Hillside Adoption Competency
Certificate The individuals below earned the Adoption Competency
Certificate, participating in a minimum of 48 hours of adoption
competency training presented by Adoption Resource Network at Hillside
Children's Center and The Learning Institute, Hillside Family of
An understanding of the core issues of
adoption is critical to providing a competent continuum of care for
families formed by foster care, kinship, guardianship or adoption.
Hillside’s Learning Institute and Adoption
Resource Network Adoption Competency Certificate Program provides
Mental health professionals
Birth parents of children who were
Adoptive or pre-adoptive parents
Adults who were adopted
AdoptMent Volunteers Needed
Adoption Resource Network at Hillside is looking for a few adults who
were adopted to volunteer for the AdoptMent program.
AdoptMent matches adult adoptees with teens who are somewhere in the
adoption process. AdoptMent youth and adults meet as a group and
individually for one hour a week from September until June. Training and
support are provided. If you might be interested, please call or email
Mike Finn at Adoption Resource Network, 585-350-2502,
Training Resources for Foster/Adoptive
Families - details
The Center for Development of Human Services
is pleased to announce exciting training opportunities for
This fall we will continue to offer training using iLinc, a distance
learning program that uses the Internet to connect instructors and
learners. These workshop offerings will
be “synchronous,” meaning that the instructor and learners will all be
online at the same time.
Birth Parent Loss & Grief - Article by Patricia Roles
"Inducement: The Language of Adoption" - Article
19th Annual Adoption Resource Network at
Hillside Children's Center
Conference on Adoption and Foster Care
Saturday, November 4, 2010
Foster Care Information
2nd Thursday of each month at Hillside Children’s Center
Cotter Building, 1337 East Main St, Rochester,
654-4421 For Schedule - Bev Tomaszewski
All meeting will be held at 100 Metro Park, Suite 102 -
Conference Room Rochester NY, 14623. Contact
for further information
Adoption Information meetings:
5, from 6 pm to 8 pm
9, from 6pm to 8 pm
7, from 6 pm to 8 pm
Support Group Meetings
- Erie County
- 4th Thursday of each month
- 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
- Childcare Provided
- Call (716) 848-6412 for details
- Monroe County
Group Meeting - 100 Metro Park, Suite 102, Rochester, NY
last Wednesday of the
call 752-9947 for
Reservations are requested at (585) 752-9947
2nd Thursday of each month
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Call (716) 848-6412 for details
- Support Group Meeting - Cotter Building 1337
East Main Street, Rochester, NY
- 2nd Saturday of each month
- 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
- Childcare Provided
Abroad & Back Parenting
(11.5 hour training for prospective
adoptive parents, with a focus on International and infant adoption)
Welcome Home Baby Care Class
(4 hour infant/toddler training,
with a focus on attachment, transitions, travel)
Call (585) 350-2501 for details
(An Adoption Mentor
program which matches adults who were adopted and/or in foster care with
youth who are freed for adoption or in the process of being adopted)
Meeting weekly at
Hillside Children’s Center
- Adults who are interested in becoming mentors should
contact Mike Finn at
Search Support Group
- Are you an Adoptee, Birth Parent, or
Adoptive Parent searching for a family member?
- Are you interested in finding birth
family but unsure of where to start or how to go about your search?
- Come to our Search Support Group
meeting. Meet others who are searching.
- Learn how to go about your search.
With help and support, you can have a successful search.
- Adoption Resource Network
- 100 Metro Park, Suite 102
- Rochester NY 14623
- (Metro Park is across from MCC, the
Hurlburt Nursing Home is on the corner. As you enter Metro Park from
East Henrietta Rd, we are the second bldg on the right, the HONEYWELL
bldg., which is in big red letters on the front. The parking lot is on
the side and enter by the front door and we are the first door on the
- When: 7 PM to 9 PM - the first Wednesday
of each month.
Info: Contact Cecelia Spinelli for
more information at (585) 350-2501 or
information on adoption, contact Lisa Maynard at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 585-350-2500.