Chinese Children Adoption International: Maintaining Sustainable Development of Non-Profit Agency
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US-based Chinese Children Adoption International (CCAI), founded in 1992, was the world's largest agency dedicated to providing adoption services to abandoned children living in Chinese social welfare institutions. By 2017, CCAI had found permanent homes in the United States for more than 12,000 orphaned children and children with disabilities. However, the economic, social, legal, and political environments in China were changing. The number of abandoned children in the Chinese mainland was gradually decreasing, while the number of children with disabilities seeking a foreign adoption was constantly increasing. The founders were determined to apply their experiences, resources, and influence to charitable work, while continuing to pursue the cause of international adoptions. What should they do to help maintain CCAI’s sustainable development?
This case is intended for use in a graduate-level course on sustainable development, internal governance, business ethics, or corporate social responsibility. After completion of the case, students will be able to
- describe the basic regulations for incorporating a non-profit organization (or charity) in both the United States and China;
- explain the general process of an American adoption of a Chinese orphan;
- discuss the legitimacy of an intercountry adoption agency;
- analyze the sustainable development of a non-governmental organization focused on intercountry adoption; and
- propose a business model for a non-governmental organization focused on intercountry adoption.
United States; China, Medium, 2017
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