NC Adoption Support Alliance Welcomes Summer!

Support – We all need it!

Providing support for adoptive and foster families is one of Adoption Support Alliance’s main goals. We have offered support groups for parents over the last year and had great success. We are now offering a unique opportunity for adoptive and foster children to receive support with our new Kids Club program this summer.

Kids Club is a way for adopted and foster children in elementary school and middle school to be in community with one another and spend time talking about what it means to be adopted. We will therapeutically work with the kids to help normalize the adoption experience all while having fun!

The ASA Kids Club will be held from July 18-22nd at the Project 658 building located at 3646 Central Avenue. The cost is $150 per child. The elementary aged students will meet from 9am-noon and the middle school students will meet from 2-5pm. Reserve your spot by emailing us at info@adoptionsupportalliance.org. You may also reserve your child’s spot by clicking here.

Space is limited so sign up soon!

Adoption 101

Adoption Support Alliance is coming to Davidson on  June18th! We will be hosting our introduction to adoption at the Davidson Library (119 S. Main Street) from 1-4:30. The cost is $60 per couple or $50 per person. We will share information on the processes of domestic adoption and international adoption as well as look at issues of grief, trauma, birth family relationships and talking with others about adoption. Hear from adoptive parents about their personal experience and have your questions about adoption answered! Reserve your spot by June 10th by emailing us at info@adoptionsupportalliance.org. You may sign up directly by clicking here.

We Need Your Help!

ASA will be hosting a teen panel in August where adopted teens can hear from and ask questions of adult adoptees about their experiences as an adopted person. Erin and Charlie are meeting with adopted teens and parents of adoptive teens this summer to learn more about what they would like to know about the adoptive experience. If you are willing to talk with us, please contact us at info@adoptionsupportalliance.org.

Sharing Stories, Symptoms…Persons with Developmental Disabilities – Register now!

NC families can share this with their professional medical and clinical supports to be sure they are aware of this great opportunity.  The more they know, the more they can support your child and family’s needs.

Register early and save $20!
Click
here to register.

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For more information and to register for other Mental Health continuing education, click here.

Sharing Stories, Symptoms…Persons with Developmental Disabilities – Register now!

NC families can share this with their professional medical and clinical supports to be sure they are aware of this great opportunity.  The more they know, the more they can support your child and family’s needs.

Register early and save $20!
Click
here to register.

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For more information and to register for other Mental Health continuing education, click here.

Foster Care Chronicles: Wrongs of Passage premiers at NC Triad Stage’s Upstage Cabaret

WrongsofPassage_Final (2) UNCG’s Department of Social Work presents Debra LeWinter’s production crafted from the stories of the performers’ real experiences in Foster Care, April 14-24.

I come from a place where I was told wrong was right.“

“Foster Care Chronicles: Wrongs of Passage” Description

The goal of the “Foster Care Chronicles: Wrongs of Passage,” written and directed by Debra LeWinter, funded by the HRSA Behavioral Health Training Grant through the Department of Social Work at UNCG, is to help people in the Foster Care System create and perform a production based on their first person accounts. Regional youth aged 15-25 who are or were in Foster Care share their experiences through acting, music, and dance. The participants transform themselves and the future of our community as they teach others what it is like to walk in the shoes of a “Foster Kid.”

What goes into this project?

Youth chosen for this project share their individual experiences with other youth in foster care, a licensed social work therapist, three Masters of Social Work student interns, and a professional playwright. They will participate in two outdoor retreats to connect with each other and become a team. The playwright will then meld the incredible stories of the youth in foster care into a script and mount a full-scale production, Foster Care Chronicles: Wrongs of Passage. Professional set, sound and lighting designers, and a choreographer will help the youth bring their stories to life on stage. The youth’s eight performance run begins on April 14, 2016.

To Purchase tickets CLICK HERE

About the Play’s Author:

Debra LeWinter is a local expressive arts practitioner, playwright, director, and educator. She holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Bryn Mawr College and a Masters in Theater Education from UNCG. As the child of a Holocaust survivor, Debra grew up hearing the stories of her mother and her mother’s peers; she learned the power of individual stories to spark empathy and inspire action.

Empowered to Connect 2016

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Hopscotch Adoptions,  Inc

Not for profit. Just for Kids.

 

NC Simulcast Event

This event is not hosted by Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc, but we wanted to share it with you!

Empowered to Connect is an initiative of Show Hope.

Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc
1208 Eastchester Drive, Suite 120 High Point NC 27265
336.899.00.68

Hopscotch Staff Attends the 3rd Annual Adoption Conference!

Adoption: The Journey to Permanency…  From Trauma to Triumph!

Download Adoption Conference 2015 Save The Date Postcard (PDF)

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Save The Date. AFG Event on June 4 in NYC

Save The Date! June 4

AFG Benefit and Cocktail Reception at the Ukrainian Institute in NYC (located in the historic Fletcher-Sinclair mansion on Fifth Avenue) on June 4, 2014. An extraordinary evening with Georgian wine and hor d’oeuvres, a musical performance and an art auction! Event Tickets will be available online soon and another email will be sent when they are available. Proceeds from this event will benefit AFG’s humanitarian aid projects in Georgia.

 

Where & When

Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Ukrainian Institute of America, 2 E 79th St, New York, NY 10075

This event would not be possible without the support of the Ukrainian Institute of America, Pheasant’s Tears Wines, Oda House Restaurant and Dita Naylor-Leyland

 

     

If you would like to help sponsor this event, we would welcome your kind generosity.

American Friends of Georgia, Inc. is a U.S. non-profit, non-political 501(c)(3) public charity with tax exempt status.

The organization’s mission is to provide practical humanitarian assistance to the peoples of Georgia in order to improve educational, economic, social, medical and environmental conditions.

Thank you for your support !

Sincerely,

Marusya Chavchavadze
marusya@afgeorgia.org
1.508.349.2180
www.afgeorgia.org

NC Statewide Adoption Conference & Youth Conference 2015. Don’t Miss It!

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Dear Prospective Conference Attendee: 

Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual Statewide Adoption Conference sponsored by Mecklenburg County/Youth and Family Services Division and is waiting for you.  The conference will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015.  Sign up today because slots are limited.

We are also having our 1st Annual Statewide Youth Conference on Saturday, April 25th for youth ages 12 through 18  in foster care or youth between the aforementioned ages who were adopted.  It will be a fun filled and exciting opportunity for those who attend.

Interested parties for both can register here.

Download Youth Adoption Conference Brochure (PDF)

If you have any questions, contact 704-336-5437.  We are looking forward to seeing you there.

Kind Regards,
The Adoption Conference Committee

Hopscotch Reunion Announcement for 2015 Is For Everyone. Present and Former Client Families Too!

Hopscotch Adoptions is excited to announce the Summer 2015 Reunion!

This year will include all of our families, regardless of which country you adopted from or intend to adopt from. This is the place to make new friends or reconnect with one another and have a lot of family fun! Its going to be a blast! Won’t you join us?

Please go to this survey link to let us know if you think you will be able to make it.

We look forward to seeing everyone!
~Hopscotch Team

Local Attractions & Events Under Consideration

Your family could also extend your visit to New York before or after the reunion to tour and explore the Big Apple!

Hotel Options in Riverhead, New York

Hyatt and Hilton Hotels have each reserved a block of 40 rooms at a rate of $189.00 for August 5-6 and  $325 for August 7th.

More Information To Follow!

It’s Coming… ‪#‎WorldAdoptionDay‬!

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