“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

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Bringing Baby Home Workshop - Saturday, April 28th 9-4pm

Some Expectant Parents know how long they have remaining in their gestation, but others (like those hoping to "conceive" via adoption) do not.  This class is created for expectant parents and parents of young infants and toddlers.  If you know anyone expecting a baby or someone expecting through adoption send them to this class.

It is a great opportunity to be more prepared to bring an infant into your life and family.  (If you have a young toddler, this class can be helpful as well.)  We encourage all adoptive applicants to attend along with any expectant parents or new parents of toddlers.  Invite your friends, this is a great workshop and we are honored to offer it through LDS Family Services.  This will be our biggest education event of the year, we hope to see you there.  This event is eligible to be a part of your Adoption Education so be sure to let your LDSFS Caseworker know if you attend. 

When:  Saturday, April 28th, 9am - 4pm

Where: The Kentwood LDS Church Building: 26106 164th AVE SE, Covington, WA 98042

Who: Anyone interested in learning more about bringing a baby home.

Please RSVP to Gwenn Goodsell if you plan to attend and to order your $35 manual.

You can visit the Bringing Baby Home Website for more information on the course.  Our instructors will be Aimee Heffernan and Kaylene Faucette.  The manual will provide you with the information from the course. The course is highly recommended and the manual is a key part of the classes success.  The Bringing Baby Home Workshop typically costs up to $150 a person and FSA is covering the cost so that you can attend for free with only the $35 expense for the manual.  (The Bringing Baby Home manual is not required to attend, but highly recommended).

Here's a little bit more about the course:

"Prepare yourself for life with your baby and discover how to be the best parenting team possible. In a relaxed and supportive environment with a trained facilitator, learn how to strengthen your relationship with your partner and foster your baby's development during this new and challenging time in your life.  Create a caring and nurturing atmosphere in your home and learn to cope with conflict in a positive way. This workshop, developed by renowned relationship experts, Drs. John and Julie Gottman, helps to prepare you for the most important and rewarding job you will ever have, raising a child."

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