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 contact to RSVP for one of our 2017 Orientation meetings!
They frequently (but not always!) occur on the third Thursday of the month, from 4:45-6:15 PM.

Future dates include: June 15, September 21, October 19, and November 30.

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Support Group Meetings

In 2017 these monthly meetings will generally occur the third Thursday of each month from 6:30-8 PM. They provide an avenue for families working with our children to come together, ask for help and to support each other. We discuss the challenges, questions and successes happening in our families’ lives. Families earn training hours required by law. Agency updates occur at these meetings as well. Contact for details.

Our April meeting will take place on Thursday April 20 from 6:30-8 PM at our office in the large conference room on the second floor. In May we will meet on Thursday May 18 in the same location.


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Listen to Cathy, our Executive Director talk about adopting Waiting Children on Grand Rapids Radio!  Listen starting at about 20 minutes into the segment. Prior to Cathy’s spot on adoption around 20 minutes into this segment, you can enjoy hearing from Frank Mortl III, the Executive Director of the Michigan Indiana Affiliate of the Lupus Alliance of America, and from Tad Smedes of the Rapid Wheelmen and Executive Director Sharon Nunnelee of West Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition.


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