ElizabethAnn 690 Posted July 8, 2006 Report Share Posted July 8, 2006 I was inspired by two posts (by Melissa and Jay) about adoption issues they've encountered at church... could we (Abrazo and you) put together a 90 minute program that could be presented at various churches (by our alum) to help educate our church families about the meaning of open adoption and how churches can welcome and better support their members whose lives are impacted by open adoptions? Thinking of your church and the people there, what parts of the adoption experience are most important to share? Are there any handouts or readings in particular you think would be useful? What activities or exercises would help draw folks in? What points would you want to make? Abrazo does have a brief (17 minute) video (done at Camp last year) that explains the basic process and introduces the role of adoption triad members; we could incorporate this into the presentation or produce a new video specifically for this purpose. Perhaps if we start teaching the people in our own neighborhoods how to understand and celebrate and talk about adoption today, the effects will start rippling like a pebble in a pond and create a more adoption-friendly environment in which all our children can grow... But it can be so much better if it's built by all of us-- not just adoption professionals, but the real-life experts-- those who have walked the walk and can talk the talk!!! Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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