got to travel with (the kids really bonded over the course of the ten days), the guides were wonderful (especially Vicki, our national guide), and we loved getting to see so much of the country over the course of the tour. -The Delpha Family
Best - The range of places we visited, the variety of programs, and how well organized the trip was. The accommodations and food were very good. Also, the visit to the orphanage and finding place was very well done and we were warmly and generously received. - The Katz Family
Overall we were extremely impressed with the amount of value for our money, and the coordination. I hadn't expected so many shows, so many banquets, so much good food. Having one in country guide who stayed with us was great! Her English was wonderful, and she did all kinds of behind the scenes stuff to make it all work. I am sure every family had some little crisis, from lost cameras, to twin beds in the hotel when queen beds were expected. She handled it great! Overall - I thought this was very top drawer, and appreciate all the hard work GWCA puts in to make this a great, solid vacation experience! - The Craft Family
Overall...it was the trip we could have never done ourselves. Yes..it was the big touristy things..but we never got to see those while in adoption mode, so it was good. It included the big cities and big attractions..and it slowly worked its way to a more rural area as we went south. When you think of China...Great Wall, Terra Cotta Warriors, pandas, limestone mountains...they were all included. Plus, the little things..culture class at CCCWA, calligraphy and cooking classes too...getting to walk around Hutong, Jinli Street, bike riding on the city wall ( awesome!!!!) West Street - really gave us a more up close view of China. Our daughters are still talking about it, and we hope that these memories of China, their homeland, will stay with them and become a source of great pride. Thank you so much...it was a trip of a lifetime! - The Devakos Family
This was a wonderful experience for our girls and they made many wonderful friends. Thank you for everything! - The McCall Family
We liked the mix or sightseeing and cultural classes. Everything went so smoothly. It was a wonderful experience for family. - The Dalby Family
You have been involved in the two greatest dreams of my life. 1) Getting Sunni, and, 2) taking her back to Dawu. Thank you!!! We had the trip of a lifetime, and also visited Shanghai, Nanjing and, of course, Wuhan. It was very special… All in all, a smashing success. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
We have memories for the family that will never be forgotten. It is fun to see the Chinese spirit that the girls have, some desire to learn more language and learn more about the culture.