P.O. Box 603
NY 12077
(518) 763-8019
Families of the
Region, Inc.
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Social events, including playgroups, are announced via email. Visit the Join page to learn how to join AFCR’s email lists. 

Information on AFCR’s workshop policies and workshop locations can also be found at the bottom this page.

Upcoming Workshops, Discussion Groups, & Administration Meeting

Children's Culture Day
Saturday, March 28, 2015
10:30 - 1:30 PM
Bethlehem Library, Delmar
451 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY 12054

Join AFCR for a fun day of activities designed to promote awareness and appreciation of our children's cultures. 

Free-will donation to cover cost of art supplies.  
Each family is asked to bring a food to share that reflects their child's culture.

Each family will also have an opportunity to have a photo taken. Please bring items to personalize your family photo:
country flag, costumes, artwork, artifacts.Photos will be sent to you via e-mail;you will be responsible for photo printing. 

Please RSVP to Dianed58@gmail.com by Friday, March 20.

Adoption: Where do I start?
​Tuesday, April 7 and Tuesday, April 14
​6:30pm - 8:45pm
William K. Sanford Town Library
629 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211

AFCR Board Meeting
April 13th 
6:30pm - 8:30pm
441 W. Lawrence Street
Albany, NY 12208

AFCR strives to serve all of our adoptive families. If you would like to volunteer your time or ideas for how AFCR can better support your family, please feel free to attend our board meeting.

AFCR Annual Garage Sale
Saturday, May 2
​441 W. Lawrence Street
Albany, NY 12208

Anyone willing to volunteer at the garage sale, or wishing to make contributions should contact Kim at  kpenman@nycap.rr.com 

NYSCCC Conference 

May 8th and 9th
Marriott Hotel
189 Wolf Road
Albany, NY

For more information, please visit: 

NYS Citizens' Coalition for Children sponsors an annual statewide conference which will focus on 'Uniting Families'. AFCR plans to be present at this conference. Please stop by and say hello.

AFCR’s workshops are usually held at these two locations:

Colonie Community Center - 1653 Central Ave, Albany
 The Colonie Community Center is 1.2 miles west of Wolf Rd.  The Auditorium is in the left wing of the building.  The East Lounge and Room 8 are in the right wing of the building.  
The Colonie Community Center is across the street from Lake Electronics.
McKownville United Methodist Church - 1565 Western Ave, Guilderland. The church is between  I-87 and the entrance to Crossgates Mall.  The parking lot is behind the church. Use the stairs on the left to access the meeting rooms.

Workshop policies

Workshops are free and open to the public.
Reservations are not required with the exception of some cultural events.
Children of all ages are not allowed at evening workshops unless specifically stated in the event description.  Children are welcome at social events.
If a workshop needs to be canceled due to bad weather AFCR's voice mail 518-763-8019 will be updated.