“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

Monday, March 28, 2011

North West Regional Conference - Which was Held in November 2010

In November, it was our Chapter's honor to host the 2010 Northwest Regional FSA Conference, held in Federal Way, Washington . Two days full of training, education support, and socializing brought close to 150 members together from all over the region including Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Idaho.  

Prospective and current adoptive applicants, along with adoptive parents and birth parents alike, joined together to celebrate adoption.  Education courses were offered on a variety of topics such as: adopting special needs children and children from Foster Care, legal aspects of adoption, and networking.  Birth parents had the opportunity to gather together and share experiences and learn from each other as well. 

The fireside opened the eyes of those who attended to ways of overcoming adversity in adoption while the key note broadcast, from National FSA Conference in July, reminded everyone of what a miracle adoption can be.

With over 500 hours of service, from 25 different volunteers, our conference was a HUGE success!  Thank you to all those who helped pull it off, we couldn’t have done it without your help! 

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