Coffee Talk on 12/7/21 (virtual)

Virtual Meeting via ZOOM PA

Coffee Talk is a casual gathering of Open Arms’ Adoptive and Waiting Families. Join us to Zoom, Sip and Chat about various topics touching all in the adoption experience.  Facilitators: Michele LeMasney, Open Arms Registration is required for all events. 

Preparing for the Hospital Experience and Your New Baby on 12/13/21 (virtual)

Virtual Meeting via ZOOM PA

It's difficult to imagine what your experience at the hospital will be like before you have even been chosen by a birthparent. Nonetheless, our work shows that there are several scenarios that we often see and experience together. Join us to discuss and to learn about how Open Arms will support both you and the […]

Bonding & Attachment in Newborn Adoption on 1/12/22 (virtual)

Virtual Meeting via ZOOM PA

Attachment and bonding are critical to the development of secure human beings. A strong and healthy attachment formed early in life can set the stage for all future relationships. Children adopted domestically typically arrive in their adoptive families as infants, sometimes only days old, yet a focus on building strong attachments is very important. In […]

Coffee Talk on 1/26/22 (virtual)

Virtual Meeting via ZOOM PA

Coffee Talk is a casual gathering of Open Arms’ Adoptive and Waiting Families. Join us to Zoom, Sip and Chat about various topics touching all in the adoption experience.  Facilitators: Michele LeMasney, Open Arms Registration is required for all events. 

Coffee Talk on 1/26/22 (virtual)

Virtual Meeting via ZOOM PA

Coffee Talk is a casual gathering of Open Arms’ Adoptive and Waiting Families. Please join us as we sit, “sip and chat” about various adoption topics touching all in the adoption experience.Facilitator: Open Arms Staff Registration is required for all events. 

Talking About the Tough Stuff: When Details of Your Child’s Story are Unknown, Complicated or Painful on 2/8/22 (virtual)

Virtual Meeting via ZOOM PA

As parents by adoption we often attempt to shield our children from information about the difficult circumstances that led to their being adopted. However, fearing the worst is often worse than knowing the worst, for both parents and children. This interactive workshop, designed for post-adoptive families, will focus on ways to share specific difficult information […]

Living a Transracial Adoption on 3/9/22 (virtual)

When we choose to become a transracial family through adoption, we accept the responsibility of opening our hearts and our lives to new ways of being. Join us as we talk about what it means to be a “conspicuous family”, how to talk about race and culture with your children, learn ways to incorporate a […]

Coffee Talk on 3/24/22 (virtual)

Virtual Meeting via ZOOM PA

Coffee Talk is a casual gathering of Open Arms’ Adoptive and Waiting Families. Please join us as we sit, “sip and chat” about various adoption topics touching all in the adoption experience.Facilitator: Open Arms Staff Registration is required for all events. 

The Open Adoption Seminar on 4/30/22 (virtual)

Virtual Meeting via ZOOM PA

Join us for a full day exploration of open adoption. Topics presented include preparing to adopt, the nuts and bolts of the adoption process, and the benefits of maintaining a life-long healthy open adoption. Interwoven throughout the day, birth and adoptive families will share their open adoption experience. Facilitators: Open Arms Staff Registration is required […]

Coffee Talk on 5/17/22 (virtual)

Virtual Meeting via ZOOM PA

Coffee Talk is a casual gathering of Open Arms’ Adoptive and Waiting Families. Please join us as we sit, “sip and chat” about various adoption topics touching all in the adoption experience.Facilitator: Open Arms Staff Registration is required for all events.