Jamesville Beach LGBTQ Family Picnic (Syracuse-area)
When: Sunday, August 5, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Where: Jamesville Beach Park, 3992 Apulia Rd, Jamesville, NY 13078, Point Tent Shelter
An annual Pride and Joy tradition! See old friends and meet some new ones. We'll provide hot coals and cold drinks. Please bring your own grillable items and a dish to share. Please let Renae know you're coming! RSVP to email@example.com or 607.777.3717. Free parking passes for first 15 RSVPs!
Foster Care & Adoption Info Session for LGBTQ People
When: Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, 5:30-8:15 pm
Where: May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 E. Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY
Please join us to learn more about the foster care and adoption process in an LGBTQ-affirming setting! You will hear from LGBTQ parents who have gone through the process, pick up free information from local agencies, and network with other LGBTQ parents and prospective parents. Training hours available for foster-adoptive parents. Light dinner meal provided. Free and open to all.
Background: Of the 20,091 children in New York State foster care, 5,172 (24.7%) have a goal of adoption, and approximately 1,000 are legally freed and waiting for an adoptive family. Members of the LGBTQ communities are needed as temporary or permanent parents to these children and youth more than ever.
Sponsored by Central NY LGBTQ Child Welfare Coalition