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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!

April
21 CANCELLED: Virtual Support Sessions: Self Care for Parents during Covid Online

CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION: Join our Family Support Workers to discuss all things adoption! Waiting parents and adoptive parents welcome. Our theme is: Self Care for Parents During Covid. Registration is required for this evening event.

22 Lunchtime Virtual Support Sessions: 12-1pm Online

Join our Family Support Workers to discuss all things adoption! Waiting parents and adoptive parents (any type of permanency) are welcome. No theme today - come by to discuss anything adopted related or ask for support with whatever is going on for your family.

22 Virtual Drum Group Online

We are meeting on videoconferencing after school for our Virtual Drum Group, co-hosted by Red Fox Healthy Living Society.

26 Adopt BC Kids: FREE Information Session - ONLINE Online

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

27 Lunchtime Yoga with AFABC Family Services!

Join us for 15-20 minutes of self care during your busy week. Beginner-friendly and all skill levels welcome. No registration required.

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.

29 Lunchtime Virtual Support Sessions: 12-1pm 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: Changes to Openness as Your Child Grows

29 Laugh-A-Minute | April 29, 2021 Online

Calling all comedy fans! Join us on Thursday, April 29th at 7pm PT for a virtual improv show and fundraiser. Reserve your spot today!

May
4 Lunchtime Yoga with AFABC Family Services!

Join us for 15-20 minutes of self care during your busy week. Beginner-friendly and all skill levels welcome. No registration required.

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.

11 Lunchtime Yoga with AFABC Family Services!

Join us for 15-20 minutes of self care during your busy week. Beginner-friendly and all skill levels welcome. No registration required.

11 FASD Parenting Group - Virtual Online

Join our monthly support group meetings for those parenting a child with FASD or suspected to have FASD. We will be meeting over Microsoft TEAMS on the second Tuesday of every second month at 6.30pm. Theme this session: What parents can do to break down stigma.

13 Safe Babies Online Workshop - May 2021 Vancouver Coastal Region

This course is designed for those planning to adopt, foster, 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.

18 Lunchtime Yoga with AFABC Family Services!

Join us for 15-20 minutes of self care during your busy week. Beginner-friendly and all skill levels welcome. No registration required.

25 Lunchtime Yoga with AFABC Family Services!

Join us for 15-20 minutes of self care during your busy week. Beginner-friendly and all skill levels welcome. No registration required.

June
2 Surviving and Thriving: The First Two Years of Placement Online

This new workshop is designed to prepare adoptive and permanency families as they navigate the critical and often challenging first two years of placement. This workshop covers topics such as trauma, attachment and openness. Our interactive workshop provides a toolkit of hands-on strategies that will ensure families are prepared with realistic expectations, knowledge, and specific skills.

10 AEP Online Refresher - June 2021 - Cohort 1 Online

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

21 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 before the session.

July
13 FASD Parenting Group - Virtual Online

Join our monthly support group meetings for those currently parenting children with FASD or suspected to have FASD. We will be meeting over TEAMS on the second Tuesday of every other month at 6.30pm.

August
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! *Note that registration for our Waiting Parent Group meetings will open approximately one month before the session.

September
14 FASD Parenting Group - Virtual Online

Join our monthly support group meetings for those parenting children with FASD or suspected to have FASD. We will be meeting over TEAMS on the second Tuesday of every other month at 6.30pm.

October
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.