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Family Forum: The Ambiguity of Adoption

November 3 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Recommended Family Forums are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, and are intended to be a time of education, constructive dialogue, and support. Occasionally, topics of particular interest to families may also be discussed during a lunch hour forum.

All Recommended families will receive an email inviting them to register for upcoming Forums. Upon completing registration, the family will receive an email with the virtual GoTo Meeting link needed to access the meeting. If you are not Recommended with Indiana Adoption Program, but have recently adopted or are in the process of finalizing an adoption and would like to participate, please email your request to your local adoption consultant.

The Ambiguity of Adoption: Joy, Grief, and Everything In Between

November is National Adoption Month! This is a month full of celebration and delight as children are welcomed into permanent, loving families. We’re all for celebrating adoption – few things make us happier than seeing families and youth come together as one committed family. So why does it sometimes seem like there’s a flip side to the conversation?

Because there is. Just like Newton’s Law – for every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction – with adoption, for each moment of celebration, there’s a moment of grief, and for each feeling of loss, there can be an opportunity for healing. How do we, as adoptive parents, balance the joy we feel with the sadness our children may be feeling at the same time? And how can we help our children give a voice to their experiences while also affirming that they are so much more than the sum of what they’ve lost? This is a Family Forum you won’t want to miss. Please join us on November 3 at 6:00 pm. (Note new time.) 

All Recommended families will receive an email inviting them to register for upcoming Forums. If you are Recommended and have not received an email invitation, please contact us at iap@fireflyIN.org. If you are not Recommended with Indiana Adoption Program, but have recently adopted or are in the process of finalizing an adoption and would like to participate, please email your request to your local adoption consultant.

Details

Date:
November 3
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Event Categories:
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Venue

Virtual
IN United States

Organizer

Indiana Adoption Program
Phone:
(855) 677-KIDS
Email:
iap@fireflyin.org
View Organizer Website

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