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Rocky River General Support and Discussion Meeting

May 07, 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, May 7, 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

Birthmother's Day Ceremony

May 09, 2015

Please join us for our 23rd Annual Birthmother's Day Ceremony

Saturday, May 9, 2015

10:00 - 10:30 am - Check in
10:30 - 11:30 am - Ceremony
11:30 - 12:30 pm - Reception

Bratenahl Community Center
10300 Brighton Road

Please join us for our 23rd Annual Birthmother's Day Ceremony

Saturday, May 9, 2015

10:00 - 10:30 am - Check in
10:30 - 11:30 am - Ceremony
11:30 - 12:30 pm - Reception

Bratenahl Community Center
10300 Brighton Road
Bratenahl, OH 44108

RSVP to Amy Lomis

Columbus General Support and Discussion Meeting

May 12, 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 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.

Co-Sponsored by Building Family and Adoption Network Cleveland

Date:  Tuesday, May 12, 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

May 13, 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, May 13, 2015
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

Adoptive Family & Teen Support Group

May 14, 2015

Provides opportunities for families to meet, share their experiences and learn from each other and 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 teen.  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.

FAMILY TOPIC:  Understanding Access to Birth Records and Ohio's New Law
FACILITATOR:    Betsie Norris, Executive Director

TEEN TOPIC:       Choices, Chances, Changes

Date:  Thursday, May 14, 2015
Time:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Adoption Network Cleveland
                4614 Prospect Ave. - Rm. 550

RSVP:  Ayanna Abi-Kyles or call (216) 482-2331

Weaving Cultures Transracial Adoptive Family Group

May 16, 2015

The Weaving Cultures Transracial Adoptive Family Group is for families who have been formed through transracial adoption and whose children are infants through elementary school age.

The purpose of this group is to offer a setting where both children and adults can form relationships and be around other families who share similar experiences.  It allows kids to play, parents to visit and everyone to eat. 

The Cosgrove family will provide hot dogs, burgers, and a veggie/vegan option.  Please provide a side or dessert to share.

Date:  Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time:  2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:  Shore Acres Park - E. 151st. (north of Lakeshore Blvd.)
Alternate Location (if it rains)  295 East 149th Street

Will confirm the morning of the event.

RSVP:  Ayanna Abi-Kyles or to be added to the email list for the group            

Adoption 101: Where Do I Begin?

May 16, 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
This workshop will give you a realistic overview of the adoption options and the 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, May 16, 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 MeetingDoro

May 21, 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 n lifelong adoption issues.

Date:  Thursday, May 21, 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 - 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

Heights General Support and Discussion Meeting

May 21, 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.

BIRTHMOTHER PANEL - From the Era when Women were Sent Away.

Date:  Thursday, May 21, 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

Mentor Support Meeting

May 26, 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:  Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Time:  6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location:  Adoption Network Cleveland
                 4614 Prospect Ave. - Rm. 550

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

NEW! NW OHIO

May 26, 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 meeting are support and discussion groups for any adult adoptee, adoptive parent, birthparent, prospective adoptive parent or anyone interested in lifelong adoption issues.

Date:  Tuesday, May 26, 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 (216) 325-1000

Disrupted Email

May 26, 2015

Our email system is being updated over the long weekend; as a result, staff will not have access to email.

Our email system is being updated over the long weekend; as a result, staff will not have access to email.

Lake County General Support and Discussion Meeting

May 26, 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:  From the Honeymoon Phase to Deepening Relationships in Adoption

Date:  Tuesday, May 26, 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

Virtual Webcam General Support and Discussion

May 28, 2015

A new format to meet demand!

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

Date:  Thursday, May 28, 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 Orientation

May 30, 2015

If you're interested in learning more about our Permanency Champion Mentoring Program, come join us for an orientation to learn more.

If you're interested in learning more about our Permanency Champion Mentoring Program, come join us for an orientation to learn more.

Date:  Saturday, May 30, 2015
Time:  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:  Adoption Network Cleveland
                 4614 Prospect Ave. - Rm. 550

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

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