Website PhotosAs the summer comes to a close, we are gearing up for our fall lineup of Adoption 101 Seminars and Adoptive Family Picnics. There are only a few left for the rest of the year, so don’t miss your chance to learn more about the adoption process or meet other adoptive families in your area!

Adoption 101 Seminars

Our Adoption 101 Seminars are for adoptive families entering the adoption process who are looking for general information to help them decide between domestic adoption and international or foster care adoption. An Adoptive Family Coordinator will also go over how much an adoption might cost and the advantages of using American Adoptions over another adoption professional. One of the highlights of our Adoption 101 Seminars is a Q&A session with an adoptive family and sometimes even an Adoptive Family Specialist. No matter where we travel across the country, we like to have this Q&A time for our families from folks who have been in their shoes!

Watch the video below for more information and then see our upcoming seminar dates for the fall!

Below is our fall lineup of Adoption 101 Seminars: 

  • Florida – Saturday, September 19th
  • Missouri – Saturday, September 26th
  • Pennsylvania – Saturday, October 3rd
  • Texas – Saturday, October 17th
  • Florida – Saturday, November 14th

Adoptive Family Picnics

Ever wanted to meet up with other families who have adopted children? Our Adoptive Family Picnics, now in their third year, have been a great opportunity for adoptive parents and adoptees alike to share advice and connect with each other. After our October Picnic in Pennsylvania, Adoptive Family Coordinator Mike Aguilar shared how inspiring it was to see everyone come together:

“It’s amazing to not only put faces to the names that we interact with but also to see how grateful they are for our services,” he said. “And it’s so great to watch them interact with other adoptive families and bond over their shared experiences.”

But the highlight for everyone in attendance is definitely the kids. Adoptive Family Specialist Kathie Hoffmann overheard one girl say, “Mommy, are all these other kids just like me?” Another little girl’s main goal was to make new friends who were adopted. And when she did meet another girl around her age, they were instant friends!

“It was one of the coolest things I’ve experienced in the six years I’ve been working here,” Kathie says.

The remaining picnic dates for this year are:

  • Doyelstown, Pennsylvania – Saturday, October 3rd
  • Tierra Verde, Florida – Saturday, October 3rd

Watch the video below to see more from our 2014 Adoptive Family Picnic in Kansas:

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