PRE- ADOPT WORKSHOP: Adoption Scams and 10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask Your Adoption Attorney, Guest Speaker: Aaron Britvan Esq. Adoption Attorney, Adoptive Parent

Which are the most important questions to ask and what basic information do you need when you begin a relationship with your attorney? Points to be covered will include: setting up an 800 telephone number, maximizing your ad budget, how to talk to a birth mother and identifying potential scams. Successful domestic, independent adoptions made in a safe, ethical manner are attainable.  Learn about the process and come prepared to voice your concerns, share your thoughts and ask questions.  


POST-ADOPT Workshop: Managing The Challenging Child, Guest Speaker: Elaine Lerner, MSW, CSW

With over 20 years of experience working in a school setting and in a private family practice, Elaine comes with both anecdotes and realistic plans of action She specializes in helping parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder to develop parent management skills.  Using the Russell Barkley, PhD. method of behavioral management, you will learn techniques to help give your child a better chance at success in school, at home and in social settings. You will be empowered to take charge of your challenging child in a way that ensures the health of your child and entire family. **Note: This workshop is appropriate for anyone thinking about effective ways to manage their child’s behavior.

The Wait: What To Expect When You Bring Your Child Home, Moderated by: Leslie Zindulka, LCSW-R, Adoption Social Worker, Adoptive Parent and APC Board Member.

Come share your challenges and triumphs during your adoption journey in this interactive open topic roundtable discussion group. This is a wonderful networking opportunity along with a safe environment to “vent”. Get support from others while you wait.


 Education, support and new friends…be a part of the APC family!!