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Events

  • While We Wait

    05/20/2015 to 05/20/2015

    This group is open to all waiting prospective adoptive families. Gain support, education, information, and network with other families also experiencing the unique challenges of “the wait” within a fun atmosphere.  The group meets bimonthly at a restaurant that is local to the families attending.  Please contact Allison Montgomery at 317-574-8950 to learn more.  We

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  • Birth Parent Support

    05/28/2015 to 05/28/2015

    This is a monthly support group were you can talk openly about your joys, challenges, and concerns as you live life as a birth parent and receive support, wisdom and encouragement from others who have walked the same path. This group is led by our licensed staff  and birth parent mentors and is free for

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  • Adoption Information

    06/08/2015 to 06/08/2015

    Free monthly seminar to introduction to our domestic adoption program. Come join us and learn about domestic adoption and have your questions answered.  RSVP to Amy at 317-574-8950.  We hope to meet you soon!

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  • Journey to Adoption: Another Road to Parenthood

    07/17/2015 to 07/17/2015

    Learn the differences of parenting by birth and parenting in adoption and practical tools for forming strong connections and attachment.

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  • Developing Healthy Adoptive Families

    07/17/2015 to 07/17/2015

    Learn how children understand adoptive issues as they develop and how to talk to them in a developmentally appropriate way. Small group breakout sessions focused on practical application will be included.

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  • Relationships with Expectant/Birth Parents

    08/21/2015 to 08/21/2015

    Learn how to navigate the relationships between adoptive parents and birth parents by gaining a direct understanding from birthparents themselves about their needs and reasons for making adoption plans.  

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  • What Transracially Adopted Children Need from Their Parents

    09/18/2015 to 09/18/2015

    Over the years adult adoptees have shared with us that love is not enough when parenting a child of another race. Through learning research on adult adoptee racial and adoption identity; hearing perspectives of adult adoptees, adoptive parents, and adoption professionals; and hearing VanderWoude’s own experiences as a racial minority in a Caucasian family and community, attendees will quickly learn what

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  • Birth Mother’s Day Celebration

    05/12/2016 to 05/12/2016

    Each May our Birth Parent Support Network sponsors our annual Birth Mother’s Day celebration which includes dinner and a ceremony. This night honors and validates birth mothers for the role they have in their birth children’s lives. Women invite a support person in their lives to attend with them and enjoy an evening together with others who

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