Adoption Blog by Friends in Adoption

Adoption Support Group – Circle of Love – Oct 22, 2014

Adoption Support Group for Birth Parents
Laurie Coreno Reynolds, LMHC, in Affiliation with Friends in Adoption is pleased to announce:
Circle Of Love – A Support Group for Birth Parents

When: Wednesday October 22, 2014 from 12:00pm (noon) to 1:30pm
Where: 636 Plank Road, Suite 208, Clifton Park, New York

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Learn How to Adopt a Child at Adoption Workshop – Dec 5, 2014

The Next Get Acquainted Workshop (GAW) is Dec 5th 2014!
Friends in Adoption (FIA) will be in Saratoga Springs for the next Get Acquainted Workshop on Friday, December 5th 2014. Register Now and join us to learn about adoption!

Date: Friday, December 5, 2014
Time: 8am–4pm
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Address: The Inn at Saratoga, 231 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY

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Survey Seeks Input about Adoption Experience from Lesbian & Bisexual Women

Counseling Psychology researchers at the University of Missouri-Kansas City are currently conducting a study regarding the adoption experiences of lesbian and bisexual women. The study will focus on the socialization processes of post-modern families.

This project seeks participants who are lesbian and bisexual women and who have either: a) adopted a child (or children) of color or b) are currently in the process of adopting a child or (children of color) who is currently in their care as a foster child.

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Thinking about adoption? Register for the 2014 APC Adoption Conference

One of the biggest and most helpful adoption education events of the year is coming up on Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY. The Adoptive Parents Committee, Inc. (APC) is proud to announce its 34th Annual APC Adoption Conference. More than 500 people are expected to attend this all-day event. There will be more than 85 workshops given in five sessions.

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Quote for Waiting Adoptive Parents

“Everywhere in nature we are taught the lessons of patience and waiting. We want things a long time before we get them, and the fact that we want them a long time makes them all the more precious when they come.” — Joseph F. Smith

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A Mini-conference for Building and Celebrating LGBTQ Families and Allies

You are invited to participate in Fostering Families: A Mini-conference for Building and Celebrating LGBTQ Families and Allies, Saturday, November 1, 2014, in Syracuse, NY, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The conference, organized by the CNY LGBTQ Child Welfare Coalition, in which Friends in Adoption (FIA) participates, will be held at Park Presbyterian Church, 504 E. Fayette St, Syracuse, NY. Pre-registration for a modest fee of $7 per person is required, and this fee includes refreshments and lunch.

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Adoption Information in Any Language

Each year, FIA is asked by health care professionals and other advocates if we can assist a woman or couple with an adoption plan if they do not speak English. The answer is and has been, YES!  Women’s issues are women’s issues, regardless of spoken language, and compassionate adoption is not limited only to those who speak English. Women and couples for whom English is not their first language may be considering adoption as an option for an unplanned pregnancy. Friends in Adoption is happy to work with anyone interested in learning more about adoption regardless of communication style or language.

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Circle of Love – Adoption Support Group – Sept 24, 2014

Adoption Support Group for Birth Parents

Note of Date Change: The date of this workshop has been changed! The correct date is Wednesday, September 24th, 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Laurie Coreno Reynolds, LMHC, in Affiliation with Friends in Adoption is pleased to announce:

Circle Of...

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Sign Up for AmazonSmile and FIA Receives Donation!

Convenience for you helps FIA as well! The AmazonSmile advantage!

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