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.

Make Change for Children 2014

Last year, you made a true difference in the lives of our world’s most vulnerable children, those living without the love and protection of a forever family. You held lemonade stand fundraisers. You ran through the streets of your home town – raising your voice, awareness and funds with every step. On Halloween you went trick-or-treating for change. Due to those efforts, thousands more heard the plight of orphans and we raised over $120,000, with 100% of the proceeds going to the programs and services which end the suffering of children without families. This year, our goal is to reach thousands more and raise $160,000 and once again we need your help.

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

West

Vista Del Mar Child & Family Services – Untangling the Web: Social Media and the Internet’s Impact on Adoption
Date: November 6
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Los Angeles, California
Event Details: To register please call 310-836-1223 ext. 280

Vista Del Mar – Celia Center Conference “Facing Trauma with Truth”
Date: November 7
Event Details: For details please visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/facing-trauma-with-truth-conference-tickets-10640705637.

Vista Del Mar and PACT – Parenting Adopted Children of Color
Date: November 8
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Los Angeles, California
Event Details: For registration please go to www.pactadopt.org

Bay Area Adoption Services – 30th Anniversary Family Celebration
Date: November 9
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Location: San Jose, California
Event Description: Join us as we celebrate our families!  Enjoy all the fun the Discovery Museum has to offer as it opens its doors exclusively to BAAS families from 6 to 8pm. Food will be available at gourmet food trucks and adults can enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and desserts.
Event Details: Contact Mary Bormann for more details or to purchase tickets at 650-964-3800 or mary@baas.org

Midwest

Dillon International  - Austin’s Change for Children Flapjack Fundraiser
Date: November 1
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Event Description: Proceeds from this event, which is organized by an adoptive family, will benefit children in Vietnam who are served by Dillon International’s educational scholarship program.
Event Details: $7 per person

Dillon International – Party at the Pumpkin Patch
Date: November 1
Location: Malvern, AR
Event Description: Adoptive families gather for a day of fall fun at the May Family Farm
Event Details: Email crystal@dillonadopt.com or call 501-416-0929 for details

Adoptions of Indiana – Domestic Adoption Orientation
Date: November 10
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Carmel, Indiana
Event Description: Free monthly seminar as an introduction to our domestic adoption program. Come join us and learn about domestic adoption and have your questions answered.
Event Details: RSVP to Amy at 317-574-8950

Dillon International – Adoption Awareness Fundraiser
Date: November 12
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Location: Oklahoma City
Event Description: Event includes food, photo booth, live music, a charity auction, and viewing of the documentary “STUCK”. Even proceeds to benefit Dillon International and Both Ends Burning.

Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief & Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc. – Support Armenia Orphans
Date: November 14
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Location: Greensboro, NC
Event Description: Enjoy an evening of wine, Armenian hor dourves, and live jazz piano. $20 per person
Event Details: For more information call 336-899-0068

Adoptions of Indiana – While We Wait
Date: November 19
Event Description: This group is open to all waiting prospective adoptive families. Gain support, education, information, and network with other families also experiencing the unique challenges of “the wait.”
Event Details: RSVP to Allison Montgomery at 317-574-8950 or allison@adoptionsofindiana.org

Northeast

JCCA’s Ametz Adoption Program -Ametz Teen Council -Brooklyn
Date: November 2, 2014
Time: TBD
Location: Union Temple, 17 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
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 Helayne Malamood, LCSW, social worker from the Ametz Adoption Program of the JCCA. Pre-screening required.
Event Details: Register at www.jccany.org/teencouncilnov

JCCA’s Ametz Adoption Program -Pre-Adoptive Parent Group -Brooklyn
Date: November 2, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Union Temple, 17 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
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 Helayne Malamood, LCSW, social worker from the Ametz Adoption Program of the JCCA.
Event Details: Register at  www.jccany.org/bkpreadoptnov

Homestudies & Adoption Placement Services (HAPS) –  International Adoption Information Meeting
Date: November 4
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Teaneck, NJ
Event Description: HAPS is pleased to offer a free information meeting about International Adoption. A question period will follow the presentation.
Event Details: Please email jdudziak@haps.org to register

Wide Horizons For Children – Adoption Information Meeting
Date: November 5
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Connecticut
Event Description: Wide Horizons For Children is actively seeking families for young children in China, Taiwan and the Philippines and newborn children in the U.S.! Join us to learn about these exciting opportunities. Our experienced Adoption Educators will help you understand more about: the adoption process* choosing an agency*eligibility* traveling for your adoption*and the children who need you. This meeting provides an excellent base of information, and we are available to schedule free individual consults with all families who attend this initial meeting.
Event Details: To register visit https://www.whfc.org/events/registration/adoption?event=192  

Wide Horizons For Children – Adoption Information Meeting
Date: November 12
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Boston, MA
Event Description:Wide Horizons For Children is actively seeking families for young children in China, Taiwan and the Philippines and newborn children in the U.S.! Join us to learn about these exciting opportunities. Our experienced Adoption Educators will help you understand more about: the adoption process* choosing an agency*eligibility* traveling for your adoption*and the children who need you. This meeting provides an excellent base of information, and we are available to schedule free individual consults with all families who attend this initial meeting.
Event Details: To register visit https://www.whfc.org/events/registration/adoption?event=141 

JCCA’s Ametz Adoption Program -Pre-Adoption Support Group: The Survival Guide – Manhattan
Date: November 13, 2014
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  www.jccany.org/mnpreadoptnov

Wide Horizons For Children – Adoption Information Meeting
Date: November 15
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Oyster Bay, New York
Event Description: Wide Horizons For Children is actively seeking families for young children in China, Taiwan and the Philippines and newborn children in the U.S.! Join us to learn about these exciting opportunities. Our experienced Adoption Educators will help you understand more about: the adoption process* choosing an agency*eligibility* traveling for your adoption*and the children who need you. This meeting provides an excellent base of information, and we are available to schedule free individual consults with all families who attend this initial meeting.
Event Details: To register visit https://www.whfc.org/events/registration/adoption?event=177

JCCA’s Ametz Adoption Program -Adoptive Children’s Group -Brooklyn
Date: November 16, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Union Temple, 17 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
Event Description: For Kids of all ages – Explore, create, connect and play! Group led by Helayne Malamood, LCSW, social worker from the Ametz Adoption Program of the JCCA.
Event Details: Register at  www.jccany.org/bkadoptivenov

Homestudies & Adoption Placement Services (HAPS) Domestic Adoption Information Meeting
Date: November 18
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Teaneck, NJ
Event Description: HAPS is pleased to offer a free information meeting about Domestic Adoption. A question and answer period will follow the presentations.
Event Details: Please email jdudziak@haps.org to register.

JCCA’s Ametz Adoption Program -How to Adopt Domestically and Internationally – Manhattan
Date: November 19, 2014
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  www.jccany.org/howtoadoptnov

JCCA’s Ametz Adoption Program -Because Kids Don’t Come With Instructions: POST-ADOPTIVE FAMILY GROUP -Manhattan
Date: November 20, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: JCC of Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue (76th Street)
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 www.jccany.org/mnpostadoptnov

Adoptive Parents Committee’s 34th Annual Adoptive Parents Committee Conference
Date: November 23, 2014
Time: all day
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Event Description: APC’s annual conference 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. Joy S. Goldstein, Esq., LCSW will be presenting several workshops.
Event Details: for more information call 212-304-8479 or visit http://www.adoptiveparents.org/2014-adoption-conference

Webinars

Adoption Information Webinar
Date: November 6 and 13
Time: 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Location: Webinar
Event Description: Learn more about Dillon International’s adoption programs at a free webinar.
Event Details: Register at www.dillonadopt.com/basic-training/

Wide Horizons for Children – Adoption from China
Date: November 19
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Webinar
Event Description: Wide Horizons For Children has partnered with two orphanages in China and this Meet the Children webinar will introduce the beautiful boys and girls available for adoption. Jennifer Doane, Program Manager, will visit both orphanages in August and will share her experiences and stories. WHFC is actively seeking parents (married couples and singles) for young children in China and there is currently no waiting list. We are also available to schedule free individual consultations with everyone that attends this initial meeting.
Event Details: To register visit https://www.whfc.org/events/registration?event=181 or email jdoane@whfc.org

Wide Horizons for Children – Adoption Information Meeting Online
Date: November 20
Time: 8:00 – 8:45 pm
Location: Online
Event Description: Wide Horizons For Children is actively seeking families for young children in China, Taiwan and the Philippines and newborn children in the U.S.! Join us to learn about these exciting opportunities. Our experienced Adoption Educators will help you understand more about: the adoption process* choosing an agency*eligibility* traveling for your adoption*and the children who need you. This meeting provides an excellent base of information, and we are available to schedule free individual consults with all families who attend this initial meeting.
Event Details: To register go to https://www.whfc.org/events/registration/adoption?events=152 or email contact@whfc.org

International

Dillon International’s Haiti Mission Trip
Date: November 22-29
Location: Haiti
Event Description: Explore Haiti’s rich culture and heritage while assisting with the vision of a healthier Haiti through a variety of service projects
Event Details: Learn more at https://www.dillonadopt.com/mission-trip-to-haiti/ and contact tours@dillonadopt.com for more details

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