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 […]
Join Stefani as she shares candid stories and practical advice from 15 years as a mom through transracial adoption. Facilitator: Stefani Moon, MA, LPC Registration is required for all events. Stefani Moon is a Licensed Professional Counselor, adjunct instructor for Rutgers School of Social Work and a certified Tuning in To Teens® & Tuning in […]
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 […]
Understanding and Supporting Transracial Adoptees webinar covers the fundamentals needed to be a great transracial adoptive parent. This presentation will cover Isaac Etter's transracial adoption experience, understanding bias, racial identity development for adoptees, and Isaac's practical guide to transracial adoption. The audience will laugh and learn from Isaac's story of growing up as a Black […]
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: Michele LeMasney Registration is required for all events.
We all know that opioid and amphetamine usage is negatively impacting families across the country. But it is also a fact that we in the adoption world see greater numbers of babies exposed to opioids, amphetamines and alcohol in utero than is seen in the general population. This workshop will provide you with accurate information […]