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Cincinnati General Support and Discussion Meeting

February 02, 2016

General meetings are support and discussion groups for any adult adoptee, adoptive parent, birthparent, prospective adoptive parent or anyone interested in lifelong adoption issues.

General meetings are support and discussion groups for any adult adoptee, adoptive parent, birthparent, prospective adoptive parent or anyone interested in lifelong adoption issues.

Date:  Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Time:  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:  Deerfield Township Fire Station 57
                 3435 Montgomery Rd.
                 Loveland, Oh

For more information call Amy Lomis at (216) 482-2323 or go to www.AdoptionNetwork.org

Birthmothers' Support Group

February 03, 2016

The Birthmother's Support Group provides a safe environment for birthmothers of all ages to share and learn from each other, as well as to nurture hope and healing.

The Birthmothers' Support Group provides a safe environment for birthmothers of all ages to share and learn from each other, as well as to nurture hope and healing.  This supportive gathering is an opportunity for birthmothers to inspire one another in their healing process through discussion and activities.

Date:  Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Time:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:  Adoption Network Cleveland
                 4614 Prospect Ave. - Rm. 550

No RSVP needed.  For more information contact:  Amy.Lomis@AdoptionNetwork.org or call (216) 482-2323

Rocky River General Support and Discussion Meeting

February 04, 2016

General meetings are support and discussion groups for any adult adoptee, adoptive parent, birthparent, prospective adoptive parent or anyone interested in lifelong adoption issues.

General meetings are support and discussion groups for any adult adoptee, adoptive parent, birthparent, prospective adoptive parent or anyone interested in lifelong adoption issues.

Date:  Thursday, February 4, 2016
Location:  Westshore Unitarian Church
                  20401 Hilliard Drive
                  Rocky River, Ohio

  • Held monthly from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
  • No charge - regular attendees are encouraged to become members
  • No RSVP needed
  • Opportunities to join us as a member
Social Work and Counselor CEUs - Contact:   Amy Lomis at (216) 482-2323

Columbus General Support and Discussion Meeting

February 09, 2016

Our all-adoption meetings are support and discussion groups open to anyone who is touched by adoption or interested in lifelong adoption issues.  Join adult adoptee, adoptive parents, birthparents, prospective adoptive parents, spouses, partners, extended family and friends or open discussion and peer support.

Our all-adoption meetings are support and discussion groups open to anyone who is touched by
adoption or interested in lifelong adoption issues.  Join adult adoptee, adoptive parents, birthparents, prospective adoptive parents, spouses, partners, extended family and friends or open discussion and peer support.

Co- Sponsored by Building Family and Adoption Network Cleveland

Day:  Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Time:  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:  Building Family Counseling Office
                 6660 N. High Street
                 Worthington, Oh

*For all Columbus area meetings, please watch for updates on ohiobirthparents.org

Summit County General Support and Discussion Meeting

February 10, 2016

General meetings are support and discussion groups for any adult adoptee, adoptive parent, birthparent, prospective adoptive parent or anyone interested in lifelong adoption issues.

General meetings are support and discussion groups for any adult adoptee, adoptive parent, birthparent, prospective adoptive parent or anyone interested in lifelong adoption issues.

Date:  Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Location:  MedPoint Medical Center
                 650 Graham Road
                 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

  • Held monthly from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
  • No charge - regular attendees are encouraged to become members
  • No RSVP needed
  • Opportunities to join us as a member
Social Work and Counselor CEUs - contact Amy Lomis at (216) 482-2323

Adoptive Family and Teen Support Group

February 11, 2016

Provides opportunities for families to meet share their experiences and learn from each other and or featured presenters.

Our adoptive family support group meets monthly and provides opportunities for families to meet, share their experiences and learn from each other and our featured presenters.  Concurrent meetings are held for teens.  Programming for school-aged children and childcare for preschoolers are available. Regular social activities are also planned to help adoptive families connect with one another.

Parent TOPIC:  Loving our Children Throughout Their Developmental Stages
Facilitated Group Discussion, led by Ayanna Abi-Kyles
Youth TOPIC:  Control, ALT, Delete (Control)

Date:  Thursday, February 11, 2016
Time:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:  Adoption Network Cleveland
                 4614 Prospect Avenue - Rm. 550

RSVP:  Ayanna Abi-Kyles at (216) 482-2331

Weaving Cultures - Transracial Adoptive Family Group

February 13, 2016

The Adoption Network Cleveland Transracial Adoptive Family Group is a part of our Weaving Cultures programming.  This group is for families who have been formed through transracial adoption.

The Adoption Network Cleveland Transracial Adoptive Family Group is a part of our Weaving Cultures programming.  This group is for families who have been formed through transracial adoption.  The purpose of the Transracial Adoptive Family Group is to offer a setting where both children and adults can form relationships and spend time with other families who share similar experiences.  The group meets the second Saturday of every month (except in June and December) in family-friendly locations around town.

Date:  Saturday, February 13, 2016
Time:  3:00 PM
Host Family:  Krysia Orlowski & Brian Harte
Location:  TBA by host family - families notified by email with details

For more information:  Krysia Orlowski, Transracial Adoptive Family
                                      Parent Leader, Krysia_Orlowski@hotmail.com -
                                      call (216) 225-0320
                                      or
                                      Ayanna Abi-Kyles, Program Coordinator, Post Adopton
                                      Ayanna.Abi-Kyles@AdoptionNetwork.org
                                      call (216) 482-2331

Miami Valley General Support and Discussion Meeting

February 18, 2016

General meetings are support and discussion groups for any adult adoptee, adoptive parent, birthparent, prospective adoptive parent or anyone interested in lifelong adoption issues.

General meetings are support and discussion groups for any adult adoptee, adoptive parent, birthparent, prospective adoptive parent or anyone interested in lifelong adoption issues.

Date:  Thursday, February 18, 2016
Location:  Wright Memorial Public Library
                  1776 Farhill Ave.
                  Oakwood, Ohio
  • Held monthly from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • No charge - regular attendees are encouraged to become members
  • No RSVP needed
  • Opportunities to join us as a member
For more information contact:  Becky Drinnen at (513) 463-3450
Watch our website and Facebook pages for meeting locations

Heights General Support and Discussion Meeting

February 18, 2016

General meetings are support and discussion groups for any adult adoptee, adoptive parent, birthparent, prospective adoptive parent or anyone interested in lifelong adoption issues.

General meetings are support and discussion groups for any adult adoptee, adoptive parent, birthparent, prospective adoptive parent or anyone interested in lifelong adoption issues.

TOPIC:  The Need for Emotional Support Before, During and After the Search

Date:  Thursday, February 18, 2016
Location:  Church of the Saviour
                 2537 Lee Road
                 Cleveland Heights, Ohio

  • Held monthly from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
  • No charge - regular attendees are encouraged to become members
  • No RSVP needed
  • Opportunities to join us as a member
Social Work and Counselor CEUs - Contact:  Amy Lomis at (216) 482-2323
          

Adoption 101: Where Do I Begin?

February 20, 2016

Many couples and individuals hoping to become parents or to expand their families look to adoption.
This endeavor can be both exciting and overwhelming.  There is so much information available about adoption that people often ask, "Where do I begin?"  Adoption 101 is a four-hour workshop intended for people looking into adoption for the first time.  

Many couples and individuals hoping to become parents or to expand their families look to adoption. 
This endeavor can be both exciting and overwhelming.  There  is so much information available abut adoption that people often ask, "Where do I begin?"

Adoption 101 is a four hour workshop intended for people looking into adoption for the first time and includes information on:  
  • Key Decision
    • Type of Adoption
    • Adoption Provider
  • Three Roads to Adoption
    • Private, Domestic Infant Adoption
    • Public, Waiting Child Adoption
    • International Adoption
  • Financing and Adoption
  • Adoptive Parent Panel
  • Adoption is a Lifelong Journey
  • Questions and Answers
This workshop will give you a realistic overview of the adoption options and process involved in each from both professionals and parents.  The information and resources offered will help you make a decision about the best route for your adoption journey.  Adoption Network Cleveland is a
neutral source of information, as we are not an adoption agency facilitating any certain type of adoption.

Date:  Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time:  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Place:  Adoption Network Cleveland
           4614 Prospect Avenue - Rm. 550
           Cleveland, Ohio   44103

Cost:  Members:  $20 per person and $35 per couple
          Non-Members:  $30 per person and $55 per couple
          Add $5 if paying the day of the workshop

For more information about these workshops contact Julius Jackson  or call (216) 482-2324.


NW Ohio General Support and Discussion Meeting

February 22, 2016

General meetings are support and discussion groups for any adult adoptee, adoptive parent, birthparent, prospective adoptive parent or anyone interested in lifelong adoption issues.

General meetings are support and discussion groups for any adult adoptee, adoptive parent, birthparent, prospective adoptive parent or anyone interested in lifelong adoption issues.

Date:  Monday, February 22, 2016
Location:  Sanger Branch
                 Toledo - Lucas County Library
                 3030 W. Central Ave.
                 Toledo, Oh

  • Held monthly from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • No charge - regular attendees are encouraged to become members
  • No RSVP needed
  • Opportunities to join us as a member
For up-to-date information call Amy Lomis at (216) 482-2323 or go to www.AdoptionNetwork.org

Lake County General Support and Discussion Meeting

February 23, 2016

General meetings are support and discussion groups for any adult adoptee, adoptive parent, birthparent, prospective adoptive parent or anyone interested in lifelong adoption issues.

General meetings are support and discussion groups for any adult adoptee, adoptive parent, birthparent, prospective adoptive parent or anyone interested in lifelong adoption issues.

Date:  Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Location:  Mentor Baptist Church
                 7500 Johnnycake Ridge Road
                 Mentor, Ohio   44060

  • Held Monthly from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
  • No charge - regular attendees are encouraged to become members
  • No RSVP needed
  • Opportunities to join us as a member
Social Work and Counselor CEUs - Contact:  Amy Lomis at (216) 482-2323

Virtual Webcam General Support and Discussion Meeting

February 25, 2016

Virtual Webcam General Support and Discussion Meeting

Virtual Webcam General Support and Discussion Meeting

Date:Thursday, February 25, 2016
Time:  8:00 to 10:00 P.M. EST

To register:  http://bit.ly/virtualmtg - a link will be sent
Pre-registration is needed.  Participants limited to the first 10.

Mentor Support Meeting

February 25, 2016

If you are a current mentor, please plan on attending this monthly support meeting to share your experience with your mentee and offer support to others.

 

If you are a current mentor, please plan on attending this monthly support meeting to share your experience with your mentee and offer support to others.

Date:  Thursday, February 25, 2016

Time:  6:00 - 7:30 PM

Location:  Adoption Network Cleveland

                 4614 Prospect Ave. - Rm. 550 

For more information contact Robert Gibbons or call (216) 486-2332

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