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 contact cathyr@greaterhopes.org 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
July 11 (EXCEPTION!)
August 1
September 5
October 3
November 7
December 5

We are looking forward to meeting you!

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Support Group/Adoptive Family Meetings

In 2019 these monthly meetings will generally occur the third Thursday of each month starting at 6 PM. They provide an avenue for families working with our children to come together, ask for help and to support each other. Great relationships are developed amongst 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 earn training hours required by law. Agency updates occur at these meetings as well.

January 17
February 21 6 PM!
March 21
April 18
May 16
June 20
July 18
August (BIG OL’ FUN PICNIC to be planned yet!)
September 19
October 17
November 21 (THANKSGIVING POTLUCK!)
December (HOLIDAY PARTY!)

Please email alissas@greaterhopes.org for more information!

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Radio

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 former Executive Director Sharon Nunnelee of West Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition.

 

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