Calendar

Birthmothers' Support Group

August 05, 2015

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.

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 discussions and activities.

Date:  Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Time:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:  Adoption Network Cleveland
                  4614 Prospect Ave. - Rm. 550

For more information, email Amy Lomis or call (216) 482-2323

Rocky River General Support and Discussion Meeting

August 06, 2015

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, August 6, 2015
Location:  West Shore 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
For more information, contact Amy Lomis at (216) 482-2323

Potbelly Fundraiser

August 07, 2015

25% of all sales at Potbelly Sandwich Shop (11425 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106) on Friday, August 7, 2015 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm will go to Adoption Network Cleveland.

For more information, please contact Kathryn Mahon at (216) 482-2319 or Kathryn.Mahon@AdoptionNetwork.org

25% of all sales at Potbelly Sandwich Shop (11425 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106) on Friday, August 7, 2015 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm will go to Adoption Network Cleveland.

For more information, please contact Kathryn Mahon at (216) 482-2319 or Kathryn.Mahon@AdoptionNetwork.org

Columbus General Support and Discussion Meeting

August 11, 2015

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

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

Co-Sponsored by Building Family and Adoption Network Cleveland

Date:  Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Time:  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:  Building Family Counseling Offices
                  6660 N. High St.
                  Worthington, Oh   43085

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


Summit County General Support and Discussion Meeting

August 12, 2015

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, August 12, 2105
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
For more information, contact Amy Lomis at (216) 482-2323

Adoption 101: Where Do I Begin?

August 15, 2015

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 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 and includes information on:
  • Key Decisions
    • Type of Adoption
    • Adoption Provider
  • Three Roads to Adoption
    • Private, Domestic Infant Adoption
    • Public, Waiting Child Adoption
    • International Adoption
  • Financing an Adoption
  • Adoptive Parent Panel
  • Adoption is a Lifelong Journey
  • Questions and Answers
Date:  Saturday, August 15, 2015
Time:  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:  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

Click here to register online.  For more information about these workshops contact Julius Jackson at (216) 482-2324.

Miami Valley General Support And Discussion Meeting

August 20, 2015

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,August 20, 2015
Time:  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:  Dorothy Lane Market
                 2nd Floor Meeting Room
                 740 North Main Street
                 Springboro
  • 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 or call (513) 463-3450
     

Miami Valley General Support And Discussion Meeting

August 20, 2015

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,August 20, 2015
Time:  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:  Dorothy Lane Market
                 2nd Floor Meeting Room
                 740 North Main Street
                 Springboro
  • 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 or call (513) 463-3450
     

Heights General Support and Discussion Meeting

August 20, 2015

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:  Intimacy and Trust

Date:  Thursday, August 20 2015
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
For more information, contact Amy Lomis at (216) 482-2323

NEW! NW OHIO

August 24, 2015

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, August 24, 2015
Time:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:  Sanger Branch Library
                 3030 W. Central
                 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, go to:  www.AdoptionNetwork.org or call (26) 325-1000

Lake County General Support and Discussion Meeting

August 25, 2015

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:  Feelings of Fear

Date:  Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Location:  Mentor Baptist Church
                 7500 Johnnycake Ridge Road
                  Mentor, 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
For more information, contact Amy Lomis at (216) 482-2323

Adoption 201: Adopting Infants Domestically

August 26, 2015

Expanding on the Adoption 101: Where Do I Begin Workshop, this session will explore more details for those looking towards the path of a domestic infant adoption.

Expanding on the Adoption 101:  Where Do I Begin Workshop, this session will explore more details for those looking towards the path of a domestic infant adoption.

Date:  Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Time:  6:00 PM - 8:0 PM
Location:  Adoption Network Cleveland
                 4614 Prospect Ave. - Rm. 550
                 Cleveland, Ohio   44103

Cost:  Members:  $15 per person, $25 per couple
           Non-Members:  $20 per person, $35 per couple
           Add $5 if paying the same day as workshop

Click here to register online.  For more information, contact Julius Jackson at (216) 482-2324.

*Please note that space is limited.  Early registration is encouraged.  If spots are available, walk-ins are welcome.


Adoptee Journeys Series 2015

August 26, 2015

This three workshop series will explore the life journeys of the adoptee.  Adoptees, ages 18 and over are invited to attend.

This three workshop series will explore the life journeys of the adoptee.  Adoptees, ages 18 and over are invited to attend.

TOPIC:  Belonging to Two Families

Date:  Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Time:  6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Location:  Adoption Network Cleveland
                  4614 Prospect Ave. - Rm. 550

Cost:  Members:  $60 all, $25 per session;  Non-Members:  $80 all, $30 per session
There will be an additional $5 charge for registering on the same day.
RSVP:  Amy Lomis (216) 482-2323

Virtual Webcam General Support and Discussion Meeting

August 27, 2015

A new format to meet demand!

A new format to meet demand!  Pre-registration needed.  Participants limited to the first 10.

Date:  Thursday, August 27, 2015
Time:  8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

To register, contact:  Betsie.Norris@Adoptionnetwork.org with "Virtual Meeting" in the title of your email.

Mentor Support Meeting

August 27, 2015

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, August 27, 2015
Time:  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:  Adoption Network Cleveland
                 4614 Prospect Ave. - Rm. 550

For more information, Email Robert Gibbons or call (216) 482-2332

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