Get Acquainted Workshop: How to Adopt a Child with FIA

Begin Your Adoption Process With Our "Get Acquainted Workshop" (GAW)

photo of Jessica, Jason, Lucas and Dawn at a recent GAW

The GAW includes actual stories shared by adoptive parents and by birth parents.

Is Friends in Adoption (FIA) right for me? — Before you make a decision about whether FIA is right for you, we feel it’s important for you to understand who we are, how we work, what we expect from prospective adoptive parents, and how we view the adoption process. There’s so much to tell!

So we ask you to start our journey together at the "Get Acquainted Workshop" (GAW). This full day workshop will give you a chance to meet our staff, ask questions and relax in a casual setting while exploring the adoption options offered by FIA.

Attendance at a Get Acquainted Workshop is mandatory for all pre-adoptive families who intend to work with FIA. This prerequisite workshop is a wonderful educational opportunity that does not obligate you to work with FIA.

The cost of the workshop is $395 per couple. This fee covers all meetings and lunch. Workshops are booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

This workshop is typically held in the Albany/Saratoga area, which is a convenient location for many of our prospective adoptive families who travel in from many geographic locations, near and far.

 

Workshop Highlights:

  • Hear adoptive parents tell their experience working with FIA
  • Q&A with birth mothers and/or birth families
  • Meet FIA staff, social workers & other adoption professionals

 

Read Reviews:

Click Here to Read Testimonials from others who have attended the FIA GAW.

 

How to Register:

Get answers to your adoption questions at the FIA Get Acquainted Workshop

Get answers to your adoption questions at the FIA Get Acquainted Workshop

Complete the Secure Registration Form to register online. Please pick your date carefully: FIA has a no-refund policy. Your payment can only be applied to the workshop you register for.

Next GAW Info:

Date: Thursday, May 4th, 2017
Time: 9am–5pm
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Address: The Inn at Saratoga — 231 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Please join us for one of these upcoming dates. Register early as spaces are limited and fill quickly!

  • Thursday May 4th, 2017
  • Thursday September 21st, 2017

View Workshop Agenda

 

Photo of Nan Pasquarello presenting at the GAW

Nan Pasquarello, FIA Senior Case Management and Outreach, presents Visible Adoption at a recent GAW

 

gaw adoption professionals

The GAW is a great opportunity to learn about adoption from experienced professionals

 

The Inn at Saratoga

The Inn at Saratoga

 

Friends in Adoption is a recognized Leader in supporting and serving LGBT Families. Presented by HRC's All Children - All Families

Friends in Adoption is a recognized Leader in supporting and serving LGBT Families. Presented by HRC's All Children - All Families