Coffee Talk (Virtual) on 8/26/20

The Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center of JFCS 345 Montgomery Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, 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. Registration is required for all events. 

Open Adoption Seminar (Virtual) on 9/27/20

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.  Registration is required for all events. Facilitators: Open […]

Coffee Talk (Virtual) on 10/6/20

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

Living a Transracial Adoption (Virtual) on 10/15/20

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 […]

The Language of Adoption (Virtual) on 11/10/20

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, family, and most importantly, with […]

Coffee Talk (virtual) on 11/17/20

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

OASIS on 12/1/2020 (Virtual)

Virtual Meeting via ZOOM PA

(Open Arms Support, Information and Sharing) is a casual supportive forum for adoptive families parenting children with prenatal drug exposure(s), sensory or behavioral differences, delayed developmental milestones or medical and genetic differences. Please join us for a "Parents Only" ZOOM where we will connect, support and share resources as we continue to navigate parenting, COVID-19 […]

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)

Virtual Meeting via ZOOM PA

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