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Mar 14

2017 Peninsula Post Adoption Services Conference

Posted on March 14, 2017 at 8:05 AM by Communications Department

Blood makes you related, Love makes you family.

The Newport News Department of Human Services, in partnership with Virginia Department of Social Services, is hosting the Peninsula Post Adoption Services Conference on Saturday, March 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To be held at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, the conference is for families who have adopted children through local Departments of Social Services in Newport News, Chesapeake, Hampton, James City County, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, and York/Poquoson.
The day will be filled with learning opportunities on a variety of topics such as trauma, working with the Public School System, and the special challenges of parenting children who were once in Foster Care. It is also an opportunity to meet other Adoptive Parents and develop new resources. The Conference is free; however, registration is required and includes breakfast and lunch.

To register by phone, call 757-926-6054 or 757 926-6075, provide your name, the Local Department of Social Services that handled the adoption and note if a vegetarian meal is requested. To register online by computer or smart phone, go to Eventbrite. Registration ends on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.