“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, February 16, 2011

Join Finding Families on Facebook

Would you like help with Networking your adoption?  Join the new Facebook page: Finding Families: Networking Your Adoption- Northwest
Find out what others have done to network and promote adoption and share what you have done as well.  http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/home.php?sk=group_166859036666877

FSA Sponsered Additional Adoption Education Opprotunities

The Seattle Chapter of Families Supporting Adoption is proud to announce that we will be implementing a FREE monthly Education Night for FSA members and non-members alike.  Classes will be held on the third Thursday of each month at the Renton LDSFS office from 7 – 8:30pm.  Each month will have a different topic and presenter and the hours will count toward your mandatory adoption education hours for placement as well as help to prepare you for adoption success. Here is a glance at the lineup of courses for the next couple of months: 
  • Thursday, March 17th, 2011 – “Networking: Making Your Adoption Happen,” by Shay Carl.
  • Thursday, April 21st, 2011 – “Adopting a Child with Special Needs,” by Kris Allen and Kelly Morgan.
More information on each class can be found on the Education page above.  We ask that you register for each class via email, providing FSA with your name and phone number, so that we can contact you if the class is canceled for any reason. 
Our hope in providing these courses is to provide information on all aspects of Adoption for anyone interested.  If you have any suggestions for future topics and / or presenters, we would LOVE to hear them and will do our best to meet your needs.  For questions, registration and suggestions please email us at families.supporting.adoption@gmail.com.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Want to get your profile and pictures out there? Consider the website Hoping to Adopt.Org

Have you heard of  "Hoping to Adopt"???

Here is what they have to say about their services:

We are pleased to announce that beginning March 2011 the HopingToAdopt.org site will become a FREE Adoption Profile Listing Service. We thank all those who have supported HopingToAdopt.org through subscriptions. As of February 13, 2011 no subscription fees will be collected.

We understand the overwhelming costs both financially and emotionally that come with the adopting process. We hope that HopingToAdopt.org can be an asset to adoption community. Tell your adopting family and friends about HopingToAdopt.org.  Check it out for yourself at: HopingToAdopt.org.