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 10 – Infant Adoptions, Foster-Adoptions and International Adoptions – CANCELLED due to WEATHER
  • February 7 – Infant Adoptions, Foster-Adoptions and International Adoptions – FULL
  • March 7 – Infant Adoptions, Foster-Adoptions and International Adoptions
  • April 4 – Infant Adoptions, Foster-Adoptions and International Adoptions
  • May 2 – Infant Adoptions, Foster-Adoptions and International Adoptions
  • June 6 – Infant Adoptions, Foster-Adoptions and International Adoptions
  • 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.  Meetings can be by phone or face to face. Appointments may be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 am – 2 pm.  Scheduling is required.

For out-of-town guests, contact the office for partner hotels offering our families discounted rates.  If you feel there is a strong interest in your community and would like A New beginning to host a meeting in your area, please contact Tina Kierce at 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.

  • March 14 @ 6:30-8:00 pm

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.

 

 


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 the office for partner hotels offering our families discounted rates.

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.

  • January 14, 2017 – Idaho Laughfest Variety Show benefiting A New Beginning – Tickets Here
  • May 2017 – Idaho Gives
  • May 2017 – National Birth Mother’s Day and Tea
  • August 2017 – Albertson’s Open Ticket Sales
  • November 4, 2017  Homecoming Dance
  • 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

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. Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 am – 2 pm.  Scheduling required.

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

At a glance Calendar

Feb. 7        Adoption Information Seminar – FULL
Feb. 20      OFFICE CLOSED- President’s Day
Feb. 22      Expectant Parents Support Group***
Mar. 7        Adoption Information Seminar
Mar. 14      Foster-Adopt Discussion Panel
Apr. 4         Adoption Information Seminar
Apr. 7-8      Infant Program Training*
Apr. 28-29  Foster-Adopt Program Training**
May 2         Adoption Information Seminar
May 4         Idaho Gives
May 13       Birth Mother Tea
May 29       OFFICE Closed – Memorial Day
May, TBA   Expectant Parents Support Group***
June 6       Adoption Information Seminar
July 4        OFFICE Closed – Independence Day
July 11       Adoption Information Seminar
Aug. 1        Adoption Information Seminar
Aug. 4-5     Infant Program Training*
Aug, TBA   Foster-Adopt Program Training**
Sept. 4       OFFICE Closed – Labor Day
Sept. 12     Adoption Information Seminar
Sept., TBA  Expectant Parent’s Support Group***
Oct. 3         Adoption Information Seminar
Oct. 9         OFFICE Closed – Columbus Day
Oct, TBA    Infant Program Training*
Oct., TBA   Foster-Adopt Program Training**
Nov. 4        Homecoming Dance
Nov. 7        Adoption Information Seminar
Nov. 18      National Adoption Day
Nov. 23-24 OFFICE Closed – Thanksgiving
Nov., TBA  Expectant Parent’s Support Group***
Dec. 5       Adoption Information Seminar
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.