The AFA organises social activities and other key events for members. Be sure to visit the website often for upcoming events throughout the year.

The Events Calendar is on the right hand side.


This year's Christmas Party will be held on 8 December 2017.

Time: 5.30 - 7.30 pm

Location: Yarralumla Play Station, Weston Park, Yarralumla

  • Yummy BBQ Dinner, nibbles and non-alcoholic soft drinks
  • Unlimited mini golf
  • Games
  • Mini zoo for the minis, and the Weston Park Railway
  • Ice blocks and a lolly bag for the kids


Cost: $20 per head for adults, $10 per head for children
As the AFA will be heavily subsiding this event it will be a strictly members only event with a sign on sheet at the door.  (If you have friends in the adoption/permanent care community who would like to come along, it is not too late for them to join! J)


RSVP and payment: Due Thursday 30 November (Please RSVP to Janine Low, treasurer, by email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as well as This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Please email advising of your payment, as well as the number of adults and children attending in your family group, and any dietary requirements you have. 

Payment should be made to BSB 062-907 Account 00802959.  
(No payments will be accepted at the party)

Please let us know if you are able to assist with the barbecue or setting up.

We hope you can make it to our final event for the year!



The AFA holds a monthly morning tea for AFA members to get together informally on a regularly basis.  These take place on the fourth Friday of every month.


November morning tea

When: Friday 24 November 2017

Time: 10.30 am

Where: Smogue Cafe, 2/24 Torrens Place, Torrens shops. 


Our next morning tea will be on Friday 23 February 2018 - more details closer to the time. 


The AFA Committee

Where: SHOUT community centre in Pearce

When: Sunday 14 November 2017

Time: 3-4 pm

The committee of the Adoptive Families Association (ACT) Inc (known as AFA) cordially invites all members to the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM provides the opportunity for AFA members to hear about the work undertaken by the committee over the year. 

During the AGM all positions will be declared vacant. Nominations are invited to fill the roles of President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary as well as up to five general committee positions.

The AFA plays a vital role in supporting adoptive families in the ACT region and advocates on behalf of the adoption community. A committed, fully functioning committee is essential to ensure that AFA can continue to fulfill its role, so please show your support by coming along and volunteering your ideas and/or your time.  The greater the participation by families, the greater the benefit to our children.  While there are a people who plan to continue in the their committee roles, we always welcome more input.

Even if you don't feel you can take on a committee role, you can help as a volunteer in other ways such as assisting with coordinating functions or camp, updating policy/procedures documents, helping process membership renewals, helping with the website and e-platforms or volunteering to assist with the e-newsletter. Please come along - I'm sure we can find the perfect role for you.

Thanks and hope to see you there. 

AFA Committee 




An enthusiastic and supportive group of parents and younger children gather each week at various locations around the ACT to enjoy a play and a well deserved cuppa and cake. Dry and wet weather plans are listed quarterly in Adoption Australia and on our site.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to be added to the email group to hear about any last minute changes to the venue.

Read more: AFA Playgroup, Tuesdays 10am - Noon