Events

Orientation Meetings

Before you apply to adopt, you must attend an Orientation Meeting. Discussion topics include types of adoption programs, children served through adoption, the adoption process, current laws, agency policies, fees, and information regarding support services available. Time is provided for questions. There is no charge to attend these meetings.

Please visit our orientation meeting page to RSVP for your 2019 Adoption Orientation meeting. They are generally scheduled from 5:30-7:30 on the first Thursday of each month with the bolded exceptions as follows:
January 3
March 7
April 4
May 2
June 6
SPECIAL DATE! June 24, 9 AM-10:30 AM
July 11 (EXCEPTION! We’ll be celebrating the Fourth of July!)
August 1
September 12 (EXCEPTION, Cathy will be in Estonia the week before!)
October 3
November 7
December 5
December 17, TUESDAY 3-5 PM

We are looking forward to meeting you!

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Support Group/Adoptive Family Meetings

These interesting meetings provide an avenue for families working with our children to come together, ask for help and to support each other. Great relationships are developed among our adoptive families which is very helpful in your lifelong adoption experience. We discuss the challenges, questions and successes happening in our families’ lives. Families also get the training required by law. Agency updates occur at these meetings as well. In 2019 these monthly meetings will generally occur the third Thursday of each month starting at 6 PM with the bolded exceptions as follows:

January 17
February 21
March 21
April 18
May 16
June 20
July 18
August (BIG OL’ FUN PICNIC, contact Cathy at 616.451.0245 for details!)
September 19
October 17
November 21 (THANKSGIVING POTLUCK!)
December (HOLIDAY PARTY!)

Please email cathyr@greaterhopes.org for more information!

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