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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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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 Scholarship 2016

Posted by on May 30, 2016 in Adoption News, CAFFA News | 0 comments

  Award Amount: $2,000 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 fill out the application (CAFFA Scholarship Application), and email the form along with your essay to social_claudia@caffa.org.  Your attached essay entry must be in PDF or a...

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Production Firm Seeking All Members of the Adoption Constellation for New Television Documentary Project

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

Production Firm Seeking All Members of the Adoption Constellation for New Television Documentary Project

A major, full-scale production company is looking for charismatic, outgoing people to participate in an innovative new project for a major cable network. They’re looking for any and all members of the adoption constellation, from adult adoptees to birth families and adoptive parents alike who are interested in sharing their story with a fellow adoptee who needs advice.  If you or someone you know is interested in learning more, please send an email to casting@itvstudios.com with your name, age, brief description of yourself, as well as some recent photos and contact information. Must...

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FRUA 2016 Scholarship Application Date Extended to March 11, 2016

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in Adoption News | 0 comments

FRUA 2016 Scholarship Application Date Extended to March 11, 2016

Reminder – FRUA 2016 Scholarship Application Date Extended to March 11, 2016 For the sixth year, FRUA is proud to offer a scholarship program. FRUA will offer two scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. – ONE scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who will be pursuing post-secondary education in  Fall 2016  at an accredited two- or four-year college, trade or technical school. The selected student will receive a $ 1250  scholarship.- ONE scholarship will be awarded to a returning or continuing post-secondary student. Recognizing that most scholarships are for...

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Parenting In SPACE

Posted by on Dec 10, 2015 in Adoption News, Conference, Home | 0 comments

Parenting In SPACE

When your child came home, to your home, to join his or her family, it’s easy for me to imagine the great and simple hopes and dreams you may have had for your life together: sharing love, knowledge, and delightful experiences. And many have been blessed and fortunate with an abundance of those experiences. And some have not. Some have experienced an over-abundance of frustration, tension and pain brought on by the emotions and behaviors of a child who feels out-of-control. What many of us have learned in the past few years is that those emotional and behavioral problems were likely caused...

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CAFFA Family Meetup!

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015 in Adoption News, Events, Home | 0 comments

CAFFA Family Meetup!

Once upon a time in a land far away known as Suburbia, CAFFA moms or dads and sometimes nannies gathered together to watch their kids play. Locations were thoughtfully researched based on geographic desirability, enrichment and maximum enjoyment. Snacks were carefully planned in accordance with optimal nutritional value and minimal allergic exposure. These gatherings were called Playgroups and like the dinosaurs, they became extinct. But we still missed them and the friendships they inspired. So we decided to launch a new and improved family social gathering, more current and exciting, and...

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Seeking Foster Parents

Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in Adoption News, Home | 0 comments

Seeking Foster Parents

You’ve heard the phrase “it takes a village to raise a child.” At SOS Children’s Villages Illinois (SOSCVI), they fully embrace and put that adage into daily practice. SOSCVI is a nonprofit child welfare and foster care agency under the umbrella of SOS Children’s Villages International, the largest non-denominational child welfare agency in the world and recipient of numerous Nobel Prize nominations. SOSCVI’s focus in Illinois is a unique model of foster care centered around keeping sibling groups together and employing the professional Foster Parent. SOCSVI Foster Parents are dedicated...

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