The Open Adoption Seminar on 4/18/21 (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 4/28/21 (Virtual)

Virtual Meeting via ZOOM PA

Coffee Talk is a casual gathering of Open Arms’ Adoptive and Waiting Families. Join us to sit, sip and chat about various topics touching all in the adoption experience. Facilitators: Michele LeMasney & Dori Kavanagh, Open Arms

Prenatal Substance Exposure: What We Know About Infant Care and Outcomes via ZOOM on 5/12/21

Virtual Meeting via ZOOM PA

The number of babies who were exposed to heroin or prescription opioids during pregnancy has reached epidemic levels, but what does this really mean for the child and parents? During this presentation, we will discuss the experiences of pregnant women with substance use disorders and how a newborn’s opioid withdrawal is assessed and treated. We […]

OASIS on 6/1/21 (Virtual)

Virtual Meeting via ZOOM PA

Let's talk about TANTRUMS! Does your infant, toddler, preschooler or child explode into a tantrum leaving you perplexed or frustrated? Is your infant hard to soothe? Does your toddler have random meltdowns? Your preschooler or school-aged child show outward forms of aggression towards you, your home, your pets, their siblings, etc.? If so, please join […]

Living a Transracial Adoption (Virtual) on 6/9/21

Virtual Meeting via ZOOM PA

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 6/24/21 (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. 

The ‘Weight’ of the Wait (Virtual) on 7/14/21

Virtual Meeting via ZOOM PA

The journey of growing one’s family through domestic infant adoption can sometimes be a long process filled with periods of uncertainty and longing. This forum seeks to bring together our “waiting” Open Arms’ families, who are all often experiencing similar feelings while they wait to be chosen by a potential birthparent. Participants and staff will […]

Coffee Talk on 8/31/21 (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. 

The Language of Adoption on 9/23/21 (virtual)

Virtual Meeting via ZOOM PA

**The Language of Adoption - Learning to speak a new language is a skill that takes time and practice. When forming our family through adoption, the words we use to talk about it matter. Please join us as we explore ways to improve our fluency in speaking about adoption with acquaintances, child care providers, friends, […]

The Open Adoption Seminar on 10/10/21

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 […]