Children Awaiting Parents, Inc.            
May 2015

Our May newsletter brings many exciting updates: CAP plans to host adoption certification classes for the first time in our 43 year history
this July! Photos from our Kentucky Derby on May 1st show how much fun we had fundraising for our cause. Our annual Family Walk is only a couple weeks away. We also celebrate a successful adoption, a dedicated caseworker and encourage families to come forward to adopt our waiting youth. Read more below! Please connect with us by phone (585-232-5110), email or through Facebook for further assistance with your adoption journey or to find out how you can help us lift the wait for foster youth.

In This Issue
Register or create a team for CAP's Family WALK on June 6th
CAP to Host MAPP Training in July 2015
CAP's Kentucky Derby: A Success
Success Story: Bishop Remmington Family
Upcoming Events.
Register or create a team for CAP's Family WALK!
Families welcome: A fun day at the beach to celebrate adoption and bring awareness to the need for adoptive homes for older youth! 
CAP to Host Adoption Certification Classes July 2015

Children Awaiting Parents will host our first-ever MAPP (Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting) training class for adoption certification/approval this July! Our first class starts Wednesday, July 15th at 6-9pm. For more information and to register, please contact Children Awaiting Parents: 585-232-5110


Each year, CAP successfully recruits hundreds of local families interested in adopting older youth. For the past 43 years, we have had to refer families interested in adopting waiting youth to other agencies. Many families have been waiting for us to have the ability to follow them through the entire adoption process. Our team of foster care adoption specialists are uniquely qualified to prepare families to meet the complex needs of older youth in foster care. We are eager to provide additional services to families and children in the Western, NY area and increase adoptions for waiting youth!


CAP's Kentucky Derby: One of the best times we've had raising money to find homes for CAP children!  

Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success!!

These beautiful photos were captured by Vasiliy Images  

For more photos visit CAP's Facebook page



Success Story: The Bishop Remmington Family


Rick Bishop and Victoria Remmington found their daughter Cassie through CAP's website and adopted her at age 17. They say it was meant to be. Cassie was living in a group home and deeply wanted to be adopted, but Victoria says they are the ones who feel like they were saved, "We were lost and she found us."

Read their story here!



Upcoming Events

CAP's Family Walk 

Saturday June 6th, 10am-2pm

Ontario Beach Park


CAP's MAPP Training Classes

July 15th, 6-9pm

CAP Office, 274 North Goodman St., Ste. D-103, Rochester, NY

Veronica Black will host CAP's first MAPP training class to certify families looking to adopt CAP's waiting youth.


Food Truck Rodeo to benefit CAP

Wednesday, September 30th, 4-9pm 

Purchase $10.00 food tickets ahead of time through CAP for the Food Truck Rodeo at the public market in downtown Rochester. Your ticket purchase will benefit Children Awaiting Parents and include food! Enjoy the popular event with tons of food vendors and live music while supporting CAP's waiting youth. 


Adoption Information Meetings: 

The 2nd and Last Wednesday of every month  

6:00pm - CAP Office

274 N. Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14607  (Village Gate)  

Learn all you need to know about foster care adoption, the process and how to get started!

RSVP 585-232-5110 or email Veronica

Council of Adoptive Parents Support Group

The last Tuesday of every month 

New families & their children are always welcome!

6:00 PM: CAP office

274 N. Goodman St., 
Rochester, NY 14607 (Village Gate)  
RSVP 585.232.5110 or email Veronica 
If you have any questions, would like help with the adoption process, would like to share your adoption story or find out how to get involved with CAP, please reach out to us!




274 N. Goodman Street
Suite D103
Rochester, NY 14607

Phone 585-232-5110 or 888-835-8802
Fax 585-232-2634
[email protected]
Message from the Executive Director
Charles Reaves

On Friday, May 1st, CAP held its first special event of the year, the CAP Derby modeled after the Kentucky Derby. For all those who helped make this a success, I want to say a heartfelt- thank you. Not only was this our kickoff event for the year, it was the first time CAP organized an event of this kind. I think what impressed me the most, aside from the event itself, was how hard the staff and volunteers worked to make this a success. Having great staff is key to any endeavor, having the support of a great group of volunteers is paramount.

So once again, on behalf of myself an all the attendees please accept my appreciation for a job well done. For those who missed it, hope to see at the races next year!
Charles Reaves
Executive Director 


Waiting Youth Feature:
Birth Date: October, 1999
State: New York
is a polite, well-mannered young man who loves to talk about the latest sneaker styles. He is very active and enjoys playing all kinds of sports, especially basketball and baseball, and is open to new experiences. (Photo by Dana Merkur)
Caseworker Corner
Cindy Jansen, BA, CWCM

Adoption Specialist

Youth and Family Alternatives
CAP builds partnerships with county departments of social services across the U.S. to list waiting youth on our site. We know that when caseworkers believe their children can be adopted they stand a much better chance of finding a family. We would like to recognize a special caseworker who has listed a youth on her caseload with CAP and advocated tirelessly for her  to find a family. Cindy Jansen, from Youth and Family Alternatives in  Brandenton, FL has not lost hope that a child she works with will be adopted.  Even though the child she has listed with CAP has unique challenges, she strongly believes there is a family out there for her. Cindy has gone above and beyond to carefully consider each family CAP finds to be sure they are a good fit for the waiting youth. We would like to thank Cindy for her passion and commitment for the children she works with. We also congratulate Cindy on the recent birth of her child!
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