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.

  • July 11 – Infant Adoptions, Foster-Adoptions and International Adoptions
  • August 1 – Infant Adoptions, Foster-Adoptions and International Adoptions
  • September 12 – Infant Adoptions, Foster-Adoptions and International Adoptions
  • October 3 – Infant Adoptions, Foster-Adoptions and International Adoptions
  • November 7 – Infant Adoptions, Foster-Adoptions and International Adoptions
  • December 5 – Infant Adoptions, Foster-Adoptions and International Adoptions

If you cannot attend one of the scheduled Adoption Information Seminars,  call 208-939-3865 or email to schedule an individual meeting with an adoption specialist.

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.

  • TBD

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.

    • November 10-11, 2017     Training for families in the Infnat Adoption Program.   RSVP at admin@adoptanewbeginning.org
      • PAPERWORK DUE October 16

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.

Adoption Agency Events

Perfect for teen adoptees, don’t miss the many opportunities to spend time with like experienced teens in any of the activity meetings or learning opportunities.   Let us know you want to be involved and or will be attending at yab@adoptanewbeginning.org.

2017-2018 Events

  • Tuesday, September 26 –  Meet & Greet
  • Tuesday, October 10 –  Communication Skills
  • Friday, October 27  –   Corn Maize Adventure
  • Tuesday, November 14 –  Having Confidence
  • Friday, November 24 – Bowling
  • Tuesday, December 12 –  Cookies with Santa

2018

  • Tuesday, January 9 –  Emotions
  • Friday, January 26  –  Movie Night
  • Tuesday, February 13 – Speaking Out
  • Friday, February 23  –  Ice-Skating
  • Tuesday, March 13 – Career Exploration
  • Friday, March 30 – Paint Party
  • Tuesday, April 10 –  Money
  • Friday, April 28 –  Hike to Table Rock
  • Tuesday, May 8 –  Learning to Love
  • Friday, June 23  –  End of year party at Wahooz

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

Phone or Private Adoption Information Request

If you cannot attend one of the scheduled Adoption Information Seminars,  call 208-939-3865 or email to schedule an individual meeting with an adoption specialist.  Meetings can be by phone or face to face. Scheduling required and based on availability.

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

At a glance Calendar

Sept. 4       OFFICE Closed – Labor Day
Sept. 12     Adoption Information Seminar
Sept. 15-16 Foster-Adopt Program Training**
Sept. 23     1st Annual Adoption Picnic, RSVP
Sept. 26      Expectant Parent’s Support Group***
Sept. 26     Youth Advisory Board Meeting – Meet & Greet
Oct. 3         Adoption Information Seminar
Oct. 9         OFFICE Closed – Columbus Day
Oct. 10      Youth Advisory Board Meeting
Oct. 16      PAPERWORK Deadline for Nov. Infant Training
Oct. 27      Youth Advisory Board – Corn Maze
Nov. 1        Idaho Adoption Law – Luncheon
Nov. 7        Adoption Information Seminar
Nov. 10-11  Infant Program Training**
Nov. 14      Youth Advisory Board Meeting
Nov. 18      National Adoption Day
Nov. 24      Youth Advisory Board – Bowling
Nov. 23-24 OFFICE Closed – Thanksgiving
Nov., TBA  Expectant Parent’s Support Group***
Dec. 5       Adoption Information Seminar
Dec.  12     Cookies with Santa (YAB Event)
Dec. 24-26 OFFICE closed – Christmas
Dec. 29-Jan.2 OFFICE closed – New Year’s

*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.