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January 2018

Building Strong Relationships: A Workshop for Adoptive and Foster Families

January 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Theraplay Institute, 1840 Oak Avenue, Suite 320
Evanston, IL 60626 United States
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$95

Leave with a new energy and some new ideas on how to engage your child in a more playful and loving relationship! Expert Dafna Lender, LCSW, Certified Theraplay Therapist, Trainer and Supervisor, shares practical techniques to help you to respond to behavior, attachment and trauma issues using The Theraplay Institute’s attachment-based parenting approach proven to strengthen family bonds. The all-day, interactive workshop is held in Evanston from 9-5pm on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Family caregivers and pre-adoptive parents welcome. Professionals…

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Adopteen Chicago – January Hangout

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stan’s Donuts, 1560 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends and that everyone is staying warm out there! Ready to celebrate 2018 with some donuts and dialogue with your friends from Adopteen Chicago? Please join us at our next hangout! We would love to see you and hear about your holidays.Please note that Adopteen and Adopteen Chicago will not be catering/paying for this event, so please bring money to cover your own costs. Thank you in advance.For more information…

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February 2018

Adopteen Chicago – February Hangout

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gino’s East, 521 S Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Come cheer on the Blackhawks as we watch them take on the Washington Capitals while eating amazing deep dish pizza at the orginal Gino's East! Please let us know if you are able to attend by signing up on either our Eventbrite page or Facebook Group (If you would like to join our closed group, please let me know!). Please follow up and let me know if: 1. After signing up your plans change and you will not be able to attend the hangout, so I…

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The Adoption Process From A to Z

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
New Trier High School, 7 Happ Rd
Northfield, IL 60093 United States
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$18

Sally Wildman, a Chicago and Northbrook attorney with over fifteen years of experience in adoption practice, helps you explore the world of adoption. She presents fundamentals of an adoption and legal steps of this process with focus on preparing you to adopt. Ms. Wildman introduces you to the many types of adoption currently available, including agency, private, foreign, and foster parent adoptions. She identifies home study, foster parent licensing, and immigration steps required in the process. Identify your best options…

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March 2018

The Adoption Process From A to Z

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Lyons Township High School North Campus, Rm 116, 100 S. Brainard Ave.
LaGrange, IL 60525 United States
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$30

Sally Wildman, a Chicago and Northbrook attorney with over fifteen years of experience in adoption practice, helps you explore the world of adoption. She presents fundamentals of an adoption and legal steps of this process with focus on preparing you to adopt. Ms. Wildman introduces you to the many types of adoption currently available, including agency, private, foreign, and foster parent adoptions. She identifies home study, foster parent licensing, and immigration steps required in the process. Identify your best options…

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