Upcoming Events

Ongoing Training & Support Groups

  • Adoption Information Meeting

    October 13, 2020 6:00 PM


    CAP 274 N. Goodman St (inside Children's Institute), Ste D103, Rochester NY 14607

    Interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent? CAP hosts general information meetings on the second and last Tuesday of every month. Learn all you need to know about foster care and adoption, the process and how to get started! Please RSVP to Veronica at 585-232-5110 or veronica@capbook.org

  • MAPP training

    September 10, 2020 6:00 PM


    virtual meetings on Zoom

    Ongoing: Thursdays from 6:00 to 9:00 pm -- A 10-week training for prospective foster and adoptive parents, MAPP training (Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting) meets every Thursday starting September 10, 2020, at 6:00 pm. These ON-LINE classes help prospective parents make an informed decision to pursue foster parenting or adoption. Each session lasts about 3 hours. Over the course of 10 sessions, families assess their parenting skills – their strengths and their needs, their desire and ability to work as partners, and their ability to meet the needs of children for safety, permanency and well-being. If you cannot attend starting the first week, YOU MAY JOIN THE CLASS ANY WEEK, and make up missed classes at the end. To receive an invitation to this VIRTUAL MEETING on Zoom, please contact Veronica Black at 585-232-5110 or veronica@capbook.org.

  • "Deciding Together" training

    April 14, 2020 12:00 AM


    virtual meetings

    Starting in April 2020, in response to the even more urgent need for foster and adoptive parents due to the coronavirus pandemic, Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) has adjusted its upcoming parent training to offer “Deciding Together” (DT), a highly personalized, trauma-informed family preparation and selection program. These classes help prospective parents make an informed decision to pursue foster parenting or adoption. Families who sign up will be assigned to a trainer and WILL SCHEDULE MUTUALLY CONVENIENT TIMES VIA VIRTUAL CLASSES with their trainer. Classes are comprised of seven weekly 2-hour consultations to make a mutual decision about a family’s readiness to become a foster or adoptive family. Together, the trainer and the family will assess strengths and needs to foster, adopt, or both. Anyone with questions or interest in registering for this free training should email Veronica Black at veronica@capbook.org