Open Adoption Orientations & Workshops



Following is a listing of our upcoming Orientations and Workshops. Individual consultation and counseling are also available.

 

Open Adoption Orientation


Open Adoption Orienation is the first step in researching adoption as a family building strategy. In this informational session, an Adoption Connection professional will introduce and review the process of infant, open adoption and the services of our fully licensed adoption agency. This orientation is free and open to all adults interested in learning more about open adoption. Pre-registration is required. No drop-ins please.

This event is not appropriate for children, and we are unable to provide childcare.


  • Saturday, November 18th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at 2150 Post Street, San Francisco

  • Saturday, December 16th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at 2150 Post Street, San Francisco

    Preparing for Open Adoption


    This workshop is an educational requirement for all Adoption Connection homestudy clients. Learn more about the open adoption process in this informative workshop, which includes hearing guest speakers tell their unique perspectives and personal experiences in open adoption and offers opportunities to ask questions in a supportive environment.



      One Day Intensive Workshop Saturday, December 2 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at 1710 Scott Street, San Francisco

    • One Day Intensive Workshop Sunday, January 28 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at 1710 Scott Street, San Francisco

    • One Day Intensive Workshop Saturday, February 3 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at 200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto
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      Transracial Adoption Workshop


      Becoming a conspicuous family is something adoptive families discuss when considering adopting a baby of a different race/ethnicity than themselves. This one-day intensive is required for Adoption Connection clients who are open to adopting a child of a race or ethnicity different than their own, and their partners or spouses, or who are interested in learning more about transracial adoption.

    • Saturday, January 13th, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at 2150 Post Street, San Francisco

      Newborn Care Class and Hospital Planning


      This newborn care class specially designed for adopting parents includes preparing you for the hospital and delivery

       

      Talking With Your Child About Adoption (any age)


      Talking with your child about adoption in an age appropriate manner can be tricky! Get education and tools in this discussion group for parents of adopted children of any age and connect with other adoptive families.

       

      Webinar: Birthparent Contact and Communication


      This webinar will help adoptive families prepare for the first time contact with a expectant mother or "birth" family. Whether by email, text, or phone call, this webinar will get you thinking about open adoption and first contact in a new way. Current clients, please contact us to view this pre-recorded Webinar.

      Webinar: The Rights of Birth Fathers


      This webinar will address the legal rights of birth fathers. Current clients, please contact us to view this pre-recorded Webinar.

      Webinar: Mental Health Diagnosis in Birth Family History


      A webinar to help adoptive families make decisions about mental illness in birth family history, including considerations in managing relationships pre- and post-placement. Current clients, please contact us to view this pre-recorded Webinar.