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During every CPFA program, there is the opportunity to have an informal discussion on any topic related to adoption. If you feel that our program topic doesn't pertain to your adoption situation, join us in our "chat room." Prior to the start of the scheduled program, an announcement is made regarding the chat room. At that time, anyone interested in the informal discussion group proceeds to the designated room.

Click here to Download 2013 Schedule of Programs and Events
Click here to Download 2014 Schedule of Programs and Events

CPFA Calendar 2014
Date Event Time

Thursday, January 23

CPFA Adoption Book Group
Please join us for a lively and thought-provoking discussion on the book “Learning the Dance of Adoption: An Adoptive/Foster Parent's Guide to Nurturing Healthy Development” by Holly van Gulden and Charlotte Vick. Meeting held at Panera Bread, 187 Colombia Turnpike, Florham Park, NJ 07932. For directions: http://www.menuism.com/restaurants/panera-bread-florham-park-86743

7:30-9:00 pm

Saturday, March 8

Come celebrate your heritage!
Come celebrate your heritage with us! We come from many backgrounds through adoption and birth. This is an opportunity to teach our children about those traditions and for them to feel a sense of pride in their heritage. It’s also fun for children as well as adults to explore and taste the richness of other cultures. Bring a dish to share from your heritage, your child’s heritage, or both! Drinks will be supplied by CPFA. FREE to CPFA members. $10.00 per family for non-members. See website for location and details.  Click to download the flyer and information in how to register. Held at the First Presbyterian Church of Whippany, 494 Route 10 West at Whippany Road, Whippany NJ 07981. Click here to see the flyer and or RSVP by March 6 at:

https://fs17.formsite.com/cpfanj/Heritage14/index.html

Questions or to volunteer contact Sophia Pelton (sophiaann1718@gmail.com) or Lynn Riker (l.riker@verizon.net Or 973.986.5702).

12:00-3:00 pm

Saturday,
April 5

NEW!!! CPFA MINI CONFERENCE
Please join us for our third Annual CPFA “Mini Conference” that will feature topics that are sure to be of interest to many families, including workshops for prospective parents, adoptive parents, foster parents and adoptees ages 7 to 12. For information click here. For a full description of the workshops, click here. For a schedule of the workshops click here and to register online click here. Held at the Presbytery Center at St. Cloud Presbyterian Church, 20 Old Indian Road, West Orange, NJ 07052.

CPFA membership is not required but is encouraged so we can continue to offer programs to our adoption community!

For quesions or more information please contact Wendy Paladini at ittwendy@yahoo.com or 609-466-3284.

Click here to download the flyer. Click here to download the schedule.

To register, log onto https://fs17.formsite.com/cpfanj/Spring2014/index.html

9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Thursday,
April 24

CPFA Adoption Book Group
Please join us for a lively and thought-provoking discussion on the book “The Language of Flowers: A Novel” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. Meeting held at Panera Bread, 187 Colombia Turnpike, Florham Park, NJ 07932.
For directions: http://www.menuism.com/restaurants/panera-bread-florham-park-86743

7:30 - 9:30 pm

Thursday,
May 8

15th Annual CPFA Golf Classic:
Held at Black Bear Golf Course in Franklin, NJ. This is the only fundraiser for CPFA; the cost of the event includes breakfast, door prizes, greens fees, and a great luncheon. For more information please contact Hugh O’Neill, Ways & Means Chairperson at (908)552-9342.

 

Saturday July 26

Noon-Dusk CPFA Summer Family Picnic:
Join us for a day of summer fun swimming, boating, games and activities for the whole family at the Lewis Morris County Park-Sunrise Lake Beach. We begin to gather around noon and stay until dusk at the shelter on the beach. Please bring your own picnic meal, snacks, chairs, blankets and beach toys. New this year – we need to take our trash out – bring a trash bag with you. The picnic is free for members, including swimming. Additional activities are available including the Wibit for $3.00 per ˝ hour. Pedal boats, rowboats and kayaks are also available for $5-$7 per boat per ˝ hour. Non-members bring $2 per family member. Directions: Lewis Morris Park is located 3.5 miles west Morristown on County Road 510 (old Route 24). For more detailed directions go to: http://www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/lmdir.asp.
For details, click here.

 

Thursday,
July 24

CPFA Adoption Book Group
Please join us for a lively and thought-provoking discussion on the book “Tapioca Fire” by Suzanne Gilbert. The author will attend and lead our discussion! Meeting held at Panera Bread 187 Colombia Turnpike, Florham Park, NJ 07932. For directions: http://www.menuism.com/restaurants/panera-bread-florham-park-86743

7:30 - 9:30 pm

Saturday,
October 11

Halloween Party/Tween Bowling Party
Remember… Wear your costume! Bring a Halloween themed snack! We will provide activities and beverages! Please bring a fall/Halloween themed snack or dessert to share. Drinks will be supplied by CPFA. Come in costume (Yes, adults consider dressing up!) FREE to CPFA members. Details will be forthcoming. Location TBA.

Halloween
2:00 - 4:00pm

Bowling
4:30 -
6:30p
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Thursday, October 23

CPFA Adoption Book Group
Please join us for a lively and thought-provoking discussion on the book “The Sacred Thread: A True Story of Becoming a Mother and Finding a Family - Half a World Away” by Adrienne Arieff. Meeting held at Panera Bread, 187 Colombia Turnpike, Florham Park, NJ 07932. Check website for update in the event of inclement weather. For directions: http://www.menuism.com/restaurants/panera-bread-florham-park-86743

7:30 - 9:30 pm

Saturday, October 25

33rd Annual “Let’s Talk Adoption”sm Conference
Join us for a full day of 36 workshops on pre- and post-adoptive issues at our 30th annual adoption conference at the Rutgers University Busch Campus Center, in Piscataway, NJ. This conference is coordinated by Concerned Persons for Adoption and is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Interagency Adoption Counsel and Rutgers University School of Social Work, Institute for Families. Continuing Education Hours approved for social workers, licensed professional counselors, and school teachers. Please check website for updates. Call for Proposals now being accepted until May 10, 2014.

All Day

Saturday December 13

Holiday Party
Please join us for a fun party! $10 per family for non-members (free for members). Please bring a gift for your child (no more than $10.00 - $15.00 please) as well as a gift card for funds for us to purchase a gift card for a foster child within the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P), formerly known as DYFS. Details will be forthcoming. Location TBA.

12:00 - 3:00pm

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