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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
November 26 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 email@example.com.
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
Edmonton 2017 - 2018
Sept 28 Let’s Reconnect
This evening gives us an opportunity to come together to share stories, ask questions, share ideas for upcoming topics and generally, get reacquainted with one another. Hoping you can join us that evening. Please send your RSVP to Barb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 26 I Had Hoped to Be a Parent by Now
The wait has been long and it’s hard to remain hopeful. This evening to is come together to support one another, share ways of remaining hopeful and ask questions about the process.
November 23: Understanding Indigenous Culture
Guest ~ Ingrid T.
December 13: Holiday social
January 15: Helping My Child Talk About Their Adoption
February 27: Considering Adopting an Older Child or Sibling Group
March 22: The Adoption Circle Comes Together
April 28: Celebrating Cultural Diversity
May 12: Birthmother’s Day
May 24: TBA
June 3: Adoption Options Annual Family Picnic
There are no upcoming events at this time.