“Bottom line is, even if you see them coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does.
So, what are we, helpless? Puppets? Nah. The big moments are gonna come, you can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's
when you find out who you are." - Joss Whedon

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

November Adoption Month Event

The FSA event was a great success. It was nice to meet many of you and to learn more about one another our adoption connection. Your willingness to participate is greatly appreciated and facilitates the growth and positive image of adoption. (And a special thanks to the 2 young men from Renton who gave generously of their time to provide a children's room). Notes from each presenter will be added to our blog as they are received. We will look forward to seeing you all again next November in Celebration of Adoption Month!

Annual Temple Trip and Potluck

2:00pm Welcome: (appetizers)
2:30pm Keynote Speaker: Growing Up Adopted
3:00pm Adoption Stories -- How Will I Know?
3:30pm Raising an Adopted Child
4:00pm Birth Parent Presentation -- Helping Your Birth Parent Heal
5:00pm Potluck Dinner
6:30pm Assembly Room Meeting -- Seattle Temple
7:00 Endowment Session

Speakers included:

Melissa F. (and her parents): "Growing Up Adopted"

Nicholle J.: “Helping them know about the richness of their adoption while parenting adopted children.” REAL life parenting.

Janelle F. : “How to support your child through misperceptions they may feel throughout their life and general parenting skills.”

Jessica L.: “Now They Are Here…What’s Next?” Including some information regarding children of different ethnic/racial backgrounds.

Birth Mother Panel