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Heart Gallery and Luncheon a Success!

Children Awaiting Parents Welcomes New Executive Director, Charles Reaves. 

Upcoming Events 

Wednesday, April 29th: Teen Panel

CAP office, Rochester, NY. Come hear Western New York's most resilient youth speak about what it's like to spend their 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. Contact Ilona Russel for more information and to register: ilona@capbook.org 

Friday, May 1st, 2015: CAP's Kentucky Derby Event

Mark your calendars for our first ever derby-style spring fundraiser! Get ready to break out your big hats and bow ties for an exciting evening with plenty of southern flair! All proceeds will benefit Children Awaiting Parents. For more information click here or contact: melanie@capbook.org 585-232-5110

Saturday, June 6th, 2015: CAP Family Walk

Ontario Beach Park, Rochester, NY. Join CAP for our annual family walk to raise money for waiting youth. A day of family fun at the beach with children's activities, zumba and music. More information here or contact veronica@capbook.org, 585-232-5110


Friday, October 16th: Food Truck Rodeo to benefit CAP

All entrance fees at the Food Truck Rodeo at the public market in downtown Rochester will benefit Children Awaiting Parents! Enjoy the popular event with tons of food vendors and live music while supporting CAP's waiting youth.

CAP's Annual Heart Gallery Opening

Date and location TBD. View the beautiful photos of CAP's waiting youth and adoptive families displayed during our opening reception. Professional photographers volunteer their time to capture the unique personalities of children who are waiting to be adopted. The event is family friendly free to the public.


Adoption Information Meetings: Meet the 2nd and last 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 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. 
Read more

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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