Talking to Preschoolers About Adoption: Another Road to Parenthood
Allison Montgomery, LCSW Pre-school children are curious about the world around them. This class offers the opportunity to develop your skills in talking about adoption with your child and lay the groundwork for future conversations.Contact the agency for more information.$25 per individual, $35 per couple
Living as a Transracial Adoptive Family
Allison Montgomery, LCSW Network with and discuss living as a transracial adoptive family with others sharing this journey. Gain and offer support and exchange ideas. This is also a forum for parents to expand knowledge and share concerns.Contact the agency for more information.$25 per individual, $35 per couple
Adoption Connection Club
Allison Montgomery, LCSW Nearly all adopted children are asked questions about adoption by friends, relative, neighbors, classmates, and strangers. Children, especially those ages 7-11 need to be prepared to handle these challenging moments. Adoptions of Indiana can help them learn how to respond to these questions through fun adoption related activities designed especially for this age group. Parent session included and meet concurrently.
ADOPTION CONNECTION SESSION: Tuesday evenings 6-7:30 p.m. April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2018
$100 per child
To Register Email Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org!
E2 : Equipped & Empowered
Carissa Maddox, MS As part of normal and healthy development, all teens grapple with their identity. Adopted teens face additional challenges in reconciling who they are with the uncertainties in their history. This group is for teens and offers guidance as we empower and equip them to handle the issues and questions that arise from their personal adoption story while they learn who they are as individuals.
EQUIPPED AND EMPOWERED FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL: Wednesday evenings
5:30-7:00 p.m. June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th
EQUIPPED AND EMPOWERED FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS: Wednesday evenings
7:30-9:00 p.m. June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th
$175 per child
Adoption Conversations: A Seminar for High School Classes
Carissa Maddox, MS Developed by an experienced educator, “Adoption Conversations” educates teens about infant adoption. Presented by a trained educator and adoption specialist, the curriculum is flexible and can be modified to fit your school's needs. Students will learn about and discuss the history of adoption, respectful adoption language, Indiana law, and modern adoption practices. Students will hear the first hand account of a woman's journey through adoption as she lovingly made a plan for her child. Contact the agency for more information.
Tracing Our Roots; Growing Our Tree
A workshop for adult adoptees to discuss how to emotionally prepare for search, find resources to start the process, and learn to navigate potential pitfalls along the way. This workshop will include information on Indiana adoption, petitioning, and the confidential intermediary process.Contact the agency for more information.$25 per individual