Who we are
CACH-All is a support group for families in (or originally from) the United Kingdom who have completed an intercountry adoption (or are in the process of doing so). We are stronger together.
We have children/young adults adopted from 15 countries: Belize, Cambodia, China, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Italy, Jamaica, Malaysia, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. Many of them are now adults!
CACH (Children adopted from China) was founded in 1995 by a small group of families who had adopted young children from China. Pre-empting the many challenges that both they and their children would face in the coming years, they built a network that would facilitate the support and information that they believed they would need.
In 2017 our members voted overwhelmingly to open membership to include all families who have been touched by intercountry adoption. This includes adult and teenage international adoptees, who can join CACH-All through our young adult membership. We are delighted that we have 6 teens/young adults on our committee helping to shape the future of CACH-All.
If you have any questions, please drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org
The membership is in the region of 500 families. We are widely regarded as the main support group for post-adoption of intercountry children in the UK.
Registered Charity no: 1135276.
All members receive a newsletter about three times a year, which is packed with articles and specific topics relating to intercountry adoption. This usually includes a specific section for the children. Members also have access to a members only Facebook group.
All members are invited to attend the annual festival (picnic/camping/B&B weekend), usually held in June. Full members can also attend the Reunion, a weekend event in a hotel in the midlands.
There are other ad-hoc events held around the country, see Adopted? to see some of them.
An annual reunion / conference is organised which is open to all full members. This event is traditionally a weekend spent at a major UK hotel in the Midlands. Entertainment includes talks and workshops on adoption and cultural issues and lots of activities for children and teens. The event kicks off on the Friday evening with leisure and fun family activities. On Saturday we have a full programme of events for children of all ages and speakers / workshops too. In the evening there a dinner and dance (live band or disco). A good proportion of the membership attends, typically 110+ families and it is a good way for both parents and children to meet up. Our short AGM is also held during this weekend during the Sunday morning celebration and round up event.
Reunion 2020 - one of our biggest and best yet!
• Talks by Ariel Bruce (from 'Why Do You Think You Are?'), Jan Way MBE (from IAC), and CACH-All Young Adult Adoptees with Li-Da Kruger (documentary-maker and daughter of Prue Leith)
• Fun for all the family including an Escape Room, Games Room, and workshops for all ages, including Stop Motion Animation, Kung Fu, Theatre and Special FX Make Up and Woodland Crafts
• A 3-course dinner and live musical entertainment on Saturday evening
• The CACH-All Raffle and Tombola, Great CACH-All Bake Off and unique stalls, including Snowflake Books, Chinafinds.
Interested in joining? See Membership for details
Our festival started as a one-day picnic and has grown to a weekend of camping (or B&B!) with BBQ, music, fairground rides, zorbing and lots more. Attendance at this event is currently 60+ families.
New for 2019! A weekend run by adoptees for adoptees!