“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

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Regional Conference

As we get more details regarding the Regional Conference in Federal Way on November 5th and 6th, they will be posted on the Regional Conference Page. This page can be accessed by clicking on the link on the top left entitled "Regional Conference".

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Making School Assigments More Adoption Friendly Article

The National Counsel for Adoption has posted a great article titled, "Back to School, A Guide to Making Schools and School Assignments More Adoption-Friendly" by Christine Mitchell. It gives some great suggestions for working with schools and teachers on making family related assignments more accommodating for various family types. It also includes alternatives to typical family tree assignments such as "The Rooted Family Tree", "The Family Wheel Diagram", and "The Family Houses Diagram". It is a quick easy to read article, that makes the reader think about how to support adopted children with school assignments that they may find challenging. It can be viewed at the following link: https://www.adoptioncouncil.org/images/stories/NCFA_ADOPTION_ADVOCATE_NO27.pdf