“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

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ocean Shores FSA Outing this Saturday, June 25th at 11ish AM

You probably already know, but just in case you do not, here's the info ...

Join up with Families Supporting Adoption at the Beach in Ocean Shores on Saturday, June 25th. This is a very casual event and anyone is invited. Bring your family, your friends, or grab a friendly neighbor! We just want a chance to visit, hang out, fly kites, and enjoy nature together. Look for our new FSA signs on the beach to find us or call Julianna at 360-464-5887.

Bring your own lunch and any supplies you may want for a day at the Beach in the Pacific NW (i.e. sunscreen, a rain jacket, lunch, water, sand toys, rubber boots, towels, kite, etc.).

Upcoming Office Sponsered Adoption Education Opportunity -- Monday, August 29th

The next adoption education classes offered by the Renton Office will be held on Monday, August 29th.  If you are looking to learn more about adoption or are in need of your required 10 adoption education hours, please save the date.  Those living in Alaska are welcome to consider joining by phone.

When: Monday, August 29th, 9 AM - 6 PM (PST)

Where:  LDS Family Services: 220 South Third Place Renton, WA 98057

Please RSVP to your LDSFS Caseworker or contact the office directly at 425-228-0074. There will be a 1/2 hour lunch break.  Plan to bring snacks and dress comfortably.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Images from the Carkeek FSA Outing on June 18th

Carkeek Park was a bit wet this past Saturday for our FSA Seattle Area Beach Event on the 18th, but at least one family braved it anyway.  If the rain scared you away, let's hope for sun this coming Saturday as FSA will be heading out to the beach again.  This time we will be meeting in Ocean Shores, WA on Saturday, June 25th at 11 AM.  Find your kite, decide what you will pack for your own picnic lunch and watch for information on how to meet up on this blog and in your in-box (via Evite) soon. 

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Registration for the International 2011 FSA Conference is Now Available

Registration is up and running for the

2011 FSA International Conference in Utah this Summer.

Click here to go to the registration page.

The conference will be held at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah on Friday, August 12, 2011, from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, and Saturday, August 13, 2011, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.

The cost of conference is $40 per person for early registration.

After July 15, 2011, registration will be $45 per person.

**Conference registration for birth parents is free**

Lodging information is located on the registration site.

Watch the National Blog for more details about workshop topics...coming soon at: http://familiessupportingadoption.blogspot.com

Friday Keynote Speaker: Sister Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President

Special Guest Speaker: Chuck Johnson, National Council For Adoption

Saturday Keynote Speaker: Dr. Karyn Purvis, Texas Christian University