Posts Tagged "adoption support"

Online Coffee Hour – Prospective Adoptive Parents Support Group

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in | 0 comments

Online Coffee Hour – Prospective Adoptive Parents Support Group

Are you 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 give advice to those waiting to adopt or thinking about adoption. Maybe you are trying to figure out whether adoption is right for you, have your Homestudy done and are waiting, or are matched. We’re here to support you and give unbiased advice during your adoption journey! Bring your own coffee or the beverage of your choice. Dress up or wear your PJs! Other Important Notes: * This event is...

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The Adoption Process From A to Z

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in | 0 comments

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 as Ms. Wildman shares tips for selecting key resources. Discussion...

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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 meal...

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Adoption and the Jewish Family: Navigating Challenging Questions and Building Positive Identity

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in | 0 comments

Guest speakers:  Rebecca Nelson, PhD and Rabbi Jan Katzew, PhD Despite the increasing diversity in our community, many adoptees and their families continue to face challenging questions and comments related to their identity.   Research has highlighted common negative communication themes known as microaggressions, which may include questions that feel too close for comfort or comments that reflect biases about adoption.  Join us for a thought provoking evening as our presenters, Dr. Rebecca Nelson and Rabbi Jan Katzew,  share their perspectives on how we can help our children develop...

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