Joint Council Events

2015 Conference – Putting Family First: Family Strengthening to Adoption

Our joint conference with the National Council for Adoption -Putting Family First: Family Strengthening to Adoption - will be held June 21-24, 2015, in Arlington, VA (Washington DC metro area).  Join us for three-days of compelling presentations on topics ranging from adoption medicine and orphan nutrition to government policy and best practices. To learn more, please click here.

Education Seminars and Webinars

Through our partnership with Adoption Learning Partners, we hope you can join in on one of our educational webinars or seminars which are open to adoptive families, adoption professionals and anyone providing care for children.  Click here for info on our next webinar.

PARTNER EVENTS

Midwest

Children’s Home & Lutheran Social Service of MN – Adoption Information Meeting
Date: January 5, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CT
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Event Description: Join a free, in-person information meeting to learn about international, domestic infant, and foster care adoption.
Event Details:  http://www.chsfs.org/minnesota-western-wisconsin-meetings 

Children’s Home & Lutheran Social Service of MN – Connect for Kids Colombia Camp Information Meeting
Date: January 7, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CT
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Event Description: Join a free, in-person meeting to learn about this unique mentorship camp with children waiting for adoption in Colombia.
Event Details: http://www.chsfs.org/connect-for-kids-information-sessions

Children’s Home & Lutheran Social Service of MN – Domestic Waiting Children Information Meeting
Date: January 10, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Event Description: Join a free, in-person information meeting to learn about adopting from Minnesota foster care.
Event Details: http://www.chsfs.org/intro-minnesota-waiting-children 

Children’s Home & Lutheran Social Service of MN – Parents of Adopted Adults Group
Date: January 13, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CT
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Event Description: Join other parents to support one another and learn about the changing world of adoption and how it affects our relationships with our adult children. This group is open to any adoptive parents, regardless of agency.
Event Details: http://www.chsfs.org/parents-adopted-adults 

Children’s Home & Lutheran Social Service of MN – Parents of Domestic Waiting Children
Date: January 13, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CT
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Event Description: Join other parents to share experiences in a peer environment about parenting children who lived in foster care prior to joining their adoptive families. This group is open to any adoptive parents, regardless of agency.
Event Details: http://www.chsfs.org/Adoptive_Parent_Group_MWC 

Children’s Home & Lutheran Social Service of MN – Connect for Kids Colombia Camp Information Meeting
Date: January 14, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CT
Location: Duluth, MN
Event Description: Join a free, in-person meeting to learn about this unique mentorship camp with children waiting for adoption in Colombia.
Event Details: http://www.chsfs.org/connect-for-kids-information-sessions 

Children’s Home & Lutheran Social Service of MN – Adoption Information Meeting
Date: January 24, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CT
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Event Description: Join a free, in-person information meeting to learn about international, domestic infant, and foster care adoption.
Event Details: http://www.chsfs.org/minnesota-western-wisconsin-meetings 

Children’s Home & Lutheran Social Service of MN – Connect for Kids Colombia Camp Information Meeting
Date: January 24, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Event Description: Join a free, in-person meeting to learn about this unique mentorship camp with children waiting for adoption in Colombia.
Event Details: http://www.chsfs.org/connect-for-kids-information-sessions

Children’s Home & Lutheran Social Service of MN – Parent-Toddler Time Group
Date: January 24, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CT
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Event Description: Set aside time to meet with other adoptive parents and their toddlers (ages 1-4). This group is open to any family, regardless of agency.
Event Details: http://www.chsfs.org/toddlertime 

Children’s Home & Lutheran Social Service of MN – My Time Group
Date: January 24, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Event Description: My time group is for kids (age 5-7) to participate in age-appropriate activities for adopted children. A discussion group for parents meets separately at the same time. This group is open to any family, regardless of agency.
Event Details: http://www.chsfs.org/mytime 

Children’s Home & Lutheran Social Service of MN – Beyond the Bubble Group
Date: January 26, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CT
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Event Description: This group, for kids ages 11 and up, offers children a chance to dive deeper into what adoption means to them. A discussion group for parents meets separately at the same time. This group is open to any family, regardless of agency.
Event Details: http://www.chsfs.org/beyondthebubble 

Children’s Home & Lutheran Social Service of MN – Connect for Kids Colombia Camp Information Meeting
Date: January 31, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT
Location: Duluth, MN
Event Description Join a free, in-person meeting to learn about this unique mentorship camp with children waiting for adoption in Colombia.
Event Details: http://www.chsfs.org/connect-for-kids-information-sessions

Northeast

Homestudies & Adoption Placement Services (HAPS) – International Adoption Information Meeting
Date: January 6, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Teaneck, NJ
Event Description: HAPS is pleased to offer a free information meeting about International Adoption at their Teaneck, NJ office. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.
Event Details: Email jdudziak@haps.org to register

JCCA’s Ametz Adoption Program – Pre-Adoption Support Group: The Survival Guide – Manhattan
Date: January 8, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: JCC of Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10023
Event Description: This monthly group is for anyone exploring adoption or who has begun the adoption process. Join other singles and couples to get answers to questions, share concerns and learn survival tips as you navigate unfamiliar territory. Group meets monthly and is led by Lorayne Losch, LCSW, social worker from the Ametz Adoption Program of the JCCA.
Event Details: Register at http://www.jccany.org/site/Calendar/613543730?view=Detail&id=108381

Spence-Chapin – Bagels & Blox
Date: January 11, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Modern Family Center at Spence-Chapin, New York, NY
Event Description: Join Spence-Chapin for Bagels & Blox. They’ll provide food, child care, and fun – all you have to do is enjoy breakfast and connect with other parents while your kids play! Early childhood experts will be here to answer questions and offer guidance for eating, sleeping, and behavioral concerns.
Event Details:  http://www.spence-chapin.org/about-spence-chapin/e2_event.php?id=778  

JCCA’s Ametz Adoption Program – How to Adopt Domestically and Internationally – Manhattan
Date: January 14, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: JCC of Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10023
Event Description: This interactive session is a great place to start if you are thinking about adoption or cannot decide between domestic and international adoption options. Learn the difference in working with an agency or attorney, what to expect during the homestudy, costs, time-frames, ages and background information available on children and the availability of education and support before, during and after adoption. Questions are encouraged. Led by staff of the Ametz Adoption Program of JCCA.
Event Details: Register at http://www.jccany.org/site/Calendar/613543730?view=Detail&id=108391

JCCA’s Ametz Adoption Program – Because Kids Don’t Come With Instructions: Post-Adoptive Family Group – Manhattan
Date: January 15, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: JCC of Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10023
Event Description: These interactive programs for parents provide a central location to learn about adoption and parenting after a child joins your family. While you learn, laugh and share the daily joys and challenges of parenting, your children have a peer group of their own. Led by Lorayne Losch, LCSW. Call 212-558-9949 for information.
Event Details: Register at http://www.jccany.org/site/Calendar/613543730?view=Detail&id=108386

Homestudies & Adoption Placement Services (HAPS) – Domestic Adoption Information Meeting
Date: January 20, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Teaneck, NJ
Event Description: HAPS is pleased to offer a free information meeting about Domestic Adoption at their Teaneck, NJ office. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.
Event Details: Email jdudziak@haps.org to register

Spence-Chapin – Search & Reunion: Where to Begin
Date: January 28, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Modern Family Center at Spence-Chapin, New York, NY
Event Description: A team of experts will discuss discovering your identity, genealogy, and heritage. Learn how to find birth family members and emotionally prepare for the next steps.
Event Details: http://www.spence-chapin.org/about-spence-chapin/e2_event.php?id=764

Webinars

Dillon International – Adoption Information Webinar
Date: January 8, 2015
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. CT
Event Description: Dillon International will host a free adoption information webinar for families who are contemplating adoption and want to learn more about the adoption process and Dillon’s programs.
Event Details: http://www.dillonadopt.com/basic-training/ 

Children’s Home & Lutheran Social Service of MN – International Adoption Information Meeting for Texas Families
Date: January 8, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CT
Event Description: Children’s Home & LSS are partnering with Lutheran Social Services of the South to bring Texas families information about international adoption. This event is free.
Event Details: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2862902142137284097

Children’s Home & Lutheran Social Service of MN – International Adoption Information Meeting for Virginia and Maryland Families
Date: January 10, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET
Event Description: Join a free, online information meeting about international adoption programs for Maryland and Virginia families.
Event Details: http://www.chsfs.org/maryland-and-virginia-meetings

Children’s Home & Lutheran Social Service of MN – International Adoption Information Meeting for Tennessee Families
Date: January 12, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CT
Event Description: Children’s Home & LSS are partnering with Miriam’s Promies to bring Tennessee families information about international adoption. This event is free.
Event Details: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3697143395572181250

Children’s Home & Lutheran Social Service of MN – Connect for Kids Colombia Camp Information Meeting
Date: January 13, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CT
Event Description: Join a free, online meeting to learn about this unique mentorship camp with children waiting for adoption in Colombia.
Event Details: http://www.chsfs.org/connect-for-kids-information-sessions

Spence-Chapin – Adoption Information Webinar
Date: January 14, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET
Event Description: Join Spence-Chapin staff to learn about the current landscape of international and domestic adoption and the needs of the children waiting for adoptive families.
Event Details: http://www.spence-chapin.org/about-spence-chapin/e2_event.php?id=784 

Children’s Home & Lutheran Social Service of MN – Domestic Waiting Children Information Meeting
Date: January 15, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CT
Event Description: Join a free, online information meeting to learn about adopting from Minnesota foster care.
Event Details: http://www.chsfs.org/intro-minnesota-waiting-children

Children’s Home & Lutheran Social Service of MN – International Adoption Information Meeting for Ohio Families
Date: January 15, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET
Event Description: Children’s Home & LSS are partnering with Adoption Center at Bellefaire JCB to bring Ohio families information about international adoption. This event is free.
Event Details: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5918621977098482690

Children’s Home & Lutheran Social Service of MN – International Adoption Information Meeting for Illinois Families
Date: January 20, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CT
Event Description: Children’s Home & LSS are partnering with the Adoption Center of Illinois to bring Illinois families information about international adoption. This event is free.
Event Details: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4749002189400866049

Children’s Home & Lutheran Social Service of MN – Tour Korea! Birthland Tour Information Meeting
Date: January 22, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CT
Event Description: Join this free, online information meeting about our 2015 birthland tour to Korea! Hear from staff and past participants.
Event Details: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/713351412673128961

Dillon International – Adoption Information Webinar
Date: January 29, 2015
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. CT
Event Description: Dillon International will host a free adoption information webinar for families who are contemplating adoption and want to learn more about the adoption process and Dillon’s programs.
Event Details: http://www.dillonadopt.com/basic-training/ 

Children’s Home & Lutheran Social Service of MN – Adoption Information Meeting for Minnesota and Western Wisconsin Families
Date: January 29, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CT
Event Description: Join a free, online information meeting to learn about international, domestic infant, and foster care adoption.
Event Details: http://www.chsfs.org/minnesota-western-wisconsin-meetings

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