Act of Love Adoption Agency will be providing a workshop for adoptive families that live along the Wasatch Front. This workshop is provided for adoptive families to receive training and preparation for their adoption. This opportunity allows adoptive families to meet birth parents and adoptive families that have been through the adoption process. Birth parents share their adoption experience – the decisions, trials, peace, joys and grief that they experienced in placing their children for adoption. Adoptive families have expressed the gratitude they have for the birth parents and their willingness to share their adoption experience. These brave women share their personal stories, as well as the successes in their lives today. A question an answer time after the birth parent panel allows adoptive families an opportunity to visit with woman that have placed their babies for adoption. Discuss openness and how an open adoption is healthy for the birth parent and child. Adoptive families will also discuss the topics:
Adoption Policies and Procedures
Fostering Positive Self-Esteem in Your Adoptive Child
Teaching Your Child to Advocate for Themselves
Transracial Adoption Education
Parenting the Adopted Child
We welcome adoptive families to attend the interactive training and preparation that provides an opportunity for adoptive families to familiarize and educate themselves on important adoption matters. The workshop helps prepare families to have a positive, successful adoption and the tools to foster an environment where their adoptive child will thrive.
• To be held at Act of Love Adoptions – Saturday, January 26, 2012 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Infant Care for adoptive families that have not parented a child 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The training will be facilitated by Isaac Thomas, LCSW and Cindy Bylund. For questions regarding the adoption process and preparation, please contact A Act of Love Adoption Agency at 801-572-1696.