“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

Friday, May 3, 2013

"We Are Family" day at Safeco Field - Sunday, May 12th

In partnership with the Seattle Mariners, Children’s Administration will hold its fifth annual “We Are Family” day event at Safeco Field on Sunday, May 12. May features National Foster Care Month and Kinship Caregiver Day.  Spend a day at the ballpark celebrating the youth and families of foster care, kinship care and adoption, and the many social workers, agencies and community members that support them. Receive a FREE Seattle Mariners We Are Family Day T-shirt when purchasing tickets through this special online offer!

Thousands of caregivers, kids, and others involved with child welfare have attended this event in past years. This year’s event is on Mother’s Day, which presents a great opportunity to take mom and the whole family to the ballpark.

The game between the Mariners and the Oakland A's will begin at 1:10 p.m. and will be preceded by a pre-game ceremony from 10-11 a.m. at the Ellis Pavilion. The pavilion entrance is on First Avenue, the south side of Safeco Field. Everyone who attends the pre-game ceremony will receive a raffle ticket and an opportunity to win numerous items.

Discounted tickets for the game are available at two different prices: $11 per ticket for a seat in the 300-level, and $25 per ticket at the 100-level. Don’t miss the information tables on the 100 level behind the bull pen – you will find numerous organizations providing foster care recruitment materials and support information for caregivers.

Tickets for “We Are Family” can be purchased through this link: http://seattle.mariners.mlb.com/sea/ticketing/special_group.jsp?group=wearefamily                      

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Looking for a good adoption related read?

Check out this suggested reading list by Adoptive Families.  They offer a large variety of information regarding adoption but I especially liked these pre-adoption suggested reads.

If you are interested in learning more about "taking about adoption" they have some great ideas here.  Overall, Adoptive Families has some helpful information and resources that are totally worth checking out!