On Your Radar: Essential Adoption Resources For May

1. Friendraiser for the Adoptee Mentoring Society

The Board of Directors, along with founder Angela Tucker, launch the Adoptee Mentoring Society with a virtual kick-off May 18.

You’ll hear from leadership about the mission and vision at this startup phase. You’ll also hear from Angela and from adopted individuals who have already been impacted by the Adoptee Mentoring Society.

Registration is free.


2. Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families

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The Elephant in Adoption: What Is The Truth?

An ancient tale from South Asia tells about six blind men who experience an elephant for the very first time. Each one projects his knowledge from a limited perspective to be the whole thing, certain that he knows The Truth about the elephant.

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The man at the trunk thinks the elephant is like a snake; the man at the leg thinks the elephant is like a tree; the one at the ear thinks the elephant is like a fan. And so on. The men disagree about The Truth of the elephant, not having a common ground of understanding.

Adoption is fertile ground for something similar. From our limited experience of this vastly complex thing — Adoption, — we begin to think we have a handle on it and we know The Truth about it.

But the more we can become un-blind to the parts we don’t experience, the better grasp we have of the whole, and the better we can relate with others who have a differing experiences.

Like our children and their first parents.

Ep 304: Seeking Truth about Adoption via Parts Unknown to Many

I still struggle with being the special one, the chosen one. It’s a lot to live up to.

Janelle Ison, Ep 304 of Adoption: The Long View

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On Your Radar: 4 Essential Adoption Resources For April

1. C.A.S.E Webinar on Executive Function

The Center for Adoption Support and Education offers a free Live Stream on Tuesday, April 26 as part of its Strengthening Your Family Webinar Series.

April’s webinar is Working with Executive Function Challenges in Foster and Adopted Children

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