2018 Hangout Schedule

October Hangout: Ramen Lunch, Bubble Tea and One Year Anniversary!

Thank you to everyone who attended our hangouts this past year. We have big plans this coming year to make our Chicago adoptee community even bigger, and we hope you'll be a part of it. Join us for lunch with a warm bowl of Ramen in Chinatown with the one and only Miss Amy Zhong!

  • Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Thank you to everyone who joined us for a wonderful afternoon of Ramen, Rolled Ice Cream and Bubble Tea! Thanks for joining us in the Windy City, Amy!

November Hangout: Bowling!

Strike or spare, we don't care, just as long as you are there!

  • Saturday, November 17, 2018
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cost: $15 (2 games and shoe rental) Please bring additional cash for snacks if you would like to purchase snacks at the bowling alley.

RSVP by November 12

Thank you to everyone who joined us for a fun afternoon of bowling and gelato!

December Hangout: Ice Skating and Christkindlmarket!

  • Saturday, December 15, 2018
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cost: Christkindlmarket - Free, Ice Skating - $14 Skate Rental OR Free if you bring your own

RSVP by December 12

Please Note

Adopteen and Adopteen Chicago will not be catering/paying for this event, so please bring money to cover your own costs. Thank you in advance.

Last Minute Change of Plans?

We understand, but please follow up and let me know if:

  • Your plans change and you will not be able to attend the hangout, so I do not stand around waiting for you.
  • You are going to be late by emailing (@adopteenchicago@gmail.com) me, so I know when to look for you.


Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns or ideas for future Hangouts by taking this short survey (I promise it's really short!). Thank you in advance!

Feel free to email: adopteenchicago@gmail.com

Laura L. Williams, Chicago Director

Alyse Campbell, Chicago Coordinator

Grace Mladenik, Chicago Coordinator

Find Us on Social Media!

@adopteen_chicago #adopteenchicago #adopteen

Adopteen Chicago (Closed group, but send request and it will be accepted)

Check out our past Hangouts!

What is Adopteen?

You'll see these three words everywhere. Adopteen is all about celebrating eachother as individuals and as a community, inspiring fellow adoptees and friends in the larger community around us, and taking pride in where we have been, where we are right now, and where we're going. Plain and simple.

Adopteen’s vision has always been threefold:

  1. To provide a unique space for teen and young adult adoptees to share and grow without adult interference, perceived or otherwise
  2. To provide a variety of programs geared specifically towards the adoption community in the effort of strengthening our community and ourselves
  3. To ensure that anyone who wants to participate in Adopteen is able to do so, without hesitation

Started in 2007, Adopteen is a community founded by teens, organized by adoptees, for adoptees, as a reaction to the lack of Chinese adoptee role models and community in our lives, at the time. We are the young adult adoptee "culture" focused on the young adult adoptee experience, having a responsibly irresponsible amount of fun, living loud and doing good.

Our name says "teen", but our original team is now in their 20's and aren't planning on stopping any time soon. Adopteen is a community and a family. You can be 37 or 14, but as long as you're here, you will forever be Adopteen. It's both weird and wonderful! #AFL (Adopteen for life)

Going to your first Adopteen Chicago Hangout?

Here's what to expect!

Adopteen Chapters host hangouts - quick 2-4 hour opportunities to hang out and have a good time with some new friends. Shoot a quick email to info@adopteen.org to be put on our mailing list and hear about opportunities coming up in your area.

Want to coordinate a Chapter in your area?

We do have a set of requirements for anyone interested in being a coordinator:

  1. You're an adoptee
  2. You're at least 18 years old
  3. You have at least ten hours a month to dedicate to Adopteen for at least a year

Incoming Coordinators will need to pay a one-time fee of $67.50 plus an additional local fingerprinting fee (usually ~$10) to cover the cost of a background check (Note: if you have been a Camp-Conference leader in the last three years, you may be exempt from this fee).

Does that all sound like you? Awesome! Take a deeper dive in what it takes to be a coordinator with our Coordinator Flyer - if it sounds good to you, shoot us an email at info@adopteen.org!

Traveling or live in another state?

Check out our other Chapters across the US!

Atlanta, GA: adopteenatlanta@gmail.com

Austin, TX: adopteenaustin@gmail.com

Centennial, CO: adopteencolorado@gmail.com

Chicago, IL: adopteenchicago@gmail.com

Los Angeles, CA: adopteenla@gmail.com

Philadelphia, PA: adopteen.philly@gmail.com

Tampa, FL: adopteentampa@gmail.com

Created By
Laura Williams


Created with images by Pedro Lastra - "City architecture and skyscrapers near waterfront" • j - "Ramen" • Pexels - "blur bowling bowling alley bowling bowl bowling" • Maarten van den Heuvel - "untitled image" • qimono - "earth globe moon"

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