Less Than One Week to Register for Webinar: Understanding Grief and Loss

Less than one week left to register for our newest webinar!

"Understanding Grief and Loss"

Join NCFA on Thursday, October 1st at 2pm EST when Bethany Christian Services’ Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations, Kris Faasse, will educate us on the basics of the grieving process. Special attention will be given to some common implications for birth parents and adopted children of various ages. We’ll explore the science, research, and experience of grief and loss in the context of adoption. This 90 minute webinar will include some time for Q & A with the expert.

In order to attend the webinar session, you must register by Wednesday, September 30th at Noon EST!

About the Presenter

Kris Faasse, LMSW, ACSW started working in the adoption arena as a pregnancy counselor working with expectant moms facing unplanned pregnancies and wrestling with decisions about whether to parent their children or make adoption plans. Currently, she serves as the National Director of Adoption Services for Bethany Christian Services, an adoption and family preservation agency with offices nationwide. She has over 20 years of experience and holds both a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in social work. Kris has trained both nationally and internationally on topics including openness in adoption, the adoption process, grief and loss issues and Safe Haven Laws.

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News from Serbia: Congratulations to the Tell Family on the adoption of Miss Nina!

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VanHalle Family Fundraiser to Support Two Waiting Armenian Children!

front The VanHalle Family is hosting a fundraiser to support the future adoption of two wonderful waiting children in Armenia.  You can help grow their sponsorship accounts and show your support with a t-shirt purchase.  Proceeds will be donated to each of their sponsorship accounts on Reece’s Rainbow. 

Your Last Chance to Register for Thursday’s Discipline Webinar

Last Chance to Register for Thursday’s Webinar!
Tired of Timeouts – Take 2: Practical Advice on Trust-Based Discipline

Thursday, Sept 24, 2015
Conveniently offered at 7PM or 10PM CDT

To register, click your preferred time above or the button below.

REGISTER NOW

Do you know families who need help managing their child’s difficult behavior?

Recommend they attend our upcoming webinar with Dafna Lender, LCSW, Clinical Director of The Theraplay Institute.

She’ll provide her expert advice on:

  • Addressing common behavioral challenges
  • Fostering connection through specific activities and games
  • Maintaining a close relationship while reining in bad behavior

For the first time ever, clients can attend live at two different times:

7PM CDT/5PM PDT OR 10PM CDT/8PM PDT

For a sneak peek of what to expect, check out these popular sound bites from last year’s webinar.

Questions? Email Kirby

Hopscotch + Arbonne + You = Special Needs Grant!

September 9-30, 2015

ARBONNE Is Supporting Hopscotch Adoptions’

Special Needs Grant Fund

For a limited time, Sandie Buscarino, a former Hopscotch Adoptions client, is sponsoring a fundraiser to benefit Hopscotch Adoptions Special Needs Grants.   These grants help offset expenses related to the adoption of children with non-correctable needs.   Sandie is an adoptive parent of an Armenian angel (ok, he’s a little boy so only 90% angel!) who had a correctable special need (cleft lip/palate).  Sandie understands the emotional and financial obstacles adoptive parents face when considering adopting a child with special needs.  These children often become Waiting Children and Hopscotch is devoted to doing all they can to assist parents in finding them their forever families. 

Sandie shared "As a way of thanking them for helping us navigate a long and winding journey to complete our family, Sandie has pledged to donate 75% of the proceeds of Arbonne sales placed through 9/30/15 to Hopscotch Adoptions’ Special Needs Grants."

If you are not familiar with Arbonne, Sandie would like you to know "Arbonne is a botanically based, environmentally friendly products line of skincare, makeup and nutrition, to nurture your body inside and out.  Arbonne products are formulated to be highly effective, without harmful chemicals or artificial ingredients."

Taking care of yourself, helps waiting children into permanent families that otherwise would not have a family.

Sincerely,
Robin E. Sizemore, Executive Director
Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc

Sandie Buscarino
Arbonne Independent Consultant, ID: 14586263
Cell (631) 816-5813

Visit sandiebuscarino.arbonne.com to see what Arbonne is all about.  Be sure to check out her holiday items that are only available while supplies last.  She can provide samples of some products if you request, and answer any questions you may have.  You also have the opportunity to join as a preferred client of Sandie and save 20% off all products for one year! Just include "HS" after your last name so that the Hopscotch Adoptions gets the credit.

Offer Expires: September 30, 2015

Adoption Finance Coach Fall Boot Camp

Join us for Your Adoption Finance Coach’s Fall Boot Camp!

“Get financially fit for your adoption!”

hopscotch Fall Boot Camp
September 23rd
7pm -8pm CST
Webinar
megan@hopscotchadoptions.org

 

 

Presented By

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Meet the Coach!

 

 

Exclusively for our adoption agency clients!

 

Four jam-packed, live weekly sessions starting September 23rd!

 

Join us for these live webinars, every Wednesday evening from 7 PM to 8 PM CST.

 

Sign up now and we will send you information on how to dial-in and log-in to these webinars.

 

Our agenda:

  • Week 1:  Get started creating your budget
  • Week 2:  Tell Your Adoption Story – Network – Dispel the Myths of Adoption
  • Week 3:  Share your Story and Receive – Review Available Grants/Loans
  • Week 4:  Plan your Special Event – Complete your Action Plan

Make your reservation today!

Deadline for registration  is Monday, September 21!

Contact Megan to enroll.

The Details

Your Adoption Finance Coach is a FREE service that we offer to Hopscotch families!

To enroll, email Megan with the subject “Finance Coach” and we’ll get you set up!

What I Wish Your Child Knew About Autism

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com

By Shannon Des Roches Rosa for KnowMore.tv

n-SHANNON-large570 My son Leo is 13. He’s a cheerful, curly-haired, soccer playing, iPad-loving, self-taught swimmer. He’s also autistic — one of those 1 in 68 kids, according to the recent CDC report about increased estimated autism rates.

And you might be surprised to hear this, but that increased rate was a relief to me. It confirmed what the autism research community has been saying for years, and what the CDC’s Dr. Colleen Boyle finally stated outright: "It may be that we’re getting better at identifying autism." It means autistic people have always been here. It’s evidence my son is neither damaged nor broken — he’s an example of human variation, like any kid.

Though, obviously, Leo is not like most kids when it comes to specifics like talking and learning and tolerating crowds. I used to let Leo’s autistic differences upset me: I came from outside the disability community (our society tends to be scared of autism), and I simply didn’t know any better. I’ve since come to understand that my job as Leo’s mother is to accept him for who he is, get him the accommodations he needs (and he needs a lot of them), and fight as hard as I can to make the world a more autism-friendly place, especially now that we have better estimates on how many Leos there are on this planet — Leos of all ages.

Read more.

Hopscotch + Arbonne + You = Support for Waiting Child Adoptions!

ARBONNE Is Supporting Hopscotch Adoptions’ Special Needs Grant Fund

For a limited time, Sandie Buscarino, a former Hopscotch Adoptions client, is sponsoring a fundraiser to benefit Hopscotch Adoptions Special Needs Grants.   These grants help offset expenses related to the adoption of children with non-correctable needs.   Sandie is an adoptive parent of an Armenian angel (ok, he’s a little boy so only 90% angel!) who had a correctable special need (cleft lip/palate).  Sandie understands the emotional and financial obstacles adoptive parents face when considering adopting a child with special needs.  These children often become Waiting Children and Hopscotch is devoted to doing all they can to assist parents in finding them their forever families. 

Sandie shared "As a way of thanking them for helping us navigate a long and winding journey to complete our family, Sandie has pledged to donate 75% of the proceeds of Arbonne sales placed through 9/30/15 to Hopscotch Adoptions’ Special Needs Grants."

If you are not familiar with Arbonne, Sandie would like you to know "Arbonne is a botanically based, environmentally friendly products line of skincare, makeup and nutrition, to nurture your body inside and out.  Arbonne products are formulated to be highly effective, without harmful chemicals or artificial ingredients."

Taking care of yourself, helps waiting children into permanent families that otherwise would not have a family.

Sincerely,
Robin E. Sizemore, Executive Director
Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc

Sandie Buscarino
Arbonne Independent Consultant, ID: 14586263
Cell (631) 816-5813

Visit sandiebuscarino.arbonne.com to see what Arbonne is all about.  Be sure to check out her holiday items that are only available while supplies last.  She can provide samples of some products if you request, and answer any questions you may have.  You also have the opportunity to join as a preferred client of Sandie and save 20% off all products for one year! Just include "HS" after your last name so that the Hopscotch Adoptions gets the credit.

Offer Expires: September 30, 2015

New NCFA Webinar! Understanding Grief and Loss

Register now for our newest webinar!

"Understanding Grief and Loss"

Join NCFA on Thursday, October 1st at 2pm EST when Bethany Christian Services’ Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations, Kris Faasse, will educate us on the basics of the grieving process. Special attention will be given to some common implications for birth parents and adopted children of various ages. We’ll explore the science, research, and experience of grief and loss in the context of adoption. This 90 minute webinar will include some time for Q & A with the expert.

In order to attend the webinar session, you must register by Wednesday, September 30th at Noon EST!

About the Presenter

Kris Faasse, LMSW, ACSW started working in the adoption arena as a pregnancy counselor working with expectant moms facing unplanned pregnancies and wrestling with decisions about whether to parent their children or make adoption plans. Currently, she serves as the National Director of Adoption Services for Bethany Christian Services, an adoption and family preservation agency with offices nationwide. She has over 20 years of experience and holds both a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in social work. Kris has trained both nationally and internationally on topics including openness in adoption, the adoption process, grief and loss issues and Safe Haven Laws.

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