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Waiting Families Gathering (English)

  • Tuesday, November 04, 2014
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Holly Brown Coffee, 1/F, 22 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong


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Waiting Families Gathering (English)

This informal gathering aims to bring together families who are currently in the process of adopting children from Hong Kong or from other countries.

English Gathering
Date: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Time: 19.00 - 20.30 pm
Location: Holly Brown Coffee, 1/F, 22 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong.
Language: English
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Save the date for our Cantonese Speaking Waiting Families Event on Wednesday 3 December

We will meet at Holly Brown Coffee in a friendly and casual environment. This will be a time to share our experiences while waiting to be matched with a child. So come with a topic you want to discuss or just a listening ear! Some proposed topics to discuss are:

- I am matched! What happens now (short-term and long-term)

- Should I send my child to a playgroup during the time until the court appointment is due?

- Should I get a domestic helper - pros and cons!

The Waiting Family events are open to
⁃    members and non-members
⁃    families who have not yet been able to start the adoption process for one reason or another but who are actively planning to expand their family through adoption.
⁃    Families who are currently in the process of adopting a child (i.e. families who have started the home approval process)
⁃    Families who have completed the approval process and are waiting to be matched.

Please note that in Hong Kong the actual adoption application process is quite straightforward and clear and this information is available from the agencies that oversee local adoptions. We, therefore, ask that families coming to these events leave aside questions regarding application procedures and avoid treating the event as an information gathering session for sorting Hong Kong paperwork but, along with other waiting families, focus on preparation and developing an understanding of what it means to be an adoptive family.

Do keep in mind that we are not an adoption agency and therefore cannot give advice about application procedures.

• 100HKD for non-members or lapsed members (or see below to
join/renew and attend this event for FREE). Payment required in advance.
• Please note that finding a meeting venue in HK is a challenge and we appreciate the support received from the Holly Brown Coffee Shop for holding our meetings in their upstairs space. As a general courtesy all participants are expected to purchase something.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email us at or call Teresa Lai at +852 9034 2701.

等候領養家庭聚會 (英語)





時間: 晚上7時至8時30分

地點: 香港中環士丹利街22號,Holly Brown 咖啡店1樓

語言: 英語




 - 我剛被配對了一個孩子!接著下來我應該有甚麼計劃?(現在 - 將來)

 - 我應否在獲得法院頒予之領養令前讓孩子參加親子遊戲班?

 - 我應否聘請一個家庭傭工幫忙? 好處和壞處在哪裡?


⁃ 會員和非會員

⁃ 希望透過領養孩子而擴闊家庭體系的人士,而他們卻因某些原因未能進行申請領養孩子的程序,但正在積極籌備有關領養孩子的事宜。

⁃ 目前正在辦理申請領養孩子的家庭(即其申請已穫批准及已展開申請程序的家庭)

⁃ 已獲批准領養孩子的申請而正在等候配對的家庭。




非AFHK會員/已過期會員:100元 (如即時

很感謝Holly Brown讓我們使用他們一樓餐廳作為是次活動的場地,亦免除最低消費之要求,但為維持他們業務操作成本,希望所有出席的參加者也能享用其餐廳售賣的食物或飲料。


如對此聚會有任何疑問,可發電郵至 或致電+852 9034 2701 與Teresa Lai 聯絡。我們期待與你們見面! 

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