NYC CHAPTER MEETING OCTOBER 19 2019

Happy Fall Everyone!

Save the date for our annual conference, happening on November 24 2019 at St. Francis College. Your conference committee has been hard at work creating another terrific program for you. This conference is for families in all phases of their adoption journey, so whether you are just starting  out, or already have children in your family, this is the place to be. 

Registration is live on the website!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adoptive-parents-committee-annual-conference-2019-tickets-71655047175

Please join us at our next meeting on Saturday, October 19 2019

Doors open at 7 pm

 Come and connect with friends old and new!

7:15 pm  

Orientation for those new to APC.

Conference Update

International Update

 8pm

  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

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome!


New York City Chapter Meeting September 28 2019

WELCOME BACK! Hope everyone enjoyed the summer!

Please join us for our first meeting of the season!

SATURDAY September 28 2019

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

Doors open at 7pm

7PM Orientation :
Learn about APC and our upcoming events:
Annual Conference November 24 2019

International Adoption Update

8PM The Five Top Issues During an Adoption Match.
Learn about what happens when you are actually matched with an expectant family. Please join us to get your questions answered so that you are more comfortable with the process.
Speaker:  Brian Esser, Esq. Adoption Attorney

 Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

Our next meeting is October 19th. Speakers: Michael Goldstein Esq, Adoption Attorney, and Joy Goldstein, LCSW of Forever Families Through Adoption

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

APC CANDLELIGHTING JUNE 15 2019

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

Saturday, June 15, 2019at 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 7

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!

NYC CHAPTER MEETING MAY 18 2019

SATURDAY May 18 2019
Join us for our regular monthly meeting. 

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

Doors open at 7pm

7PM Orientation :
Learn about APC and our upcoming events:

JUNE 1ST Annual Picnic westchester 
JUNE 15TH candlelighting NYC chapter 
We can discuss a possible summer play date for all families in NYC, we would love to hear some feedback and ideas on this for sometime in July. 

International Adoption Update

8PM Navigating communication with a prospective birth parent. 
Prospective birthparents are reaching out to families in many more ways than just a phone call
now.  Emails, text messages, Facebook messages and Instagram are all communications that need to
be handled appropriately.  Learn some pointers from an adoption attorney and an agency representative. 
Speakers:  Michael Goldstein, Esq.
Joy Goldstein, Director of Forever Families Through Adoption in Rye NY
 



Please RSVP to Barbara Pitkowsky 212 304 8479 or babsmomapc@aol.com
Light dinner will be served and all are welcome

JOIN US FOR CANDLELIGHTING JUNE 15 2019

New York City Chapter Adult Night Out! May 5 2019

Join the Adoptive Parents Committee for a fun adults night out with our supportive group of pre and post-adoptive parents on May 5, 2019 at Tannat Wine at Cheese on Broadway.

The A-Train Dyckman Street stop is one block away. Parking is limited in area but there are parking lots.

Tickets purchased in advance are $25 per person. Tickets will be $40 per person at the door.

Tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apc-nyc-adult-social-night-tickets-58943360177

Questions? Contact Barbara at 212-304-8479 or babsmomapc@aol.com.

Our next meeting is May 18, 2019 at St Francis College

Topic: What To Do When The Telephone Rings…or Doesn’t! Workshop for waiting families.

More information to follow!



NYC CHAPTER MEETING SATURDAY APRIL 13, 2019: SPECIAL ADDED MEETING!

SATURDAY APRIL 13 2019
Join us for a special added meeting. 

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

Doors open at 7pm

7PM Orientation :
Learn about APC and our upcoming events:
 
MAY 5TH  Social Event
MAY 18TH Support Group Meeting
JUNE 1ST Annual Picnic
JUNE 15TH Candlelighting

International Adoption Update

8PM Next Steps in Your Adoption Journey
Are you making a decision about adoption? Have you already decided that you want to adopt?  Learn about the different paths you can take on your journey. 
 
830PM Domestic Adoption: How to Use Social Media 
Join us to learn the steps you need to take to increase your exposure on Social Media. It's the way to connect. 

LIGHT DINNER SERVED
PLEASE RSVP
BABSMOMAPC@AOL.COM

Please RSVP to Barbara Pitkowsky 212 304 8479 or babsmomapc@aol.com
Light dinner will be served and all are welcome


Hudson Valley/Connecticut Chapters are hosting their annual Adoption Mini-Conference.


Saturday, April 6 th , 2019, 6:00-9:30 p.m.
The Mini-Conference will be held at:
Betty Taubert Girl Scout House
37 Wayside Lane, Scarsdale, NY 10583

NYC CHAPTER MEETING SATURDAY MARCH 9 2019

SATURDAY MARCH 9 2019

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! 

International Update

730 PM

Join Dr Melissa Goldstein, MD, Carnegie Pediatrics, Kathy Brodsky, LCSW, The Adoption Maven, and Jeanine Castagna, Esq for a very informative session.

A Panel of Adoption Professionals will be available to talk about the next step in your adoption process. How to determine if an adoption situation is right for you and the red flags you need to consider when working with expectant parents

730 PM Join Dr Anne Malave Phd for our Parenting Roundtable. Bring your questions and concerns about all things parenting.

Light dinner will be served and all are welcome

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

SAVE THE DATE MAY 5 2019 Adults Night Out on the Town!

Next meeting May 18 2019

NYC CHAPTER MEETING SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16 2019

Please join us at our next meeting .

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16 2019

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! 

International Update

730 PM

DOMESTIC ADOPTION: AGENCY OR INDEPENDENT

Brian Esser, Esq, Adoption Attorney and Val Bibko, ADOPTION STAR

Join us for a workshop on the ins and outs of domestic adoption. Learn about the similarities and differences between working with an adoption attorney privately, or working with an adoption agency on your journey to building your family. Plenty of time for questions.

Light dinner will be served and all are welcome

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

NEXT MEETING MARCH 9, 2019

A Panel of Adoption Professionals will be available to talk about the next step in your adoption process. How to determine if an adoption situation is right for you and the red flags you need to consider when working with expectant parents

Join Dr Melissa Goldstein, MD, Carnegie Pediatrics, Kathy Brodsky, LCSW, The Adoption Maven, and Jeanine Castagna, Esq for a very informative session.

NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER MEETING SATURDAY JANUARY 12 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

Hope the holidays were wonderful

Please join us at our next meeting .

SATURDAY JANUARY 12 2019

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! 

International Update

730 PM

Domestic Adoption 102 (101 and beyond)

Join Rebecca Mendel, Esq, Adoption Attorney as we talk about everything you need to know about domestic adoption, from beginning the process, to creating a profile and advertising. Rebecca has been presenting at APC conferences for years and always has a wealth of information to share. Bring your questions !

Light dinner will be served and all are welcome

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


NYC CHAPTER MEETING SATURDAY DECEMBER 15 2018 WINTER MEETING DATES ADDED!

 SATURDAY DECEMBER 15, 2018

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! 

8:00 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

We’ve added our winter meeting dates!

Please join us on January 12 2019 and February 16 2019.

Please check back for speakers and updates

 

NYC APC MEETING SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10 2018

 

 JOIN US

PRE CONFERENCE MEETING   

SATURDAY November 10 2018

St Francis College, the site of the conference

180 Remsen St, between Court and Clinton

Brooklyn NY 


Doors open at 7pm

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


8pm Join Sam and Barbara Pitkowsky for a preview of the conference!

The conference program will be available and we will help you decide which workshops are right for you. 

Come and get personalized attention to help you navigate the conference and get the most out of the day

This is for anyone on any step of their adoption journey, whether you are just starting out or you have children in your family. 


Refreshments will be served and all are welcome

Hope to see you there!


Please call 212 304 8479 for more information

New York City Chapter Fall Schedule

Please Join Us!

 38th ANNUAL CONFERENCE:  SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2018

REGISTER NOW!! WWW.ADOPTIVEPARENTS.ORG

All Meetings Held at St Francis College 180 Remsen Street Brooklyn NY  

Between Court and Clinton Street

SATURDAY OCTOBER 20 2018

Doors open at 7pm

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

715 Please join Dr Anne Malave, PhD for a parenting roundtable. Bring your questions and concerns. Dr Malave is a clinical psychologist/psychoanalyst, specializing in infertility, adoption, and third party reproduction. She has been a friend and consultant to APC for many years.

8pm Dr Melissa Goldstein Carnegie Hill Pediatrics:

Medical Issues in Domestic Adoption

 SATURDAY NOVEMBER   10 2018  : 25 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Before You Go to the Conference

SATURDAY DECEMBER 15 2018   Holiday Party   

Conference Follow Up: Where Do I Go From Here? 

Please see our website for updates and further details

www.adoptiveparents.org

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

NYC CHAPTER MEETING SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

Hope everyone had a wonderful summer!

Please join us at our first meeting of the season

September 15 2018

St Francis College 180 Remsen Street, between Court St. and Clinton St. 

Doors open at 7pm

715 pm Kathy Brodsky, LCSW,TheAdoptionMaven.blogspot.com 

Join Kathy for a discussion about everything you need to know about "The Homestudy"

Bring questions and prepare for the next step in your journey.

815 pm Faith Getz Rousso, Esq, Adoption Attorney  

Faith was recently featured on Good Morning America. Tonight she will talk about Social Media and Adoption. Bring your questions and learn the ins and outs of   finding an adoption match in the age of the internet! 

 

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome

Please call 212 304 8479 for more information. 

  

 

 

Remember our Annual Conference Nov 18 2018

NYC CHAPTER CANDLE LIGHTING SATURDAY JUNE 16, 2018

Summer is almost here, but we have one more meeting to go!

  

  PLEASE JOIN US!

Saturday June 16, 2018 7PM

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 8479babsmomapc@aol.com  by June 5, 2018

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

 

 

  

 

 

Please check our website, and emails  for updates on speakers as they become available. 

Of course, SAVE THE DATE for our Annual Conference, Sunday November 18, 2018, 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

babsmomapc@aol.com or call 212 304 8479

 

   

HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER!

UPCOMING NYC CHAPTER MEETINGS

SATURDAY DECEMBER 2, 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 Malave, PhD, a licensed psychologist specializing in infertility and adoption. Join us as we talk about all things parenting . Bring your questions and concerns. 

8:00 PM

So You’ve Been to the Conference: Now What?

A panel from the conference will present and be available to answer all your questions.

 

       Brian Esser, ESQ Adoption Attorney

       Kathy Brodsky, LCSW  The Adoption Maven 

       Mara Traynor, Adoptive Parent and Social Media Guru

       Sam Pitkowsky  

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

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

 

NYC CHAPTER MEETING OCTOBER 21 2017

 

 

Please join us for our next meeting, this Saturday, October 21 2017

 

St Francis College 180 Remsen St Bklyn NY (between Court and Clinton)

Doors open at 7pm 

 New Member Orientation:

Introduction to Domestic, International and Foster Care Adoption

Conference Update and Networking

 

8pm Special Guest Speaker

Faith Getz Rousso Esq, Adoption Attorney

100 Questions You Always Wanted to Know About Adoption But Were Afraid to Ask.

Join Faith for an information packed workshop about domestic adoption. Everything you need to know. 

Plenty of time for questions 

 

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome

 

Please call 212 304 8479 for more information

Remember to register for our Annual Conference. Nov 19 2017

Registration is live on the website

NYC CHAPTER MEETING SEPTEMBER 23 2017

Welcome back! 

We hope everyone had a wonderful summer!

After a great summer break, we are up and running again. Save the date for our annual conference, happening on November 19, 2017 at St. Francis College. Your conference committee has been hard at work creating another terrific program for you. This conference is for families in all phases of their adoption journey, so whether you are just starting  out, or already have children in your family, this is the place to be. 

Our next meeting is September 23, 2017 at St. Francis College. 

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

 Come and connect with friends old and new

7:15 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. Come and connect with friends old and new

 

 8pm

  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

 NEXT MEETING :

OCTOBER 28, 2017, 7pm

 

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome

Hope to see you there!

Please call 212 304 8479 for more information.

NYC CANDLE LIGHTING SATURDAY JUNE 15 2019

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

Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 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 8

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

Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/APCNYCChapter

 

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