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May 2021

ANCHOR A-OK Educational Class, Series 3 (Virtual)

May 7 @ 5:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Online

For those pursuing the domestic adoption of an older child (or an international adoption)
 The A-OK educational classes are referred to as ANCHOR (Attach, Nurture, Commit, Healing, Open-minded, Resilience). They are specific to those considering the adoption of an older child or children. The classes give attendees a great deal of information that prepares them for adopting a child waiting in the United States foster care system (or out of country care). Families are given the opportunity to assess personal…

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Birth Mother’s Day Virtual Event

May 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Every year, the day before Mother’s Day is Birth Mother’s DayEvery year, the day before Mother’s Day is Birth Mother’s Day. It is nationally recognized, but rarely will you find anyone observing it. This is why Adoption STAR hosts an annual Birth Mother’s Day event, inviting the entire community to honor those women who made the brave decision to make an adoption plan for their child. You do not have to be affiliated with Adoption STAR to attend this event.…

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Adoption STAR Online Adoption Information Session

May 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Building Families Through AdoptionBecome introduced the Adoption STAR agency and the agency’s policies and procedures, including the many services and programs we offer. After registering for this information session you will receive instructions on how to join the online event.Contact Adoption STAR at 866-691-3300 or via email at info@adoptionstar.com or visit our website for additional information session dates https://adoptionstar.com.

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Teen ACE (Adoptee Circle of Experience) For Teens Only

May 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Adoptees ages 13 – 18 are welcome to join in on an interactive discussion on many hot topics such as school, bullying, prejudice, the highs and lows of being an adoptee, a son, a daughter, a sibling, friend, and student. Join us! After registering for this event you will receive instructions on how to join the webinar. For more information contact us at 866-691-3300 or email info@adoptionstar.com.

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June 2021

Preparing Extended Family for Older Child Adoption Webinar

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

With Family Advocates: Christine Miller, Emily Ward, Maddie Dulle, and panelistsGrandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, siblings, and friends are all impacted when a child or sibling group is adopted into their extended family. Adoptive parents often spend a significant amount of time educating themselves about the unique needs of children in the foster care system and specific issues of adoption, but what about other members of the extended family and community who may not understand the issues as well? This webinar…

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Pre-Parenthood Educational Class Session 4 (Virtual)

June 4 @ 5:45 pm - June 6 @ 3:45 pm
Online

For those pursuing a domestic infant adoption The pre-parenthood adoption classes are specific to those considering the adoption of a child NOT in foster care in the U.S. Families are provided with the information and preparation necessary to assess communication, exploring child development, understanding of the adoption process, legal aspects related to adoption, etc. For clients enrolled in the domestic infant program will obtain at least 21 hours of adoption education prior to adopting. You will receive 11.5 hours once…

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Join Adoption STAR – Walk in Buffalo’s Pride Parade!

June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Buffalo State College, State University of New York, 1300 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States
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Depending on the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Buffalo Pride Parade may creatively turn virtual, be postponed, or cancelledThe Parade begins at Elmwood Avenue & Forest Avenue and ends at Elmwood Avenue & Allen Street. This event is open to children and adults.For more information contact us at 866-691-3300 or email info@adoptionstar.com.

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Estate Planning

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Facilitated by Brittiny Razzano, Esq.New parents, especially new adoptive parents, need to consider several things related to the financial security and protection of their family. This class is facilitated by an estate planning attorney/financial advisor, who has young children. She will introduce you to overall financial planning and estate planning for your family’s future, the Adoption Tax Credit, and more.After registering for this event you will receive instructions on how to join the webinar. For more information contact us at…

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Adoption STAR Online Adoption Information Session

June 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Building Families Through AdoptionBecome introduced the Adoption STAR agency and the agency’s policies and procedures, including the many services and programs we offer. After registering for this information session you will receive instructions on how to join the online event.Contact Adoption STAR at 866-691-3300 or via email at info@adoptionstar.com or visit our website for additional information session dates https://adoptionstar.com.

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ACE (Adoptee Circle of Experience)

June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

ACE is a support group for adult adoptees ages 18 and up.Though adoption is often referred to as a triangle, or triad — adoptive parents, birth parents and the adoptee at each corner — Adoption STAR prefers to see it as a circle. The circle is a complete series forming a connected whole; a cycle. It encompasses a number of persons bound by a common tie; a family circle. An adoptee’s life is full of varying experiences. For some these…

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