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 Family Fun at Sprinkles Donut Shop

    Location Details:

    Sprinkles Donut Shop

    8467 Algoma Ave NE

    Rockford, MI 49341

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    Adoptive Family Fun at Sprinkles Donut Shop

    , 2/17/2020
    Bring your children and come celebrate mid-winter break with donuts. Meet PARC at 9:30 am. Please RSVP to PARC at parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 2/17/2020 2:30:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parent Lunch

    Location Details:

    Panera Bread

    2111 S. Mission Street

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

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    Adoptive Parent Lunch

    , 2/17/2020
    Take some time for yourself and enjoy lunch on us! Meeet for food and conversation with other adoptive parents.

    Event Start Date: 2/17/2020 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

    , 2/17/2020
    Dinner begins at 5:45 p.m. with the training beginning at 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner and childcare provided with RSVP.

    Event Start Date: 2/17/2020 10:45:00 PM

  • Connect & Reflect

    Location Details:

    Community Reformed Church

    100 Oak Street

    Charlevoix, MI 49720

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    Connect & Reflect

    , 2/18/2020
    Join us for a light dinner, refreshments, and time for connection and reflection with other adoptive parents! RSVP required by February 17 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive parents!

    Event Start Date: 2/18/2020 11:00:00 PM

  • 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

    , 2/19/2020
    Join PARC for breakfast at 9:30 am. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 2/19/2020 2:30:00 PM

  • Alpena Support Group

    Location Details:

    Grace Lutheran Church

    119 W Dunbar St

    Alpena, MI 49707

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    Alpena Support Group

    , 2/20/2020
    Join us for a light dinner and time for connection and encouragement with other foster and adoptive parents. Childcare provided with an RSVP. RSVP required by February 17 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all foster and adoptive families!

    Event Start Date: 2/20/2020 11:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parents' Night Out at Chinn Chinn

    Location Details:

    Chinn Chinn

    52885 N Main St

    Mattawan, MI 49071

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    Adoptive Parents' Night Out at Chinn Chinn

    , 2/20/2020
    Adoptive parents, join PARC for dinner at 6:00 pm. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 2/20/2020 11:00:00 PM

  • Sledding

    Location Details:

    Winter Sports Park

    1100 Winter Park Ln

    Petoskey, MI 49770

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    Sledding

    , 2/22/2020
    Bring your own sled and join other adoptive families for a fun afternoon of sledding! Afterwards, we will meet in the warming house for a cup of hot cocoa. Weather permitting. RSVP required by February 21 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive families!

    Event Start Date: 2/22/2020 5:00:00 PM

  • Parent & Teen Night Out

    Location Details:

    Board and Brush

    1772 S Garfield Ave

    Traverse City, MI 49686

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    Parent & Teen Night Out

    , 2/24/2020
    Looking for a fun 1-on-1 experience to share with your teen? Join us for a Parent-Teen Make & Take Workshop at Board & Brush! Create a beautiful piece for your home or for a gift. LIMIT SPOTS AVAILABLE. ONE CHILD 9ages 12 & up) PER PARENT. RSVP required by February 21 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive families!

    Event Start Date: 2/24/2020 10:30:00 PM

  • Foster/Adopt/Kinship Support Group

    Location Details:

    Commission on Aging

    2200 S. Lincoln Road

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

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    Foster/Adopt/Kinship Support Group

    , 2/24/2020
    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: 2/24/2020 10:30:00 PM

  • ACE'S Training Part 2 With Chad Campbell

    Location Details:

    Reed City Church of the Nazarene

    5300 S. 220th Avenue

    Reed City, MI 49677

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    ACE'S Training Part 2 With Chad Campbell

    , 2/24/2020
    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's) have lasting impact on our health and functioning. Come to learn more how ACE's impact us and our children. Please RSVP to Kathy Lockhart at (231) 305-6700. Dinner and childcare provided with RSVP.

    Event Start Date: 2/24/2020 11:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parents' Night Out at Arnie's

    Location Details:

    Arnie's

    815 Leonard St NW

    Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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    Adoptive Parents' Night Out at Arnie's

    , 2/24/2020
    Adoptive parents, you are invited to join PARC for dinner at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 2/24/2020 11:30:00 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

    , 2/27/2020
    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: 2/27/2020 1:00:00 PM

  • Dessert & Discussion

    Location Details:

    Ruby Tuesday

    8711 East 34 Street

    Cadillac, MI 49601

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    Dessert & Discussion

    , 2/29/2020
    Join PARC and other adoptive parents for an evening out with a sweet treat and great discussion! RSVP required by February 27 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive parents!

    Event Start Date: 2/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

  • Adoptive Parent Lunch

    Location Details:

    Fiesta Charra

    13157 Schavey Road

    Dewitt, MI 48820

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    Adoptive Parent Lunch

    , 3/4/2020
    Take some time for yourself and enjoy lunch on us! Meet for food and conversation with other adoptive parents.

    Event Start Date: 3/4/2020 5:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parent Meal

    Location Details:

    Lamplight Grill

    314 W. Main Street

    Ionia, MI 48846

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    Adoptive Parent Meal

    , 3/7/2020
    Join PARC and other adoptive parents for a meal - our treat! Please RSVP to Lindsey at lnmartin@bethany.org by March 5.

    Event Start Date: 3/7/2020 8:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parent Lunch

    Location Details:

    Panera Bread

    2111 S. Mission Street

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

    View Map

    Adoptive Parent Lunch

    , 3/16/2020
    Take some time for yourself and enjoy lunch on us! Meet for food and conversation with other adoptive parents.

    Event Start Date: 3/16/2020 4:00:00 PM

  • Dinner and Training

    Location Details:

    Beaverton Church of the Nazarene

    540 Lang Road

    Beaverton, MI 48612

    View Map

    Dinner and Training

    , 3/16/2020
    Dinner begins at 5:45 p.m. with the training beginning at 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. March's topic: Respond, Don't React (2nd half of module). Dinner and childcare provided with RSVP.

    Event Start Date: 3/16/2020 9:45:00 PM

  • Family Fun Night

    Location Details:

    Roll Haven Skating Center

    119 N. Delaney Road

    Owosso, MI 48867

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    Family Fun Night

    , 3/17/2020
    Please join PARC and Work of Heart for a night of roller skating and family fun! Please RSVP to Molly at Workofheartcasfls@gmail.com or call (989) 224-1010.

    Event Start Date: 3/17/2020 10:30:00 PM

  • Multi-Cultural Families in Rural Communities - Transracial Adoption Panel

    Location Details:

    Fremont District Library

    104 E. Main Street

    Fremont, MI 49412

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    Multi-Cultural Families in Rural Communities - Transracial Adoption Panel

    , 3/21/2020
    Adoption can produce uniqueness with the family system and transracial adoption adds another layer to the dynamic. Join us as we unpack successes and challenges of raising a multi-cultural family within rural communities. Our panel will consist of professionals, adoptive parents, and adoptees who will share their stories and openly answer questions about their experiences. This event is open to adoptive parents, foster parents, community members, and professionals. Due to sensitive content, this event is for adults only. Brunch will be provided. RSVP required to parcfr@bethany.org by March 19.

    Event Start Date: 3/21/2020 2:30:00 PM

  • Foster/Adopt/Kinship Support Group

    Location Details:

    Commission on Aging

    220 S. Lincoln Road

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

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    Foster/Adopt/Kinship Support Group

    , 3/23/2020
    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: 3/23/2020 9:30:00 PM

Region 2

  • Connect & Reflect

    Location Details:

    Community Reformed Church

    100 Oak Street

    Charlevoix, MI 49720

    View Map

    Connect & Reflect

    , 2/18/2020
    Join us for a light dinner, refreshments, and time for connection and reflection with other adoptive parents! RSVP required by February 17 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive parents!

    Event Start Date: 2/18/2020 11:00:00 PM

  • Alpena Support Group

    Location Details:

    Grace Lutheran Church

    119 W Dunbar St

    Alpena, MI 49707

    View Map

    Alpena Support Group

    , 2/20/2020
    Join us for a light dinner and time for connection and encouragement with other foster and adoptive parents. Childcare provided with an RSVP. RSVP required by February 17 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all foster and adoptive families!

    Event Start Date: 2/20/2020 11:00:00 PM

  • Sledding

    Location Details:

    Winter Sports Park

    1100 Winter Park Ln

    Petoskey, MI 49770

    View Map

    Sledding

    , 2/22/2020
    Bring your own sled and join other adoptive families for a fun afternoon of sledding! Afterwards, we will meet in the warming house for a cup of hot cocoa. Weather permitting. RSVP required by February 21 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive families!

    Event Start Date: 2/22/2020 5:00:00 PM

  • Parent & Teen Night Out

    Location Details:

    Board and Brush

    1772 S Garfield Ave

    Traverse City, MI 49686

    View Map

    Parent & Teen Night Out

    , 2/24/2020
    Looking for a fun 1-on-1 experience to share with your teen? Join us for a Parent-Teen Make & Take Workshop at Board & Brush! Create a beautiful piece for your home or for a gift. LIMIT SPOTS AVAILABLE. ONE CHILD 9ages 12 & up) PER PARENT. RSVP required by February 21 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive families!

    Event Start Date: 2/24/2020 10:30:00 PM

  • Dessert & Discussion

    Location Details:

    Ruby Tuesday

    8711 East 34 Street

    Cadillac, MI 49601

    View Map

    Dessert & Discussion

    , 2/29/2020
    Join PARC and other adoptive parents for an evening out with a sweet treat and great discussion! RSVP required by February 27 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive parents!

    Event Start Date: 2/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

Region 3

  • Adoptive Parent Lunch

    Location Details:

    Panera Bread

    2111 S. Mission Street

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

    View Map

    Adoptive Parent Lunch

    , 2/17/2020
    Take some time for yourself and enjoy lunch on us! Meeet for food and conversation with other adoptive parents.

    Event Start Date: 2/17/2020 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

    , 2/17/2020
    Dinner begins at 5:45 p.m. with the training beginning at 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner and childcare provided with RSVP.

    Event Start Date: 2/17/2020 10:45:00 PM

  • Foster/Adopt/Kinship Support Group

    Location Details:

    Commission on Aging

    2200 S. Lincoln Road

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

    View Map

    Foster/Adopt/Kinship Support Group

    , 2/24/2020
    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: 2/24/2020 10:30:00 PM

  • ACE'S Training Part 2 With Chad Campbell

    Location Details:

    Reed City Church of the Nazarene

    5300 S. 220th Avenue

    Reed City, MI 49677

    View Map

    ACE'S Training Part 2 With Chad Campbell

    , 2/24/2020
    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's) have lasting impact on our health and functioning. Come to learn more how ACE's impact us and our children. Please RSVP to Kathy Lockhart at (231) 305-6700. Dinner and childcare provided with RSVP.

    Event Start Date: 2/24/2020 11:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parent Lunch

    Location Details:

    Fiesta Charra

    13157 Schavey Road

    Dewitt, MI 48820

    View Map

    Adoptive Parent Lunch

    , 3/4/2020
    Take some time for yourself and enjoy lunch on us! Meet for food and conversation with other adoptive parents.

    Event Start Date: 3/4/2020 5:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parent Meal

    Location Details:

    Lamplight Grill

    314 W. Main Street

    Ionia, MI 48846

    View Map

    Adoptive Parent Meal

    , 3/7/2020
    Join PARC and other adoptive parents for a meal - our treat! Please RSVP to Lindsey at lnmartin@bethany.org by March 5.

    Event Start Date: 3/7/2020 8:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parent Lunch

    Location Details:

    Panera Bread

    2111 S. Mission Street

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

    View Map

    Adoptive Parent Lunch

    , 3/16/2020
    Take some time for yourself and enjoy lunch on us! Meet for food and conversation with other adoptive parents.

    Event Start Date: 3/16/2020 4:00:00 PM

  • Dinner and Training

    Location Details:

    Beaverton Church of the Nazarene

    540 Lang Road

    Beaverton, MI 48612

    View Map

    Dinner and Training

    , 3/16/2020
    Dinner begins at 5:45 p.m. with the training beginning at 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. March's topic: Respond, Don't React (2nd half of module). Dinner and childcare provided with RSVP.

    Event Start Date: 3/16/2020 9:45:00 PM

  • Family Fun Night

    Location Details:

    Roll Haven Skating Center

    119 N. Delaney Road

    Owosso, MI 48867

    View Map

    Family Fun Night

    , 3/17/2020
    Please join PARC and Work of Heart for a night of roller skating and family fun! Please RSVP to Molly at Workofheartcasfls@gmail.com or call (989) 224-1010.

    Event Start Date: 3/17/2020 10:30:00 PM

  • Multi-Cultural Families in Rural Communities - Transracial Adoption Panel

    Location Details:

    Fremont District Library

    104 E. Main Street

    Fremont, MI 49412

    View Map

    Multi-Cultural Families in Rural Communities - Transracial Adoption Panel

    , 3/21/2020
    Adoption can produce uniqueness with the family system and transracial adoption adds another layer to the dynamic. Join us as we unpack successes and challenges of raising a multi-cultural family within rural communities. Our panel will consist of professionals, adoptive parents, and adoptees who will share their stories and openly answer questions about their experiences. This event is open to adoptive parents, foster parents, community members, and professionals. Due to sensitive content, this event is for adults only. Brunch will be provided. RSVP required to parcfr@bethany.org by March 19.

    Event Start Date: 3/21/2020 2:30:00 PM

  • Foster/Adopt/Kinship Support Group

    Location Details:

    Commission on Aging

    220 S. Lincoln Road

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

    View Map

    Foster/Adopt/Kinship Support Group

    , 3/23/2020
    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: 3/23/2020 9:30:00 PM

Region 4

  • Adoptive Family Fun at Sprinkles Donut Shop

    Location Details:

    Sprinkles Donut Shop

    8467 Algoma Ave NE

    Rockford, MI 49341

    View Map

    Adoptive Family Fun at Sprinkles Donut Shop

    , 2/17/2020
    Bring your children and come celebrate mid-winter break with donuts. Meet PARC at 9:30 am. Please RSVP to PARC at parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 2/17/2020 2:30:00 PM

  • 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

    , 2/19/2020
    Join PARC for breakfast at 9:30 am. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 2/19/2020 2:30:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parents' Night Out at Chinn Chinn

    Location Details:

    Chinn Chinn

    52885 N Main St

    Mattawan, MI 49071

    View Map

    Adoptive Parents' Night Out at Chinn Chinn

    , 2/20/2020
    Adoptive parents, join PARC for dinner at 6:00 pm. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 2/20/2020 11:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parents' Night Out at Arnie's

    Location Details:

    Arnie's

    815 Leonard St NW

    Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    View Map

    Adoptive Parents' Night Out at Arnie's

    , 2/24/2020
    Adoptive parents, you are invited to join PARC for dinner at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 2/24/2020 11:30:00 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

    , 2/27/2020
    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: 2/27/2020 1:00:00 PM