NYC Chapter Meeting Saturday April 9 2016 and Spring Schedule

Please join us at our first meeting of the spring!

April 9 2016


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