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CAFFA Family Picnic 2017

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in CAFFA News, Events, Home | 0 comments

CAFFA Family Picnic 2017

Join us for the 2017 CAFFA Family Picnic! This will be a great opportunity to meet other adoptive families in our communities. CAFFA members and non-members are welcome. Event will take place rain or shine. Please see the following link to register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ee9vio0nc1d7b8ce&llr=c4luc9oab The picnic will be at Glen Ellyn St. Charles Rd. west of Route 53, IL...

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CAFFA Scholarship 2017

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Adoption News, CAFFA News, Home | 0 comments

CAFFA Scholarship 2017

We are pleased to announce that CAFFA will once again be providing a scholarship for graduating high school students who are entering college in the fall of 2017. Award Amount: $1,500 Who is Eligible: This award is intended for students who have come into their family through adoption, in the Chicago area.  The student must be a graduating high school senior, who has been accepted to a 2- or 4-year college for the 2016-2017 school year (complete requirements and details are listed in the application). Instructions: In order to be considered for this award, please follow the instructions in...

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Top 10 Reasons to attend the 2017 CAFFA Parenting through Adoption Conference

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in Adoption News, CAFFA News, Conference, Home | 0 comments

Top 10 Reasons to attend the 2017 CAFFA Parenting through Adoption Conference

Check out the Top 10 Reasons to attend the 2017 CAFFA Parenting through Adoption Conference!   Top 10 Reasons to attend the 2017 CAFFA Parenting through Adoption Conference from Michelle DeLatour on Vimeo. Registration ends February 19th so don’t wait! Visit the conference page for more information....

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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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CAFFA Recent Events Roundup

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in CAFFA News, Camps, Events, Home | 0 comments

CAFFA Recent Events Roundup

There has been so much going on recently at CAFFA, we thought it would be worthwhile to do a little recap of some of the recent events! CAFFA Summer Picnic:  Buckets of fun & the weather even cooperated!  There were around 70 registrations and despite the prior inclement weather around 50 or so people attended.  It was a joy seeing all the smiling kids running around.  🙂  It felt like we had the whole park to ourselves. Kaleidoscope Culture Camp:  The kids had a great time at our annual weekly KCC in late July.   Highlights included the annual parade of nations, lots of arts and crafts,...

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Making a medical plan for your newly adopted child (Event)

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Home | 0 comments

Making a medical plan for your newly adopted child (Event)

AN EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR TO: • Gain an understanding of medical concerns common to adopted children • Develop a plan to meet the medical and developmental needs of your newly adopted child Thursday, October 6 6 – 8 p.m. 1800 North Hermitage Ave. Chicago, IL 60622 FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO RSVP: adoptions@catholiccharities.net (312) 655-7086 Cost $10 per person or $15 per couple payable in cash or check at door (waived for current Catholic Charities clients.) Attendees will earn 2 DCFS approved training credit hours. Guest Speakers Linda Walsh, NP Clinical Director University of Chicago...

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