Calendar

Birthmothers' Support Group

October 01, 2014

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 discussion and activities.

Date:  Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Time:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:  Adoption Network Cleveland
                     4614 Prospect Ave. - Rm. 550

For more information:  email Linda Bellini or call (216) 482-2323

Rocky River General Support and Discussion Meeting

October 02, 2014

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, October 2, 2014
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
For more information, contact Linda Bellini at (216) 482-2323

Adoptee Journeys - Fall Series - Session 3

October 07, 2014

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

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

Topic:  Family Relationships Part II
Estes Turner, Adoptee
We will explore the extent to which "our story" may be limiting our ability to move forward, grow and change.  We will look at our power to bring about change, and how acceptance can be a foundation for creating what we want in our families.

Who:  Adopt Adoptees, 18 and older
Date:  Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Time:  6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Location:  Adoption Network Cleveland
                4614 Prospect Ave. - Rm. 550

Cost:  Members:  $80 series, $20 single session; Non-members:  $120 series, $30 single session
Pre-registration is encouraged.  An additional $5 if paying the day of session

RSVP:  Amy Lomis at (216) 482-2323

Summit County General Support and Discussion Meeting

October 08, 2014

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, October 8, 2014
Location:  MedPoint Health 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 Linda Bellini at (216) 482-2323

Adoptive Family & Teen Support Group

October 09, 2014

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.

Topic:  Group Discussion Night-The Power of Positive Language
Facilitator:  Ayanna Abi-Kyles

Date:  Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:  Adoption Network Cleveland
                4614 Prospect Ave. - Rm. 550

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

A Simple Piece of Paper / An Adoptee ROARed in Ohio

October 11, 2014

ANNOUNCING!

Two documentary films by Jean Strauss about adoptee rights are in the 2014 Documentary Film Fest

 

An Adoptee ROARed in Ohio

Reveals the fascinating story of how Adoption Network Cleveland’s Betsie Norris spent 24 years changing Ohio’s closed records laws.

 

A Simple Piece of Paper

Examines the impact of the release of original birth certificates to Illinois adoptees.

ANNOUNCING!

Two documentary films by Jean Strauss about adoptee rights are in the 2014 Documentary Film Fest

 

An Adoptee ROARed in Ohio

Reveals the fascinating story of how Adoption Network Cleveland’s Betsie Norris spent 24 years changing Ohio’s closed records laws.

 

A Simple Piece of Paper

Examines the impact of the release of original birth certificates to Illinois adoptees.

 

BOTH FILMS SHOWN WILL BE SHOWN TOGETHER:
Weds. Oct. 8, 11:45 am – Chagrin Valley Little Theatre – $5
Sat. Oct. 11, 1:15 pm – South Franklin Circle – $10

 

www.chagrinfilmfest.org

www.jeanstrauss.com

www.adoptionnetwork.org

 

Columbus General Support and Discussion Meeting

October 14, 2014

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-Sponsorded by Building Family and Adoption Network Cleveland

Date:  Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time:  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:  Karl Road Library
                550 Karl Road
                Columbus, Ohio  
*For all Columbus area meetings, please watch for updates on ohiobirthparents.org

FREE PARENT TRAINING

October 15, 2014

TOPIC:  Ignorance is not Bliss:  Teen Sex Trends, Choices and Challenges
FACILITATOR:  Ronna Johnson

OHIO CHILD WELFARE TRAINING PROGRAM
TOPIC:  Ignorance is not Bliss:  Teen Sex Trends, Choices and Challenges
FACILITATOR:  Ronna Johnson

Date:  Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time:  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:  Adoption Network Cleveland
                4614 Prospect Ave. - Rm. 550

RSVP AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO SESSION
Please Contact:  Julius Jackson, at (216) 482-2324

Miami Valley General Support and Discussion Group

October 16, 2014

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:  Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time:  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:  Vandalia Recreation Center
                1111 Stonequarry Road
                Vandalia, Ohio
  • 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

October 16, 2014

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, October 16, 2014
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 Linda Bellini at (216) 482-2323

FREE PARENT TRAINING

October 18, 2014

TOPIC:  What's Normal, What's Not in Children's Behaviors
FACILITATOR:  Janice Felton-Williams

OHIO CHILD WELFARE TRAINING PROGRAM
TOPIC:  What's Normal, What's Not in Children's Behaviors
FACILITATOR:  Janice Felton-Williams

Date:  Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time:  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:  Adoption Network Cleveland
                4614 Prospect Ave. - Rm. 550

RSVP AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO SESSION
Please Contact:  Julius Jackson, at (216) 482-2324


Adoptee Journeys - Fall Series - Session 4

October 21, 2014

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

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

Topic:  Support Systems
Facilitator:  Marilyn Malkin, PhD, Clinical Psychologist
We will discuss the importance of support systems and how they are especially critical due to the triggers certain life events can carry throughout the journey.  What are the support networks both professional and otherwise that we need to help us maintain healthy and stable relationships?

Who:  Adult Adoptees, 18 years and older
Date:  Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time:  6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Location:  Adoption Network Cleveland
                4614 Prospect Ave. - Rm. 550

Cost:  Members:  $80 series, $20 single session; Non-members:  $120 series, $30 single session
Pre-registration is encouraged.  An additional $5 if paying the day of session

RSVP:  Amy Lomis at (216) 482-2323

Mentor Support Meeting

October 28, 2014

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, October 28, 2014
Time:  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:  Adoption Network Cleveland
                4614 Prospect Ave. - Rm. 550

RSVP:  Contact Robert Gibbons or call (216) 482-2332

FREE PARENT TRAINING

October 29, 2014

TOPIC:  Keepin' it in the Family:  The Unique Issues of Kinship Care
FACILITATOR:  Linda Loveland

OHIO CHILD WELFARE TRAINING PROGRAM
TOPIC:  Keepin' it in the Family:  The Unique Issues of Kinship Care
FACILITATOR:  Linda Loveland

Date:  Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time:  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:  Adoption Network Cleveland
                4614 Prospect Ave. - Rm. 550

RSVP AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO SESSION
Please Contact:  Julius Jackson, at (216) 482-2324

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