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November 2019

National Adoption Month

November 1 - November 30
Courthouses Nationwide

For over two decades, National Adoption Month has been celebrated across the country. Many national, state and local agencies along with relative, kinship, foster, and adoptive families will arrange programs, events, and activities during the month of November to raise awareness for children and youth in foster care who are waiting for permanent families. Learn more about National Adoption Day on Saturday, November 23. Visit our adoption website to meet children in need of a forever home!

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Holiday Heroes Gift Drive for Youth in Foster Care

November 1 - December 25

KVC’s Holiday Heroes Program is a way for individuals, families and businesses to work together to make the holidays brighter for children and teens involved in the child welfare system. As a Holiday Hero, you are making a commitment to give them the gifts they have their hearts set on. Our team is collecting presents, gift cards and monetary donations to make sure children who are in foster care, have safely reunited with their family or have been adopted have a…

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Want to Foster or Adopt? Take the First Step with TIPS-MAPP Training – Olathe

November 7, 2019 - January 30, 2020
Ball Conference Center, 21350 W. 153rd Street
Olathe, KS 66061 United States
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One of the first and most important steps to becoming a licensed foster or adoptive parent is to complete TIPS-MAPP classes (Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence – Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting). These classes are designed to prepare you to care for a child who may have experienced trauma and to provide you with many other supportive skills in your journey as a foster or adoptive parent. The next classes are scheduled to begin on Thursday, November 7,…

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National Adoption Day

November 23
Courthouses Nationwide

National Adoption Day aims to raise awareness of the more than 117,000 U.S. children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving families. On November 23, 2019, judges nationwide will open their courtrooms to help facilitate the adoption finalizations of children who have been matched with a forever family and raise awareness for the thousands of children still in need of an adoptive family. The profiles of waiting children served by KVC can be viewed online at http://adoption.kvc.org. The profiles include photos,…

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December 2019

Be a “Reindeer” for Youth in Foster Care!

December 1 - December 20
KVC Olathe, 21344 West 153rd Street
Olathe, KS 66061 United States
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Are you looking for a fun, interactive way to volunteer this holiday season for children in need? KVC is looking for “Reindeer” to help us deliver gift donations to our different offices out of our Olathe location. These gifts have been donated by generous Holiday Heroes for all the children and teens we've served in foster care If you can devote time one day between 9am-5pm on a Monday through Friday in December, we'd greatly appreciate your help! If you'd…

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April 2020

2020 Resource Family Conference

April 24, 2020 - April 25, 2020
Marriott Overland Park, KS, 10800 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS 66210 United States
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KVC’s Annual Resource Family Conference is a wonderful training opportunity for licensed KVC foster families. Resource families (which includes relatives and foster families) will learn a range of new topics that will improve their parenting skills. During this time, children will enjoy tons of fun and games! Our April 2020 conference will be the 20th time KVC has held this event which brings together 2,000 people in four locations. Learn more about the event in other states here. https://youtu.be/TBqH0OFZY3w Registration…

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