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Adoption Seminars

Legal Considerations for Adoption – CANCELLED

Saturday, June 17, 2017; 10 a.m. to Noon
St. Mary’s Services – 300 E. Northwest Highway, Suite 200, Arlington Heights

 


Birth and Adoptive Families Panel

Saturday, July 15, 2017; 9 a.m. to Noon
St. Mary’s Services – 300 E. Northwest Highway, Suite 200, Arlington Heights

 


Effects of Prenatal Substance Exposure on the Developing Fetus and Managing Behaviors

Saturday, August 19, 2017; 9 a.m. to Noon
St. Mary’s Services – 300 E. Northwest Highway, Suite 200, Arlington Heights

 


Mental Health and Your Adopted Child

Saturday, September 16, 2017; 9 a.m. to Noon
St. Mary’s Services – 300 E. Northwest Highway, Suite 200, Arlington Heights

 

Dr. Michael Maniacci, a licensed clinical psychologist and published author, will discuss Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and symptoms of each. He also will talk about the role that nature and nurture play in mental illness.

 


Becoming a Transracial Adoptive Family

Saturday, October 14, 2017; 9:00 a.m. to Noon
St. Mary’s Services – 300 E. Northwest Highway, Suite 200, Arlington Heights

 


Talking to Your Child about Adoption at Different Developmental Stages

Wednesday, November 15, 2017; 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
St. Mary’s Services – 300 E. Northwest Highway, Suite 200, Arlington Heights

 


Legal Considerations for Adoption

Saturday, January 20, 2018; 10 a.m. to Noon
St. Mary’s Services – 300 E. Northwest Highway, Suite 200, Arlington Heights

 


Becoming a Transracial Adoptive Family

Saturday, February 10, 2018; 9:00 a.m. to Noon
St. Mary’s Services – 300 E. Northwest Highway, Suite 200, Arlington Heights

 


Birth and Adoptive Families Panel

Saturday, February 24, 2018; 9 a.m. to Noon
St. Mary’s Services – 300 E. Northwest Highway, Suite 200, Arlington Heights

 


Effects of Prenatal Substance Exposure on the Developing Fetus and Managing Behaviors

Saturday, March 10, 2018; 9 a.m. to Noon
St. Mary’s Services – 300 E. Northwest Highway, Suite 200, Arlington Heights

 


** Pre-registration is required. To register, go to www.stmaryservices.com, call (847) 870-8181 or email mkasper@stmaryservices.com. All seminars are open to the public. There is a $40 per person fee, to be paid in advance and is non-refundable. This fee does not apply to families that have been accepted into St. Mary’s domestic program. Programs are not appropriate for children* and babysitting services are not available. One credit given per seminar hour attended. St. Mary’s is licensed by the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (#040234) and is an affiliate of Episcopal Charities and Community Services. *African American Hair & Skin Care Workshops are excluded