Seminars, Panel Discussions and Parent Trainings

Adoption Seminars and Adoption Panel Discussions

A New Beginning Adoption Agency offers FREE Adoption Information Seminars once a month and we discuss U.S. Infant Adoptions. the Foster-Adoption Program,  International and Private Adoptions.  It’s a great opportunity to meet your Adoption Specialist, learn about the Adoption Process, Legal expectations and training.  Adoption Panel Discussions are also FREE but also give you a chance to talk to adoptive families and adoptees who have been through the Adoption Journey.    Both are FREE to serious Adoptive Families but due to space limitations, pre-registration is required.   To register, please call us at: 939-3865 or email:  admin@adoptanewbeginning.org.

Adoption Information Seminar Schedule

The below listed seminars begin are 6:30 – 8:00 pm and will be held at 8660 W. Emerald Street, Suite 142, Boise Idaho 83704 – unless otherwise noted.

  • January 9, 2018 – Infant Adoptions, Foster-Adoptions and International Adoptions
  • February 6 – Infant Adoptions, Foster-Adoptions and International Adoptions
  • March 6 – Infant Adoptions, Foster-Adoptions and International Adoptions
  • April 3 – Infant Adoptions, Foster-Adoptions and International Adoptions
  • May 1 – Infant Adoptions, Foster-Adoptions and International Adoptions
  • June 5 – Infant Adoptions, Foster-Adoptions and International Adoptions
  • July 10 – Infant Adoptions, Foster-Adoptions and International Adoptions
  • August 7 – Infant Adoptions, Foster-Adoptions and International Adoptions
  • September 11 – Infant Adoptions, Foster-Adoptions and International Adoptions
  • October 2 – Infant Adoptions, Foster-Adoptions and International Adoptions
  • November 6 – Infant Adoptions, Foster-Adoptions and International Adoptions
  • December 4 – Infant Adoptions, Foster-Adoptions and International Adoptions

If you live in Eastern or Northern Idaho or cannot attend one of the scheduled Adoption Information Seminars above,  call 208-939-3865 or email for the conference call schedule.

For out-of-town guests, Candlewood Suites on Cole Rd and La Quinta Inn at Boise Towne Square both provide preferred guests programs for our families.   Call to make the reservation and let them know you are part of the “Preferred Guest program for A New Beginning Adoption Agency.” tina@adoptanewbeginning.org.

Foster Adoption Discussion Panel Schedule

Adoption Panel Discussions are an unfiltered experience with teen adoptees, adoptive parents and/or birth parents who are willing to share their adoption journeys and answer your questions.  It’s an amazing experience.

  • 2018 Schedule to be determined

Attendance is free, but please pre-register at admin@adoptanewbeginning.org.

Infant Adoption Program Training (required)

For the U.S. Infant Adoption Program, at least twelve hours of adoptive parent training is required for each family.  These tailored educational classes are offered four times per year. Adoption program families will be notified directly of dates and times classes are available.  Upon completion of these classes, the Home Study process will begin.

  • June 8-9, 2018         Training for families in the Infant Adoption Program, RSVP at admin@adoptanewbeginning.org
    • PAPERWORK DUE  May 15, 2018

If you are traveling from out of town, contact the office for partner hotels offering our families discounted rates.

Foster-Adoption Program Training (required)

For the Foster-Adoption Program,  twelve hours of adoptive parent training provided by A New Beginning in the training center is required by each family.  An additional 17 hours of independent learning are required.  Suggestions and tips for independent learning will be provided by A New Beginning adoption specialist.  The Training Center requirements are offered four times per year.  Adoption program families will be notified directly of dates and times classes are available.  A complete application must be complete prior to registering.  Upon completion of these classes, the Home Study for your adoption will begin.

If you are traveling from out of town, contact one of our partner hotels for your overnight stay.   Call LaQuinta Inn – Boise Towne Square location or Candlewood Suites – Cole Rd, location.  Make your reservation and mention you are a “Preferred Guest of A New Beginning Adoption Agency.”

Adoption Agency Events

A New Beginning Adoption Agency events throughout the year to celebrate adoption, bring awareness to adoption or to bring families together.  Below is a schedule of events and a link to a more inclusive list.  Come and join us.

  • March 3 – Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration (RSVP)
  • May 12 –  Annual Tea Party for Birth Mothers
  • Sept. 22 – Annual Adoption Family BBQ
  • Dec. 8 –  Annual Cookies with Santa family event
  • MONTHLY Adoption Information Seminars – Click Here
  • QUARTERLY Foster-Adopt Discussion Panels – Click Here
  • QUARTERLY Expectant Parent Support Group – Click Here
  • QUARTERLY Infant Program Training – Click Here
  • QUARTERLY Foster-Adopt Program Training – Click Here
  • Quarterly Foster-Adopt Program Footsteps Class

Seminar and Training locations

Information Seminars and trainings will be held at the following location unless noted otherwise:
A New Beginning Adoption Agency
8660 W. Emerald Street Suite 142
Boise, Idaho 83704

Confirm you’ll be attending by registering at admin@adoptanewbeginning.org

At a glance Calendar

April 2018
23  PAPERWORK Due for May Foster-Adopt Required training
28  Expectant Parents Group – Infant/Selft Care RSVP here.

May 2018
1 Adoption Information Seminar (RSVP)
12 Annual Tea Party – National Birth Mother’s Day, RSVP
15  PAPERWORK DEADLINE for Infant Training
16  Office closed 12:30-5:00 for Staff In-service
18-19 Foster-Adopt Program Training (RSVP)  Foster-Adopt Training Flyer

June 2018
TBD ***Expectant Parents Group – Infant Program (RSVP)
5  Adoption Information Seminar (RSVP)
8-9 Infant Program Training (RSVP)
12  Footsteps – RSVP
23  TBRI Overview (RSVP)
TBD Expectant Parent Group – Infant Program
TBD Foster-Adopt Class – Footsteps (RSVP)

July2018
4 OFFICE CLOSED – Happy Independence Day!
10 Adoption Information Seminar (RSVP)

August
7  Adoption Information Seminar (RSVP)

September 2018
3 OFFICE CLOSED – Happy Labor Day
TBD   ***Expectant Parents Group – Infant Program (RSVP)
11  Adoption Information Seminar (RSVP)
22 Annual Adoption Family BBQ

October 2018
2  Adoption Information Seminar (RSVP)
8 OFFICE CLOSED – Columbus Day

November
TBD   ***Expectant Parents Group – Infant Program (RSVP)
6  Adoption Information Seminar (RSVP)
12 OFFICE CLOSED – Veteran’s Day
22-23 OFFICE CLOSED – Thanksgiving

December
4  Adoption Information Seminar (RSVP)
8 Cookies with Santa (RSVP)
25-26 OFFICE CLOSED – Christmas

*Training is specific to families who have been approved and moved into the Infant program.
**Training specific to families who have been approved and moved into the Foster-Adopt program.
***The Expectant Parent’s Support group is traditionally reserved for families who are in the waiting portion of their infant adoption process.