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!

August
20 Cathedral Grove walk

We will all meet in MacMillan Provincial Park at Cathedral Grove and walk the forests of old growth. Enjoy the outdoors while connecting with other adoptive families.
I will bring my camera so families don't have to worry about capturing the moments. I can send them to you!

September
12 Parksville Parent 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.

13 Safe Babies Workshop - September 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.

19 Adoption Basics: Adopt BC Kids FREE Information Session - Burnaby Vancouver Coastal Region

Come learn about adopting a child, youth, or sibling set through AdoptBCKids!

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.

21 AEP Online - September 2017 Cohort 4 - BC General Online

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

21 AEP Online - Child in the Home - September 2017 Cohort 1 Online

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

21 Online Course - Adopting Teens and Tweens - September 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.

21 AEP Online - Child in the Home - September 2017 Cohort 2 Online

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

23 Culture and Connection in the Digital Age Workshop Vancouver Coastal Region

Social media, consumer DNA tests, and other innovations mean that for many people, a saliva sample or a few mouse-clicks is all it takes to uncover their heritage, their biological family, and extensive medical information. This workshop explores promises and pitfalls of the rapidly changing, technology-driven adoption landscape of the 21st century.

27 Nelson - 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.

28 Victoria Adoptive Parents Network - September 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.

October
12 AEP Online - October 2017 Cohort 1- BC North Online

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

12 AEP Online - October 2017 Cohort 2 - BC Interior Online

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

12 AEP Online - October 2017 Cohort 3 - BC Lower Mainland Online

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

12 AEP Online - October 2017 Cohort 4 - BC General Online

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

12 AEP Online - Child in the Home - October 2017 Cohort 1 Online

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

12 AEP Online - Child in the Home - October 2017 Cohort 2 Online

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

25 Safe Babies Workshop - October 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.

26 Victoria Adoptive Parents Network October 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.

28 Burnaby - Successfully Navigating Your Family’s Cultural Ocean: Transracial & Cross-Cultural Adoption Vancouver Coastal Region

If you are adopting a child of a different race or culture, or if you are already parenting transracially or cross-culturally, this advanced workshop series is a must!

November
9 AEP Online - November 2017 Cohort 1 - BC North Online

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

9 AEP Online - November 2017 Cohort 2 - BC Interior Online

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