Posts made in November, 2016

Become an Exhibitor and/or Sponsor at the Parenting Through Adoption 2017 Conference!

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in CAFFA News, Conference, Events | 0 comments

Become an Exhibitor and/or Sponsor at the Parenting Through Adoption 2017 Conference!

Chicago Area Families For Adoption (CAFFA), a 501(c) (3) organization is hosting our 23rd adoption education conference at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, on Saturday March 4th, 2017. The conference, “Parenting Through Adoption 2017,” will offer workshops for prospective adoptive & foster parents, those already parenting through adoption, and adoption professionals. Exhibitor Opportunities CAFFA is looking for exhibitors for our 23rd semi-annual Conference! This is a great opportunity to showcase your company/organization to more than 350+ attendees who are expected to...

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Congratulations to the CAFFA 2016 Scholarship Winners!

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in CAFFA News, Home | 0 comments

Congratulations to the CAFFA 2016 Scholarship Winners!

For Immediate Release We’re proud to announce our Scholarship Winner and Honorable Mentions for the 2016 CAFFA Scholarship Contest.  We received many heartfelt stories from worthy young adult adoptees, so the choice was very tough.  Essays were scored and discussed based on the writer’s ability to address the essay question (How have adoption and/or foster care touched/shaped your life?) and overall impact. The Winner of the $2,000 scholarship was Mr. Anthony Biancofiori, who is attending Loyola University Chicago. Also, the three Honorable Mentions (each receiving $250...

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CAFFA Tree Trimming at Brookfield Zoo

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in CAFFA News, Events | 0 comments

CAFFA Tree Trimming at Brookfield Zoo

CAFFA Tree Trimming at Brookfield Zoo Saturday, November 19th @ 10:30 AM Join us for the annual CAFFA tree trimming at Brookfield Zoo to celebrate National Adoption Month and our CAFFA families! Please help us decorate our tree with pictures of our CAFFA Families! Please email a family photo to info@caffa.org. These will be laminated and will be ready for you to hang on the tree. Deadline for photos is Thursday, November 17th. On Saturday, November 19th at 10:30 am, please meet at our tree – #200 on the East Mall, located between Roosevelt Fountain and BZ Red Hots Restaurant. We have...

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Books ‘n Bottles 2016

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Adoption News, Events | 0 comments

Books ‘n Bottles 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Congressional “Angels in Adoption” Recipient to Be Celebrated NORTHBROOK, IL (October 26, 2016) — Gift of Adoption, a Northbrook-based national nonprofit and 2016 recipient of the Congressional Angels in Adoption Award, will be honored at a special BOOKS ‘n’ BOTTLES event on Sunday, November 13th. The event will be on the mezzanine at Sunset Foods, 1127 Church Street in Northbrook from 4-6 p.m. As part of National Adoption Awareness Month, the BOOKS ‘n’ BOTTLES fundraiser will feature award-winning screenwriter Anne Heffron and her new memoir, “You Don’t Look...

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Save The Date – CAFFA Conference March 4th, 2017

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in Adoption News, CAFFA News, Conference, Events | 0 comments

Save The Date – CAFFA Conference March 4th, 2017

CAFFA is pleased to announce our 23rd full-day conference! This is not only a unique opportunity to gather a lot of great information and resources under one roof, but a chance to network within the Adoptive Community. Our event will feature a full day of workshops and opportunities to meet professionals in the adoption industry. We hope you will attend this not-to-be missed event, as it is only offered once every 2 years. We hope to see you there! Diverse workshop opportunities will include information for: Pre-Adopt: Those considering adoption or trying to adopt Post-Adopt: Parents with...

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Family Service Project – Superhero Capes

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

Family Service Project – Superhero Capes

This year, CAFFA is partnering with Children’s Home & Aid to help children in their foster care program unleash their inner superhero. We will be assembling DIY superhero-cape-kits for the children.  CAFFA will be providing the capes (these capes were a huge hit at the 2016 Walk for Adoption Chicago).  We are asking participants to bring at least 3 packages of broad line markers  and a plate of your favorite holiday cookies to enjoy during this event.  CAFFA will provide the drinks. Join us on Saturday, December 3rd from 1-4pm at Lutheran Church of Martha and Mary, 606 West Golf Road,...

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