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November
29 *Postponed* Westshore-Duncan Family Photo Sessions South Vancouver Island

Bring your family and come join us in Goldstream Park to get your photos taken in celebration of Adoption Awareness Month.

29 *postponed* Terrace- Adoption Month Family Photo Sessions Northern BC

****Postponed due to the November 19 provincial health order. Registered attendees, we will be in touch regarding a new date in the spring!****

29 *Postponed* Quesnel- Family Photos for Adoption Month!

****Postponed due to the November 19 provincial health order. Registered attendees, we will be in touch regarding a new date in the spring!****

December
2 Virtual Support Sessions - Evening - When Siblings Get Separated: Registration Required Online

Join our Family Support Workers to discuss all things adoption! Waiting parents and adoptive parents welcome. Our theme is: When Siblings Get Separated, but you can join to discuss any adoption related topic. Registration is required for this evening event.

3 Virtual Support Sessions - 1:30pm - Pandemic and Holiday Parenting Online

Join our Family Support Workers to discuss all things adoption! Waiting parents and adoptive parents (any type of permanency) are welcome. Today's theme is Pandemic and Holiday Parenting, but please join to discuss any adoption-related topic. Link to join: https://zoom.us/j/91555272494

8 Virtual Support Sessions - 10:30am - Talking to Bio Kids about Adoption Plans Online

Join our Family Support Workers to discuss all things adoption! Waiting parents and adoptive parents welcome. Our theme is: Talking to Bio Kids About Adoption Plans, but you can join to discuss any adoption related topic. Link to join: https://zoom.us/j/95844279427

9 Adopt BC Kids FREE Information Session - ONLINE via Zoom Online

Come learn about the Adopt BC Kids program and what it takes to adopt a child from foster care.

14 Waiting Parents Group Meeting Online

Come join our Family Support Workers and other waiting parents for an informal discussion. Join us if you're applying to adopt, approved and waiting, or even just thinking about adoption! Our theme for this meeting will be: Common Diagnoses Among Adopted Kids *Note that registration for our Waiting Parent Group meetings will open approximately one month prior to the session.

17 Virtual Support Sessions - 1:30pm - Adopting Out of Birth Order Online

Join our Family Support Workers to discuss all things adoption! Waiting parents and adoptive parents (any type of permanency) are welcome. Today's theme is Adopting Out of Birth Order, but please join to discuss any adoption-related topic. Link to join: https://zoom.us/j/91555272494

22 Virtual Support Sessions - 10:30am - Openness with Birth Family over the Holidays Online

Join our Family Support Workers to discuss all things adoption! Waiting parents and adoptive parents welcome. Our theme is: Openness with Birth Family over the Holidays, but you can join to discuss any adoption related topic. Link to join: https://zoom.us/j/95844279427

31 Virtual Support Sessions - 1:30pm - Adoption through Delegated Aboriginal Agencies - REGISTRATION REQUIRED Online

Join our Family Support Workers to discuss all things adoption! Waiting parents and adoptive parents (any type of permanency) are welcome. Today's theme is Adoption through Delegated Aboriginal Agencies, but please join to discuss any adoption-related topic. Please pre-register for this session due to it being New Year's Eve. Thank you.

January
7 AEP Online Foundations - January 2021 - Cohort 1 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Foundations.

7 AEP Online Foundations - January 2021 - Cohort 2 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Foundations.

7 AEP Online Refresher - January 2021 - Cohort 1 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Refresher.

12 FASD Parenting Group - Virtual Online

Join our monthly support group meetings to discuss parenting children with FASD. We will be meeting over Zoom on the second Tuesday of each month at 6.30pm.

18 Waiting Parents Group Meeting - online! Online

Come join our Family Support Workers and other waiting parents for an informal discussion. Join us if you're applying to adopt, approved and waiting, or even just thinking about adoption! Our theme for this meeting will be: Family Photobooks: How to introduce your family to a child you are matched with! *Note that registration for our Waiting Parent Group meetings will open approximately one month prior to the session.

February
4 Safe Babies Online Workshop - Winter 2021 Vancouver Coastal Region

This course is designed for those planning to adopt or care for a baby or toddler — especially if there is any risk of prenatal exposure. Learn about infant development, substance exposure, sleep issues, household and infant safety, support services, self-care, and more in this three-part online webinar workshop.

15 Waiting Parents Group Meeting - online! Online

Come join our Family Support Workers and other waiting parents for an informal discussion. Join us if you're applying to adopt, approved and waiting, or even just thinking about adoption! *Note that registration for our Waiting Parent Group meetings will open approximately one month prior to the session.

18 AEP Online Foundations - February 2021 - Cohort 1 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Foundations.

18 AEP Online Foundations - February 2021 - Cohort 2 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Foundations.

18 AEP Online Refresher - February 2021 - Cohort 1 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Refresher.

March
15 Waiting Parents Group Meeting - online! Online

Come join our Family Support Workers and other waiting parents for an informal discussion. Join us if you're applying to adopt, approved and waiting, or even just thinking about adoption! *Note that registration for our Waiting Parent Group meetings will open approximately one month prior to the session.

18 AEP Online Foundations - March 2021 - Cohort 1 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Foundations.

18 AEP Online Foundations - March 2021 - Cohort 2 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Foundations.

18 AEP Online Refresher - March 2021 - Cohort 1 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Refresher.

31 Teens and tweens in Adoption - Online Workshop - Spring 2021 Online

Teens and Tweens online workshop offers an introduction to the parental joys, challenges, and typical behaviours connected to teen and tween adoptions.

April
15 AEP Online Foundations - April 2021 - Cohort 1 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Foundations.

15 AEP Online Foundations - April 2021 - Cohort 2 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Foundations.

15 AEP Online Refresher - April 2021 - Cohort 1 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Refresher.

19 Waiting Parents Group Meeting - online! Online

Come join our Family Support Workers and other waiting parents for an informal discussion. Join us if you're applying to adopt, approved and waiting, or even just thinking about adoption! *Note that registration for our Waiting Parent Group meetings will open approximately one month prior to the session.

27 Trauma Informed Parenting: The First Year of Placement Online Workshop - Spring 2021 Online

The first year of adoption placement can be tough - especially for parents managing kids with trauma. This online workshop is designed to provide tips and tools for trauma informed parenting in the first year of placement. The course helps parents understand the relationship between trauma and adoption. Parents will learn about the different types of trauma, how they manifest in the developing child, and strategies for parenting with a trauma-informed approach.

May
6 AEP Online Foundations - May 2021 - Cohort 1 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Foundations.

6 AEP Online Foundations - May 2021 - Cohort 2 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Foundations.

6 AEP Online Foundations - May 2021 - Cohort 3 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Foundations.

6 AEP Online Refresher - May 2021 - Cohort 1 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Refresher.

June
10 AEP Online Refresher - June 2021 - Cohort 1 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Refresher.