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May 2019

Adopteen Chicago – May Hangout 2019

May 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IL United States

May Hangout: Photoshoot + Ice Cream Get your cameras ready! We're going to explore the city of Chicago and capture the sights and smells around us! If you don't prefer to take pictures, then you can be our model! Some things you will want to bring are: great walking shoes, your camera, and most importantly we want to hangout with you! Please note that Adopteen and Adopteen Chicago will not be catering/paying for this event, so please bring money to…

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July 2019

The Adoption Process from A to Z

July 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thomas Ford Library, 800 Chestnut St.
Western Springs,, IL 60558 United States
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Are you considering adoption? Have you started the process? Here's a unique opportunity to learn about fundamentals of the adoption process through a workshop presented by Sally Wildman, a Chicago and Northbrook attorney with more than eighteen years of experience in this field. Prepare yourself as Ms. Wildman distinguishes types of adoption available -- agency, private, related, foreign and foster parent -- and the many steps required -- including homestudy, foster parent licensing, and immigration steps. Ms. Wildman establishes a framework to…

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August 2019

The Adoption Process from A to Z

August 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Glenside Public Library, 25 East Fullerton Ave
Glendale Heights, IL 60139 United States
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Are you considering adoption? Have you started the process? Here's a unique opportunity to learn about fundamentals of the adoption process through a workshop presented by Sally Wildman, a Chicago and Northbrook attorney with more than eighteen years of experience in this field. Prepare yourself as Ms. Wildman distinguishes types of adoption available -- agency, private, related, foreign and foster parent -- and the many steps required -- including homestudy, foster parent licensing, and immigration steps. Ms. Wildman establishes a framework to…

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September 2019

The Adoption Process from A to Z

September 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091 United States
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The Adoption Process from A to Z by Sally Wildman JD Are you considering adoption? Have you started the process? Here's a unique opportunity to learn about fundamentals of the adoption process through a workshop presented by Sally Wildman, a Chicago and Northbrook attorney with more than fifteen years of experience in this field. Prepare for adoption as Ms. Wildman distinguishes types of adoption available -- agency, private, related, foreign and foster parent -- and the many steps required -- including home study,…

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Parenting in SPACE Training

September 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adoption Center of Illinois, 5828 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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$180

This six hour workshop helps parents to understand how the earliest moments in children's lives, prenatally through the age of three, are critical for the brain to complete its "wiring" process.  When brain development is held back by neglect or trauma, the way the brain is affected during that time may disrupt children's abilities to connect with others and cause a host of challenging behaviors. Children and youth with attachment- and trauma-related behaviors don't usually respond well to traditional parenting…

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October 2019

The Adoption Process from A to Z

October 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
New Trier High School, 7 Happ Rd
Northfield, IL 60093 United States
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$18

The Adoption Process from A to Z by Sally Wildman JD Are you considering adoption? Have you started the process? Here's a unique opportunity to learn about fundamentals of the adoption process through a workshop presented by Sally Wildman, a Chicago and Northbrook attorney with more than fifteen years of experience in this field. Prepare for adoption as Ms. Wildman distinguishes types of adoption available -- agency, private, related, foreign and foster parent -- and the many steps required -- including home study,…

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January 2020

Parenting Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

January 26 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Adoption Center of Illinois, 5828 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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$30

Trauma is an important topic for adoptive parents and prospective adoptive parents because many children who have been adopted, especially those adopted at an older age or from foster homes/orphanages, have lived through traumatic experiences. Children bring these traumas with them when they come into your home. Traumatic stress reactions and other responses to trauma can cause children to behave in ways that may baffle you. Their relationship with you, with other adults, and even with their peers may feel…

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February 2020

Domestic Adoption and Illinois Law

February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Adoption Center of Illinois, 5828 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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$30

Attorney Genie Miller Gillespie will discuss the steps that prospective adoptive parents should take to achieve a safe and legal adoption. Discussion will focus on the legal issues in adoption, which include proper preparation, termination of parental rights, limiting legal risk, applicable Illinois and federal law, the process of doing an Illinois adoption, and the complications of an interstate adoption.

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The Adoption Process from A to Z

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

The Adoption Process from A to Z by Sally Wildman JD Are you considering adoption? Have you started the process? "The Adoption Process from A to Z," a seminar presented by Chicago and Northbrook Attorney Sally Wildman, will be offered through the New Trier Extension Community Education Program, New Trier High School, 7 Happ Rd., Northfield, Illinois, 60093 To register, call 847-446-6600 or view: https://bit.ly/2DQLC7w Course # 201-753 under "ONE OF A KIND" in the catalogue. Registration by February 16,…

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African American Hair Care: Styles 4 Kidz (S4K) Hands-On Styling Workshop #1

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adoption Center of Illinois, 5828 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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$30

- Receive step-by-step, hands-on instruction on how to do up to three simple textured hairstyles: ponytails, twists, basic underhand braiding: plus question & answer with S4K specialist - Includes a hair care bundle for each parent-child pair - Parents attend with their child (child's hair should be clean, brushed, and not in a protective style)

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