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Latin America Parents Association
National Capital Region


Welcome to the LAPA-NCR website, Latin America Parents Association of the National Capital Region.  LAPA-NCR includes families in the Washington, D.C. area who have adopted children from Latin America or U.S.-born children of Latin American descent as well as prospective parents seeking to adopt children of Latino heritage. We offer a variety of social activities and informational  programs for adoptive and prospective adoptive families. Please email us if your questions are not answered on our website.

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Upcoming LAPA Event:  Talk with 
Alexander Chisholm Guibault

When: February 3, 2018 at 4pm

Where: American University's Spring Valley Building
4801 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC 20016

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Alexander Chisholm Guibault will share his story, Looking at My Past, I Found My Future. Alex spent his childhood on the streets of Guatemala and in state owned orphanages until, at age 19, he was adopted by Leceta and Jean Chisholm Guibault. Linked to this announcement are two articles about Alex in Adoption TodayA Place to Call Home and Alex's Journey.

Alex views his biography not from a stance of sadness, but from a point of strength and resilience. His story is compelling, thought provoking, and is being made into a full feature documentary, The Boy with No Name.

Alex’s 4pm talk will be geared more toward parents, our adult alumni members, and older children. While Alex speaks, we will have a supervised “hangout room” for younger children who want to play games, do arts and crafts, or simply reconnect with friends.

After Alex’s talk, we will gather for catered Peruvian chicken, sides, and fellowship with Alex and his mother, Leceta. There is no charge for this event, but we do ask that you email LAPA's presidents
, so that we can get an accurate head count for dinner. At dinner, we will ask for a voluntary cash donation to offset the cost of the food.

There is free parking garage under the building. The entrance to the garage is on 
Massachusetts Avenue.

Non-members of LAPA are welcome to attend Alex's talk.

Spring Fling 2018

When: March 16-18, 2018
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Frederick
Registration Forthcoming

Celebrating the Nineteenth Year of Mis Amigos Camp!!

Mis Amigos 2017

Join Us For The 20th Year of
Mis Amigos Culture Camp: July 15-20, 2018!!

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