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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!

November
26 Virtual Support Sessions - Evening - Teens and Tweens (registration required) Online

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

28 *Postponed* Chilliwack Adoption Awareness Month Photo Sessions Vancouver Coastal Region

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

28 *Postponed* Victoria Family Photo Sessions South Vancouver Island

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

28 *Postponed* Port Coquitlam - Pitt Meadows Photo Session Vancouver Coastal Region

****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* 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 - Delegated Aboriginal Agencies 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 Delegated Aboriginal Agencies , but please join to discuss any adoption-related topic. Link to join: https://zoom.us/j/91555272494

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 Online

Join our monthly support group meetings to discuss parenting children with FASD. We will be meeting 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.