Adoption Awareness Coalition

The Adoption Awareness Coalition is an alliance of agencies and organizations committed to promoting understanding and visibility of adoption in Northeast Ohio. The Coalition works to:
  • promote stability of children and families
  • raise public awareness about adoption and children waiting for adoption
  • provide educational programs for adoptive, foster families and professionals
Each year, the Adoption Awareness Coalition sponsors a workshop offered by an adoption expert, which is free for Coalition member agency staff and affiliated families and open to the public for a modest fee. 

The Adoption Awareness Coalition is pleased to present two exciting workshops in the morning and afternoon of Friday, November 22nd to be held at OhioGuidestone, 3500 Carnegie Ave., Building A, Cleveland, OH 44115

You may choose to attend one or both of the workshops:

Morning Workshop
"Personal and Professional Perspectives from an Adoptive Journey"
Presented by Kathryn A. Biddle, LISW-S, RYT, and Sharon Biddle
9:15 am-12:30 pm

Afternoon Panel
"Openness: When, Why and How"
Panel Presented and Moderated by Zoe Breen Wood, Ph.D., MSW
1:15-4:30 pm

Registration is free for Adoption Awareness Coalition members and the families they serve. $25 for non-members for each workshop or $45 for the full day. CEUs and lunch are available for an additional charge.

To register online, click here. (Please note that to use online registration you must provide credit card information even if you do not have a charge for registration, lunch, or CEUs. You may also opt for the paper registration form below. We apologize for the current limitations of our system.)

For more information and a paper registration form, click here.

For more information about joining the Adoption Awareness Coalition or about trainings that are offered, contact Patricia Hill at (216) 482-2320.

Adoption Awareness Coalition members are:
“Being a member changed how I see myself. It gave me a voice.”
Jeanne Hood
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