JANUARY 12, 2013 CHAPTER MEETING

WORKSHOPS 

PRE ADOPTION WORKSHOPS: Is This Situation Right For Me?

Guest Speaker: Karen Foley, Esq. Adoption Attorney and Adoptive Parent

 Red flags are warnings that you should use caution in an adoption situation. This workshop will provide important information whether you are beginning or in the process of advertising, networking and speaking with birthparents. The discussion will address the red flags that might suggest an underlying problem for which adoptive parents must stay alert, as well as, issues that might confuse or concern prospective parents.

POST ADOPTION WORKSHOP: Talking To Kids About Adoption

Guest Speaker: Rita Taddonio, LCSW, Director of Post Adoption Department at Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children

This workshop will discuss the various issues that affect the adopted child and how to talk to them about the ‘extra tough’ topics that we all have to deal with as adoptive parents. Learn how to help children address their own concerns. Please bring questions.

 The Wait: Moderated by: Leslie Zindulka, LCSW-R 

Come share your challenges and triumphs during your adoption journey in this interactive open topic roundtable discussion group. Get support from others while you wait.

LOCATION

The Church of St. Jude, 3606 Lufburry Avenue, Wantagh, NY

MEETING TIMES 

            6:30 PM – New Member Orientation, Pre and Post Support Groups / Networking

7:30 PM – General Meeting: Chapter Business, Welcome New Children, Raffle

8:00 PM – Workshops (Details above)