Let’s elevate National Adoption Month to more than just another proclamation of awareness | Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

Let’s elevate National Adoption Month to more than just another proclamation of awareness | Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

Dave Thomas Foundation AdoptionLet’s elevate National Adoption Month to more than just another proclamation of awareness | Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

C.A.S.E. webinar first 50 to sign up get free access.

C.A.S.E. webinar first 50 to sign up get free access.

STRENGTHENING YOUR FAMILY an empowering and inspiring webinar seriesBecoming a Trauma-Comptetent Healing Parent  Thursday, October 18, 20129:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

C.A.S.E. is excited to continue Strengthening Your Family, an empowering and inspiring webinar series, designed to help foster and adoptive families learn valuable skills to build strong families. In conjunction with Jockey Being Family, Jockey International, we are pleased to offer limited free access to this webinar series. On the third Thursday of each month, we will release a coupon code, active for the first 150 registrants of the following month’s webinar. We would like to thank Jockey International for making this special opportunity possible.Jayne Schooler, adoption trainer and co-author of Telling the Truth to Your Adopted  or Foster Child and Wounded Children Healing Homes will discuss 3 essential tasks and 3 essential skills necessary for caregivers to become trauma-competent healing parents. When a child enters a foster or adoptive home following a history of abuse, neglect and trauma, often times, the foster or adoptive parents are broadsided by shattered expectations – the experience is nothing like they expected. They are confronted by the child’s confusing emotions and behavior, and they feel unequipped for the parenting journey. Participants will learn what is needed to provide “trauma- informed care” to children who have come from hard places.

By using the Coupon Code TAW294 when checking out, you and your constituents can gain FREE access to our webinar — but you must act quickly only 50 registration slots remain open. We invite you to learn more about our upcoming webinars on topics to include  bullying and cyber-bullying, talking with children about adoption, understanding adopted teens, and more.  Click here to see our full Program Calendar.

Fee: $25.00.  International calls may require additional fees.
Please note: All webinars takes place in the EVENING, EASTERN STANDARD TIME.


Watch and listen! Participants must use their telephone AND computer to both hear and see the presentation.  Toll-free dial-in/online format enables parents to ask questions and address personal concerns during the workshop.

  • Toll-free number, web instructions, etc. will be emailed to you 1-day in advance of webinar, upon payment and registration confirmation. Please be sure to check your spam/junk mail for invitation!



All workshops and groups require pre-registration!

We provide certificates of participation – just ask!
For more information and to register, visit our Program Calendar on our website at www.adoptionsupport.org
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Center for Adoption Support & Education
4000 Blackburn Lane, Ste. 260
Burtonsville, MD 20866
Considering Adoption?

Considering Adoption?

When we were ready to have a family my husband I decided adoption was right for us. It was an easy decision; my husband and his sister were both adopted. I cannot imagine what my life would be like if I had not adopted my son and daughter. Parenting an adopted child is no different than parenting any other child. Answering the question why I wanted to adopt a child is no different than answering the question of why I wanted to become a parent.

A lot has changed since the early days of adoption. Adoptive families are open about how their family came to be, adoption is no longer a stigma. There are 5 million adopted children and adults in the US. 70,000 children are adopted each year. 60 percent of Americans say they have some contact with adoption.

One question I am frequently asked is, what made you decide to adopt from China?
We knew several families how had adopted from China, it was stable predictable adoption program. We began our home-study in mid-2002.We worked with a local Massachusetts Adoption Agency recommended by friends. In 2003, we received our referral for a beautiful baby girl, our daughter. The trip was amazing and wonderful. We travelled with several families who were all adopting from the same orphanage. All the girls still share a very close bond today. We spend lots of time together through-out the year. We adopted our son from China, in 2005. This time was a little different we did not get to travel with a group; we travelled alone meeting guides in each region we travelled too. We brought my sister and our daughter on the trip, it was another amazing journey. We were now a family of four.

There are many wonderful adoption programs international and domestic. With the help of a good adoption agency you can find the program that is right for you and your family.

What is the BEST thing about adopting? Becoming a family. Families are created in many different ways. Learning to be a family and watching my children grow every day has been amazing. As another parent once said to me “Kids will bring you places you never imagined you would go.”

All Families Touch By Adoption Martha’s Vineyard
What is “All Families Touched by Adoption”? The mission of AFTA MV is to enrich the lives of children, families and all those touched by or considering adoption. We hope to provide, education, support, communication and resources to all. We have is a monthly playgroup for families who have adopted children. There is also a monthly waiting parents group for those considering or in the process of adoption. For more information contact: Marney Toole at MVCS 508.693.7900 Ext 283.