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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!

June
21 Family Event in Celebration of Indigenous People's Day: Author Reading with Christy Jordan-Fenton Online

We are meeting on Microsoft Teams after school on June 21, Indigenous People's Day, for an author reading from Christy Jordan-Fenton. Christy will be reading from her book "When I was Eight", a child-friendly story about her mother-in-law's experiences at residential school.

22 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.

22 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.

22 AFABC Annual General Meeting

Due to COVID-19 our 2021 Annual General Meeting will be held virtually this year. Please register if you would like to attend. We will send out more information on the logistics of how to participate online as we get closer to the date.

24 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: How to survive summer vacation.

29 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.

July
6 Okanagan Virtual Connection Interior BC

Okanagan parents- Join us to discuss all things adoption!

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
3 Okanagan Virtual Connection Interior BC

Okanagan parents- Join us to discuss all things adoption!

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
7 Okanagan Virtual Connection Interior BC

Okanagan parents- Join us to discuss all things adoption!

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.

16 AEP Online Refresher - September 2021 - Cohort 1

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

16 AEP Online Foundations - September 2021 - Cohort 1

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

16 AEP Online Foundations - September 2021 - Cohort 2

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

23 Safe Babies Online Workshop - Fall 2021 Vancouver Coastal Region

This workshop 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 workshop.

October
5 Okanagan Virtual Connection Interior BC

Okanagan parents- Join us to discuss all things adoption!

14 AEP Online Refresher - October 2021 - Cohort 1

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

14 AEP Online Foundations - October 2021 - Cohort 1

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

14 AEP Online Foundations - October 2021 - Cohort 2

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

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.

19 Trauma Informed Parenting - Fall 2021 Online

Parenting kids with trauma can be tough at any stage of their development. This online workshop is designed to provide tips and tools for trauma informed parenting and to help 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.

November
9 FASD Parenting Group - Virtual Online

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

18 AEP Online Refresher - November 2021 - Cohort 1

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

18 AEP Online Foundations - November 2021 - Cohort 1

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