"LOVE MAKES A FAMILY"
ANNUAL EVENT & RESOURCE FAIR
Sunday, October 14, 2018
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Check-in and Registration: 8:30 - 9:00 am
Prospective Parent Programming: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch, Resource Fair, Family Programming: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
AFTER PARTY: 3:00 pm (details below)
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Check-in and Registration
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Welcome by Julia Applegate, Director, Equitas Health Institute
"Pathway to Parenthood" learning track for prospective parents. Thinking of starting or adding to your family? Come learn from experts in adoption, foster parenting, assisted reproduction and more.
Interpreter(s) available for the hearing impaired. Please denote this request on your registration.
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch. All guests can mix and mingle over lunch provided by City Barbecue!
LGBTQ youth meet and greet (12 - 1). Art & College Preparatory Academy (ACPA) will lead an ice breaker exercise and discussion for LGBTQ youth and their families.
Resource & Book Fair. Event sponsors will be on hand to answer your "Pathway to Parenthood" questions and to provide resources for all families, including health, real estate, legal and financial services. Plus, there will be a Book Fair by the Book Loft with LGBTQ-inclusive books!
Family-fun! Live entertainment and fun for all ages, including face painting, balloon artist, and a special performance by DREW THE MAGICIAN!
Complete Your 2018 Annual Event Registration:
Ticket prices are:
FULL DAY ADMISSION - $10.00 per adult
Includes PATHWAY TO PARENTHOOD, RESOURCE FAIR, and FAMILY ACTIVITIES
YOUTH MEET & GREET, RESOURCE FAIR or FAMILY EVENT ONLY - $5.00 per adult (kids are free with registration!)
Not a member? Save money today by getting your FPN Membership for only $10 per year per household! Join HERE.
Interpreter(s) available for the hearing impaired. Please denote this request on your registration form.
Sponsors and Exhibitors
Adoption by Gentle Care
Artz, Dewhirst & Wheeler LLP
InVia Fertility Specialists
Skylight Financial Group
Book Fair: The Book Loft
Lunch: City Barbecue
After Party: Columbus Symphony
Action for Children
Art & College Preparatory Academy
The Buckeye Ranch
Caring For Kids, Inc.
The Childhood League Center
Columbus Montessori Education Ctr.
King Avenue United Methodist Church
National Youth Advocate Program
SAFY (Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth)
Summit on 16th United Methodist Church
Youth Advocate Service
About The Childhood League Center
In 1945, a group of visionary women in Columbus, Ohio, formed The Childhood League “to help children in need.” In 2016, they opened their new facility at 674 Cleveland Avenue. Take a tour of their new space from a kid's perspective:
After Party - "Concert for Kids" with the Columbus Symphony!
The Columbus Symphony is hosting a "Concert for Kids” at 3:00 p.m. at the Ohio Theater.
Arrive as early as 2:00 p.m. for fun family activities! (More info below.)
Tickets are available at ColumbusSymphony.com. Use discount code ‘MONSTER’ to receive 25% off your tickets!