If you won’t be able to make it to the National Families Supporting Adoption Conference at the end of July, don’t worry, the Southwest Regional FSA conference will be here before you know it. The Mesa FSA chapter will be serving as the host chapter to many other FSA chapters across the Southwest. The 2-day event will be held conveniently at the ASU Institute Building, located on McAllister in Tempe. We are very fortunate to be able to use this awesome facility this year.
The theme “Linked in Love: Celebrating Adoption Together” was carefully chosen to reflect the three members of the adoption triad, the Birthparents, Adoptive Parents and the Adopted Child and the relationships formed between them. No matter which part you play, adoption is worth celebrating!
We hope you will all join us the evening of Friday, October 8th and Saturday, October 9th for two fun-filled days of adoption education, fellowshipping, swag bags, awesome food and entertainment.
Be on the lookout for more detailed information about this event (the conference will fulfill your certification or renewal LDSFS education requirement) in our upcoming eNewsletters and in your mailbox. Please feel free to invite adoptees, parents of adopted children, prospective adoptive parents, birthparents and their families, agency representatives and others who celebrate adoption and may be interested in attending.
We are very excited to hear from and visit with amazing adoption advocates like Lindsey Redfern of “theRhouse” blog, Kerstin Daynes, author of Infertility: Help, Hope, and Healing, Attorney Brent Ellsworth and other amazing speakers and entertainers. Topics will include Parenting the Adopted Child, Trans-racial Adoption issues, Surviving the Adoption Roller Coaster, Adoption and Schools, Avoiding Adoption Fraud, assorted panels and as a part of our “Adoption Options” segment, adopting through Foster Care, International Adoption, Parent Profiles, Attorneys and others. There will also be an entire birthparent track, specifically for birthparents and their families.
Please make this conference a priority and plan to attend with us. There will be raffles, prizes and a special gift for each attendee. This will be an incredible experience you won’t want to miss! We’ll see you there!!