(And also in common with Rebecca Vahle, Dawn Davenport, Jim Gritter, Pam Kroskie, Linda Schellentrager, Zara Phillips, Dawn Smith-Pliner, Kim Hansel, Joyce Maguire Pavao, Sherrie Eldridge, Adam Pertman, Dixie Weber, Debbie Schwartz, Candace Pruett, Pam Sweetser, Sharon Roszia, Pat Irwin Johnston, C.A.S.E., Brenda Romanchik, and Becky Fawcett, with apologies to others I may have missed or not know of*.)
Angels in Adoption®
All of those people up there are not only my Friends, they have also been named by the Congressional Coalition of Adoption Institute (CCAI) as Angels in Adoption®.
This year I have been nominated by Senator Michael Bennet to join their ranks.
The Congressional Coalition of Adoption Institute sent me this news:
Technically, the title is “9 Steps to Long Term Success in Parenting Through Embryo Adoption.” But practically, this webinar applies to parenting through adoption of other types: traditional, international, foster, open, as well as other third party reproduction methods like donor egg, donor sperm, donor embryo.
And closed. This message is especially for people inclined to choose a closed adoption.
Many couples worry about how they will handle some of the big moments when parenting a child that came to them through embryo adoption. How they tell the story over time? Will they be able to answer questions that come up? How will they navigate things if their child asks if they can meet biological siblings? Join Lori Holden as she shares tips for long term success with an embryo adoption regardless of the level of ongoing contact you have with the placing family.
Cliff Notes for “9 Tips to Parenting Through Adoption”
I have an article featured in the current issues of Adoptive Families magazine titled Parenting With an Open Heart. (It’s currently accessible for free with or without subscription.)
When I speak with adoptive parents through workshops and webinars, especially those who came to adoption through the international or foster routes, I sense such a craving for openness — even when contact with birth family is not possible.