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June 2019

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Wrigleyville Party

June 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ILUnited States

Want to enjoy a Friday afternoon with a group of baseball fans in Wrigleyville for a great cause? Here's your chance!   St. Mary's is hosting a Wrigleyville Party at a private residence in Wrigleyville on Friday, June 7th , 2019, during the Cubs game, as they host the St. Louis Cardinals!  …

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Birth and Adoptive Families Panel

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Mary’s Services, 510 N. Plum Grove Rd.
Palatine,IL60067United States
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StMarys adoptions process

Listen to a panel made up of birth and adoptive families who are currently living in adoptions that range in levels of openness. Topics will include discussion of the emotions involved in placing a child and the grieving process that birth parents experience. Adoptive parents will share stories of their relationships with birth…

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May 2019

African-American Hair Care / Skin Course 2

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Mary’s Services, 510 N. Plum Grove Rd.
Palatine,IL60067United States
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Styles 4 kidz

Tamekia Swint, Executive Director of Styles4Kidz, NFP, will lead a brief informational session and discussion about the different kinds of textures of African American hair, including how to care for / manage it.  The majority of the seminar will be a hands-on workshop, focusing on the practice of styling.  Workshop #1 is highly…

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April 2019

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A Time to Shine… St. Mary’s Children’s Fashion Show

April 13 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Angelo’s Ristorante, 247 N York Rd
Elmhurst,IL60126
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St. Mary's Services will be hosting a Children's Fashion Show that will be highlighting the adopted children of St. Mary's Services. Join us as the adopted children of St. Mary's Services walk, glide, or ride the runway for St. Mary’s! This event is a great opportunity for the families and friends of our…

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African-American Hair Care / Skin Course 1

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Mary’s Services, 510 N. Plum Grove Rd.
Palatine,IL60067United States
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Styles 4 kidz

Tamekia Swint, Executive Director of Styles4Kidz, NFP, will lead an informational session, along with other members of her team, and discussion about the different kinds of textures of African American hair, including how to care for and manage it.  The seminar will lightly touch on African American skin care.  This seminar is DCFS…

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December 2018

St. Mary’s Children’s Christmas Party

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Family, 2515 W Palatine Rd
Inverness,60067United States
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Santa and child

St. Mary's Services is hosting it's annual Christmas party for our adoptive families. Enjoy crafts, Christmas themed snack, and a visit from the jolly man himself, Santa Claus!

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November 2018

Talking to Your Child about Adoption at Different Developmental Stages

November 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Mary’s Services, 510 N. Plum Grove Rd.
Palatine,IL60067United States

Join Kay Holler, LCSW, therapist and adoptive parent, as she discusses how to approach the topic of adoption with children, and addresses common questions children ask their parents about adoption at the different stages of their development.

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“Making Miracles Happen” 7th Annual Gala!

November 10, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Once again we invite you to this most elegant event! Let us wine and dine you all in the beautiful surroundings of Café La Cave. Raffles, silent and live auctions, and of course, a dance or two. For tickets and sponsorships visit marys18.givesmart.com

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October 2018

Becoming a Transracial Adoptive Family

October 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Mary’s Services, 510 N. Plum Grove Rd.
Palatine,IL60067United States

The seminar, led by Joanne Bratta, RN, BSN, MS, adoption professional and Executive Director of St. Mary’s Services, will lead a panel discussion to teach how transracial adoptive families get to experience the joy of parenting in their own special way. Transracial families will share their experiences, and help parents learn how to…

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September 2018

Mental Health and Your Adopted Child

September 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Mary’s Services, 510 N. Plum Grove Rd.
Palatine,IL60067United States

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.

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