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This support group is free and available to any adult adoptee or any parent who has placed a child for adoption regardless of when, how or with another agency. This group is also open and available to anyone contemplating adoption for their child as an opportunity to speak with others who have lived the experience. Extended family members are also welcome to attend. The group is led by a social worker, who is also a birth mother and an adoptee.

Event date Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 6:00 pm
Event End Date 06-18-2019
Per person registration fee Free
Event Categories General

Feeling the pull to care for a child in need? Are you ready to foster, or simply looking for more information? At our info sessions, you will learn the details of foster parenting, have the opportunity to ask questions, and hear about the Embrace difference.

Event date Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 6:00 pm
Event End Date 06-18-2019
Per person registration fee Free
Event Categories Foster

Feeling the pull to care for a child in need? Are you ready to foster, or simply looking for more information? At our info sessions, you will learn the details of foster parenting, have the opportunity to ask questions, and hear about the Embrace difference.

Event date 06-19-2019
Event End Date 06-19-2019
Per person registration fee Free
Event Categories Foster

There are nearly 450 children in foster care in our region that are in need of a home. Attend our information session to learn more about how you can help by becoming a foster parent. Our information session requires no commitment. During our time together we’ll provide more details about the children and teens we serve, as well as the extensive training and comprehensive support UMFS provides along the way. 

Event date Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 4:00 pm
Event End Date Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 6:00 pm
Per person registration fee Free
Event Categories General

There are nearly 400 children in foster care in our region that are in need of a home. Attend our information session to learn more about how you can help by becoming a foster parent. Our information session requires no commitment. During our time together we’ll provide more details about the children and teens we serve, as well as the extensive training and comprehensive support UMFS provides along the way.

Event date Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 6:30 pm
Event End Date Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Per person registration fee Free
Event Categories General

Please join us for a special evening reading and panel discussion on the topic of Foster Care Awareness. Deborah Gold, author of "Counting Down: A Memoir of Foster Parenting and Beyond" and Theresa Fitzgerald Gibson, author of "Thorns Of A Rose" will each read from their books and sign copies purchased at the event.
A panel discussion will be held after the reading with The Honorable Melissa N. Cupp, Presiding Judge of the Fauquier Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, as well as Cassandra Calender-Rey, Executive Director of Virginia One Church, One Child, an organization that is part of the state’s collaborative efforts to reduce the numbers of children who languish in the public foster care system.

Event date Friday, June 21, 2019 - 6:00 pm
Event End Date Friday, June 21, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Per person registration fee Free
Event Categories Foster

Deborah Gold, university creative writing professor and author of Counting Down: A Memoir of Foster Parenting and Beyond, will conduct an introductory life-writing workshop, focusing on the experiences of foster and adoptive parents, kinship caregivers and professionals who raise and work with children and youth in care. Written exploration can help caregivers and professionals process the triumphs, losses and challenging moments involved. While much of the workshop will be interactive, a replicable 'photo album' format and process instructions will enable particpants to 're-teach' the workshop in other settings. Reflective writing as a means of self-care and personal growth will also be discussed. The fee includes a copy of Ms. Gold's book Counting Down to each participant.

While older youth and young adults are welcome to register as participants, no child care is available for younger children.

Event date Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 9:00 am
Event End Date Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 12:00 pm
Per person registration fee Free
Event Categories Family Events
GrandFamilies Summer Picnic
Event date Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Event End Date 06-22-2019
Per person registration fee Free
Event Categories Kinship

There are nearly 900 children in foster care in the Tidewater community that are in need of a home. Attend our information session to learn more about how you can help by becoming a foster parent. Our information session requires no commitment. During our time together we'll provide more details about the children and teens we serve, as well as the extensive training and comprehensive support UMFS provides along the way. 

Event date Monday, June 24, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Event End Date Monday, June 24, 2019 - 6:00 pm
Per person registration fee Free
Event Categories General

Please join us for various topics related to parenting a child, teen, or young adult with ADHD/ADD. We occasionally have a guest speaker, so sign up for upcoming announcements.

Event date Monday, June 24, 2019 - 6:30 pm
Event End Date Monday, June 24, 2019 - 8:30 pm
Per person registration fee Free
Event Categories Support Groups

NewFound Families

Adoption, Foster, and Kinship Association
P.O.Box 85
Ashland, VA 23005
1-888-2FOSTER
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