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Tri-State Conference - November 20th

We hope that you will all join us at the 36th annual APC Tri-State Conference, on November 20th, from 9:00 AM unitl 5:15 PM, at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY.  Thre will be over 70 presentations on many topics of interest for both pre- and post-adopt families, and opportunities to meet with adoption professionals.  Click here to register and check out the full list of presentations.  We hope to see you all there!

Halloween Party - October 22nd

The annual APC Hudson/CT Halloween party will be held on October 22nd, from 5 to 8 PM, at the Port Chester Middle School.  There will be fun, food and friends.  Come in costume and bring the whole family.  Dinner will be served, we will have entertainment, and treats galore.  Preregistration is greatly appreciated, and you get at $5 discount with preregistration, so click here to register.  You also receive a discount with APC membership, so click here to join APC or renew your membership before you register for the Halloween party.  The Halloween party is always a great time, so we hope to see you all there!

Social Outing - September 17th

Calling all families with kids who like to have fun, and spending time with other adoptive families!  Please join us for a group play date at Saxon Woods Park in White Plains, on September 17th at 11:00 AM.  There is a great playground, a picnic area, mini-golf, and friends!  No preregistration required, just come on by and bring a picnic lunch if you would like.  We will meet at the playground.  We can't wait to see you there!

Support Group Meeting - September 17th

Please join us at our first Support Group Meeting of the 2016-2017 year.  We will meet at the Betty Taubert Girl Scout House, 37 Wayside Ln., Scarsdale, NY, at 7:00 PM on September 17th.  This meeting is appropriate for both pre- and post-adopt families, and is open to people from both NY and CT.  Come prepared to share, ask questions, and both give and receive support from our caring community.  No preregistration is necessary, so just come on by!  We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Pre-Adopt Orientation - September 17th

Please join us for the first Pre-Adopt Orientation of the year, on Septmeber 17th at 6:00 PM, at the Betty Taubert Girl Scout House, 37 Wayside Ln., Scarsdale, NY.  This event is perfect for people who are exploring or beginning the adoption process.  You will learn the basic ins and outs of the adoption process in a friendly and warm environment.  This meeting is open to people from all four chapters of APC.  Preregistration is required, so email us at mailto:hudsonct@adoptiveparents.org.  Afterwards, stay for our Support Group Meeting.  We look forward to seeing you there!

June 7th CT Support Group Meeting

Please join us for our next Connecticut meeting, on June 7th, at 7 PM.  The meeting will be support group style, so come prepared with any questions and ready to share in an open and welcoming environment.  This meeting is great for prospective adoptive parents, and those already parenting children via adoption.  Preregistration is required to attend, so please email us at hudsonct@adoptiveparents.org  We hope to see you there!  

2016 Spring Picnic - June 5th, 2016

Come one come all to the annual 2016 APC Hudson/CT Spring Picnic!  Bring the whole family, enjoy some good food and have some fun with our wonderful community.  The picnic will take place on Sunday, June 5th, from noon until 4 pm at Ridge Road Park, Pavillion 3, in Hartsdale, NY.  There's a great playground for the kids, and a pavillion so the picnic will take place rain or shine.  We will also have access to a baseball field, basketball court and volleyball court, so bring your sports equipment so we can play ball.  Also, we will be holding our very special Candlelighting Ceremony.  You may light a Wish Candle for those children who we are waiting for, or a Family Candle in honor of a child who joined your family through adoption, foster care, or birth during the previous year.  Please indicate on your registration if you wish to light a candle.  There is a discount with preregistration, so please sign up ahead of time.  Please click here to preregister.  We can't wait to see you all there!

May 14th Panel Discussion - Young Adult Adoptees

Please join us for a very special program on May 14th at 7 PM.  We will have a Panel Discussion featuring Young Adult Adoptees, who will share with us their personal experiences and unique perspectives.  This information will be very valuable for prospective adoptive parents, and those already parenting children via adoption.  The meeting will take place at the Betty Taubert Girl Scout House, at 37 Wayside Lane, Scarsdale, NY.  If you have never been to a presentation like this, it is an event not to miss.  We appreciate our speakers opening up and sharing with us.  We hope to see you there.

May 14th Pre-Adopt Orientation

The last Pre-Adopt Orientation of the year will be held on May 14th at 6 PM, at the Betty Taubert Girl Scout House, 37 Wayside Lane, Scarsdale, NY.  If you are just starting your adoption process, or if you are considering adoption, this is the event for you.  You will learn the basic ins and outs of the adoption process, and be able to ask all those questions you have.  This meeting requires preregistration, so please email us at hudsonct@adoptiveparents.org to sign up.  We are looking forward to seeing you there!

May 3rd CT Support Group Meeting

Please join us for our next Connecticut meeting, on May 3rd, at 7 PM.  The meeting will be support group style, so come prepared with any questions and ready to share in an open and welcoming environment.  This meeting is great for prospective adoptive parents, and those already parenting children via adoption.  Preregistration is required to attend, so please email us at hudsonct@adoptiveparents.org  We hope to see you there!  

April 16th Mini-Conference

Please join us for the APC Mini-Conference.  The Mini-Conference will be held on April 16th from 6:00 PM until 9:30 PM at the Port Chester Girl Scout House, at 64 Parkway Dr., Port Chester, NY 10573.  The event will feature fascinating and dynamic presentations with expert adoption professionals, pertinent for both families preparing to adopt, and those who are already parenting children via adoption.  The evening will also include a light dinner, and time for networking.  Click here to register.  We hope to see you there!

Here is the schedule for the Mini-Conference:

6:00pm – 6:45pm:  Registration and Light Dinner

6:45pm – 7:45pm: Session 1 (choice of 3 workshops)

8:00pm – 9:00pm: Session 2 (choice of 3 workshops)

9:00pm – 9:30pm: Networking and Dessert

The schedule of presentations is as follows: 

SESSION 1:  

A)  Adoption 101

Joy Goldstein, LCSW, ACSW, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Forever Families Through Adoption

Michael Goldstein, Esq., LCSW, Adoption Attorney, Co-Founder of Forever Families Through Adoption

B) In Living Color: Life as a Transracial Family

Susan Myer, MSW, District Supervisor at Adoptions from the Heart

C) Talking to Your Kids and Others About Adoption

Anne Malave, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Author of Dear Anne article in AdopTalk

SESSION 2:  

A) Advertising and Social Media

Jess Mackta, Founder of consulting firm AdoptionEngine, LLC.

Susan Krieger, M.A., Founder, In Addition, Inc.

B) Talking to Birthmothers

Lisa Schuman, LCSW, Director of Mental Health Services at RMAC

C) Adoption and the Schools

Laura Ilowite, MSW, Outreach Manager of the Modern Family Center at Spence-Chapin

Family Social Outing - 2/28/16

Calling all families with children!  We are going to have our next family social outing at Rockin' Jump in Mt. Kisko on February 28th.  Meet us at 11 AM at the front entrance.  Rockin' Jump requires that tickets be purchased ahead of time to ensure that they do not exceed their maximum capacity.  We are not purchasing tickets or making reservations as a group, so it is best that each family purchase their tickets before the 28th to ensure that Rockin' Jump does not sell out.  Please click here for the Rockin' Jump website.  It has been cold outside, so let's have some fun socializing while the kids get out some energy inside!

Wine and Cheese - 3/5/16

On March 5th, from 5 until 7 PM we are having a Wine and Cheese event at Bar'Lees Wine & Whisky Bar, 157 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck, NY 10543.  Gather with our group for fun evening of support and conversation while we enjoy a private wine tasting.  Bar’Lees is easily accessible by major roads, and convenient to Metro North Train Station.  The event will feature a wine tasting of six wines paired with light snacks for $20 per personPre-registration required by February 27th.  Feel free to linger and mingle afterward.  There is a small-plate full menu and music at 9 pm for those who might like to make a night of it!  Click here to register. This event is for current APC members only, so if you have not yet officially joined APC, or if your membership has lapsed, please click here to join or renewWe hope that you will join us!

1/9/16 Pot Luck Dinner

Last year's pot luck dinner was such a success that we have decided to make it an annual event!  This event is for everyone - whether your child came home years ago, you have a new addition to the family, or you are just beginning your adoption journey and would like some adorable inspiration.  Bring the whole family!  Dinner will begin at 6 PM on Saturday, January 9th at the Betty Taubert Girl Scout House in Scarsdale.  Pre-registration is appreciated, so click here to sign up.  Bring a dish to share, watch the kids playing and forming their own friendships, and then enjoy our round table discussion.  We can't wait to see you there!

1/9/16 Pre-Adopt Orientation

On Saturday, January 9th at 5 PM, we will be holding a Pre-Adopt Orientation.  This meeting is for people who are just beginning their adoption journeys, and may be new to APC.  You will learn the ins and outs of the adoption process, and will be able to ask any questions that you have.  Preregistration is required, so please email hudsonct@adoptiveparents.org. The meeting will take place at the Betty Taubert Girl Scout House, at 37 Wayside Lane, Scarsdale, NY.  The Pre-Adopt will be followed by our annual Pot Luck dinner, so we hope that you will stay and meet our wonderful community.