Expectant Parent's Group

The Expectant Parents Group is specifically for parents adopting infants who are in the waiting phase of their Infant Adoption process.  Quarterly meetings address topics that assist families in preparing for the placement of their child.   Examples of topics include but not limited to:

  • Preparing for an interview with the birth family
  • A Panel of birth families and adoptive families
  • Understanding openness in your adoption
  • Preparing a profile
  • Caring for yourself and your family during the wait
  • Strengthening your marriage and
  • tailored topics based on the current families in the program

The expectant parents group isn’t limited to registered members, however, registered members are given priority reservations and seating for each seminar.

If you are a family currently in the waiting phase of your infant adoption and would like to become a member of the Expectant Parents Group, please email adopting@adoptanewbeginning.org.

Your Hospital Experience
June 19, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Reserve your spot at adopting@adoptanewbeginning.org

Your hospital experience will be one you’ll never forget.  A New Beginning’s Infant Program staff and a guest speaker from the hospital  will discuss important details regarding the day your baby is born and what will take place.

Birth Parent Round Table
September 2018, DATE TBD
Reserve your spot at adopting@adoptanewbeginning.org

Meet and talk with a group of birth parents who have been through their very own unique adoption journey.  It’s an incredible experience and opportunity.

Extended Family Class
November 2018, DATE TBD
Pick from one of the following 2 options to RSVP

Reserve your spot at adopting@adoptanewbeginning.org
The perfect opportunity to invite your extended family and help them become aware of and positively participate in your adoption process.  This is traditionally a class that fills quickly.  Please plan to RSVP with the total number you wish to bring and the time slot.  Be prepared to fill out the below form and return to Emma prior to the event.  This form includes information about your extended family who will be coming with you.

Extended Family Class RSVP form

Interview Skills with Birth Parents
March 2018 (Next date TBD)
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Reserve your spot at adopting@adoptanewbeginning.org

Your adoption journey goes through many stages and one might be a face to face interview with birth parents.  While this is an incredible experience, its important to have some basic guidelines and understanding beforehand.  A New Beginning’s Infant Program staff will share some strategies and include role playing to prepare for your special meeting.

Taking Care of Yourself
April 28, 2018
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Reserve your spot at adopting@adoptanewbeginning.org

Self-care is often the first thing we take off of our to-do list and the last thing we consider as an important part of our day, week or month.  It’s important that you and your body is ready to handle what comes your way.  One of A New Beginning’s Wellness Center Counselors will talk about essential tips to maximize your mental and emotional health.  Most of the tips are free, easy and take little time to do.  Make yourself a priority and join us.