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Our events welcome everyone in the adoption and permanency community to meet for support, connections, and fun! We offer a variety of events, from playgroups to family outings, parent meet-ups and support groups, to camps and fundraising opportunities.

Come and share your experiences, talk with others, and meet new friends and families like yours!

October
27 Virtual Support Sessions - 10:30am - Navigating Openness Online

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

28 Fostering and Adopting: Which is right for you? ONLINE via Zoom Online

Come learn about the differences between becoming a foster parent, and adopting through the Adopt BC Kids program. Join us to see which is the best for you!

29 Virtual Support Sessions - Adopting Older Kids Online

Join our Family Support Workers to discuss all things adoption! Waiting parents and adoptive parents welcome. Our theme is: Adopting Older Kids, but you can join to discuss any adoption related topic. Link to join: https://zoom.us/j/98754757624

November
8 Storytelling with Adoptive Families Online

Bring your kiddos for a few adoption related stories to celebrate Adoption Awareness Month! There are prizes to be won, including two $25 gift cards to Mastermind Toys and Starbucks for the parents!

8 Peace Region Adoption Month Photo Sessions Northern BC

Adoption Awareness Month Family Photos in Fort St. John! Come on down to Peace Island Park and get your family photos done!

12 AEP Online Foundations - November 2020 - Cohort 1 Online

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

12 AEP Online Foundations - November 2020 - Cohort 2 Online

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

12 AEP Online Foundations - November 2020 - Cohort 3 Online

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

12 AEP Online Refresher - November 2020 - Cohort 1 Online

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

15 Family Art & Show and Tell Online

November is Adoption Awareness Month!  We have missed all of you and your smiling faces so come and share them with us. We are meeting on Zoom so your kiddos can take part too. Draw or take a photo of your family including your pets! The kids can help introduce everyone in their picture(s) on zoom. There are prizes to be won, including two $25 gift cards to Mastermind Toys!

16 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 this month is: Adopt BC Kids vs Agency Adoption - which is right for you? *Note that registration for our Waiting Parent Group meetings will open approximately one month prior to the session.

19 Safe Babies Online Workshop - November 2020 (Foster parents, and caregivers only) Online

Learn about infant development, substance exposure, sleep issues, household and infant safety, support services, self-care, and more in this online workshop.

21 Vancouver Adoption Awareness Month Photo Sessions Vancouver Coastal Region

Adoption Awareness Month Family Photo Sessions in Vancouver

December
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.

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.

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! *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

If you are planning to adopt or foster a baby or toddler, this course is for you - especially if there is any risk of prenatal exposure.

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.