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Adoption Calendar of Events
Date Time Name of Event Virtual or In-Person Open to the Public Location, Virtual or Registration Link Organization/Agency Contact Person Contact Person Email Address
Northern Region                
11/1/2021 - 11/30/2021 9:00 AM Adoption Stories Playlist on YouTube (new content throughout the month) Virtual Yes Channel 16/YouTube Fairfax County DSS Anne Goldberg anne.goldberg@fairfaxcounty.gov
11/6/2021 1 PM-2:30 PM Woven Together by Love, featuring our 'Nailed It: Adoption Edition' cake competition. Virtual No TBD Fairfax County DSS Anne Goldberg anne.goldberg@fairfaxcounty.gov
11/4/2021 - 11/30/2021 9:00 AM County Conversation Podcast/Interview with FC&A staff Virtual Yes Adoption Awareness Month -- County Conversation Podcast (Nov. 3, 2021) Fairfax County DSS Michelle Cover, Supervisor, FC&A michelle.cover@fairfaxcounty.gov
11/6/2021 9:30 AM Adoption Month Proclamation with the Board of Supervisors Virtual Yes Televised on Fairfax Channel 16 and livestreamed at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cableconsumer/channel-16/stream Fairfax County DSS and Channel 16 Michelle Cover, Supervisor, FC&A michelle.cover@fairfaxcounty.gov
11/20/2021 10 AM-Noon Adoption Day Celebration In-Person No Loudoun County Courthouse, Circuit Court Loudon Department of Family Service & Loudoun Chapter of the Virginia Women's Attorneys Association Sheri Bonds sheri.bonds@loudoun.gov
11/15/2021 6 PM - 7:30 PM Adopted Parent Self-Care Tips and Discussion Virtual No TBD Center for Adoption Support & Education/Northern Post Adoption Consortium Shayla Ferris, Regional Manager, Northern Post Adoption Consortium (NPAC) ferris@adoptionsupport.org
11/7/2021 7:30 PM Parent Peer Support Group Virtual No TBD Center for Adoption Support & Education/Northern Post Adoption Consortium Shayla Ferris, Regional Manager, Northern Post Adoption Consortium (NPAC) ferris@adoptionsupport.org
11/5/2021 12 PM - 1PM Facebook Parent Support Group Live Introductions and Q&A Virtual Yes TBD Center for Adoption Support & Education/Northern Post Adoption Consortium Shayla Ferris, Regional Manager, Northern Post Adoption Consortium (NPAC) ferris@adoptionsupport.org
11/17/2021 7:00 PM Parent Peer Support Group In-Person Yes https://www.eventbrite.com/e/formed-families-together-support-groups-tickets-147657582805 Center for Adoption Support & Education/Northern Post Adoption Consortium Shayla Ferris, Regional Manager, Northern Post Adoption Consortium (NPAC) ferris@adoptionsupport.org
11/17/2021 6 PM - 7:30 PM Peer Led Parent Support Group Virtual Yes https://us06web.zoom.us/j/5687947368 Center for Adoption Support & Education/Northern Post Adoption Consortium Shayla Ferris, Regional Manager, Northern Post Adoption Consortium (NPAC) ferris@adoptionsupport.org
11/18/2021 5 PM - 7 PM Your Child's Sensory World - Workshop Virtual Yes https://www.eventbrite.com/e/npac-workshop-your-childs-sensory-world-tickets-172771011747 Center for Adoption Support & Education/Northern Post Adoption Consortium Shayla Ferris, Regional Manager, Northern Post Adoption Consortium (NPAC) ferris@adoptionsupport.org
11/22/2021 6:30 PM - 8 PM Parent Group Leader Webinar: Consortium Overview. Exploring Virginia's Resources Virtual No TBD Center for Adoption Support & Education/Northern Post Adoption Consortium Shayla Ferris, Regional Manager, Northern Post Adoption Consortium (NPAC) ferris@adoptionsupport.org
11/1/2021 - 11/30/2021 5:30 AM, 5:30 PM, 7 PM A Hand to Hold - CBS Campaign 6 Television Yes CBS 6 & Facebook JFS/Connecting Hearts & Extra Special Parents Kathryn Likins & Denise Wise-David klikins@espva.org; dwise-david@jfsrichmond.org
11/7/2021 - 11/30/2021 Sundays - Times Vary Adoption Calling Out Ceremonies In-Person/Virtual Yes Various churches in the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Piedmont Regions Virginia One Church, One Child Cassandra Calender-Ray oonechild@aol.com
11/16/2021 8:00 PM Reimagining Family Virtual Yes Reimagining Family Facebook Virginia One Church, One Child Cassandra Calender-Ray oonechild@aol.com
11/14/2021 11:00 AM Adoption Awareness Sunday In-Person Yes Bethlehem Baptist Church, 7836 Fordson Road, Alexandria, VA 22306 Virginia One Church, One Child  Brenda Faison faisonb@bethlehemofalexandria.org
11/1/2021-11/30/2021 Anytime Celebrating Adoption Awareness Month Virtual Yes https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/children-youth/foster-care-adoption/adoption-awareness-month Fairfax County Department of Social Services Michelle Cover, Supervisor, FC&A michelle.cover@fairfaxcounty.gov
11/30/2021 8 PM - 9 PM Adoptive Parent Peer Support Group Virtual Yes https://www.eventbrite.com/e/npac-adoptive-parent-peer-support-group-tickets-162700829561 Center for Adoption Support & Education/Northern Post Adoption Consortium Shayla Ferris, Regional Manager, Northern Post Adoption Consortium (NPAC) ferris@adoptionsupport.org
Central Region                
11/4/2021 12:30 PM Daytime Blue Ridge TV Show - WSLS 10 Virtual Yes WSLS 10 Extra Special Parents Amber Johnson ajohnson@espva.org
11/15/2021 12:30 PM Daytime Blue Ridge TV Show - WSLS 10 Virtual Yes WSLS 10 Extra Special Parents Amber Johnson ajohnson@espva.org
11/13/2021 3 PM - 5 PM Fall Family Meet and Greet! In-Person Yes https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-family-meet-and-greet-tickets-189241856487 C2Adopt/Central Post Adoption Consortium Jennifer Surratt jsurratt@c2adopt.org
11/10/2021 6:30 PM - 8 PM Seven Core Issues of Adoption: Over the Lifetime Virtual Yes https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seven-core-issues-of-adoption-over-the-lifetime-tickets-189275396807 C2Adopt/Central Post Adoption Consortium Jennifer Surratt jsurratt@c2adopt.org
11/3/2021 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Writing Workshop: Telling Your Child's Adoptive Story! In-Person Yes https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-workshop-telling-your-childs-adoption-story-tickets-189260873367 C2Adopt/Central Post Adoption Consortium Jennifer Surratt jsurratt@c2adopt.org
11/16/2021 8:00 PM Reimagining Family Virtual Yes Reimagining Family Facebook Virginia One Church, One Child Cassandra Calender-Ray oonechild@aol.com
11/1/2021 - 11/30/2021 5:30 AM, 5:30 PM, 7 PM A Hand to Hold - CBS Campaign 6 Television Yes CBS 6 & Facebook JFS/Connecting Hearts & Extra Special Parents Kathryn Likins & Denise Wise-David klikins@espva.org; dwise-david@jfsrichmond.org
11/2/2021 7:00 PM Adoption Series: Meet those families who open their homes for Love! Virtual Yes https://www.facebook.com/jfs.richmond JFS/Connecting Hearts Lori Jacocks lJacocks@jfsrichmond.org
11/22/2021 7:00 PM Adoption Series: Meet those families who open their homes for Love! Virtual Yes https://www.facebook.com/jfs.richmond JFS/Connecting Hearts Denise Wise-David dwise-david@jfsrichmond.org
11/26/2021 2:00 PM Thanksgiving Recruitment Vida of the Heart Gallery Children! Virtual Yes https://www.facebook.com/jfs.richmond JFS/Connecting Hearts Denise Wise-David dwise-david@jfsrichmond.org
11/30/2021 7:00 PM Adoption Series: Meet those families who open their homes for Love! Virtual Yes https://www.facebook.com/jfs.richmond JFS/Connecting Hearts Denise Wise-David dwise-david@jfsrichmond.org
11/29/2021 7:00 PM Adoption Series: Meet those families who open their homes for Love! Virtual Yes https://www.facebook.com/jfs.richmond JFS/Connecting Hearts Denise Wise-David dwise-david@jfsrichmond.org
11/7/2021 - 11/30/2021 Sundays - Times Vary Adoption Calling Out Ceremonies In-Person/Virtual Yes Various churches in the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Piedmont Regions Virginia One Church, One Child Cassandra Calender-Ray oonechild@aol.com
Eastern Region                
11/6/2021 12 PM - 2 PM Adoption Celebration! In-person Yes Upper County Park, 180 Leisure Road, Toano, VA 23168 James City County DSS Karen Goins karen.goins@jamescitycountyva.gov
11/14/2021 11:00 AM Adoption Awareness Sunday In-person Yes Southside Baptist Church, 1200 Bainbridge Boulevard, Chesapeake, VA 23324 Virginia One Church, One Child Diana Chappell dcchappellococ@gmail.com
11/7/2021 - 11/30/2021 Sundays - Times Vary Adoption Calling Out Ceremonies In-Person/Virtual Yes Various churches in the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Piedmont Regions Virginia One Church, One Child Cassandra Calender-Ray oonechild@aol.com
11/16/2021 8:00 PM Reimagining Family Virtual Yes Reimagining Family Facebook Virginia One Church, One Child Cassandra Calender-Ray oonechild@aol.com
11/4/2021 6 PM - 8 PM The Magic Show Live! (The Magic of Adoptive Families) In-Person Yes 5361 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462 Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia/Eastern Post Adoption Consortium Kevin Smith ksmith@cceva.org
11/1/2021 - 11/30/2021 5:30 AM, 5:30 PM, 7 PM A Hand to Hold - CBS Campaign 6 Television Yes CBS 6 & Facebook JFS/Connecting Hearts & Extra Special Parents Kathryn Likins & Denise Wise-David klikins@espva.org; dwise-david@jfsrichmond.org
Piedmont Region                
11/4/2021 12:30 PM Daytime Blue Ridge TV Show - WSLS 10 Virtual Yes WSLS 10 Extra Special Parents Amber Johnson ajohnson@espva.org
11/15/2021 12:30 PM Daytime Blue Ridge TV Show - WSLS 10 Virtual Yes WSLS 10 Extra Special Parents Amber Johnson ajohnson@espva.org
10/16/2021 11 AM - 5 PM Adoption Day Celebration In-Person No Mill Mountain Park and Zoo, Roanoke, Virginia Roanoke City DSS Carrie Guzman carrie.guzman@roanokeva.gov
11/1/2021 6:30 PM - 8 PM National Adoption Month - Virtual Magic Show Virtual Yes https://depaulcr-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7jc2pYDKQxqF8c9K-lCWTg DePaul Community Resources/Piedmont Post Adoption Consortium Melissa Blau mblau@depaulcr.org
11/1/2021 - 11/30/2021 5:30 AM, 5:30 PM, 7 PM A Hand to Hold - CBS Campaign 6 Television Yes CBS 6 & Facebook JFS/Connecting Hearts & Extra Special Parents Kathryn Likins & Denise Wise-David klikins@espva.org; dwise-david@jfsrichmond.org
11/1/2021 - 11/30/2021 TBD 30 Days of Hope - WSLS 10 News Television Yes WSLS 10 VDSS, Virginia Kids Belong & AdoptUSKids, WSLS 10 Jenna Zibton jzibton@wsls.com
Western Region                
11/1/2021 6:30 PM - 8 PM National Adoption Month - Virtual Magic Show Virtual Yes https://depaulcr-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7jc2pYDKQxqF8c9K-lCWTg DePaul Community Resources/Western Post Adoption Consortium Melissa Blau mblau@depaulcr.org
11/19/2021 the 2nd Annual National Adoption Day parade will be on November 19th at 11am, and will go down Jackson Street Gate City Adoption Parade In-Person Yes Gate City, Virginia Scott County DSS/Commonwealth Catholic Charities Matthew E. Ball Matthew.Ball@cccofva.org
11/1/2021 - 11/30/2021 TBD 30 Days of Hope - WSLS 10 News Television Yes WSLS 10 VDSS, Virginia Kids Belong, AdoptUSKids, & WSLS 10 Jenna Zibton jzibton@wsls.com
Statewide                
11/1/2021 - 11/30/2021 Anytime Navigating Adoption Podcast Yes https://blog.adoptuskids.org/podcast/?utm_source=Professionals&utm_campaign=3c2c5aa52dEMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_Oct_For_Professionals&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9bab4b66b7-3c2c5aa52d-292627493 AdoptUSKids AdoptUSKids blog https://blog.adoptuskids.org/podcast/?utm_source=Professionals&utm_campaign=3c2c5aa52dEMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_Oct_For_Professionals&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9bab4b66b7-3c2c5aa52d-292627493
11/17/2021 9 AM - 12 PM Adoption: A Shared Story - A VDSS Training Event Virtual Yes https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wl2jaF6-QLuqehFiqlEgXA VDSS/Division of Family Services Sarah Angel sarah.angel@dss.virginia.gov
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