2019 Hangout Schedule

April Hangout: Movie Night + Pizza Party

Lights, camera, action! Wear your pajamas or comfiest clothes and come hang out with us! Bring one of your favorites movies (DVD) and we will vote on what movie to watch.

  • Sat, April 13
  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Drop Off + Pick Up: @Laura's Home | Prospect Heights, IL 60070

Thank you to all the teens and parents that came out for great food, drinks and sweets! We had an amazing time at the teen hangout and parent hangout! See you next month!

May Hangout: Photoshoot + Ice Cream

Get your cameras ready! We're going to explore the city of Chicago and capture the sights and smells around us! If you don't prefer to take pictures, then you can be our model! Some things you will want to bring are: great walking shoes, your camera, and most importantly we want to hangout with you!

  • Sat, May 25
  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Drop Off: @Laura's Apartment | 899 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL 60605

Pick Up: @Gordo's Ice Cream | 729 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60605

RSVP by Wed May, 22

June Hangout: Summer Kick-off Family BBQ + Pool Party

Bring your family, friends, neighbors, and come celebrate with us! We'll be grilling, sitting poolside, and enjoying the warm summer day, so don't forget your bathing suit and towel! Please bring either an appetizer and/or dessert to share with your community.

  • Sat, June 8
  • Time: 12pm Noon - 4pm

Drop Off + Pick Up: @ Grace's Home | Sugar Grove, IL 60554

RSVP by Wed, June 5

July Hangout: Lincoln Park Zoo + Lunch

Lions and tigers and bears oh my! Join us for lunch before we venture over to see all of our furry, flying and swimming friends in the animal kingdom!

  • Sat, July 27
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm

Drop Off: @RJ Grunt's | 2056 Lincoln Park West, Chicago, IL 60614

Pick Up: @Lincoln Park Zoo (Main Entrance at Searle Visitor Center) | 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

RSVP by Wed, July 24

August Hangout: Botanic Garden + Lunch

Before summer fades away please join us with lunch, relaxation and hanging out in the beautiful gardens. We can explore everything from the tropical plants to the rose gardens to even the zen garden.

  • Sat, August 17
  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Drop Off + Pick Up: @Botanic Gardens (Main Entrance) | 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022

RSVP by Wed, Aug 14

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 us 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.

Contact Us

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

Email: adopteenchicago@gmail.com

Laura Lian Williams, Chicago Director

Alyse Campbell, Chicago Coordinator

Grace Mladenik, Chicago Coordinator

Find Us on Social Media!

Check out our past Hangouts!

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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

Grand Rapids, MI: adopteengrandrapids@gmail.com

Los Angeles, CA: adopteenla@gmail.com

Philadelphia, PA: adopteen.philly@gmail.com

Seattle, WA: adopteenseattle@gmail.com

Tampa, FL: adopteentampa@gmail.com

Twin Cities, MN: adopteentwincities@gmail.com

Washington D.C.: adopteendc@gmail.com

Created By
Laura Williams


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