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Happy Fall!
Even though we are still having temperatures in the upper 80's here in North Texas, the calendar tells us it is fall. The days are growing shorter and things have been busy at Hope Cottage. 

Have you seen the new expansion to our Post Adoption section of the website? There are new pages specifically for Adult Adoptees, Adoptive Parents, Birth Parents, the DFW Triad Group and Others Affected by Adoption.   Check it out!

And speaking of Post Adoption Services, don't forget to register for "Beneath the Mask: Adoption Through the Eyes of the Adolescents"  on November 4th.  Details below. 

November is National Adoption Month!

Building Dedication and Ribbon Cutting

Thursday September 22, 2016 was a very busy day for Hope Cottage.  Not only was it North Texas Giving Day, but it was also the day we held the ribbon cutting and dedication for our new home.    Click here to read more. 

Hope Cottage Leadership Council

The Hope Cottage Leadership Council 
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held their 2nd Annual Boo Games on
October 27th. Attendees enjoyed Halloween Trivia games, fall treats and fellowship all while collecting diapers for Hope Cottage clients.  Click here to read more. 

Up next on the HCLC calendar is the annual
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party in December at Eureka.  Watch the Hope Cottage website and the HCLC Facebook page for more details. 

Thanks HCLC for all you do for Hope Cottage!

Hope Cottage Leadership Council members are between the ages of 21 and 40.  The group holds various volunteer and social events throughout the year, all in support of the mission of Hope Cottage to build families through education, counseling and adoption.  Please join us!

You Still Have Time to Register
Friday November 4  9 AM - 4 PM

Beneath the Mask:  Adoption Through the Eyes of Adolescents

LOCATION CHANGE! The seminar is now being held at
Oak Room at Meadows Conference Center
Dallas, TX  75204 
 
Adoptive parents and adoption professionals, make plans to join us for this seminar.  Debbie B. Riley, LCMFT, CEO and Co-founder of C.A.S.E  (Center of Adoption Support and Education) and author of Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens is the featured speaker for this informative presentation.

Professionals:    $65  by October 31, 2016,  $75 at the door
Foster/Adoptive Families:  $25 per person -OR-  $40 per couple

*Cost includes lunch & 6 CEU's (LPC & Social Work)

Click here to register on line.  Choose "Beneath the Mask" as the campaign.
For questions contact Laura by email or by calling her at 214.526.8721.

Rock for Hope
Last year, Hope Baby Kenda Nunez wanted to do something special to celebrate her birthday.  She decided to host a party featuring the band Caliber Theory with proceeds benefiting Hope Cottage.  It was such a success, Kenda decided to do it again this year!  Come on out! 




Saturday November 5, 2016
7 pm
Local Public House
2001 W Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX  75023

Featuring Caliber Theory and Angel Siren

Raffles!  Fun! Live Music! 
Visit the event Facebook page.    
El Paso Giving Day
Did you know Hope Cottage provides free counseling, case management and assistance with basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing and transportation for pregnant women in El Paso?

Make your donation online and help Hope Cottage continue to serve the citizens of El Paso. 

 
Mark Your Calendar
Unless otherwise indicated, all events take place at Hope Cottage, 609 Texas Street, Dallas, TX  75204. 
 
Friday November 4  9 AM - 4 PM

Beneath the Mask:  Adoption Through the Eyes of Adolescents

LOCATION CHANGE! The seminar is now being held at
Oak Room at Meadows Conference Center
Dallas, TX  75204 
 
Adoptive parents and adoption professionals, make plans to join us for this seminar.  Debbie B. Riley, LCMFT,
CEO and Co-founder of C.A.S.E  (Center of Adoption Support and Education) and author of Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens is the featured speaker for this informative presentation.

Professionals:    $65  by October 31, 2016,  $75 at the door
Foster/Adoptive Families:  $25 per person -OR-  $40 per couple

*Cost includes lunch & 6 CEU's (LPC & Social Work)

Click here to register on line.  Choose "Beneath the Mask" as the campaign.
For questions contact Laura by email or by calling her at 214.526.8721.

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Sunday December 11  2 PM - 4 PM

Annual Holiday Party
University Park United Methodist Church
4024 Caruth Blvd
Dallas, TX  75225

Join other Hope Families for our annual holiday party.  Eats!  Activities for the children!  For more information and to make your reservation, email Sara.

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DFW Triad Meetings

The DFW Triad Support Group helps adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents navigate their experiences of loss, search, reunion and rejection. You do not have to have a connection to Hope Cottage to attend.

 The group meets the second Saturday of each month, 1-3 pm at Hope Cottage, 609 Texas Street  Dallas, TX  75204.

Contact Amy for more information.  214.526.8721 ext 227 or email.

Upcoming meeting dates:
November 12
December 10
Adoption Information Open House

Come to our Open House to learn more about building your family through Hope Cottage by adopting from foster care.   

All meetings are held at Hope Cottage 609 Texas Street, Dallas, TX  75204 from 6-8 pm. 

For more information and to RSVP, contact Marci by email or by calling (214) 526-8721 ext 218.



Upcoming meeting dates:
November 7
December 5

Stay Connected
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www.hopecottage.org