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    • Monday, January 14, 2019
    • 19:00 - 20:30
    • Baby Buddies International Playgroup, 26 Leighton Road, 4 Floor Capital Commercial Building Causeway Bay
    Register


    The Waiting Family Group is an informal gathering aiming to bring together families who are currently in the process of adoption or who are exploring the possibility of adoption.

    This will be a time to share experiences as well as explore topics of interests

    These events are open to :

    • members and non-members of AFHK
    • families who are in the process of adoption or considering adoption
    • families who have completed the approval process and are waiting to be matched
    Participants can also choose to obtain a Certificate of Attendance for participation in this event. We hope this certificate may support an adoption application by demonstrating an ongoing commitment to learning about the needs of parenting a child through adoption. 

    For information on considering adoption in Hong Kong go to this link in our resources section on our website.


    https://www.afhk.org.hk/considering_adoption_in_HK


    • This meeting is FREE FOR CURRENT AFHK MEMBERS

    • 140HKD for non-members or lapsed members (or see below to join/renew and attend this event for FREE). Payment required in advance.

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

    等候領養家庭聚會(中文)

    AFHK 「等候領養家庭組」旨在凝聚1)正在等候領養孩子,以及2)正在積極考慮或籌備申請領養手續的家庭/人士,藉著非正式的聚會,分享申請領養的程序及經驗,以及等候領養的心情。

    我們誠意邀請以下的家庭/人士參加以下即將舉行之等候領養家庭聚會:

    • AFHK會員和非會員
    • 目前積極考慮/籌備/辦理申請領養孩子的家庭/人士
    • 其領養申請已穫批准,現正等候配對的家庭
    凡出席【等候領養家庭聚會】的人士,可選擇索取曾出席此項活動的証書。我們希望此証書能給與閣下一些幫助,在申請領養孩子的過程中,顯示你們為了尋找有關如何教養被領養孩子的需知,作好準備和不斷的學習。

    假如各下想多了解在本港申請領養孩子的一般手續及過程,請參考本會以下的網址 https://www.afhk.org.hk/considering_adoption_in_HK

    費用:

    AFHK會員:免費

    非AFHK會員/已過期會員:港幣140元(費用須在活動舉行前繳付) (如即時入會/續會可免費參加此活動)

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

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    • Thursday, January 17, 2019
    • 19:00 - 21:00
    • SCOPE Admiralty Learning Centre, City University, Room UR3, 8/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
    Register


    Adoption is a lifelong process with significant, ongoing emotional and psychological impacts for everyone involved - adoptees, birth family members, and adoptive family members. A list of issues commonly experienced by members of the adoption constellation were summarised as the "Seven Core Issues in Adoption" by therapists Sharon Kaplan Roszia and Deborah Silverstein (1986): Loss, Rejection, Guilt and Shame, Grief, Identity, Intimacy, and Mastery/Control. Identifying and acknowledging these issues can put words to complex experiences and enhance dialogue within the adoption constellation.

    How do the seven core issues play out for adoptees and how do various developmental and life milestones intensify these issues? We'll be joined by a panel of adult adoptees sharing their personal experiences of how they are impacted by these aspects.

    This discussion will be led by adult adoptee and educator, Jenny Wiseman. Jenny was born and raised in Australia in a transracial family, and now serves on the AFHK Steering Committee. She has experience giving presentations in the workplace and community, and was an educator previously at an international school. She and her husband are expecting their first child soon. 

    This event is open to all parents and caregivers, extended family, friends, and domestic helpers, waiting and prospective parents, adult adoptees, professionals and students.


    • 95HKD for AFHK members;
    • 145HKD for non-members or lapsed members (or click here to join/renew your AFHK membership and attend this event for the member's rate of 170HKD).
      Seating is limited, registration and payment are required in advance.

      Please arrive to check-in at 6:45pm. Meeting is from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

      Participants can also choose to obtain a Certificate of Attendance for participation in this event. We hope this certificate may support an adoption application by demonstrating an ongoing commitment to learning about the needs of parenting a child through adoption. 

      SCOPE Map, Address and Direction
      • Friday, February 22, 2019
      • 12:20 - 14:30
      • Central District Kai-Fong Welfare Association, 1/F, 1 Gough Street, Central
      Register
         

      Monthly Discussion: 12:20 - 1:30pm

      Join us on October 26th for our Monthly Discussion and Parent Support Meeting as we hear an informative podcast on the topic of therapeutic parenting and what methods we can use instead of traditional parenting. 

      Parent Support Meeting: 1:30-2:30pm

      Immediately following our Monthly Discussion, we'll gather in two smaller groups to share experiences and ideas in a supportive environment. One group will focus on general parenting concerns while the other will discuss parenting children with attachment and behavioral issues. There is no extra fee for this portion of the meeting - just register for the Monthly Discussion; those who cannot stay for both meetings can just come for one or the other.
      Parent Support Meeting is open to all parents and caregivers, including waiting/prospective parents.

      FREE FOR MEMBERS

      140HKD for non-members or lapsed members (or click here to join/renew your membership and attend this event for FREE).

      Seating is limited, registration and payment are required in advance.

      Please arrive to check-in at 12:20 for the Monthly Discussion meeting from 12:20-1:30pm. This will be immediately followed by the Parent Support Discussion Meeting from 1:30-2:30pm

      Participants can also choose to obtain a Certificate of Attendance for participation in this event. We hope this certificate may support an adoption application by demonstrating an ongoing commitment to learning about the needs of parenting a child through adoption. 

      You are welcome to bring your own lunch and beverage.

      View map and directions.

    Past events

    Sunday, December 09, 2018 Holiday Dimsum Lunch
    Monday, December 03, 2018 Waiting Families Group Meeting (Cantonese) 等候領養家庭聚會 (中文)
    Thursday, November 15, 2018 CANCELLED & WILL BE RESCHEDULED: SURVIVING & THRIVING: Maintaining a Healthy, Resilient Partnership in the Midst of Parenting Challenges
    Thursday, November 01, 2018 Waiting and Newly Adoptive Families Meeting - English
    Friday, October 26, 2018 Monthly Discussion + Parent Support Meeting: What is Therapeutic Parenting: Going Beyond Traditional Parenting Approaches to Meet a Child's Needs
    Friday, October 05, 2018 Movie Night: Lion
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 Waiting and Newly Adoptive Families Meeting - English
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Back to School Talk: Navigating Challenges in Peer Relationships with Laura Cowan
    Saturday, September 08, 2018 CANCELLED: Annual Family Picnic 2018
    Monday, August 27, 2018 Waiting Families Group Meeting (Cantonese) 等候領養家庭聚會 (中文)
    Thursday, August 02, 2018 How Dads Can Make a Difference: Supporting Kids in Self-Regulation
    Friday, June 22, 2018 Movie Night: Twin Sisters & Meet Me on the Bridge
    Friday, June 08, 2018 Developmental Trauma Workshop 2018: The Impact of Adverse Experiences & What We Can Do About It
    Tuesday, June 05, 2018 Waiting and Newly Adoptive Families Meeting - English
    Sunday, May 27, 2018 Dim Sum Family Lunch
    Monday, May 14, 2018 Waiting Families Group Meeting (Cantonese) 等候領養家庭聚會 (中文)
    Friday, May 11, 2018 Monthly Discussion + Parent Support Meeting: I Know How You Feel: Cultivating Empathy in Children and Ourselves
    Wednesday, May 02, 2018 Silent Auction for tickets to Kooza by Cirque du Soleil!
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Panel & Discussion: The Primal Wound
    Friday, April 13, 2018 TGIF Single Parents Night Out
    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Waiting and Newly Adoptive Families Meeting - English
    Friday, March 16, 2018 Monthly Discussion: Understanding, Connecting, and Calming the Wild and Wooly Worry Beast
    Friday, March 09, 2018 Movie Night: He Even Has Your Eyes
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Waiting and Newly Adoptive Families Meeting - English
    Thursday, January 18, 2018 Evening Talk: What Not to Say to an Adoptee
    Sunday, December 10, 2017 AFHK's Holiday Party
    Monday, November 27, 2017 Waiting Families Group Meeting (Cantonese) 等候領養家庭聚會 (中文)
    Friday, November 17, 2017 Monthly Discussion + Parent Support Meeting: Let's Talk About Sex
    Tuesday, November 07, 2017 Waiting and Newly Adoptive Families Meeting - English
    Friday, October 20, 2017 Monthly Discussion: akaDAN: An Adoptee's Journey to Search for His Birth Family
    Friday, October 13, 2017 Movie Night: Father Unknown
    Thursday, September 21, 2017 Evening Talk: Language of Learning by Rick Smith
    Saturday, September 16, 2017 Annual Family Picnic 2017
    Monday, September 04, 2017 Waiting Families Group Meeting - English
    Monday, August 21, 2017 Waiting Families Group Meeting (Cantonese) 等候領養家庭聚會 (中文)
    Thursday, August 03, 2017 Building Connections: How Dads Can Strengthen Attachment and Facilitate Development
    Friday, June 09, 2017 Developmental Trauma: Implications for Heart, Mind and Body
    Tuesday, June 06, 2017 Waiting Families Group Meeting - English
    Sunday, June 04, 2017 Dim Sum Family Lunch
    Friday, May 19, 2017 Monthly Discussion: Simplicity Parenting
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Adult Adoptee Panel
    Monday, April 24, 2017 Waiting Families Group Meeting (Cantonese) 等候領養家庭聚會 (中文)
    Friday, March 17, 2017 Monthly Discussion: A Three-Step Approach for Improving Challenging Behavior
    Monday, March 06, 2017 Waiting Families Group Meeting - English
    Friday, February 24, 2017 Movie Night: Mother and Child
    Friday, February 17, 2017 Monthly Discussion + Parent Support Meeting: Putting the Pieces Together: Building Connections Through Creating Life Stories
    Thursday, January 12, 2017 Message in a Bottle: A Discussion on DNA Testing in Adoption
    Monday, January 09, 2017 Waiting Families Group Meeting (Cantonese) 等候領養家庭聚會 (中文)
    Sunday, December 11, 2016 'Tis the Season for AFHK's Holiday Party
    Thursday, November 17, 2016 What About Me? Supporting Siblings of Special/High Needs Children
    Friday, October 28, 2016 Movie Night: Approved For Adoption
    Monday, October 17, 2016 Waiting Families Group Meeting (Cantonese) 等候領養家庭聚會 (中文)
    Monday, October 03, 2016 Waiting Families Group Meeting - English
    Thursday, September 29, 2016 Evening Talk: A Tool Kit for Self-Management - Executive Function by Virginia Spielmann
    Saturday, September 24, 2016 Annual Family Picnic 2016
    Monday, July 11, 2016 Waiting Families Group Meeting (Cantonese) 等候領養家庭聚會 (中文)
    Monday, June 20, 2016 Waiting Families Group Meeting - English
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 How? When? Why? Talking About Adoption With Your Child
    Friday, May 13, 2016 Monthly Discussion: It's Not About Me...Or Is It?
    Friday, April 15, 2016 Monthly Discussion: Understanding the 7 Core Issues in Adoption
    Monday, March 21, 2016 Waiting Families Group Meeting (Cantonese) 等候領養家庭聚會 (中文)
    Sunday, March 13, 2016 Single Parents Brunch
    Friday, March 11, 2016 Monthly Discussion Plus Parent Support Meeting : Making Sense of Traumatic Stress in Children (Podcast)
    Monday, March 07, 2016 Waiting Families Group Meeting
    Friday, February 26, 2016 Friday Night at the Movies: Twinsters
    Thursday, January 28, 2016 'Regulation' - What's the big deal?
    Friday, January 15, 2016 Monthly Discussion: Sexting, Grooming, Chat Rooming: Protecting Cyber Children in the Digital Age
    Sunday, December 13, 2015 The Fantastic and Fabulous Family Holiday Party
    Monday, November 30, 2015 Waiting Families Gathering (Cantonese) 等候領養家庭聚會 (中文)
    Friday, November 20, 2015 Friday Night at the Movies: The Drop Box
    Friday, November 13, 2015 Monthly Discussion: Caring for the Caregiver: Keeping Ourselves Resilient and Hopeful...or Even Just Sane
    Monday, November 09, 2015 Waiting Families Gathering
    Friday, November 06, 2015 AFHK Volunteers Reunion 2015-2016
    Friday, October 09, 2015 Monthly Discussion & Parent Support Meeting - Reframing Discipline: Dealing with Tantrums, Tensions, and Tears
    Friday, October 02, 2015 Through Layers of Memory: Kids and Teens Art Workshops
    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Growth and Grit: Promoting Children’s Persistence and Success Through Their Mindset
    Saturday, September 12, 2015 Annual Family Picnic
    Friday, August 21, 2015 Waiting Families Gathering (Cantonese) 等候領養家庭聚會 (中文)
    Saturday, August 01, 2015 AFHK Meets at the Movies!
    Monday, July 06, 2015 Waiting Families Gathering
    Thursday, June 18, 2015 Single Parents Night Out
    Friday, June 05, 2015 Monthly Discussion: What Adopted Teens Want Their Parents to Know (Podcast)
    Friday, May 29, 2015 Friday Night at the Movies: Off and running
    Friday, May 08, 2015 Monthly Discussion - Building Connections: Creating Secure Attachment and Healthy Minds Through Relationship and Play
    Thursday, April 23, 2015 Look Who’s Talking: All About Child Language Development with Speech Language Therapists Miggie Shum and Zara Kan
    Friday, April 17, 2015 Parent Support Meeting: Small Group Discussions on Topics of Parent's Choice
    Monday, April 13, 2015 Waiting Families Gathering (Cantonese) 等候領養家庭聚會 (中文)
    Friday, March 13, 2015 Monthly Discussion - The Giving : Understanding the Hearts and Experiences of Birth Mothers
    Monday, March 09, 2015 Waiting Families Gathering
    Thursday, January 29, 2015 Raising Resilient Children : Using Storybooks to promote social and emotional development
    Friday, January 16, 2015 Monthly Discussion: ABCs and 123s for Managing Defiant and Disruptive Behaviours
    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 等候領養家庭聚會 (中文) Waiting Families Gathering (Cantonese)
    Saturday, December 06, 2014 The Fantastic and Fabulous Family Holiday Party
    Monday, November 17, 2014 Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Tenacious Love Found by an Adoptive Parent and Special Needs Child
    Friday, November 14, 2014 Monthly Discussion Friday, Nov 14- Small Group Discussions on Topics of Parent's Choice
    Tuesday, November 04, 2014 Waiting Families Gathering (English)
    Thursday, October 23, 2014 TGIF Single Parents Night Out
    Friday, October 10, 2014 Monthly Discussion - Talking About the Tough Stuff: Telling Children About Adoption and Other Parts of Their History
    Friday, September 19, 2014 Monthly Discussion - Learning, Grades and Homework: What Lies Beneath in the Brain Development of Children with Early Life Stressors
    Saturday, September 13, 2014 AFHK Annual Family Picnic
    Monday, July 07, 2014 等候領養家庭聚會 (中文) Waiting Families Gathering (Chinese)
    Monday, June 16, 2014 Waiting Families Gathering (English)
    Friday, June 06, 2014 June Monthly Discussion - Ready, Set, Launch! Adoption and the College/Young Adult Years
    Friday, May 30, 2014 Film Night and Discussion: Closure
    Monday, May 19, 2014 Child Trafficking and International Adoption - A Discussion
    Friday, May 09, 2014 Monthly Discussion - Raising Resilient and Self-Disciplined Kids
    Friday, April 11, 2014 Parent Support Meeting - Small Group Discussions on Topics of Parents' Choice
    Saturday, March 22, 2014 Beyond Consequences: Helping Children with Attachment Issues, Trauma, Emotion Regulation Difficulties and other Behavioral Challenges
    Friday, March 14, 2014 Parent Support Meeting - Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Global and What it Means For Their Identity
    Friday, February 28, 2014 Friday Film Night and Discussion: Emmanuel’s Gift
    Wednesday, February 19, 2014 等候領養家庭聚會 Waiting Families Gathering (Chinese)
    Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Evening Meeting Wednesday 12th February - Are You Sleeping? Why Children At All Ages (and Their Parents!) Often Sleep So Poorly, and What To Do About It!
    Friday, January 17, 2014 Parent Support Meeting - Sensory Integration: How Exploration through our Senses Builds Brain and Body Harmony
    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Waiting Families Gathering (English)
    Friday, December 20, 2013 Single Parents "Thank God it’s Friday” Festive Get-together
    Sunday, December 15, 2013 AFHK's Fantastic 20th Festive Holiday Party
    Friday, November 22, 2013 Friday Film Night and Discussion: Resilience
    Friday, November 15, 2013 Parent Support Meeting - All About Siblings
    Thursday, November 07, 2013 20th Anniversary Annual Dinner
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Waiting Families Gathering (English) 等候領養家庭聚會
    Monday, October 21, 2013 等候領養家庭聚會 Waiting Families Gathering (Cantonese)
    Friday, October 11, 2013 AFHK Parent Support Meeting: Small Group Discusions on Topics of Parents' Choice
    Saturday, September 21, 2013 AFHK Annual Family Picnic
    Friday, September 13, 2013 Back to School: Handling Transitions, Teachers, and Tricky Assignments
    Monday, July 29, 2013 AFHK Waiting Families Gathering
    Monday, July 15, 2013 AFHK Waiting Families Gathering
    Friday, June 07, 2013 AFHK Parent Support Mtg - Take a Breath: Brain-Based Strategies to Help Your Child Manage Emotion, Reduce Stress and Increase Optimism
    Wednesday, June 05, 2013 AFHK Professionals Event: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Working with Families with Attachment Issues, Trauma, and Special Needs
    Friday, May 31, 2013 Friday Night at the Movies: Somewhere Between
    Sunday, May 26, 2013 AFHK Single Moms Beach Party Bash!
    Friday, May 10, 2013 AFHK Monthly Parent Support Meeting: Stay Calm, Find Happiness, and Keep Your Sanity! Strategies to Regulate Emotions and Manage Anger in Your Family
    Friday, April 12, 2013 AFHK Monthly Parent Support Meeting Bonding for Life Part II:
    Wednesday, March 27, 2013 AFHK Waiting Families Gathering
    Friday, March 15, 2013 AFHK Monthly Parent Support Meeting: Bonding for life, Walking the journey of attachment as a family
    Friday, March 01, 2013 Friday Night at the Movies: First Person Plural
    Friday, February 22, 2013 Virtual Seminar (Webinar) by Debbie Riley: Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens (presented online by C.A.S.E. in the U.S.)
    Friday, January 18, 2013 AFHK Monthly Parent Support Meeting
    Saturday, December 01, 2012 AFHK's Festive Holiday Party
    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Book Talk: Lucky Girl, A Memoir by by Mei-Ling Hopgood
    Friday, November 09, 2012 AFHK Monthly Parent Support Meeting
    Friday, October 12, 2012 AFHK Monthly Parent Support Meeting
    Friday, October 05, 2012 Friday Night at the Movies: WO AI NI MOMMY (I Love You, Mommy)
    Friday, September 21, 2012 Employers' debriefing only: Adoption-Sensitivity Training for Domestic Helpers (for families whose helper was not able to attend the training)
    Thursday, September 20, 2012 A Special AFHK Parent Support Meeting: Education and its Joys and Challenges for Children of Adoption
    Thursday, September 20, 2012 Adoption-Sensitivity Training for Domestic Helpers and their Employers
    Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Annual Dinner and General Meeting
    Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Professional Case Consultation for Those Working with Adoptive or Foster Care Families, Children at Risk, and/or Children with Trauma or Loss
    Friday, June 08, 2012 AFHK Monthly Parent Support Meeting
    Friday, June 01, 2012 Friday Night at the Movies: In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee
    Thursday, May 24, 2012 AFHK Book Talk: Jessica Lost
    Friday, May 18, 2012 AFHK Monthly Parent Support Meeting
    Saturday, May 12, 2012 AFHK Annual Picnic
    Friday, April 20, 2012 AFHK Monthly Parent Support Meeting
    Saturday, March 10, 2012 AFHK Teen Bowling Party
    Friday, March 02, 2012 Friday Night at the Movies: Off and running
    Saturday, December 03, 2011 AFHK's Festive Holiday Party
    Thursday, November 03, 2011 AFHK Annual Dinner & AGM

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