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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Theraplay® Training

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Events | 3 comments

Theraplay® Training

Theraplay® is a method of enhancing attachment, engagement, self- esteem and trust in others.  It is based on the natural patterns of healthy interaction between parent and child.  It is personal, physical, engaging and fun. During this presentation, Certified Theraplay Therapist Mandy Jones, LCSW, JD, will help you learn new ways to think about bonding with your child and parenting from an attachment perspective.  Come prepared to learn and play! January 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Location:  The Cradle, 2049 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL...

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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 | 1 comment

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...

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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...

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