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Rocky River General Support and Discussion Meeting

March 05, 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:  Control as a Core Issue in Adoption

Date:  Thursday, March 5, 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

Columbus General Support and Discussion Meeting

March 10, 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 adoptee, 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, March 10, 2015
Time:  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:  Building Family Counseling Offices
                  6660 N High St.
                  Worthington, Oh.  43085

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

Summit County General Support and Discussion Meeting

March 11, 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, March 11, 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

 

Miami Valley General Support and Discussion Group

March 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:  Thursday, March 12, 2015
Location:  West Carrollton Civic Center
                 300 East Central Avenue
                  West Carrollton, OH
  • Held monthly from 6:30 to 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

Adoptive Family & Teen Support Group

March 12, 2015

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 tens. 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:  Financial Literacy Putting Our Houses in Order
TEEN TOPIC:  Love Your Selfie (Identity)

Date:  Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:  Adoption Network Cleveland
                  4614 Prospect Ave. - Rm 550

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

Mentor Orientation

March 19, 2015

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

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

Date:  Thursday, March 19, 2015
Time:  100:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:  Adoption Network Cleveland
                  4614 Prospect Ave. - Rm. 550

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

Heights General Support and Discussion Meeting

March 19, 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 supported and discussion groups for any adult adoptee, adoptive parent, birthparent, prospective adoptive parent or anyone interested in lifelong adoption issues.

Date:  Thursday, March 19, 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


Ohio Adoption Records Law Opening Day Event in Columbus - March 19 and March 20

March 20, 2015

BE A PART OF HISTORY IN THE MAKING!

Adoption Network Cleveland is hosting a celebration Thursday evening March 19, 2015 as part of “Opening Day” – when 1964-1996 Ohio adoptees can first apply for their vital statistics records. We reserved a block of rooms at the Drury Inn Columbus Convention Center (which is just several blocks from Vital Statistics). The Ohio Department of Health has agreed to share the adoptee records request form with us at the close of business Thursday March 19! So, adoptees can fill out the forms together.

There will be celebrations on Friday March 20 as well.

BE A PART OF HISTORY IN THE MAKING!

Click here for Opening Day Celebration information.

Adoption Network Cleveland is hosting a celebration Thursday evening March 19, 2015 as part of “Opening Day” – when 1964-1996 Ohio adoptees can first apply for their vital statistics records. We reserved a block of rooms at the Drury Inn Columbus Convention Center (which is just several blocks from Vital Statistics). There will be celebrations on Friday March 20 as well.

The Ohio Department of Health has agreed to share the adoptee records request form with us at the close of business Thursday March 19! This means that at the celebration we are holding adoptees can fill out their forms together and we'll have notaries on hand. This will help everything go smoothly to hand in forms the next morning at Vital Statistics. With ODH we are planning a ceremony for mid-day on the 20th. Details available soon. Please plan to join us if you can!

Reserve your room directly with the hotel by February 19, 2015 to get the special room rate of $99 for a room with 2 queen beds (to accommodate up to 4 people) or $109 for a room with a king bed.

Make your reservations by clicking here or by calling 1-800-325-0720. Refer to group number 2230501 or Adoption Network Cleveland. If you want to stay longer, depending on hotel availability, you can book up to an additional two nights before or after at our group rate. Parking in the attached hotel garage is $12/night.

Room rate includes:
Happy hour and a menu of free hot food and cold beverages from 5:30-7:00 pm.
Hot Breakfast – Belgian waffles, scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, sausage and more.

Free Long Distance - One hour every room every night.
Free Wireless Internet Access – High speed Internet in all rooms and the lobby.
Free Soda and Popcorn – From 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm every night in the lobby.

Drury Inn Columbus Convention Center
88 East Nationwide Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43215
Telephone: (614) 221-7008

Media contact form for people impacted by the records opening

March 20, 2015

The media will want to talk to those who are impacted by the new law. If you would like to be part 
of this important effort, please let us know a little about you. Either fill out this form online and hit the 
Submit button or send an email to Linda Schellentrager.

The media will want to talk to those who are impacted by the new law. If you would like to be part 
of this important effort, please let us know a little about you. Either fill out this form online and hit the 
Submit button or send an email to Linda Schellentrager.

Mentor Support Meeting

March 24, 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, March 24, 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

Adoption Finalization Celebration

March 24, 2015

If you have recently finalized an adoption, we invite you to come and celebrate the new addition to your family!

If you have recently finalized an adoption, we invite you to come and celebrate the new addition to your family!

Date:  Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time:  7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location:  Adoption Network Cleveland
                  4614 Prospect Ave. - Rm. 550

RSVP:  By Monday, March 23, 2015,  Email Ayanna Abi-Kyles or call (216) 482-2331

Volunteer Orientation

March 31, 2015

If you are interested in volunteering with us in any capacity, please join us to learn more about the organization.

If you are interested in volunteering with us in any capacity, please join us to learn more about the organization.

Date:  Tuesday, March 31 2015
Time:  5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location:  Adoption Network Cleveland
                  4614 Prospect Ave. - Rm. 550

RSVP:  Email Kara Laughlin or call (216) 482-2312
  

Lake County General Support and Discussion Meeting

March 31, 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:  Tuesday, March 31, 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

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