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

Midwest

Dillon International – Adoption Information Meeting
Date: December 2, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: St. Louis, MO
Event Description: Dillon International hosts a free meeting for families interested in learning about intercountry adoption.
Event Details: Call 314-576-4100 for details or to RSVP

MLJ Adoptions – Affording Adoption Seminar
Date: December 6, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Event Description: Seminar addressing the costs of adoption and the opportunities for funding that exist, including grants, loans, tax credits, HR benefits, fund-raising, and more.
Event Details: RSVP at mljadoptions.com/events or email info@mljadoptions.com for more information

Northeast

JCCA’s Ametz Adoption Program -Adoptive Children’s Group -Brooklyn
Date: December 7, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Union Temple, 17 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
Event Description: Whether you just arrived home or adopted years ago, this group will offer you an opportunity to discuss common childhood and parenting issues, as well as concerns specific to adoption. Separate groups for parents and children. Inquire about our Middle and High School programs. Run by Helayne Malamood, LCSW, social work interns and teen mentors.
Event Details: Register at www.jccany.org/bkadoptivedec

Spence-Chapin – Waiting Families Group
Date: December 10, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Modern Family Center at Spence-Chapin, New York, NY
Event Description: Spence-Chapin is offering a new monthly group for prospective parents! You’ll help each other manage the wait, hear from families with recent placements, and discuss the common themes of waiting. This interactive, discussion-based group is led by adoption professionals who understand the unique aspects of your process.
Event Details: Register at http://www.spence-chapin.org/about-spence-chapin/e2_event.php?id=724

JCCA’s Ametz Adoption Program – The Survival Guide: Pre-Adoption Support Group – Manhattan
Date: December 11, 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/mnpreadoptdec

Spence-Chapin – Bagels & Blox
Date: December 14, 2014
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 there to answer questions and offer guidance for eating, sleeping, and behavioral concerns.
Event Details: More information at http://www.spence-chapin.org/about-spence-chapin/e2_event.php?id=755

JCCA’s Ametz Adoption Program -How to Adopt Domestically and Internationally – Manhattan
Date: December 17, 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/howtoadoptdec

JCCA’s Ametz Adoption Program -Because Kids Don’t Come With Instructions: Post-Adoptive Family Group -Manhattan
Date: December 18, 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/mnpostadoptdec

South

Dillon International – Adoption Information Meeting
Date: December 9, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Little Rock, AR
Event Description: Dillon International hosts a free meeting for families interested in learning about intercountry adoption.
Event Details: Call 501-791-9300 for details or to RSVP

Dillon International – South Arkansas Family Christmas Party
Date: December 13, 2014
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: First Baptist Church, El Dorado, AR
Event Description: All adoptive families are invited to join in Christmas fun and fellowship and celebrate the miracle of adoption.
Event Details: Contact crystal@dillonadopt.com for details

Dillon International – Adoption Information Meeting
Date: December 13, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: First Baptist Church, El Dorado, AR
Event Description: Dillon International hosts a free meeting for families interested in learning about intercountry adoption.
Event Details: Call 501-416-0929 for details or to RSVP

Webinars

Spence-Chapin – Adoption Information Meeting
Date: December 8, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST
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: Register at http://www.spence-chapin.org/about-spence-chapin/e2_event.php?id=699

Dillon International – Adoption Information Webinar
Date: December 11, 2014
Event Description: A free online webinar to learn more about Dillon International and their adoption programs.
Event Details: Register at https://www.dillonadopt.com/webinar/.

International

Dillon International – Visit India Birthland Tour
Date: December 27, 2014 – January 6, 2015
Location: India
Event Description: Adoptees and families explore India’s rich culture and heritage on Dillon International’s Visit India Birthland Tour.
Event Details: Learn more at http://www.dillonadopt.com/wp-content/uploads/2014-India-Tour-Flyer1.pdf or contact tours@dillonadopt.com

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