Category Archives: Family Events

LGTBQ+ Adoption & Pride Month

  As we get ready to celebrate Pride Month, it’s not only important to recognize those in the LGTBQ community, but to understand equality in adoption. We know that the LGTBQ+ community, now more often referred to as LGTBQIA+  (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer/questioning, and asexual) have struggled to adopt legally.    In fact,… (Read More)

Adoption Awareness Month

  November is a very important month in the adoption community. It’s a time to raise awareness and share our stories of adoption. This month is an opportunity to celebrate adoption, raise awareness about the adoption triad and the unique nuances of adoption and support organizations and agencies that work in this field.  According to… (Read More)

Strategies for Coping with Anxiety Webinar

Wed, January 31, 6pm – 8pm What is anxiety? Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. Children might feel anxious when faced with various problems, including separation, prior to taking a test, school activities, adjustment to family issues, and many more. For a child diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not diminish… (Read More)

Chappell Elementary's Special Gift

On May 24, 2017, Assistant Director, Beth Garbe, was invited to come to Chappell Elementary School in Green Bay to receive a special gift. Fifth-grade teacher, Kelly Hohman, greeted them along with a group of students. These students had chosen to research the topic of adoption for their exhibition project.  Without any assistance, these curious students… (Read More)

Adoption Wellness Presents:

You’re Invited …   “An Evening With Adoptees” a panel of adults who were adopted, as babies/children will share their stories and take questions from the audience. Pre-adoptive parents, Adoptive Parents, Adoption Professionals, Medical Professionals, Legal Professionals, Educators, and those whose lives are touched by adoption; personally or professionally.  *This workshop offers two credit hours… (Read More)

National Adoption Month is Here! #NAM2017

History of National Adoption Month (Text Obtained from Child Welfare Information Gateway) For over two decades, National Adoption Month has been promoted and celebrated every November in communities across the country. Many national, State, and local agencies as well as foster, kinship care, and adoptive family groups will help spread the word through programs, events,… (Read More)

New Event| November 3-5, 2017

 Umoja- A Black Heritage Experience Created for families raising black and bi-racial children, this experience provides an opportunity for children and their families to examine, explore, reflect, understand, and celebrate the rich and diverse traditions of black identities and culture in the US.   If this fits your family, please plan to join us at… (Read More)

Bowling for Babies 2016 is almost here!

There’s only one week left before our silent auction event of the year!  Come out and have a wonderful time! All proceeds to support birth parent program initiatives, sliding fee program and community education. Check in begins between 12 and 12:30. Over 40 great opportunities and items will be featured and ready for the bidding in… (Read More)

Upcoming Teen & Family Events for the Adoptive and Foster Community

On behalf of Around the PARC, we are pleased to inform you of a few events that may be of interest to you and your family in the coming months. For additional information regarding each event please contact the personals listed below in blue. We hope you enjoy! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Teen Bowling Tuesday, February 9, 2016… (Read More)