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 2019 / 2020
September 30, 2019 Tips for Advocating for your Adopted Child & Sharing Your Child’s Story
An opportunity to share ideas on how to advocate with professionals or extended family and friends to support a positive adoption experience.
October 28, 2019 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 25, 2019 Speaker: Meena Sangha - Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network
Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol and FASD resources and support.
December 16, 2019 Adult Holiday Social
This will be a social gathering to celebrate the holiday season, and support those who are waiting.
January 27, 2020 Adoption Guilt / Birthparent Grief / Post Placement Adjustment
Discussion about managing birthparent’s grief and loss, while experiencing our greatest joy—parenting, as well as being prepared for post-placement blues.
February 24, 2020 Waiting Couples Q & A
A panel of adoptive parents will be invited to share their adoption stories with waiting couples, and offer insight on preparing for the ‘call’.
March 30, 2020 Just for Moms (and “Moms to Be”)
Here is an opportunity for the women to gather, meet other adoptive moms and future adoptive moms, and discuss issues specific to motherhood.
April 27, 2020 Birthfamily Relationships
Open discussion about how to navigate relationships with birthfamily members, as well as how to manage a lack of relationship.
May 25, 2020 Transracial Adoption With Potential Guest Speaker
Open discussion about how to foster a healthy cultural identity in your transracially adopted child.
June 2020 Annual Family Picnic - All Are Welcome! Date TBD
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
Edmonton 2019 / 2020
Stay tuned for new 2019 / 2020 dates!
There are no upcoming events at this time.