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Kaleidoscope Culture Camp 2016

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in Events, Home | 0 comments

Kaleidoscope Culture Camp 2016

Kaleidoscope Culture Camp July 25 – 29, 2016  – Calling all adoptive families!  Spend a week learning about your child’s culture and participating in fun activities. Kaleidoscope Culture Camp is a weeklong, DAY camp designed for school-aged children and teens. Programs are offered simultaneously in one location for these cultures: African/African-American, Chinese, Eastern European & Latin American.  Our campers participate in many activities, which promote learning about their birth culture, including arts and crafts, cuisine, language, history and music. We eat a...

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CAFFA Hockey Event

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in CAFFA News, Events | 1 comment

CAFFA Hockey Event

Join CAFFA Members on Sunday, March 20 @ 3:00pm to cheer on the Chicago Wolves hockey team!  This is a great opportunity to interact with other adoptive families at a fun and kid-friendly outing. Milwaukee Admirals @ Chicago Wolves Allstate Arena – 6920 N. Mannheim Rd, Rosemont, IL. CAFFA Members receive the discounted ticket price of $19.00 each ($27.75 original price). Each ticket purchase includes a $6.00 voucher for a hotdog and a drink! Children under 2 get in for free (they won’t get a seat so they need to sit on lap). Parking is $15.00, Cash Only Chicago Area Families for...

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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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2nd Sat. North Shore Meetup

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in Events | 1 comment

2nd Sat. North Shore Meetup

Are you connected to adoption, an adoptive parent, waiting to adopt, or thinking about adoption?  If so, this informal group is for you! Hosted by Chicago Area Families for Adoption (CAFFA) the second Saturday of every month, this group will share stories about raising adopted kids, give advice to those waiting to adopt or thinking about adoption, and drink some good coffee at the same time. This is an informal and informative meeting where everyone is here to support each other.   Head over in your PJs, grab a warm cup of Joe and join us! Location:  Wilmette Panera Bread, 1199 Wilmette...

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Message from the President

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in CAFFA Board, CAFFA News, Events, Home | 0 comments

Message from the President

Dear CAFFA Family, Hello again to our extended adoption family! First, as always, thank you to our members and adoption professionals for making CAFFA possible!  Without you, we wouldn’t be able to serve the adoption community. As this will be the last newsletter before 2016, I think it’s worthwhile to reflect on the year behind us.  In short – we’ve been busy!  I’m continually amazed at the dedication and selflessness of our amazing board members and countless volunteers who help bring value-added information, community interaction, and events to those touched...

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Parenting After Transracial Adoption Webinar

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

Parenting After Transracial Adoption Webinar

Considering or already have adopted a child of a different race than you? Adoptive Families is hosting its Parenting After Transracial Adoption Webinar on 7/22/2015 that is well worth your time. https://www.adoptivefamilies.com/transracial-adoption/transracial-adoption-webinar-july-2015/ Beth Hall who is the co-author of Inside Transracial Adoption and founder of Pact, An Adoption Alliance will be the presenter.  Adoptive Families is moderating the call....

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A Journey Worth Every Step

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Events, Home | 0 comments

A Journey Worth Every Step

Anyone who is passionate about adoption is invited to participate in Walk for Adoption Chicago on October 3rd.  It doesn’t matter whether you are a member of a birth family, foster family, adoptive family, an adoptee or just have an appreciation for the miracle of adoption – we invite you join in this A-M-A-Z-I-N-G event! Information will continue to be updated as it becomes available.   Check out the Walk for Adoption site for details...

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Kaleidoscope Culture Camp

Posted by on May 3, 2015 in Camps, Events, Home | 0 comments

Kaleidoscope Culture Camp

July 20th through July 24th Trinity Lutheran Church 405 Rush Street, Roselle, IL 60172 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 are: African/African American, Chinese, Eastern European, and Latin American. Click here to go to the Culture Camps page to learn more...

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