Family events

Our events welcome everyone in the adoption 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 marathons and fundraising opportunities.

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

March
28 Getting Past the Attitude! for Youth Guardianship Social Workers Vancouver Coastal Region

• Permanency options for youth
• How to talk to young people about permanence
• Unpacking the NO!
• Creative strategies for transitioning

30 Victoria Adoptive Parents Network South Vancouver Island

Our group meets monthly 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
4 Courtenay and Area Adoption Support Group Central & North Vancouver Island

Our group meets monthly 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.

6 AEP Online - Child in the Home - April 2017 Cohort 01 - BC General Interior BC

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Child in the Home Online especially designed for foster to adopt parents and previous adopters.

6 AEP Online - April 2017 Cohort 1 - BC North Interior BC

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

6 AEP Online - April 2017 Cohort 2 - BC Interior Interior BC

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

6 AEP Online - April 2017 Cohort 3 - BC Lower Mainland Interior BC

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

6 AEP Online - April 2017 Cohort 4 - BC General Interior BC

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

19 Williams Lake - Thriving and Surviving: The First Two Years Interior BC

This is an innovative new workshop designed to prepare adoptive families as they navigate the critical and often overwhelmingly challenging first two years of placement.

20 Prince George - Thriving and Surviving: The First Two Years Northern BC

This is an innovative new workshop designed to prepare adoptive families as they navigate the critical and often overwhelmingly challenging first two years of placement.

21 Camp Homewood Family Camp Central & North Vancouver Island

Please join us for a fun weekend for adoptive families at our 2nd Annual Family Camp at Camp Homewood on Quadra Island

24 On-Demand Webinar: DNA Testing Online

This informational Webinar explores the promises and pitfalls of DNA testings and adoption

24 On-Demand Webinar: DNA Testing

This informational Webinar explores the promises and pitfalls of DNA testings and adoption

May
3 Safe Babies Workshop - Spring 2017 Vancouver Coastal Region

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.

4 AEP Online - May 2017 Cohort 1 - BC North Northern BC

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

4 AEP Online - May 2017 Cohort 2 - BC Interior Interior BC

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

4 AEP Online - May 2017 Cohort 3 - BC Lower Mainland Interior BC

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

4 AEP Online - May 2017 Cohort 4 - BC General Interior BC

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

4 AEP Online - Child in the Home - May 2017 Cohort 01 - BC General Interior BC

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Child in the Home Online especially designed for foster to adopt parents and previous adopters.

4 Online Course - Adopting Teens and Tweens - May 2017 Cohort 01 Online

Adopting Teens and Tweens online course will enable prospective adoptive parents to make realistic, well-informed decisions about their capacity and readiness to parent teen or tween by adoption by providing education about core issues in adoption, as required by the Adoption Regulations. AEP is a required prerequisite of this course.

26 Timberline Ranch Camp 2017 Vancouver Coastal Region

Join us for our annual Adoption Family Camp at Timberline Ranch. Spend the weekend away meeting and reconnecting with other adoptive and foster families. Register today... last year was a sell-out!

June
24 Burnaby - Thriving and Surviving: The First Two Years Vancouver Coastal Region

This is an innovative new workshop designed to prepare adoptive families as they navigate the critical and often overwhelmingly challenging first two years of placement.

September
21 AEP Online - September 2017 Cohort 1 - BC North Online

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

21 AEP Online - September 2017 Cohort 2 - BC Interior Online

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

21 AEP Online - September 2017 Cohort 3 - BC Lower Mainland Online

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