Preparing for the Hospital Experience and Your New Baby (Virtual) on 12/8/2020

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 […]

Family Ties on 1/7/21 (Virtual)

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Family TIES: Transracial Adoption: Inspiration, Education, Support Family Ties offers gathering opportunities for families who have adopted transracially. Join us for a Parents Only "Let's talk about it!" -- What's on your mind as transracial or prospective transracial adoptive families? Please register in order to receive the zoom information.

Coffee Talk (Virtual) on 1/12/21

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

“Talking About the Tough Stuff ” on 1/26/21 (Virtual)

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Talking About the Tough Stuff: When Details of Your Child’s Story are Unknown, Complicated or Painful -- 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 […]

Bonding & Attachment in Newborn Adoption on 2/9/21 (Virtual)

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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 3/2/21 (Virtual)

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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 Registration is required for all events.

Family TIES on 3/7/21 (Virtual)

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Family TIES: Transracial Adoption: Inspiration, Education, Support Family Ties offers gathering opportunities for families who have adopted transracially. Family "Meet & Greet" on Zoom! Come meet and connect with other families formed through Transracial Adoption! Please register in order to receive the zoom information.

Exploring Children’s Developmental Understand of Adoption on 3/25/21 (Virtual)

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In this workshop we will explore how children feel about adoption, what’s on their minds and in their hearts. Our conversation will include building a healthy identity based on honoring your child’s dual heritage (birth and adoptive) and the unique emotional landscape of loss that is a normal part of adoption experience and integral to […]

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

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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)

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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