OCTOBER 19, 2013 MONTHLY MEETING

WORKSHOPS: 

Domestic Independent Adoption 101 & Identifying Adoption Red Flags:  

 Guest Speaker: Jeanine Castagna, Esq. Adoption Attorney

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.  Identifying potential scams will also be discussed.   

School Days: Kindergarten and Beyond:       Guest Speaker:  TBD

This workshop will discuss the various issues that affect the adopted child in the school setting from Kindergarten to high school graduation. It will also touch on how to deal with school assignments, adolescent identity issues and delicate situations. Bring your questions.

Support and Networking:     Moderated by an APC Board Member

If the other workshops offered don't apply to you, please come and talk with others in your situation.

MEETING LOCATION:  

Church of St. Jude, 3606 Lufberry Avenue, Wantagh, NY

MEETING TIMES:

            6:30 PM – New Member Orientation, Pre and Post Support Groups / Networking

7:30 PM – General Meeting: Chapter Business, Welcome New Children, Raffle

8:00 PM – Workshops 

 

CONFERENCE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

 We need your help to make the 33rd Annual Conference a success. We need help in lots of different areas, before and during the conference, from set up to clean up, so if you have any time, we'd greatly appreciate it.  Please contact Josephine Matala, volunteer coordinator at 201-301-2816 or email nj@adoptiveparents.org