Adoptive Parent and Waiting Couples Groups
The Adoptive Parent Support Group is an open, ongoing and supportive group sponsored by Adoption Options for our adoptive parents and waiting couples. It is open to all our families on our active waiting list, as well as families who have been connected to Adoption Options over the months/years. You may attend all meetings or the ones of your choosing. The group format includes a combination of open discussion, specified topics, meetings in partnership with birthmothers, guest speakers as well as social meetings. There is no fee to attend.
Calgary Adoptive Parent and Waiting Couples Group
The Calgary group is facilitated by Chantelle Beach. If you have any questions regarding the group, please contact her at email@example.com.
Calgary Meeting Schedule
Meetings are held one Monday per month -
excluding June, July and August
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: AO office building, main floor meeting space
5940 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary 2018 - 2019
September 24 Reconnecting and Sharing Stories
An opportunity to share match and placement stories
and ask questions about adoption.
October 29 Just for Dads (and “Dads to Be”)
Here is an opportunity for the men to come together to talk about adoption, and issues more specific to being a Dad.
December 5 Guest Speaker: TBD
Raising a child with Indigenous heritage.
December 18 Adult Holiday Social
This will be a time to celebrate the holiday season, and support those who are waiting. Join us for a potluck and some casual conversation.
January 28 Grief and Loss in Infertility and Adoption
Discussion about managing grief and loss, as well as identifying common losses for all members of adoption.
February 25 Open Adoption Meeting
An opportunity for you to invite extended family or friends to learn more about open adoption.
March 18 Guest Speaker: TBD
Attachment and adoption.
April 29 Just for Moms (and “Moms to Be”)
Discussion about adoptive breastfeeding, post placement depression, parental leave and other life changes when parenting.
May 27 Birthfamily Relationships
Open discussion about how to navigate relationships with birthfamily members, as well as how to manage a lack of relationship.
June - Date TBD Adoption Options' Annual Family Picnic
All are welcome
Edmonton Adoptive Parent and Waiting Parents Group
The Edmonton group is facilitated by Barb Keppy. If you have any questions regarding the group, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edmonton Meeting Schedule
Meetings are held monthly throughout the year.
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: AO office boardroom
#304, 10109 106 St Edmonton, AB
Check back here for meeting topics starting fall 2018
November date and topic coming soon…
Please contact the Edmonton office for more information at email@example.com
There are no upcoming events at this time.