About Families for International Children
FFIC is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Families For International Children (FFIC) began in 1979 when a few families who had adopted internationally saw a need to share information, support one another, and keep their children in contact with others from their country of birth. Group members have adopted from many different countries. In all, FFIC serves over 500 families in West Michigan and beyond.
FFIC is a great place for parents and kids, adopted and biological, to make friends. Our social events have included beach picnics, baseball games, hayrides, holiday parties, ice skating, Eastern European celebrations and Lunar New Year celebrations.
We are especially known for our Heritage Camp, which is held each June. Day campers attend sessions to learn the language, arts, customs, clothing, games, and foods of their birth countries.
At general meetings each year we have guest speakers on issues such as schools and adoption, making family trips to birth countries and other topics of interest to adoptive families. Our goal is to provide information to prospective parents and adoptive families, as well as to educate the community at large.
FFIC also shows our support to the orphans left behind who may never be adopted by providing financial support and collecting clothing and other needed items to support various orphan causes around the world.
FFIC is a non-profit group and is not related to any religious, governmental or adoption placement organization.
We are a volunteer-driven organization! Board meetings are open to everyone. All input and suggestions of any kind are welcome. If you would like to become more involved in FFIC, please CONTACT US.