Events

CPR/AED Training

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

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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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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Theraplay® Training

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Events | 2 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 60201 Lunch will be provided All participants will...

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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 company/organization to more than 350+ attendees who are expected to...

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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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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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2016 CAFFA Family Picnic!

Posted by on Jun 19, 2016 in CAFFA News, Events | 0 comments

Pack your picnic-blankets and some refreshing drinks!  You are invited to the 2016 CAFFA Family Picnic! This will be a great opportunity to meet other adoptive families in our communities, so join the fun and have lunch with us! CAFFA members and non-members are welcome! Sunday, July 17th, 2016 | 11:30am – 2:30pm Lunch will be served from 12:00pm – 1:00pm.  Lunch Menu:  fried chicken, pasta, potato salad and slaw (drinks will not be provided).  Feel free to bring a dessert to be shared. Location: Blackwell Forest Preserve (BLW East Shelter)., Windfield Rd. and Route 56. Warrenville, IL...

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