Adopteen Event Sponsors

Our very own superheroes

We here at Adopteen are an ambitious lot, always trying to add as many [crazy awesome] programs and events as possible without breaking a sweat. We couldn't do what we do without our incredible sponsors! If you ever get a chance to meet them, please help give them a big warm hug for us! We are super lucky to have them in our corner. :)

2015 Featured Sponsors

Email for information on how you can become a sponsor for Adopteen and play a vital part in our life-changing programs!



Ranked #1 by the China Center for Children's Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA) amongst the 178 international adoption agencies and countries around the world working with China, CCAI has helped unite more than 11,800 Chinese children with their loving families since 1994! CCAI is a China-focused adoption agency, but is also dedicated to finding families for children in Haiti, Latvia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and domestically within the United States.

At CCAI, we believe that the completion of an adoption is just the beginning of our co-responsibility with adoptive parents to offer life-long emotional and cultural support to our children. Children coming from their heritage and culture to a completely new environment may face unique challenges as they adjust and grow. A responsible adoption agency must work shoulder to shoulder with adoptive families to practice the utmost sensitivity to our children’s emotional and cultural needs. Helping our children become educated about and connected with their root culture and heritage, while encouraging and appreciating their cultural curiosity in practical ways can have lifelong benefits.

From the Joyous Chinese Cultural Center, which offers traditional Chinese cultural education to children ages 2 to 16, and XpressYourself, an ideal support group for pre-teens, to Adopteen, a youth program run exclusively by the young adult adoptee community for young adult adoptees to seek and find community, celebration, and friendship, and Heritage Tours that take our children back to their homeland, CCAI is dedicated to the total well-being of each and every adopted child as they grow into adulthood.

Learn more about CCAI, our Orphan Care Support, and our post-adoption support and resources at

My Village Camps

My Village Camps

My Village Camps is a day camp for kids K-6th grade whose goals are two-fold: to make kids feel like they belong and to make them feel important. My Village Camps incorporate daily enrichment activities to encourage kids to create, innovate, dream and learn during the process. This tiered approach is focused on providing exemplary service to kids and parents while delivering on what we describe as “the magic” - that moment with children’s eyes light up with joy. If we can do this over and over again, it’s a successful day at camp!

My Village Camps and Adopteen both hope to cultivate and inspire the community around us! As My Village Camps' Founder, Maryann Hernandez is excited to be able to contribute to such an important program as Adopteen.

Learn more about My Village Camps at

Phillip Esteban

Phillip Esteban

Phillip Esteban is Head Chef at The Cork & Craft, an innovative restaurant experience set in San Diego, CA, delivering a culinary journey of New American cuisine. The Cork and Craft's refined comfort food provides a nice contrast to the ambiance and elegance of their first-class tasting room.

Phillip is a proud San Diego resident and honored to be able to support such an important program as Adopteen.

Learn more about The Cork & Craft at

The Hula Hoop Girl

The Hula Hoop Girl

Caroline Sánchez is the creator and founder of The Hula Hoop Girl, an Embodied Movement Meditation Practice that guides women to connect to their own natural born rhythm while feeling empowered to self-resource and self-express through the transformational power of body play. Caroline's life work, grounded in women's health and women's advocacy, began at the young age of 21, when her beautiful mother, Grace, passed away from breast cancer just three months after her diagnosis. It was at that moment that Caroline began her soul work of women’s empowerment.

Caroline is a practicing oncology nurse for over 11 years and learned about Adopteen from a fellow nurse! She is so excited to be able to contribute to the community of empowerment and celebration that Adopteen has so beautifully cultivated with its programming, for both young women and young men.

Learn more about The Hula Hoop Girl at or on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!

Sage Justice

Justice Photography

Sage Justice is a professional wedding and portrait photographer based out of Carlsbad, CA. He loves to capture spontaneous emotion in a photograph, creating art inspired by each and every individual person that he photographs.

Sage is excited to be a sponsor for Adopteen's San Diego Conference and looks forward to sharing in the creative energy of Adopteen.

Learn more about Justice Photography at

Mish Mucho

Mish Mucho Hairstyles

Mish Mucho has worked as a professional hair stylist for seven years and has garnered high praise in the wedding industry for her elegant work. Her experience has driven her to excel at her craft with an invested heart and mind, always looking for exciting new ways to create beautiful hairstyles!

Mish is super excited to share her knowledge with the participants of Adopteen's San Diego Conference and honored to be able to contribute to such a great program!

Learn more about Mish Mucho Hairstyles at

Paul Douda

Paul Douda Photography

Though he aimlessly experimented with his mom's Nikkormat in high school, it wasn't until returning to college at 24 years old that Paul Douda found his passion in photography, and he's really never looked back. It's been over ten years, and Douda still looks forward to every shoot, still gets butterflies before every wedding, and still loves to take photos for no apparent reason. Paul has always strived to deliver high-quality, artistic, and creative imagery to his clients... photos that will look good and bring happy memories for years to come!

Paul is excited to be working with Adopteen and cannot wait to meet the participants of the Adopteen San Diego Conference and share his passion!

Learn more about Paul Douda Photography at

Joey Wilder

Joey Wilder

My names Joey Wilder. Let me start by saying that being a Health & Fitness Specialist wasn't ever what I had envisioned growing up. Throughout my tenure in this field, I've had the pleasure of publishing many articles regarding nutrition, working with clients from all walks of life - from children to get their black belt; to stay-at-home moms; to elderly for quality-of-life & even professional athletes. If there's one thing I've learned, it's that there's an unending amount of information out there - but many don't know how to piece it all together. My goal is to simplify a majority of information surrounding Nutrition, debunk a few "myths" & have fun while we do it! Fitness & Health can be fun if you're given the right tools & steps for success.

I'm thrilled to support and be a part of this amazing organization & look forward to passing on my knowledge & workout expertise!