SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 LONG ISLAND MEETING

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

WORKSHOP TOPICS:

PRE-ADOPT:  Everything You Wanted to Know About Independent Adoption

Guest Speaker:  Aaron Britvan, Esq.; Adoption Attorney and Adoptive Parent

Is this birthmother being truthful? This workshop will provide valuable information whether you are beginning or already are in the process of advertising, networking and speaking with birthparents.  The discussion will address potential scams, emotions and legalities that may suggest an underlying problem for which adoptive parents must be aware.

POST-ADOPT: School Days: Kindergarten and Beyond

Guest Speaker: Leslie Zindulka, LCSW-R; Adoption Social Worker; Adoptive Parent and APC Board Member

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.

PRE AND POST SUPPORT, NETWORKING AND SUCCESS STORIES

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

WE WILL BE COLLECTING SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR LITTLE FLOWER CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES (backpacks, notebooks, folders, binders, looseleaf, pencils, pens, markers, crayons, etc; or Gift Cards: Target, Walmart, Staples, Office Max, etc)