NYC CHAPTER MEETING SATURDAY MAY 20 2017

We hope you'll join us for a very special evening. 

The Journey to Becoming a Family

We will have a panel of adoptive families with us to talk about the joys and the challenges of their adoption journey. Plenty of time for questions. 

 Saturday May 20 2017

St Francis College 180 Remsen Street Brooklyn NY Between Court and Clinton Street

Doors open at 7pm

 

715 New Member Orientation- This is the place to learn about APC and why we are here!

 Networking -Catch up with old friends and make some new friends! 

8pm  PANEL

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome

Please call 212 304 8479 or email babsmomapc@aol.com for more information

 

 

SATURDAY MARCH 25th APC/NYC CHAPTER MEETING

HAPPY SPRING EVERYONE!

PLEASE JOIN US THIS SATURDAY!

We have even more adoption professionals joining us for this important meeting. 

Please RSVP to 212 304 8479 or to babsmomapc@aol.com

 

We hope you'll join us

 Saturday March 25 2017

St Francis College 180 Remsen Street Brooklyn NY Between Court and Clinton Street

Doors open at 7pm

 

715 New Member Orientation- This is the place to learn about APC and why we are here!

 Networking -Catch up with old friends and make some new friends! 

Dr Anne F. Malave PhD: Parenting Roundtable- Bring your questions and concerns. 

8:00 PM General Meeting and Meet and Greet: 

 

Joy Goldstein, LCSW, Executive Director, Forever Families Through Adoption

Zack Fried,  Outreach Coordinator, Adoption STAR

Friends in Adoption, Adoption Agency

Kathy Brodsky, LCSW,TheAdoptionMaven.blogspot.com   

Faith Getz Rousso, Esq, Adoption Attorney

Nina Rumbold, Esq, and Denise Seidelman, Esq, Adoption Attorneys

Brian Esser, Esq, Adoption Attorney

Dr Anne F Malave, PhD. Psychologist/Psychoanalyst, specializing in Infertility and Adoption

 

Come and learn about Domestic Adoption  

Adoption Attorneys, Agencies, Social Workers and Psychologist will be available to answer questions and guide families on their journeys, no matter where you are. 

 

 For those families hurt from the closing of IAC, please join us and receive help from professionals dedicated to helping families fulfill their dreams and continue on their adoption journey. 

For those just starting out, this will be a place to help you make decisions about how you want to create your family. 

For those who have already started their adoption process, come and network, and receive support from other adoptive families.

Remember, a computer can't give you a hug. 

 

Join us and come away with a plan for making your dreams come true. 

 

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome

PLEASE RSVP or call for more information :212 304 8479  

 

 

NYC CHAPTER MEETING MARCH 25 2017

Hi Folks!

We hope you'll join us at our next meeting, Saturday March 25 2017
St Francis College 180 Remsen Street Brooklyn NY Between Court and Clinton Street
Doors open at 7pm

715 New Member Orientation- This is the place to learn about APC and why we are here!

 Networking -Catch up with old friends and make some new friends! 

Dr Anne F. Malave PhD: Parenting Roundtable- Bring your questions and concerns. 

8:00 PM General Meeting and Meet and Greet: 

Joy Goldstein, LCSW, Executive Director, Forever Families Through Adoption
Zack Fried,  Outreach Coordinator, Adoption STAR
Friends In Adoption- Adoption Agency
Kathy Brodsky, LCSW,TheAdoptionMaven.blogspot.com   
Faith Getz Rousso, Esq, Adoption Attorney
Nina Rumbold, Esq, and Denise Seidelman, Esq, Adoption Attorneys 
Brian Esser, Esq, Adoption Attorney
Dr Anne F Malave, PhD. Psychologist/Psychoanalyst, specializing in Infertility and Adoption

Come and learn about Domestic Adoption  
Adoption Attorneys, Agencies, Social Workers and Psychologist will be available to answer questions and guide families on their journeys, no matter where you are. 
 For those families hurt from the closing of IAC, please join us and receive help from professionals dedicated to helping families fulfill their dreams and continue on their adoption journey. 
For those just starting out, this will be a place to help you make decisions about how you want to create your family. 
For those who have already started their adoption process, come and network, and receive support from other adoptive families.
Remember, a computer can't give you a hug. 
Join us and come away with a plan for making your dreams come true. 

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome
Please call 212 304 8479 for more information

MARCH 25 2017 SAVE THE DATE

Save the date for our next meeting

We will be hosting a forum to help IAC families navigate the transition after the closing of agency

Attorneys, Agencies and Social Workers will be available to answer questions and help guide all families on their adoption journey

Dr Anne Malave will be joining us for a parenting roundtable as well. 

Please check back for updates or call 212 304 8479 for more information

NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER MEETING SAT JAN 21, 2017

Please join us at our next meeting

Saturday January 21st, 2017

Where: St Francis College, 180 Remsen St (between Court and Clinton) Brooklyn NY

Time: Doors open at 7pm

 

715 New Member Orientation- This is the place to learn about APC and why we are here!

      Networking -Catch up with old friends and make some new friends! 

745  General Meeting and Domestic Adoption Q and A

A place to discuss your plans, wherever you are in the adoption process. Families  who have adopted will be on hand to share experiences. 

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome 

Please contact 212 304 8479 for questions or more information

Hope to see you soon!

 

NEXT MEETING MARCH 25 2017

NYC CHAPTER MEETING DECEMBER 10 2016

 OUR NEXT MEETING IS SATURDAY DECEMBER 10 2016

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thanks to all who attended the conference. It was a great day, with lots of information and positive energy.

Now that it's over, let's talk about your next steps.

Please join us at our next meeting 

Saturday December 10, 2016 at St. Francis College 180 Remsen St Brooklyn NY

Doors open at 7 pm, with new member orientation.

7:30 pm Parenting Roundtable: 

Dr Anne Malave, PhD, a licensed psychologist specializing in infertlity and adoption. Join us as we talk about all things parenting . Bring your questions and concerns. 

8:15 PM

So, You've Been to the Conference, Now What? 

Join us, (even if you didn't make the conference!) to talk about your next steps and get support. 

Holiday Refreshments will be served and all are welcome

Please RSVP to Babsmomapc@aol.com or 212 304 8479

 

Our next meeting is January 21st 2017.

 

 

NYC CHAPTER MEETING SATURDAY OCTOBER 22 2016

 

Hope everyone is enjoying the fall!
Your conference committee has been hard at work preparing for the conference November 20
Registration is open so please join us!
It's going to be a great day!
Here is the link for registration.
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ed0ma5w6a5d919fa&llr=5ecyvofab
Join us this Saturday October 22 2016for our pre conference meeting at St Francis College at the conference site.
180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn (between Court and Clinton St) 
Doors will open at 7pm 
New Member Orientation and networking
8pm 
Featured Speaker Sam Pitkowsky, APC President
The conference schedule is out !
Have a sneak peak at the workshops, and plan your day.
We will also have an open Q and A
Bring your questions, wherever you are in your adoption journey. Thinking about adoption? Deciding what's the best route for you to take? Waiting? 
We'll talk about it all and hopefully, take some of the stress away!
Refreshments will served and all are welcome
Please call 212 304 8479 for more information, or check the website 
www.adoptiveparents.org
Hope to see you soon!

 

NYC CHAPTER MEETING Sat Sept 17 2016

Hope everyone had a wonderful summer. 

Your conference committee has been hard at work over the summer creating a great program.

Please save the date, Sunday November 20, 2016 and check the main page for details

 

Come and join us at our first meeting of the season, 

Saturday Sept 17, 2016 at St. Francis College 180 Remsen St Brooklyn NY

Doors open at 7 pm, with new member orientation, and updates on the conference.

 Come and connect with friends old and new

Workshops start at 8pm

Breakout sessions:

1) Adoption 101….Everything You Wanted to Know about Domestic Adoption…Agency and Private Placement-  Plenty of time for questions.

 Joy Goldstein, LCSW, ACSW is a licensed clinical social worker and the director of Forever Families Through Adoption, (domestic and International, with Full Hague Accreditation )

Michael S. Goldstein, Esq, Adoption Attorney- Private Placement Adoptions

 

2) Parenting Roundtable

Dr Anne Malave, PhD, a licensed psychologist specializing in infertlity and adoption. Join us as we talk about all things parenting . Bring your questions and concerns. 

 

NEXT MEETING :

OCTOBER 22, 2016, 7pm

 

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome

Hope to see you there!

Please call 212 304 8479 for more information.

 

 

NYC Chapter Candle lighting June 18. RSVP by June 13

CANDLELIGHTING IS JUNE 18, 2016

 

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE MOST SPECIAL EVENT OF YEAR, OUR CANDLE LIGHTING

Saturday, June 18 7 p.m.
St Francis College in Brooklyn
180 Remsen Street (Between Court St. and Clinton St.) 

You are cordially invited to the most heartwarming, hopeful and joyous occasion of the year! We will light candles to welcome new family additions, remember those children still waiting for their forever family, wish for the child yet to be, and rejoice in your family formed long ago.
 
Dinner is APC's gift to you, but you must let us know if you will be attending.  Please RSVP to Barbara, 212 304 8479 or  babsmomapc@aol.com by June 13
Please also let us know if you will be lighting a candle either for a new member of the family or a wish candle. 
 
Thanks!
 
CONTACT US: 212 304 8479
email newyorkcity@adoptiveparents.org
 

 

Saturday May 21, NYC Chapter Meeting

 Please join us for a very special meeting 

Saturday May 21, 2016

St Francis College

180 Remsen Street (between Court St. and Clinton St)

Brooklyn NY

 

 Doors open 7 pm Orientation for new members Share your journey- for all families

7:30 pm    The Journey of Open Adoption  

 Nina Rumbold, Esq, Denise Seidelman, Esq,  Adoption Attorneys and Jennifer Caplan Testa, LCSW, Community Outreach Volunteer,  Friends in Adoption, Adoption Agency

 Open adoption provides the opportunity for there to be an ongoing direct relationship between the adopted child and the birth family, according to the comfort level of all involved. Learn about the different types of open adoption from families who have been living this wonderful journey. Plenty of time for questions.

 

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome

Please call 212 304 8479 or email newyorkcity@adoptiveparents.org

 

CANDLELIGHTING IS JUNE 18, 2016

 

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE MOST SPECIAL EVENT OF YEAR, OUR CANDLE LIGHTING
Saturday, June 18 7 p.m.
St Francis College in Brooklyn
180 Remsen Street (Between Court St. and Clinton St.) 

You are cordially invited to the most heartwarming, hopeful and joyous occasion of the year! We will light candles to welcome new family additions, remember those children still waiting for their forever family, wish for the child yet to be, and rejoice in your family formed long ago.
 
Dinner is APC's gift to you, but you must let us know if you will be attending.  Please RSVP to Barbara, 212 304 8479 or  babsmomapc@aol.com by June 1.
Please also let us know if you will be lighting a candle either for a new member of the family or a wish candle. 
 
Thanks!
 
CONTACT US: 212 304 8479
email newyorkcity@adoptiveparents.org
 

 

 

NYC Chapter Meeting Saturday April 9 2016 and Spring Schedule

Please join us at our first meeting of the spring!

April 9 2016

Location:

St. Francis College 

180 Remsen Street (between Court St. and Clinton St.)

Brooklyn NY

Doors will open at 7 pm

Featured Speakers

7:15 pm Adoptive Parenting Q and A ---

 Kathy Ann Brodsky LCSW Keynote Speaker for the November 2016 Annual Adoptive Parents Commitee Conference. 

An open forum for families. Whether you are just starting out on your adoption journey, or you have already adopted, bring your questions and concerns.

8:15 pm  A Comprehensive Approach to Adoption Advertising ---

Joseph Driscoll of First Steps Advertising for Adoption, and Jeannine Castagna, Esq, Adoption Attorney

With all the advertising options facing hopeful adoptive parents, where do you begin? We will discuss traditional and online advertising media including: where to advertise, finding media outlets and setting a budget. Learn how to protect yourself and your identity online and avoid scams. 

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. 

 

Saturday May 21, 2016

Doors open 7 pm Orientation for new members Share your journey- for all families

7:30 pm    The Journey of Open Adoption  

Nina Rumbold, Esq, Denise Seidelman, Esq,  Adoption Attorneys and Jennifer Caplan Testa, LCSW, Community Outreach Volunteer,  Friends in Adoption, Adoption Agency

Open adoption provides the opportunity for there to be an ongoing direct relationship between the adopted child and the birth family, according to the comfort level of all involved. Learn about the different types of open adoption from families who have been living this wonderful journey. Plenty of time for questions.

June Candlelighting TBA

For more information or any questions

212 304 8479

email newyorkcity@adoptiveparents.org

NYC Chapter meeting Saturday Feb 27 2016

Please join us at our next monthly meeting.

Saturday February 27, 2016

St Francis College 

180 Remsen Street Brooklyn NY (between Court and Clinton Streets)

Doors open 7 pm for 

Orientation for new members

Share your journey- for those waiting

7:15   Parenting Roundtable with Dr Anne Malave- bring your questions and concerns. 

8:15pm Featured Speaker Dr Anne Malave, PhD., a Clinical Psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in NYC. She specializes all forms of family building, including adoption. Among her many other roles, Dr Malave has been a speaker and workshop leader with APC for many years, leads our 'Parenting Roundtable' at our monthly meetings and is the author of the Dear Anne column in the APC Adoptalk Newsletter. 

 

ADAPTING TO ADOPTION

 

Adoption is a process of adaptation that usually feels overwhelming.  This workshop will provide a roadmap for the journey to adoption with helpful landmarks along the way that will simplify the process.  
 
Topics covered will address common questions such as:
 
·      Will I love an adopted child?
·      Will an adopted child love me?
·      Will my family accept an adopted child?
·      What can I/we do to strengthen our future adoptive family?
·      Will it be “all right”?

 

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome

For further information, please call 212 304 8479

 

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Note: The March 19 meeting has been postponed . 

Please check back for updates. 

Thanks!

 

New York City Chapter Meeting Jan 23 2016

Happy New Year Everyone!

Hope this year brings good health, happiness, peace and contentment to all.

Please join us at our monthly meeting

Saturday January 23, 2016

St Francis College 

180 Remsen Street Brooklyn NY (between Court and Clinton Streets)

Doors open 7 pm for 

Orientation for new members

Share your journey- for those waiting

7:15   Parenting Roundtable with Dr Anne Malave- bring your questions and concerns. 

8:15pm Featured Speaker Dr Anne Malave, PhD., a Clinical Psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in NYC. She specializes all forms of family building, including adoption. Among her many other roles, Dr Malave has been a speaker and workshop leader with APC for many years, leads our 'Parenting Roundtable' at our monthly meetings and is the author of the Dear Anne column in the APC Adoptalk Newsletter. 

 

ADAPTING TO ADOPTION

 

Adoption is a process of adaptation that usually feels overwhelming.  This workshop will provide a roadmap for the journey to adoption with helpful landmarks along the way that will simplify the process.  
 
Topics covered will address common questions such as:
 
·      Will I love an adopted child?
·      Will an adopted child love me?
·      Will my family accept an adopted child?
·      What can I/we do to strengthen our future adoptive family?
·      Will it be “all right”?

 

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome

For further information, please call 212 304 8479

 

Please check back for updates on future meeting dates. 

 

NYC CHAPTER MEETING SATURDAY DECEMBER 12 2015

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Please join us at our next meeting

Place: St. Francis College 180 Remsen Street Brooklyn NY (between Clinton St and Court St)

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2015

Time: Doors open 7pm

715 pm join Dr Anne Malave for a parenting roundtable. Bring your questions and concerns.

Orientation for new members and waiting workhsop and networking for those in the process. Come and meet new friends!

8 pm - Join us for our post conference workshop...

"So, You've Been to the Conference....Now What?" Need help with your plan? Still trying to figure things out? Questions? Come and join us..ask questions, share your thoughts...

Holiday refreshments and crafts for the kids. 

All are welcome 

Please call 212 304 8479 for more information. 

Next meeting will be January 23rd. Featured Speaker. Dr Anne Malave

 

 

APC NYC Chapter Meeting 11/7/15 and Volunteers Needed

It's that time again!

Our next meeting will be Saturday November 7, 2015, at 7pm

St Francis College 180 Remsen St Brooklyn NY

TOPIC: A Guide to the 35th Annual Conference

A sneak peek at the program..come and learn about what workshops are best for you so you can make the most out of your day. 

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!!
 

The conference is just around the corner and we are in need of ready, willing and able people to help us out
The hours needed the most are from 6am -12 noon and from 3:30-5:30
If you can help out for 4 hours, you'll get free admission to the conference all day and a box lunch
Come and join us. 
For more information, please contact Barbara Pitkowsky at babsmomapc@aol.com    212 304 8479
Thanks and hope to see you there!

 

 

New York City Chapter Meeting September 26 2015

Welcome Back! 

Hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable summer. Please join us at our first meeting of the year. 

Saturday September 26, 2015

St Francis College 

180 Remsen Street (Between Clinton and Court)

Brooklyn

 

7pm Orientation for New Families

 Waiting workshop for families in the process

Parenting Roundtable with Dr. Anne Malave

  815pm: Featured Topics:

Domestic Adoption 101 - He Said, She Said.

Joy Goldstein, LCSW, ACSW is a licensed clinical social worker and the director of Forever Families Through Adoption, an adoption agency.

 Michael S. Goldstein, Esq, Adoption Attorney,

Joy and Michael will discuss the process of domestic adoption, and compare two pathways; working with an adoption agency vs. working privately with an adoption attorney.  Plenty of time for questions!

 

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome

Please call with any questions 212 304 8479 

PLEASE NOTE: THE OCTOBER 17TH MEETING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED.  

Next meeting

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2015

7PM

 

A GUIDE TO THE 35TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Join us for our preconference meeting. 

Get an inside look at the program and plan out your day to make the most of it!



NYC CANDLELIGHTING Saturday June 20 2015 and Fall Schedule.

CANDLELIGHTING IS SATURDAY JUNE 20 2015 7PM  
You are cordially invited to the most heartwarming, hopeful, and joyous occasion of the year!

 We will light candles to welcome new family additions, 

remember those children still waiting for their forever family, 

wish for the child yet to be,

and rejoice in your family formed long ago.

 

 
PLEASE JOIN US!

Saturday June 20, 2015 7PM

St Francis College in Brooklyn

180 Remsen Street (Between Court St. and Clinton St.) 

  Dinner is APC’s gift to you, but you must let us know if you will be attending.  Please RSVP to Barbara, 212 304 8479babsmomapc@aol.com  by June 8, 2015

Please also let us know if you will be lighting a candle, either for a new member of the family  , or a wish candle. 

 

 

 

OUR FALL SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:
Saturday September 26, 2015, 7pm
Saturday, October 17, 1015 7pm
Please check our website, emails and future issues of Adoptalk for updates on speakers as they become available. 
Of course, SAVE THE DATE for our Annual Conference, Sunday November 22, 2015, at St. Francis College.

 

Although we don’t have monthly meetings in the summer, we are available answer any questions you may have over the summer. Just email us

apcconfprogram@gmail.com or call 212 304 8479
HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER!
   

NYC Spring Fling Sunday May 3 2015

 

Please join us at our SPRING FLING!
ST FRANCIS COLLEGE 180 Remsen St Brooklyn NY 
Date: Sunday May 3rd, 2015
Time 1pm-4pm
Our favorite clown, Ding A Ling, will be joining us again, for jokes, magic tricks and lots of balloons and face painting!
We’ll have pizza and goodies and lots of fun for the kids. 
Speakers: Leanne Jaffe, LCSW and Bernie Michael Glintz, LCSW, both adult adoptees will speak about growing up adopted. Bring your questions. 
                 Preadoption Support and Parenting Roundtables will make this an event for all families. 
Please RSVP to Barbara Pitkowsky by Wednesday April 29, 2015  babsmomapc@aol.com or
call 212 304 8479 for more information 
 
CANDLELIGHTING IS SATURDAY JUNE 20 2015 7PM (note date change)
You are cordially invited to the most heartwarming, hopeful, and joyous occasion of the year!

 We will light candles to welcome new family additions,

remember those children still waiting for their forever family, 

wish for the child yet to be,

and rejoice in your family formed long ago.

 

 
PLEASE JOIN US!

Saturday June 20, 2015 7PM

St Francis College in Brooklyn

180 Remsen Street (Between Court St. and Clinton St.) 

  Dinner is APC’s gift to you, but you must let us know if you will be attending.  Please RSVP to Barbara, 212 304 8479babsmomapc@aol.com  by June 1st, 2015

Please also let us know if you will be lighting a candle, either for a new member of the family  , or a wish candle. 

Saturday March 21 2015 NYC Chapter Meeting

Please join us at our next meeting, Saturday night, March 21st 2015 at St Francis College

180 Remsen Street (between Court St. and Clinton St) in Brooklyn NY

Doors open at 7pm

7pm  

Orientation for new families, and networking and waiting workshop for those in the process. Come and meet new friends and share your stories .

Join Dr Anne Malave for a parenting roundtable.

Featured Speakers at 8pm

Pre Adopt-

Joseph Driscoll, of First Steps Advertising for Adoption: A Comprehensive Approach to Adoption Advertising   

With all of the advertising options facing hopeful adoptive parents, where do you begin? We will talk about  traditional and online advertising media, including: where to advertise, finding media outlets, and setting a budget.  Learn how to develop an advertising program that will maximize your reach and budget.

Post Adopt

Stefani Moon, LCSW of Open Arms Adoption Services: Children's Books and Stories of Adoption.

Talking about adoption is important ,and books are a great way to open up a dialogue.  Join Stefani as she helps you to use books to address adoption issues and needs within your family. 

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. 

Please call 212 304 8479 for more information. 

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGES:

THE SPRING FLING DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO SUNDAY MAY 3RD AT 1230 PM. THERE WILL BE NO MEETING IN APRIL. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES TO THE PROGRAM.