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

  • Neurodevelopmental Trauma Training at Bethany Christian Services

    Location Details:

    Bethany Christian Services

    901 Eastern Ave NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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    Neurodevelopmental Trauma Training at Bethany Christian Services

    , 10/15/2019
    PARC invites you to attend this training with Stephanie Grant, PhD, LPC, IMH-E®, as she speaks about neurodevelopmental trauma. 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: 10/15/2019 10:00:00 PM

  • Connect & Reflect

    Location Details:

    Community Reformed Church

    100 Oak St

    Charlevoix, MI 49720

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    Connect & Reflect

    , 10/15/2019
    Join us for a light dinner, refreshments, and time for connection and reflection with other adoptive parents! Open to all adoptive parents! RSVP required by October 14 to parctc@bethany.org or 231-499-5969 (call/text).

    Event Start Date: 10/15/2019 10:00:00 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

    , 10/16/2019
    Join PARC for breakfast at 9:30 am. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 10/16/2019 1:30:00 PM

  • Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Taste

    Location Details:

    Taste

    402 Phoenix St

    South Haven, MI 49090

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    Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Taste

    , 10/17/2019
    Adoptive moms, join PARC for dinner at 6:00 pm. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 10/17/2019 10:00:00 PM

  • Trauma Informed Parenting (TIP) Training

    Location Details:

    Kingsley Public Library

    213 S Brownson Ave

    Kinglsey, MI 49649

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    Trauma Informed Parenting (TIP) Training

    , 10/18/2019
    Trauma-Informed Parenting is a course on how to provide for children who have experienced trauma. Parents will be equipped with information and skills related to handling trauma and promoting safety, different parenting tools, and ideas for family communication. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE. Open to all adoptive parents! RSVP required by October 15 to parctc@bethany.org or 231-499-5969 (call/text).

    Event Start Date: 10/18/2019 1:00:00 PM

  • Anderson And Girls Orchard

    Location Details:

    Anderson & Girls Orchard

    2985 N. Sheridan Road

    Stanton, MI 48888

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    Anderson And Girls Orchard

    , 10/19/2019
    Bring your family to enjoy the petting zoo, fun fall treat, and wagon ride. Our treat! Meet PARC staff at the pavilion. Space is limited for this event. RSVP by October 11 to parcfr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 10/19/2019 3:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parent Lunch

    Location Details:

    Panera Bread

    2111 S. Mission Street

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

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    Adoptive Parent Lunch

    , 10/21/2019
    Take some time for yourself and enjoy lunch on us! Meet for food and conversation with other adoptive parents.

    Event Start Date: 10/21/2019 4:00:00 PM

  • Fleming Farms

    Location Details:

    Fleming Farms

    4264 Martindale Rd

    Gaylord, MI 49735

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    Fleming Farms

    , 10/21/2019
    Join us for a hayride, pet the farm animals, and pick your own pumpkins! Open to all adoptive families! RSVP required by October 18 to parctc@bethany.org or 231-499-5969 (call/text).

    Event Start Date: 10/21/2019 9:00:00 PM

  • Dinner And Training

    Location Details:

    Beaverton Churce of the Nazarene

    540 Lang Road

    Beaverton, MI 48612

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    Dinner And Training

    , 10/21/2019
    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. October's topic "Cultivate Connections" (2nd half of module). Dinner and childcare provided with RSVP.

    Event Start Date: 10/21/2019 9:45:00 PM

  • Become Your Foster/Adoptive Child's Expert Conference at Ridge Point Community Church

    Location Details:

    Ridge Point Community Church

    340 104th Ave

    Holland, MI 49423

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    Become Your Foster/Adoptive Child's Expert Conference at Ridge Point Community Church

    , 10/23/2019
    PARC hosts Kim Seidel, MA, LPC, NCC, for a 1 day conference, "Become Your Foster/Adoptive Child's Expert". Registration and breakfast begin at 8:00 am; conference begins at 8:45 am. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 10/23/2019 12:45:00 PM

  • Gold Rush Waterpark

    Location Details:

    Double JJ Resort

    5900 Water Road

    Rothbury, MI 49452

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    Gold Rush Waterpark

    , 10/25/2019
    Adoptive families please come and join us for an evening of waterpark fun! Pick up your waterpark wristbands from a Bethany PARC staff member. You are free to stay and enjoy the waterpark until it closes at 9:00 p.m. RSVP required to attend this event, as we have a limited number of wristbands available. Please RSVP to parcfr@bethany.org by October 14.

    Event Start Date: 10/25/2019 8:00:00 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

    , 10/28/2019
    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: 10/28/2019 9:30:00 PM

  • Trauma-Informed Care. An 8-Module Training For Caregivers Of Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

    Location Details:

    Reed City Church of the Nazarene

    5300 S. 220th Avenue

    Reed City, MI 49677

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    Trauma-Informed Care. An 8-Module Training For Caregivers Of Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

    , 10/28/2019
    October's topic "Becoming an Advocate". Join us the fourth Monday of each month. March through November 2019. Please RSVP to Kathy Lockhart at 231-305-6700 by the third Wednesday of each month. Dinner and childcare provided with RSVP.

    Event Start Date: 10/28/2019 10:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Outback Steakhouse

    Location Details:

    Outback Steakhouse

    3650 28th St SE

    Kentwood, MI 49512

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    Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Outback Steakhouse

    , 10/28/2019
    Adoptive moms, you are invited to join PARC for dinner at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 10/28/2019 10:30:00 PM

Region 2

  • Connect & Reflect

    Location Details:

    Community Reformed Church

    100 Oak St

    Charlevoix, MI 49720

    View Map

    Connect & Reflect

    , 10/15/2019
    Join us for a light dinner, refreshments, and time for connection and reflection with other adoptive parents! Open to all adoptive parents! RSVP required by October 14 to parctc@bethany.org or 231-499-5969 (call/text).

    Event Start Date: 10/15/2019 10:00:00 PM

  • Trauma Informed Parenting (TIP) Training

    Location Details:

    Kingsley Public Library

    213 S Brownson Ave

    Kinglsey, MI 49649

    View Map

    Trauma Informed Parenting (TIP) Training

    , 10/18/2019
    Trauma-Informed Parenting is a course on how to provide for children who have experienced trauma. Parents will be equipped with information and skills related to handling trauma and promoting safety, different parenting tools, and ideas for family communication. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE. Open to all adoptive parents! RSVP required by October 15 to parctc@bethany.org or 231-499-5969 (call/text).

    Event Start Date: 10/18/2019 1:00:00 PM

  • Fleming Farms

    Location Details:

    Fleming Farms

    4264 Martindale Rd

    Gaylord, MI 49735

    View Map

    Fleming Farms

    , 10/21/2019
    Join us for a hayride, pet the farm animals, and pick your own pumpkins! Open to all adoptive families! RSVP required by October 18 to parctc@bethany.org or 231-499-5969 (call/text).

    Event Start Date: 10/21/2019 9:00:00 PM

Region 3

  • Anderson And Girls Orchard

    Location Details:

    Anderson & Girls Orchard

    2985 N. Sheridan Road

    Stanton, MI 48888

    View Map

    Anderson And Girls Orchard

    , 10/19/2019
    Bring your family to enjoy the petting zoo, fun fall treat, and wagon ride. Our treat! Meet PARC staff at the pavilion. Space is limited for this event. RSVP by October 11 to parcfr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 10/19/2019 3:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parent Lunch

    Location Details:

    Panera Bread

    2111 S. Mission Street

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

    View Map

    Adoptive Parent Lunch

    , 10/21/2019
    Take some time for yourself and enjoy lunch on us! Meet for food and conversation with other adoptive parents.

    Event Start Date: 10/21/2019 4:00:00 PM

  • Dinner And Training

    Location Details:

    Beaverton Churce of the Nazarene

    540 Lang Road

    Beaverton, MI 48612

    View Map

    Dinner And Training

    , 10/21/2019
    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. October's topic "Cultivate Connections" (2nd half of module). Dinner and childcare provided with RSVP.

    Event Start Date: 10/21/2019 9:45:00 PM

  • Gold Rush Waterpark

    Location Details:

    Double JJ Resort

    5900 Water Road

    Rothbury, MI 49452

    View Map

    Gold Rush Waterpark

    , 10/25/2019
    Adoptive families please come and join us for an evening of waterpark fun! Pick up your waterpark wristbands from a Bethany PARC staff member. You are free to stay and enjoy the waterpark until it closes at 9:00 p.m. RSVP required to attend this event, as we have a limited number of wristbands available. Please RSVP to parcfr@bethany.org by October 14.

    Event Start Date: 10/25/2019 8:00:00 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

    , 10/28/2019
    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: 10/28/2019 9:30:00 PM

  • Trauma-Informed Care. An 8-Module Training For Caregivers Of Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

    Location Details:

    Reed City Church of the Nazarene

    5300 S. 220th Avenue

    Reed City, MI 49677

    View Map

    Trauma-Informed Care. An 8-Module Training For Caregivers Of Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

    , 10/28/2019
    October's topic "Becoming an Advocate". Join us the fourth Monday of each month. March through November 2019. Please RSVP to Kathy Lockhart at 231-305-6700 by the third Wednesday of each month. Dinner and childcare provided with RSVP.

    Event Start Date: 10/28/2019 10:00:00 PM

Region 4

  • Neurodevelopmental Trauma Training at Bethany Christian Services

    Location Details:

    Bethany Christian Services

    901 Eastern Ave NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    View Map

    Neurodevelopmental Trauma Training at Bethany Christian Services

    , 10/15/2019
    PARC invites you to attend this training with Stephanie Grant, PhD, LPC, IMH-E®, as she speaks about neurodevelopmental trauma. 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: 10/15/2019 10:00:00 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

    , 10/16/2019
    Join PARC for breakfast at 9:30 am. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 10/16/2019 1:30:00 PM

  • Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Taste

    Location Details:

    Taste

    402 Phoenix St

    South Haven, MI 49090

    View Map

    Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Taste

    , 10/17/2019
    Adoptive moms, join PARC for dinner at 6:00 pm. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 10/17/2019 10:00:00 PM

  • Become Your Foster/Adoptive Child's Expert Conference at Ridge Point Community Church

    Location Details:

    Ridge Point Community Church

    340 104th Ave

    Holland, MI 49423

    View Map

    Become Your Foster/Adoptive Child's Expert Conference at Ridge Point Community Church

    , 10/23/2019
    PARC hosts Kim Seidel, MA, LPC, NCC, for a 1 day conference, "Become Your Foster/Adoptive Child's Expert". Registration and breakfast begin at 8:00 am; conference begins at 8:45 am. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 10/23/2019 12:45:00 PM

  • Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Outback Steakhouse

    Location Details:

    Outback Steakhouse

    3650 28th St SE

    Kentwood, MI 49512

    View Map

    Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Outback Steakhouse

    , 10/28/2019
    Adoptive moms, you are invited to join PARC for dinner at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 10/28/2019 10:30:00 PM