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Click to read CAP's May 2015 E- Newsletter. Email melanie@capbook.org to be added to the E-newsletter mailing list.

Children Awaiting Parents Welcomes New Executive Director, Charles Reaves. 

Upcoming Events 

Register now for CAP's FALL Adoption Training MAPP classes!

Interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent? Contact Veronica Black at 232-5110 to learn more and sign up for adoption certification. 

Tuesday, September 15th: Waiting Youth Teen Panel in Corning, NY. 

Come hear Western New York's most resilient youth speak about what it's like to spend your childhood in foster care. This is a teen panel where our youth will answer various questions, given by a moderator, about their experiences in care.  While this is not a formal matching event, we encourage you to contact us should you like to learn more about a particular youth. All youth attending are legally freed and waiting for a permanent family. Contact Ilona Russell to register: 585-232-5110.


Wednesday, September 30th: Food Truck Rodeo to benefit CAP 

5:00PM - 9:00PM. Come on down to the Food Truck Rodeo at Rochester's Public Market (280 Union St. N, Rochester, NY 14609). Please visit CAP's display for raffle prizes and food tickets to support our waiting youth. Enjoy the popular event with tons of food vendors and live music while helping CAP find homes for older children. Donnibrooke will be performing that night and their band is described as country, rock, and everything in between. For more information contact: Melanie Schmidt: 232-5110 or visit the City's Public Market Page 

November 6th: CAP's Annual Heart Gallery Opening & Luncheon

Rochester Museum and Science Center. View beautiful photos of CAP's waiting youth and adoptive families displayed during our opening reception and hear from Dr. Michael Bradley at our annual Luncheon. Full details about the Heart Gallery and National Adoption Month here.


Adoption Information Meetings: Meet the 2nd Wednesday of every month
Interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent? 
Join Children Awaiting Parents  & learn about the child waiting for you!

These meetings are free and typically last about an hour. 

6:00 PM at the CAP office: 274 North Goodman St., Rochester, Ny 14607 

Please RSVP by calling 585.232.5110

Council of Adoptive Parents Support Group meet the LAST Tuesday of every month at the CAP office

6:00 PM: 274 N. Goodman St., Rocheter, NY 14607 (Village Gate) - Please RSVP by calling 585.232.5110 - new families & their children are always welcome! 

Children Awaiting Parents – In the News
Children Awaiting Parents Recieves Significant Gift! 5/2015

Children Awaiting Parents Walk a Success Despite the Rain - Watch here

Children Awaiting Parents Walk Photo Contest "What Family Means to You" - Watch here

Children Awaiting Parents Launches 40th Anniversary Video
- Watch here

Democrat and Chronicle | Children Awaiting Parents Adoption Group Hopes to Expand Role

A group founded here that has helped change the face of adoption throughout the United States is turning 40 and about to embark on a new venture. Read more
Democrat and Chronicle | Veronica Black, A Woman to Watch
Children Awaiting Parents Community Outreach Specialist, Veronica Black, featured in herRochester.com as a "Woman to Watch." Read more

Neotrope and Send2Press Adopt CAP   
Children Awaiting Parents is proud to announce being adopted by Neotrope and Send2Press as their worthy charity program recipient. 
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Past Events

2015- Waiting Teen Panel

2015- Chuck E Cheese Fundraiser (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) 

2014- Online Match Event

2014- Heart Gallery and Luncheon a Success!

2014 - Annual Family Walk Fundraising Event 

2014 - Mardi Gras - Photo

2013- Judge Wagner Heart Gallery opening

2013 - Family Walk & Zumba on the Beach

2013- PGA Championship Ticket Raffle

2013- Photo Challenge - "What Family Means to Me"

2013- A Toast to Spring Wine & Food Tasting - Photos

2012- ROC the Day - virtual fundraising event

2012- Heart Gallery Exhibit Grand Opening at The Strong National Museum of Play - Photos

2012 Family Walk and Zumba on the Beach presented by the Rochester Athletic Club - Photos

3RD Party

2S Films Event - Video & Photos

Film Producer, Hilary Swank hosts shopping benefit for Children Awaiting Parents -

Butler/Till Media Services Charity Luncheon - Photos

ROC City Roller Derby

2012 Start Your Cellar Night

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