Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Silver Birch Ranch Adoptive Family Retreat!

The Adoption Family Retreat at Silver Birch Ranch is a time to encourage and strengthen your family in many ways. Hear excellent Biblical teaching from speakers who share your life situation. Enjoy networking with other families, and receive counsel and advice from professionals in the field. Horseback riding, ziplines, the climbing wall, tubing hills, broomball, cross-country ski trails, and a warm fireplace are a sampling of some of the activities you can enjoy with your family. This weekend is suited for families who have adopted, are in the process of adopting, or who are investigating adoption. Come join us as we encourage each other. 

Visit www.silverbirchranch.org for more information.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Safe Families for Children Fundraiser at Chicago Auto Show!

LYDIA Home and Safe Families for Children is proud to invite you to First Look for Charity on February 9th.  This black-tie affair enables participants to behold the nation’s largest auto show in grandeur, the evening before the show opens to the public, and indulge in a variety of gourmet hors d’oeuvres, live music and a new vehicle giveaway.

Here's the best part: For each ticket you buy, Lydia Home and Safe Families for Children receives a tax deductible donation of $223. These funds come directly to us for programs helping children and families in crisis. It’s an amazing opportunity to enjoy a unique experience and help hurting people at the same time.

We need your help!
Please purchase your tickets right away and share this event with your friends and family. If you’re not able to attend, please consider giving a gift to support the children we serve.
Buy your tickets now!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Adopteen Hangout in Chicago!

Teenage adoptees from China are invited to hang out! 

Do you like donuts, coffee, and good conversation? Well, this is the perfect place 
to cozy up and meet new people! We hope to see you there!
January 20th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM NOON 
@ Stan's Donuts & Coffee
1560 N. Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Please note that Adopteen Chicago will not be catering/paying for this event, 
so please bring money to cover your own costs. Thank you in advance.

As always we ask that parents please do not attend these hangouts 
as it is for adoptees ages 13 and up. 


Who is Adopteen?

Started in 2007, Adopteen is a community founded by teens, organized by adoptees, for adoptees, as a reaction to the lack of Chinese adoptee role models and community in our lives, at the time. We are the young adult adoptee "culture" focused on the young adult adoptee experience, having a responsibly irresponsible amount of fun, living loud and doing good. For more information visit www.adopteen.org.  

Adopteen is an initiative of CCAI

If you have any questions please contact adopteenchicago@gmail.com

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Discount to ETC Conference!

Empowered to Connect Conference

Happy New Year!

We want to give you a gift to kick off 2018. You can save 18% off the registration price for the Empowered to Connect Conference if you use the promo code NEWYEAR in the next two weeks (valid through 01/15/2018).
This conference has helped thousands of children and families across the country. The teaching and resources presented here are vital for anyone caring for children impacted by adoption or foster care. We don’t want you to miss it.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

ECT Parent to Parent Training in TBRI

Parent to Parent Training in TBRI®
for Adoptive / Foster/SAFE families
Learn how to effectively and consistently employ a balanced parenting approach that allows you to provide compassionate discipline that connects with your child’s heart 
and corrects inappropriate behaviors.

7pm- 9pm
Jan 15, 22, 29
Feb 5, 12, 19, 26
Mar 5, 12

ETC Parent training is offered by Steve and Cheryl Pickett for families in the Chicagoland area. For more information about the training visit http://www.empoweredtoconnect.org/training or contact trainers at etc@scpickett.com.  List of required resource books and materials available upon request. Childcare not provided.  

Register at etc@scpickett.com.

Cost: $25 (additional resource material will be required for purchase or borrow)