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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!

February
26 Fort St John- Predictible Adjustments discussion Northern BC

Join us as we watch a 45 minute video and discussion afterwards. We invite foster parents, adoptive parents, waiting parents and guardians.

Bring your dinner or we can order in!

27 Thriving and Surviving: Nanaimo Central & North Vancouver Island

Adoptive parents and community professionals: Join us to learn about navigating the extremely challenging first two years following a placement. Free workshop and lunch is provided.

27 Kelowna- Adoptive Families Group Meeting Interior BC

Our group meets monthly on the 4th Thursday to explore contemporary adoption topics, and to support each other through the sharing of personal insights and experiences, in an atmosphere of confidentiality and trust.

27 Adopt BC Kids FREE Information Session - Victoria South Vancouver Island

There are hundreds of children and youth in BC foster care who are waiting for adoptive families. Come and learn about the Adopt BC Kids program.

27 Safe Babies - Online Workshop - Winter 2020 Online

If you are planning to adopt a baby or toddler, locally or internationally, this course is for you - especially if there is any risk of prenatal exposure. Note: This online workshop is delivered online for your convenience.

March
2 Courtenay Coffee Group Central & North Vancouver Island

We will meet to explore contemporary adoption topics, and to support each other through the sharing of personal insights and experiences, in an atmosphere of confidentiality and trust. Everyone Welcome!

3 Connections for Life (Prince George) Northern BC

Youth Workers, and parents: Come join us to learn about the needs of youth who are aging out of foster care. Free workshop and lunch is provided.

5 QUESNEL-Thriving & Surviving Workshop Northern BC

This full day workshop is designed to prepare adoptive parents, guardians and foster parents (and professionals who support families) as they navigate the critical and often overwhelmingly challenging first two years of placement.

12 Stand Together 2020 Vancouver Coastal Region

LEARN GROW CONNECT INSPIRE - Welcome to the 14th annual Stand Together Conference!

16 Connections for Life (Burnaby) Vancouver Coastal Region

Youth Workers and parents: Come join us in Burnaby to learn about the needs of youth who are aging out of foster care. Free workshop and lunch is provided. **Please indicate dietary restrictions when you register**

18 VERNON- Adoptive Families Group

Our group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month to socialize in an atmosphere of trust and friendship.

19 AEP Online Refresher - March 2020 - Cohort 1 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP Online Refresher (Child in the Home).

19 AEP Online Foundations - March 2020 - Cohort 1 Online

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

19 AEP Online Foundations - March 2020 - Cohort 2 Online

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

23 Vancouver Waiting Parents Support Group Vancouver Coastal Region
26 Kelowna- Adoptive Families Group Meeting Interior BC

Our group meets monthly on the 4th Thursday to explore contemporary adoption topics, and to support each other through the sharing of personal insights and experiences, in an atmosphere of confidentiality and trust.

April
8 Teens and tweens in Adoption - Online Workshop - Spring 2020 Online

This three-part online workshop will enable prospective and adoptive parents to understand the highs and lows of teen development and provide tips and tools to support their parenting journey.

15 VERNON- Adoptive Families Group

Our group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month to socialize in an atmosphere of trust and friendship.

16 AEP Online Refresher for CHOICES clients - April 2020 - Cohort 1 Online

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

16 AEP Online Foundations - April 2020 - Cohort 1 Online

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

16 AEP Online Foundations - April 2020 - Cohort 2 Online

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

23 Kelowna- Adoptive Families Group Meeting Interior BC

Our group meets monthly on the 4th Thursday to explore contemporary adoption topics, and to support each other through the sharing of personal insights and experiences, in an atmosphere of confidentiality and trust.

29 Adopt BC Kids FREE Information Session - BURNABY Vancouver Coastal Region

There are hundreds of children and youth in BC foster care who are waiting for adoptive families. Come and learn about the Adopt BC Kids program.

30 Adopt BC Kids FREE Information Session - Victoria South Vancouver Island

There are hundreds of children and youth in BC foster care who are waiting for adoptive families. Come and learn about the Adopt BC Kids program.

May
5 Trauma Informed Parenting: The First Year of Placement Online Workshop - Spring 2020 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 in the first year of placement.