Events

Events

Upcoming Post Adoption Resource Center Events

 

Each month, Post Adoption Resource Center staff plan events that will provide adoptive families with opportunities to meet and connect. All Post Adoption Resource Center events are free for families with finalized adoptions (and members of their immediate household), unless otherwise stated.

Families are asked to complete an Event Waiver & Release prior to any event with a higher risk level (ie swimming, bounce houses, etc.). Waivers will be available at each event; however, if you prefer to fill out the waiver ahead of time, please print, complete, and bring the waiver with you and give to the PARC representative.

Download the Release, Waiver and Indemnity Agreement

All Events

  • Adoptive Parents' Breakfast at Anna's House

    Location Details:

    Anna's House

    12450 Felch St

    Holland, MI 49424

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    Adoptive Parents' Breakfast at Anna's House

    , 11/13/2019
    Join PARC for breakfast at 9:30 am. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/13/2019 2:30:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parents' Luncheon at Pizza Ranch, Muskegon

    Location Details:

    Pizza Ranch

    1848 E Sherman Blvd

    Muskegon, MI 49444

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    Adoptive Parents' Luncheon at Pizza Ranch, Muskegon

    , 11/14/2019
    Join PARC for lunch at 11:30 am. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/14/2019 4:30:00 PM

  • CONNECT Support Group at Andrews University

    Location Details:

    Andrews University

    8655 University Blvd

    Berrien Springs, MI 49103

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    CONNECT Support Group at Andrews University

    , 11/14/2019
    Meet at Pioneer Memorial Church at Andrews University for this monthly support group hosted by the Berrien County Foster Adoption Network. Dinner begins at 5:30 pm. Activities for children and support group for parents begin at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to Carol at godshands4kids@gmail.com.

    Event Start Date: 11/14/2019 10:30:00 PM

  • Adoptive & Foster Parent Annual Conference

    Location Details:

    Kensington Church

    6880 Secor Rd

    Traverse City, MI 49684

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    Adoptive & Foster Parent Annual Conference

    , 11/16/2019
    This training from Kim Seidel will empower adoptive/foster/kinship parents who are dealing with severe behaviors with their children. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how to support their children during times of transition, worry, and dysregulation. Tickets for this conference are currently sold out. If you are interested in attending please join the wait list at https://2019-foster-and-adoptive-fall-conference.eventbrite.com/ Open to all adoptive and foster parents!

    Event Start Date: 11/16/2019 2:00:00 PM

  • Life Will Get Better Training at Bethany Christian Services

    Location Details:

    Bethany Christian Services

    901 Eastern Ave NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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    Life Will Get Better Training at Bethany Christian Services

    , 11/18/2019
    PARC invites you to attend this training with Dr. Nicole Buerkens, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, as she speaks on "Life Will Get Better - Simple Solutions for Parents of Children with Attention, Anxiety, Mood, and Behavior Challenges". The training will take place in the Conference Center (door G) at Bethany Christian Services, 901 Eastern Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/18/2019 4:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parent Lunch

    Location Details:

    Panera Bread

    2111 S. Mission Street

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

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    Adoptive Parent Lunch

    , 11/18/2019
    Take some time for yourself and enjoy lunch on us! Meet for food and conversation with other adoptive parents.

    Event Start Date: 11/18/2019 5:00:00 PM

  • Dinner And Training

    Location Details:

    Beaverton Church of the Nazarene

    540 Lang Road

    Beaverton, MI 48612

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    Dinner And Training

    , 11/18/2019
    Dinner begins at 5:45 p.m. Renee Dyer will present, Training Caregivers To Help Kids Heal After Trauma beginning at 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. November's topic "We Communicate Our Experiences In Many Ways Beyond Words". Dinner and childcare provided with RSVP.

    Event Start Date: 11/18/2019 10:45:00 PM

  • Story Hour

    Location Details:

    Hart Library

    415 S. State Street

    Hart, MI 49420

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    Story Hour

    , 11/18/2019
    Please join PARC for story hour and snacks at the Hart Library. Please RSVP to parcfr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/18/2019 11:30:00 PM

  • Connect & Reflect

    Location Details:

    Community Reformed Church

    100 Oak St

    Charlevoix, MI 49720

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    Connect & Reflect

    , 11/19/2019
    Join us for a light dinner, refreshments, and time for connection and reflection with other adoptive parents! RSVP required by November 18 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive parents!

    Event Start Date: 11/19/2019 11:00:00 PM

  • Free Movies For Adoptive Families

    Location Details:

    Fremont Cinemas

    1027 W. Main Street

    Fremont, MI 49412

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    Free Movies For Adoptive Families

    , 11/20/2019
    Wednesday, November 20 through Saturday, November 30 - Choose the time that works best for you! Bring your adoptive family to the Fremont Cinemas to enjoy a movie of your choice, no cost to you. Just let the ticket counter know you are with the Post Adoption Resource Center of Bethany Christian Services to receive your tickets. Find the movies and times at www.fremontshowtimes.com.

    Event Start Date: 11/20/2019 3:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Clementine's

    Location Details:

    Clementine's

    500 Phoenix St

    South Haven, MI 49090

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    Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Clementine's

    , 11/21/2019
    Adoptive moms, join PARC for dinner at 6:00 pm. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/21/2019 11:00:00 PM

  • Adopteen Meetup at The Pump House

    Location Details:

    The Pump House

    2090 Celebration Dr NE, #120

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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    Adopteen Meetup at The Pump House

    , 11/23/2019
    Adopteen is a local group, connecting teen adoptees. Any teen attending the meetup will have their frozen yogurt paid for by PARC. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/23/2019 7:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Moms' Movie Night at Celebration Cinema

    Location Details:

    Celebration Cinema, Studio Park

    123 Ionia Ave SW

    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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    Adoptive Moms' Movie Night at Celebration Cinema

    , 11/25/2019
    Adoptive moms, join PARC for an evening at the movies to see "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood". Details of time will be emailed to each mom who RSVPs. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/25/2019 1:00:00 PM

  • Foster/Adopt/Kinship Support Group

    Location Details:

    Commission on Aging

    2200 W. Lincoln Road

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

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    Foster/Adopt/Kinship Support Group

    , 11/25/2019
    Please join us the fourth Monday of every month. Please RSVP to Tracey DeFeyter at 989-560-1968 or unstoppableT@hotmail.com. Dinner and childcare provided.

    Event Start Date: 11/25/2019 10:30:00 PM

  • Adoptive Family Movie at Petoskey Cinema

    Location Details:

    Petoskey Cinema

    1540 Anderson Rd

    Petoskey, MI 49770

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    Adoptive Family Movie at Petoskey Cinema

    , 11/26/2019
    Bring your family to enjoy a movie with PARC. See Facebook for details about the selected family friendly movie and time one week prior to the event. RSVP required by November 25 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive families!

    Event Start Date: 11/26/2019 1:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Family Movie at Wonderland Cinema

    Location Details:

    Wonderland Cinema

    402 N Front St

    Niles, MI 49120

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    Adoptive Family Movie at Wonderland Cinema

    , 11/29/2019
    Bring your family to enjoy a movie with PARC. See Facebook for details about the selected movie and time one week prior to the event. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/29/2019 1:00:00 PM

Region 2

  • Adoptive & Foster Parent Annual Conference

    Location Details:

    Kensington Church

    6880 Secor Rd

    Traverse City, MI 49684

    View Map

    Adoptive & Foster Parent Annual Conference

    , 11/16/2019
    This training from Kim Seidel will empower adoptive/foster/kinship parents who are dealing with severe behaviors with their children. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how to support their children during times of transition, worry, and dysregulation. Tickets for this conference are currently sold out. If you are interested in attending please join the wait list at https://2019-foster-and-adoptive-fall-conference.eventbrite.com/ Open to all adoptive and foster parents!

    Event Start Date: 11/16/2019 2:00:00 PM

  • Connect & Reflect

    Location Details:

    Community Reformed Church

    100 Oak St

    Charlevoix, MI 49720

    View Map

    Connect & Reflect

    , 11/19/2019
    Join us for a light dinner, refreshments, and time for connection and reflection with other adoptive parents! RSVP required by November 18 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive parents!

    Event Start Date: 11/19/2019 11:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Family Movie at Petoskey Cinema

    Location Details:

    Petoskey Cinema

    1540 Anderson Rd

    Petoskey, MI 49770

    View Map

    Adoptive Family Movie at Petoskey Cinema

    , 11/26/2019
    Bring your family to enjoy a movie with PARC. See Facebook for details about the selected family friendly movie and time one week prior to the event. RSVP required by November 25 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive families!

    Event Start Date: 11/26/2019 1:00:00 PM

Region 3

  • Adoptive Parent Lunch

    Location Details:

    Panera Bread

    2111 S. Mission Street

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

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    Adoptive Parent Lunch

    , 11/18/2019
    Take some time for yourself and enjoy lunch on us! Meet for food and conversation with other adoptive parents.

    Event Start Date: 11/18/2019 5:00:00 PM

  • Dinner And Training

    Location Details:

    Beaverton Church of the Nazarene

    540 Lang Road

    Beaverton, MI 48612

    View Map

    Dinner And Training

    , 11/18/2019
    Dinner begins at 5:45 p.m. Renee Dyer will present, Training Caregivers To Help Kids Heal After Trauma beginning at 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. November's topic "We Communicate Our Experiences In Many Ways Beyond Words". Dinner and childcare provided with RSVP.

    Event Start Date: 11/18/2019 10:45:00 PM

  • Story Hour

    Location Details:

    Hart Library

    415 S. State Street

    Hart, MI 49420

    View Map

    Story Hour

    , 11/18/2019
    Please join PARC for story hour and snacks at the Hart Library. Please RSVP to parcfr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/18/2019 11:30:00 PM

  • Free Movies For Adoptive Families

    Location Details:

    Fremont Cinemas

    1027 W. Main Street

    Fremont, MI 49412

    View Map

    Free Movies For Adoptive Families

    , 11/20/2019
    Wednesday, November 20 through Saturday, November 30 - Choose the time that works best for you! Bring your adoptive family to the Fremont Cinemas to enjoy a movie of your choice, no cost to you. Just let the ticket counter know you are with the Post Adoption Resource Center of Bethany Christian Services to receive your tickets. Find the movies and times at www.fremontshowtimes.com.

    Event Start Date: 11/20/2019 3:00:00 PM

  • Foster/Adopt/Kinship Support Group

    Location Details:

    Commission on Aging

    2200 W. Lincoln Road

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

    View Map

    Foster/Adopt/Kinship Support Group

    , 11/25/2019
    Please join us the fourth Monday of every month. Please RSVP to Tracey DeFeyter at 989-560-1968 or unstoppableT@hotmail.com. Dinner and childcare provided.

    Event Start Date: 11/25/2019 10:30:00 PM

Region 4

  • Adoptive Parents' Breakfast at Anna's House

    Location Details:

    Anna's House

    12450 Felch St

    Holland, MI 49424

    View Map

    Adoptive Parents' Breakfast at Anna's House

    , 11/13/2019
    Join PARC for breakfast at 9:30 am. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/13/2019 2:30:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parents' Luncheon at Pizza Ranch, Muskegon

    Location Details:

    Pizza Ranch

    1848 E Sherman Blvd

    Muskegon, MI 49444

    View Map

    Adoptive Parents' Luncheon at Pizza Ranch, Muskegon

    , 11/14/2019
    Join PARC for lunch at 11:30 am. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/14/2019 4:30:00 PM

  • CONNECT Support Group at Andrews University

    Location Details:

    Andrews University

    8655 University Blvd

    Berrien Springs, MI 49103

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    CONNECT Support Group at Andrews University

    , 11/14/2019
    Meet at Pioneer Memorial Church at Andrews University for this monthly support group hosted by the Berrien County Foster Adoption Network. Dinner begins at 5:30 pm. Activities for children and support group for parents begin at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to Carol at godshands4kids@gmail.com.

    Event Start Date: 11/14/2019 10:30:00 PM

  • Life Will Get Better Training at Bethany Christian Services

    Location Details:

    Bethany Christian Services

    901 Eastern Ave NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    View Map

    Life Will Get Better Training at Bethany Christian Services

    , 11/18/2019
    PARC invites you to attend this training with Dr. Nicole Buerkens, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, as she speaks on "Life Will Get Better - Simple Solutions for Parents of Children with Attention, Anxiety, Mood, and Behavior Challenges". The training will take place in the Conference Center (door G) at Bethany Christian Services, 901 Eastern Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/18/2019 4:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Clementine's

    Location Details:

    Clementine's

    500 Phoenix St

    South Haven, MI 49090

    View Map

    Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Clementine's

    , 11/21/2019
    Adoptive moms, join PARC for dinner at 6:00 pm. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/21/2019 11:00:00 PM

  • Adopteen Meetup at The Pump House

    Location Details:

    The Pump House

    2090 Celebration Dr NE, #120

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    View Map

    Adopteen Meetup at The Pump House

    , 11/23/2019
    Adopteen is a local group, connecting teen adoptees. Any teen attending the meetup will have their frozen yogurt paid for by PARC. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/23/2019 7:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Moms' Movie Night at Celebration Cinema

    Location Details:

    Celebration Cinema, Studio Park

    123 Ionia Ave SW

    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    View Map

    Adoptive Moms' Movie Night at Celebration Cinema

    , 11/25/2019
    Adoptive moms, join PARC for an evening at the movies to see "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood". Details of time will be emailed to each mom who RSVPs. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/25/2019 1:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Family Movie at Wonderland Cinema

    Location Details:

    Wonderland Cinema

    402 N Front St

    Niles, MI 49120

    View Map

    Adoptive Family Movie at Wonderland Cinema

    , 11/29/2019
    Bring your family to enjoy a movie with PARC. See Facebook for details about the selected movie and time one week prior to the event. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/29/2019 1:00:00 PM