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 17 countries: Belize, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Italy, Jamaica, Malaysia, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, USA. 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 5 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 475 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/July. 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 around 100 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 2021 - our first one online!
While we were unable to host the CACH-All Reunion in its traditional format this year, we were excited hold the first ever CACH-All Virtual Reunion!
There was a weekend full of lots of activities and talks for adoptees, parents, and all the family! ALL events at this year's Reunion weekend were free of charge.
There were some great prizes to be won in our Raffle (all proceeds go towards the CACH-All Award supporting our younger members), 4 Photo Competitions running during the weekend, and our Virtual Escape Room and Quiz Night!
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. We are keeping fingers crossed that we can hold the festival in 2021!
Ad Hoc events
Regional meet ups for adoptees
CACH-All mums meet ups in Bath & Stratford Upon Anon
online events throughout the pandemic
New in 2019 - A weekend run by adoptees for adoptees!