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ALASKA
Anchorage Let's Talk
Meets 1st Wed./mo., 6:30-8:30 P.M. A faith based training & support group for foster & adoptive families. Spons. by Alaska Center for Resource Families.
Tammy Keech 907 279-1803 or tkeech@nwresource.org
ANCHORAGE
Adopting Through OCS
Monthly classes. Learn everything you need to know about adopting through the State of Alaska Office of Children's Services. Topics will include; ICWA laws, subsidies, legal free vs legal risk adoption, home studies & family preparation. Spons. by Alaska Center for Resource Families.
Brenda Ursel 800-478-7307 or bursel@nwresource.org
ANCHORAGE, JUNEAU, FAIRBANKS, MAT-SU
ARIZONA
Foster Care, Adoption and Mentoring through AASK.
Meets 1st.Tues/mo., 6:30-8 P.M. The Mesa Fire Department, Number 217, 10434 East Baseline Rd.
www.aask-az.org 602.930.4900 or info@aask-az.org
MESA
Foster Care, Adoption and Mentoring through AASK.
2nd Tue./mo., 6:30-8 P.M. 15396 North 83rd Aven, Ste A-100.
www.aask-az.org 602.254.2275 or info@aask-az.org
PEORIA
Exploring Adoption - West & North Valley Support Group
3rd Wed./mo., 6:30 P.M., Claim Jumper, 3063 W. Agua Fria Freeway (101 Freeway, Deer Valley Ctr). Spons. by RESOLVE of Arizona.
Donnie Straus illbedmd@hotmail.com
PHOENIX
Exploring Adoption - East and South Valley, Phoenix Support Group
3rd Mon./mo., 6:30 P.M., California Pizza Kitchen (Tempe Marketplace), 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. Spons. by RESOLVE of Arizona.
Theresa MacKinnon taheese@cox.net
PHOENIX
Foster Care, Adoption and Mentoring through AASK.
4th/Sat./mo., 10-11:30 A.M. or 2nd/Thur./mo., 6:30-8 P.M. The Lodestar Family Connections Center, 2320 North 20th St.
www.aask-az.org 602-930-4900 or info@aask-az.org
PHOENIX
ARKANSAS
Adoption Information Meeting
Dec. 9, 6-7:30 P.M. Dillon International’s office will host a free meeting for families interested in learning more about intercountry adoption.
www.dillonadopt.com Kimberly/Dillon International st 501-791-9300 or DillonAR@dillonadopt.com
NORTH LITTLE ROCK
CALIFORNIA
Adopt A Special Kid Informational Workshop
Groups are open to all families who have a child(ren) from the child welfare system. While you meet with other parents, your child(ren) will meet in separate social skills groups with experienced therapists and interns. They will make new connections and learn skills appropriate for their developmental level. Contact us for more information.
www.aask.org 510-553-1748 ext12 or info@aask.org
OAKLAND
Adoption Information Meeting
Dec. 6, 2014 10:30 A.M.-12 P.M. Dillon International’s office will host a free meeting for families interested in learning more about intercountry adoption.
www.dillonadopt.com Kim/Dillon International staff 714-734-8600 or DillonCA@dillonadopt.com
SANTA ANA
COLORADO
FFTA 29th Annual Conference on TFC
Aug. 2-5, Marriot Denver Tech Center. Join more than 600 foster care professionals and foster parents for the 29th Annual Conference on Treatment and Foster Care. Spons. by The Foster Family-based Treatment Association
http://tinyurl.com/ffta2015call Alexandra Koscielny 800-414-3382 x 122 or ffta@ffta.org
DENVER
DELAWARE
Learn About Domestic Adoption
Dec. 10, 6-7:30PM Join us for a free information meeting and learn about our domestic adoption process, adoption myths vs. facts, financial assistance, and the benefits of open adoption. Register online or call to learn more. Spons. by Adoptions from the Heart
302-658-8883 or DanielleG@afth.org
WILMINGTON
INDIANA
While We Wait dinners
Nov. 19. This group is open to all waiting prospective adoptive families. Gain support, education, information, & network with other families also experiencing the unique challenges of “the wait.” Cost of meal at a reasonably priced restaurant. Spons. by Adoptions of Indiana.
www.adoptionsofindiana.org Allison Montgomery 317-574-8950 or allison@adoptionsofindiana.org
INDIANAPOLIS/CARMEL
Domestic Infant Adoption Information Seminars
Meets 2nd Mon./mo., 6:30-8 P.M., Adoptions of Indiana, 1980 E. 116th St, Ste 325. Presenter; Amy Nicholas, BSW.
www.adoptionsofindiana.org Amy Nicholas 317-574-8950 or anicholas@ad-in.org
INDIANAPOLIS/CARMEL
LOUISIANA
Domestic Adoption Webinar
Nov. 25, 8PM EST/7PM CST, Online. Free webinar about domestic adoption: the adoption process, requirements, paperwork, the matching process, financing an adoption, and more. Registration required. Spons. Beacon House Adoption Services
http://beaconhouseadoption.com/ Denise 864-360-1523 or denise@beaconhouseadoption.com
BATON ROUGE
Domestic Adoption Workshop
1st Mon./mo, 5:30-7 P.M. Everything you need to make an informed decision about how to adopt & what will work best for your family; topics include homestudies, the adoption process, requirements & more. Pre-registration required. Spons. by Beacon House Adoption Services.
www.beaconhouseadoption.com msmargie@beaconhouseadopt.com 225-753-5551
BATON ROUGE
MASSACHUSETTS
China Orphanage Partnership Program Webinar
Nov. 19, 7-8 P.M. Learn about our China Orphanage Partnership program. Spons. by Wide Horizons For Children.
www.whfc.org Kim Bernstein 781-894-5330 or kbernstein@whfc.org
ONLINE
Adoption Information Meeting
January 22, 8-8:45pm, Come learn about WHFC adoption programs.
www.whfc.org Maryanne Ludwig 781-894-5330 or mludwig@whfc.org
ONLINE
Adoption Information Meeting
February 19, 12-12:45, Log on to learn about WHFC adoption programs.
www.whfc.org Maryanne Ludwig 781-894-5330 or mludwig@whfc.org
ONLINE
Adoption Information Meeting
March 19, 8-8:45pm, Come log on to learn about WHFC adoption programs
www.whfc.org Maryanne Ludwig 781-894-5330 or mludwig@whfc.org
ONLINE
Adoption Information Meeting
May 21, 8-8:45pm, Come log on to learn about WHFC adoption programs
www.whfc.org Maryanne Ludwig 781-894-5330 or mludwig@whfc.org
ONLINE
Adoption Information Meeting
Dec. 10, 6:30-8:30 P.M. Come learn more about WHFC adoption programs.
www.whfc.org/events Maryanne Ludwig 781-894-5330 or mludwig@whfc.org
WALTHAM
Adoption Information Meeting
Jan. 14, 6:30-8:30 P.M. Come learn about WHFC adoption programs.
www.whfc.org Maryanne Ludwig 781-894-5330 or mludwig@whfc.org
WALTHAM
Adoption Information Meeting
February 11, 6:30-8:30pm, Come learn about WHFC adoption programs.
www.whfc.org Maryanne Ludwig 781-894-5330 or mludwig@whfc.org
WALTHAM
Adoption Information Meeting
March 11, 6:30-8:30pm, Come learn about WHFC adoption programs
www.whfc.org Maryanne Ludwig 781-894-5330 or mludwig@whfc.org
WALTHAM
Adoption Information Meeting
April 8, 6:30-8:30pm, Come learn about WHFC adoption programs
www.whfc.org Maryanne Ludwig 781-894-5330 or mludwig@whfc.org
WALTHAM
MISSOURI
Adoption Information Meeting
Dec. 2, Dillon International. A free information meeting for families interested in learning more about intercountry adoption.
www.dillonadopt.com Margie/Dillon International 314-576-4100 or DillonMO@dillonadopt.com
ST. LOUIS
NEW JERSEY
Adoption Information Meeting
Meets 1st Tues./mo., 6:30-8 P.M. RSVP. Spons. by Adoption Options.
http://www.lsmnj.org/events/adoption 800-458-0651
BURLINGTON
Pre-Adoptive Parents Support Groups
The third Sunday of the month, 10-11:30 A.M. & the third Monday of the month, 6-7:30 P.M. Spons. by IAC Center.
Joni Mantell, LCSW 609-737-8750 or emorgan@iaccenter.com
PENNINGTON
Parents Through Domestic Adoption Support Group
Meets 3rd Sun./mo., 10-11:30 A.M. Spons. by IAC Center.
www.iaccenter.com Joni Mantell 609-737-8750 or jmantellmsw@iaccenter.com
PENNINGTON
Pre-Adoptive Parents Support Groups
The third Sunday of the month, 10-11:30 A.M. Spons. by IAC Center.
Joni Mantell, LCSW 609-737-8750 or emorgan@iaccenter.com
PENNINGTON
Domestic Adoption Meetings
Meets 2nd Mon./mo., 25 Monroe Ave. Learn about domestic adoption. Please registers. Spons. by A Loving Choice Adoption Associates. register.
www.alovingchoice.org/nj-adoption-information-meetings Cathleen McNee 732-224-0924 or alovingchoice@comcast.net
SHREWSBURY
NEW YORK
34th Annual Adoption APC Conference
Nov. 23, 8 A.M.-5 P.M., St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St. Serves to promote a better awareness and understanding of adoption and provide members with accurate information concerning adoption and parenting issues. Conference participants will have the opportunity to attend numerous workshops, seminars, lectures and panel discussions. Led by professionals and experts in the adoption field including attorneys, social workers, physicians, adoptive parents, agency representatives, adoptees and educators, the workshops provide up-to-date information as well as a forum for discussions. For those who are considering adoption as a way to build their family, those who have already adopted and for those professionals and advocates who are involved in the adoption and foster care fields.
http://www.adoptiveparents.org/2014-adoption-conference/ 212-304-8479 or Info@AdoptiveParents.org
BROOKLYN
How to Adopt Domestically and Internationally
2nd Wed./mo. 6-7:30 P.M. Free interactive session led by staff of Ametz Adoption Program of JCC. Learn the difference in working with an agency or attorney, what to expect during the homestudy, costs, time-frames, & support before, during, & after adoption. Please register.
www.jccany.org/ametz 646-505-5708
MANHATTAN
Parents through International Adoption Group
Meets 4th/Sun./mo., 10-11.30 A.M. Spons. by IAC Center.
www.iaccenter.com 609-737-8750 or jmantellmsw@iaccenter.com
MANHATTAN
Night of Hope
Nov. 18, 6-10 P.M., The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. The Night of Hope is the official awards gala for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. Celebrate 40 years of RESOLVE with cocktails, dinner, dessert, and the annual Hope Awards.
resolve.org/nightofhope Cindie Kyte 703-556-7172 or ckyte@resolve.org
NEW YORK
Manhattan Pre-Adoption Group
Nov. 19, 6:30 - 8pm, 410 E. 92nd St. Meet other local pre-adoptive families at this pre-adoption group. Spons. by The Modern Family Center at Spence-Chapin
http://www.spence-chapin.org/about-spence-chapin/e2_event.php?id=746 646-539-2167 or info@modernfamilycenter.org
NEW YORK
Brooklyn Pre-Adoption Group
Nov. 22, 10-11:30am, 36 Plaza Street, East Brooklyn. Meet other local pre-adoptive parents at this pre-adoption group meeting. Spons. by The Modern Family Center at Spence-Chapin
http://www.spence-chapin.org/about-spence-chapin/e2_event.php?id=743 (646)539-2167 or info@modernfamilycenter.org
NEW YORK
Therapeutic Writing for Adoptive Parents and Parents-to-Be:
Dec. 7, 2-4 P.M., 333 West 57th St, 1st Fl., Ste 103. Parenthood — whether we’re anticipating and planning, or already in the thick of it —can sometimes be hard to wrap our heads and hearts around. Putting words to complex and amorphous thoughts and feelings can be challenging. In this group, we’ll explore our internal experiences around adoptive parenthood through short writing exercises — such as a letter to your child’s birth parent, or an imagining of how your life will be with a child — complemented by discussion and optional sharing. Spons. by IAC Center.
www.iaccenter.com Emily Morgan 609-737-8750 or emorgan@iaccenter.com
NEW YORK
Adoption Information Meeting
Dec. 13, 10 A.M.-12 P.M., Come learn about WHFC adoption programs.
www.whfc.org Charlotte Torti 781-894-5330 or ctorti@whfc.org
NEW YORK
Adoption Information Meeting
February 7, 10am-12pm, Come learn about WHFC adoption programs.
www.whfc.org Charlotte Torti 781-894-5330 or ctorti@whfc.org
NEW YORK
Adoption Information Meeting
January 17, 10am-12pm, Come learn about WHFC adoption programs.
www.whfc.org Charlotte Torti 781-894-5330 or ctorti@whfc.org
OYSTER BAY
Adoption Information Meeting
March 7, 10am-12pm, Come learn about WHFC adoption programs.
www.whfc.org Charlotte Torti 781-894-5330 or ctorti@whfc.org
OYSTER BAY
PENNSYLVANIA
RESOLVE Adoption Support Group
Meets the first Wednesday of each month. Join us for a support group for prospective adoptive parents. You do not need to be a member of RESOLVE and attendance is always free.
http://phillyadoptionsupportgroup.wordpress.com Anna phillyadoptiongroup@gmail.com
LAFAYETTE HILL, PA
Learn About Domestic Adoption
Dec. 9, 6:30-8PM, Join us for a free information meeting and learn about our domestic adoption process, adoption myths vs. facts, financial assistance and the benefits of open adoption. Register or call to learn more. Spons. by Adoptions from the Heart
610-642-7200 or Marthac@afth.org
WYNNEWOOD
WASHINGTON
AWAIT (Adoption Waiting: Anxiety, Intensity, Triumph)Support Group Meetings
Meets on 3rd Mon./mo. 7-8:45 P.M., North Bellevue Community Center, Rm D, 4063 148th Ave. NE
www.affgs.org awaitfacilitator@hotmail.com
BELLEVUE
Adoption Information Meetings at WACAP
Meets 3rd Thurs.mo., 7-9 P.M. WACAP Office, 315 S. Second St. Learn about adoption from China, Ethiopia, India, Kazakhstan, Korea, Russia, Thailand, Vietnam or the USA. Free & all are welcome.
www.WACAP.org 206-575-4550 or wacap@wacap.org
RENTON
Adoption Information Meeting at Amara
2nd Tues./mo., 6-8 P.M. & periodically on Saturday, 3300 East Union St. Learn about the adoption process, adopting children from foster care & Amaras services.
www.amaraparenting.org Contact Amara to RSVP 206-260-1700 or amara@amaraparenting.org
SEATTLE
NATIONWIDE
Adoption 101:Webinar
Nov. 20, 8pm EST/7pm CST, Online. Attend this free webinar to learn more about the types of adoption, how to decide which adoption program is right for you, and adoption financial planning. Registration required. Spons. by Beacon House Adoption Services
Denise 864-360-1523 or denise@beaconhouseadoption.com
BATON ROUGE
Webinar: Adoption Information Meeting
Nov. 18, 6:30 - 7:30pm, Online. Adoption information webinar session. Spons. by Spence-Chapin
http://www.spence-chapin.org/about-spence-chapin/e2_event.php?id=698 212-400-8150
NATIONWIDE
Webinar: The Adoption Homestudy
Nov. 20, 8PM EST/7PM CST, Online. Attend this free adoption webinar to learn everything you want to know about the adoption homestudy process. Spons. by Beacon House Adoption Services
http://beaconhouseadoption.com/ Denise 864-360-1523 or denise@beaconhouseadoption.com
NATIONWIDE
Webinar: The Adoption Homestudy
Nov. 20, 8PM EST/7PM CST. Online. FREE Webinar on everything you wanted to know about the adoption homestudy process. Spons. by Beacon House Adoption Services
Denise 864-360-1523 or denise@beaconhouseadoption.com
NATIONWIDE
Domestic Adoption Webinar
Dec. 4, 8pm EST/7pm CST. Online. During this free webinar, learn everything about domestic adoption including the process, requirements, paperwork, matching, financing, and more. Registration required. Spons. Beacon House Adoption Services
http://beaconhouseadoption.com/ Denise 864-360-1523 or denise@beaconhouseadoption.com
NATIONWIDE
Domestic Adoption Webinar
Dec. 4, 8pm EST/7pm CST. Online. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about domestic adoption: the adoption process, requirements, paperwork, the matching process, financing an adoption, and more. Registration required. Spons. by Beacon House Adoption Services
http://beaconhouseadoption.com/ Denise 864-360-1523 or denise@beaconhouseadoption.com
NATIONWIDE
Domestic Adoption Webinar
Dec. 9, 8pm EST/7pm CST, Online. Attend this free webinar to learn everything you ever wanted to know about domestic adoption: the process, requirements, paperwork, matching, financing, and more. Registration required. Spons. by Beacon House Adoption Services
http://beaconhouseadoption.com/ Denise 864-360-1523 or denise@beaconhouseadoption.com
NATIONWIDE
Adoption 101: Webinar
Dec. 18, 8pm EST, 7pm CST. Online. Attend this free webinar to learn about the types of adoption, how to decide on an adoption program, and adoption financial planning. Registration required. Spons. Beacon House Adoption Services
http://beaconhouseadoption.com/ Denise 864-360-1523 or denise@beaconhouseadoption.com
NATIONWIDE
Domestic Adoption Webinar
Dec. 30, 7pm EST/6pm CST, Online. Join this free webinar to learn all about domestic adoption, including the adoption process, requirements, paperwork, matching, financing, and more. Spons. by Beacon House Adoption Services
http://beaconhouseadoption.com/ Denise 8 or denise@beaconhouseadoption.com
NATIONWIDE
The Adoption Homestudy Webinar
Dec. 30, 8pm EST/7pm CST. Online. Join this free webinar to learn everything there is to know about the adoption homestudy process. Spons. by Beacon House Adoption Services
http://beaconhouseadoption.com/ Denise 864-360-1523 or denise@beaconhouseadoption.com
NATIONWIDE
Domestic Adoption Webinar
Dec. 30, 7pm EST/6pm CST, Online. Learn all about domestic adoption, including the adoption process, requirements, paperwork, matching, financing, and more. Registration required. Spons. by Beacon House Adoption Services
http://beaconhouseadoption.com/ Denise 864-360-1523 or denise@beaconhouseadoption.com
NATONWIDE
Adoption Information Webinar
Nov. 20, 8-8:45 P.M. Log on to learn more about WHFC adoption programs.
www.whfc.org/events 781-894-5330
ONLINE
Adoption Information Webinar
Dec. 18, 12-12:45 P.M. Log on to learn more about WHFC adoption programs.
www.whfc.org/events Maryanne Ludwig 781-894-5330 or mludwig@whfc.org
ONLINE
Learn About Domestic Adoption WEBINAR
Dec. 12, 7:00-8:30PM, Online. Learn about adoption from the comfort of your own computer! Join us for a free online webinar to learn more about our agency and our available programs. Registration required.
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/771977824
ONLINE EVENT
GERMANY
Kaiserslautern Military Community Adoption Support Group
Meets 3rd Tues./mo., 7-9 P.M. Health & Wellness Center (Bldg 3722) on Landstuhl Post. Members share pre & post adoption information.
www.usadopteurope.com Jeanie Veith 06371-47-6148 or usadopteurope@gmail.com
LANDSTUHL


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