November 2019 eNews: National Adoption Month!
From our Executive Director
Dear Friends of CAP,

November marks National Adoption Month, and we're celebrating it with great excitement. In 2000, National Adoption Month was created by a partnership of national organizations. Since then, all 50 states celebrate National Adoption Day the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Over 40,000 children have been adopted on this national day. 

At CAP, we honor adoption all month--from the opening Heart Gallery reception on November 5 portraying our waiting kids as superheroes, through Adoption Day at Monroe County Family Court  November 22 , and our Gala on November 30 , we celebrate families coming together.
At this time of giving thanks, we extend our gratitude to Rochester and surrounding communities for supporting CAP and our kids waiting for their forever family. We look forward to seeing you at our events this adoption month!

All my best,
Lauri McKnight
"Heart Gallery" Event & Reception
Tuesday, November 5
6 pm, free & open to the public
The Heart Gallery event can change the life of a child. Just ask Lee and his adoptive dad, Jason. They met at the 2018 Heart Gallery event, and now they are a forever family!

To launch National Adoption Month , we invite you to our free, annual Heart Gallery event and reception, 6 pm, Tuesday, Nov. 5 at The Strong Museum, 1 Manhattan Square.
Retired Monroe County Family Court Judge Patricia E. Gallaher introduces the event, followed by a short presentation by Jason and Lee, some words from CAP, refreshments, and costumed superheroes for selfies!

The exhibit features portraits of individual children currently in foster care waiting for their forever families. Read more here for complete information. Please park (free) in the new parking garage, entrance is off of Howell Street.
Home, Heart & Harmony:
A Forever Home for the Holidays
Saturday, November 30, 6 pm
Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Purchase you tickets now for our November 30 gala, Home, Heart & Harmony during National Adoption Month.

Enjoy a jazz club atmosphere with emcee/media celebrity Joe Lomonaco , iHeart Media, NewsRadio WHAM 1180, music by Gap Mangione  and the  Jimmie Highsmith Jr. Band , scrumptious cuisine, raffles, a silent auction, wine pull, cash bar, and more!
Special Founders Award and Community Partner Award also will be presented!

Your tickets to this unforgettable evening support our critical work to recruit permanent, adoptive families, provide pre- through post-adoptive services, and raise awareness of children waiting the longest in foster care for a forever family.

Questions? Call (585) 232-5110 or email . We are grateful to Champion Sponsor Riverside Productions - Jesse Lucas; Advocate Sponsors Cascio-Malone Family Fund, Cobblestone Capital Advisors, MRB Group, Park Grove Realty, and Woods Oviatt Gilman, LLP.
Fourteen-year-old Harvey is a loveable, personable, boy who loves attention. He enjoys indoor games, reading, and video games as well as pretend-play with toys and superheroes.

Harvey is quite the comedian and loves to tell jokes. He enjoys school where his favorite subject is reading. He also likes animals, especially cats and dogs. Harvey desires to be adopted and have a forever family that will love him unconditionally and give him all the attention he wants and needs. Read more here...

Are you the one? Call us at (585) 232-5110 or email
A Day at the Races to Benefit CAP, Monday 11/11
Join us for a an afternoon of thoroughbred racing at the Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack 's 12th annual Charity Cup event!

We are one of six local not-for-profits selected to compete for a share of $30,000! The charities select a horse in each of six races to earn points based on results -- win, place, or show.

Gates open at 11:30 am. Post time for the first Charity Cup Race is approximately 12:40 pm and races run until approximately 4:45 pm. Join the action! Admission is free. Location: 5857 State Rte 96, Farmington.
 Spotlight on Stacie Dailey

We are thrilled to have Stacie Dailey on staff as our new Licensed Master Social Worker/Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Stacie has 16 years of case management, 23 years working with youth with DD/MG/trauma, and medically frail children. She also has years of experience working specifically with youth in foster care and their families, as well as individual, group, & family counseling.

Welcome, Stacie!
Save the Date: Sunday, December 8
Experience A Christmas Carol
as Never Before!

For one performance only, Sunday, December 8 at 2 pm , actor Kim Tenreiro will present his one-man show of the iconic A Christmas Carol — from memory — to benefit CAP. Tenreiro brings more than 30 characters to life from Dickens' original novella.

Tickets are $10/individual; $20/family . 100% of proceeds will be donated to CAP. Buy your tickets here . Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door. Suggested for age 13 and older. Location: Comedy at the Carlson, 50 Carlson Rd, Rochester, NY 14610.
Foster and Adoption in the News...
Adoption Groups Could Turn Away LGBTQ Families Under Proposed Rule

From the New York Times: "A proposed rule by the Trump administration would allow foster care and adoption agencies to deny their services to LGBT families on faith-based grounds." On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services released the proposed rule , which would roll back a 2016 discrimination regulation instituted by President Obama. Read more here.

CAP welcomes families of any sexual preference or gender identity.
Upcoming Events: Mark Your Calendars

Tuesday, November 5: Heart Gallery Reception, 6 pm, The Strong Museum
Monday, November 11: Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack Charity Cup
Friday, November 22: National Adoption Day, Monroe County Family Court
Saturday, November 30: "Home, Heart & Harmony: A Forever Home for the Holidays" CAP/Corbett Gala, Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Tuesday, December 3: ROC the Day
Sunday, December 8: "A Christmas Carol" one-man show with actor Kim Tenreiro, Comedy at the Carlson, 2 pm.
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