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2018 Walk for Adoption Chicago was a success!

Posted by on Oct 31, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

2018 Walk for Adoption Chicago was a success!

We are so grateful for all of our Walk for Adoption Chicago participants, exhibitors, carnival game hosts, service providers and volunteers.   We are beyond grateful that you chose to spend a Saturday with us celebrating adoption.   We had another record-setting year with over 400 participants! We hope that everyone had fun and enjoyed celebrating with other adoptive families, foster families, birth families and professionals. Save the date for next year – Saturday, September 28, 2019.  We will be rolling out the red carpet!...

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2018 Scholarship Winners

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

2018 Scholarship Winners

We received many heartfelt stories from worthy young adults for a chance to be awarded a CAFFA Scholarship. We are very honored to have been able to read these students’ stories about how being adopted has affected their lives. Our first place winner is Alex Malachowski. His submission captured the spirit and heart of our essay question and wanted to recognize his story and submission. Here is an excerpt from Alex’s essay: “Adoption has shaped my life because it put me into a family that helped to bring out my talents and gifts. The love and support that I have received from my...

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2019 CAFFA Parenting through Adoption Conference

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

2019 CAFFA Parenting through Adoption Conference

Save the Date! 2019 CAFFA Parenting Through Adoption Conference Saturday, March 9th, 2019  *  7:30 AM – 4:30 PM  *  Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL  Chicago Area Families For Adoption (CAFFA), is hosting our 24th adoption education conference at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, on Saturday March 9th, 2019.  The conference, “Parenting Through Adoption 2019,” will offer workshops for prospective adoptive & foster parents, those already parenting through adoption, and adoption professionals. About the Conference Hundreds of pre-adoptive and experienced parents from the...

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CAFFA Offers Tuition Scholarship!

Posted by on May 18, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

CAFFA is awarding a $1,000 tuition scholarship! This award is intended for students who have come into their family through adoption, in the Chicagoland area. The student must be a graduating high school senior, who has been accepted to a 2- or 4-year college for the 2018-2019 school year (complete requirements and details are listed in the application). In order to be considered for this award, please follow the instructions in the CAFFA Scholarship Application.  The application and essay must be submitted by June 15th, 2018. Adoption Professionals – CAFFA would encourage you to share...

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Registration for Culture Camps is OPEN!

Posted by on May 18, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Summer is coming…. don’t wait to register for Summer Camp! Chicago Area Families for Adoption has two great camp options for your family this summer – Kaleidoscope Culture Camp and Camp Pride Korea.   KALEIDOSCOPE CULTURE CAMP   KALEIDOSCOPE Culture Camp is for children that joined their families through adoption or foster care, their siblings, & their parents. This exciting camp is for children entering Kindergarten through 10th grade. The camp programs offered this year are: African American, Chinese, Eastern European and Latin American. When: July 16 – July 20,...

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Party Like a Rebel at the 2018 Walk for Adoption Chicago

Posted by on May 18, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Registration will be opening this summer for the 2018 Walk for Adoption Chicago! Join us for a day filled with family, fun, food and a walk around Lake Arlington in Arlington Heights, IL! Visit www.walkforadoptionchicago.com for more information...

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CPR/AED Training

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

CPR/AED Training

CPR/AED Training Chicago Area Families for Adoption is hosting a CPR/AED training event.  This is a great opportunity to learn CPR or to brush up on the skills you previously learned. Saturday, December 9th 2017 Certified Emergency Training 670 Lunt Ave, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 The cost for the event is $80 per person which includes training, a required workbook and snacks. There are only 20 spots available for this event, so please don’t wait to register. Snacks will be served.  Please feel free to bring a lunch with you. Please send an email with any questions...

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Lights… Camera… Action!

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

CAFFA Board Members Mike Lepley and Michelle DeLatour were interviewed as part of Naperville Community Television’s Spotlight Series.  Mike and Michelle had the opportunity to talk about the CAFFA organization, our events and adoption. Host Jane Wernette was very gracious and put both Mike and Michelle at ease.  You can check out the interview on YouTube.  ...

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