Wednesday, November 07, 2007

And we are off again

East Meets West Conference

To the East meets West Conference in Tampa Bay Florida this weekend. We have been really looking forward to this event. There will be a dinner on Friday night with a foster family from China and then Saturday there are several session to chose from. We will be able to interact with other families who are involved in International adoption as well as numerous adoption professionals. Some of the seminars that will be available will be

1.Institutionalization and the effects on attachment
2.Why are my eyes different? How and when to tell you child she's adopted
fostering open communication about adoption
3.The Dad's session the Unique role of the father
4.Support in the community- Dealing with questions from strangers
5.Finding the Missing pieces-Helping adopted children cope with grief and loss
6.Referrals: The waiting game,
7.Meet the adoptive parents and children
8.Gotcha Day ! what to expect
9.Understanding the adoption tax Credit
10.Cross cultural: Parenting A "How to" on making your child's culture a Part of your life.
11.The Journey of Chinese Adoption
12.Lifebooks: Creating and Documenting your child's Journey to your family
13.Post adoption Resources
14. Q&A with Chinese Foster Family/ Chinese Consulate Officials

They will be providing many speakers, Breakfast Lunch on Sat. and the Dinner on Friday....

We hope to learn a lot and meet some great people... and maybe feel closer to Sophia if even for a moment...


geminirn said...

Hope you guys have a GREAT weekend.Looking forward to hearing all about it.

baci326 said...

I cant wait to hear all about this! I think I will definately go next year!