“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, November 20, 2013

Adoption Movies Night in Bellingham, WA - Tues, 12/3 from 5:30-8 pm

Please join us for the first monthly Adoption in the Movies Night
As you all know, adoption is a common theme in many movies and is not always presented in a positive, or realistic light.  And sometimes our kids see these movies and may need help processing and talking about what they saw. These movie nights will give adults a chance to watch some of the more popular movies and to talk about ways to help our children deal with their reactions to these films.
The movie nights will be facilitated by Kate Haskell.  Kate is an adoptive mom and a Child and Family therapist.  We will have time after the movies for discussion.
The details...

 Who:  Any and all adults are welcome- adoptive parents, waiting parents, foster parents, extended family and anyone who has an interest in the topic of adoption.  Please forward this email to anyone you know who might be interested.

WhenTues Dec. 3rd (and each of the following 5 first Tuesdays January through May 2014)
Where:  at Hope in Christ Church-  710 E. Sunset Bellingham
                the space is generously donated by Pastor Scott and Jen Roberts
Childcare:  is available with prior reservation to (Kristina Martin at: saypie@msn.com). Services are being offered by some wonderful, teenage members of our Ethiopian Potluck Group. Donations would be happily accepted! (Suggested $5.00 per child).
Food:   For this time, please plan to eat before the event or bring a brown bag dinner.  If there is interest, we can arrange to potluck or order in pizza for future events
What:  A viewing of a movie with strong story line involving adoption- for our first movie we will be watching Elf.
 Mostly we will be focusing on movies that our kids are likely to see but will add in a few grown up movies too.

1 comment:

Marianne N Doug said...

I wish I'd seen this earlier. How do you find out about stuff like this?