Adoption Blog by Friends in Adoption

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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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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FREE Adoption Workshop in NY City – November 22, 2014

FREE Adoption Workshop in NY City, NY on November 22, 2014. Are you considering adopting a child and researching your options? Attend this free info section on adoption to learn about Adoption and meet Dawn Smith Pliner and Bob Bamman from FIA! | When: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 4:30pm. Click for more info.

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First Annual Giving More Through Adoption Birth Mother Retreat

Each birth mother is as unique as the circumstances leading to that woman’s choice to place her child for adoption. One common thread for birth/first mothers is that adoption is a life-long decision. Life post-adoption is a journey, often with ups and downs, and support along that journey is very helpful. Many women find support in birth mother support groups, and FIA is pleased to spread the word about an upcoming birth mother retreat on November 22, 2014, in Clifton Park, NY!

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Adoption Books For Children

Friends in Adoption is frequently asked about adoption book recommendations for children. We are happy to share a partial list of some of our favorites with you!

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FREE Adoption Workshop in Scarsdale, NY – November 18, 2014

FREE Adoption Workshop in Westchester County, NY on November 18, 2014. Are you considering adopting a child and researching your options? Attend this free info section on adoption to learn about Adoption and meet someone from FIA! | When: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:30 pm | Where: Scarsdale Library.

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“Adoption has the dimension of connection—not only to your own tribe, but beyond, widening the scope of what constitutes love, ties and family. It is a larger embrace. By adopting, we stretch past our immediate circles and, by reaching out, find an unexpected sense of belonging with others.” — Isabella Rossellini

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Adoption quote by Isabella Rossellini

Adoption quote by Isabella Rossellini

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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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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