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  • Rosha
    Workshop for Adoptive & Foster Families | December 5, 2015

    Understand your child and manage challenges unique to adoptive and foster families at Building Strong Relationships: A Workshop for Adoptive and Foster Families. Expert Dafna Lender, LCSW, attachment and adoption…

  • Ellenore Angelidis
    What does multicultural mean to you?

    Here is our family’s meaning?

  • Katiejae
    Four-week Groups For Parents of Adopted Teens

    Hello! My name is Katie Naftzger, I’m a Korean-adopted therapist in the Newton, MA, area. I’m offering two groups for parents of adopted teens—one local and one online. Currently working…

  • ResearcherSuzanne
    Research for a book

    Hello, I am doing research for an author whose spouse was adopted. The book will explore the various configurations of families of our day, including chapters on adoption, foster care,…

  • Katiejae
    Webinar - Understanding and Preventing Suicide in Adoptees

    Half of the proceeds will go to KAAN, the Korean-American Adoptee Network. This is an upsetting but important topic to address head-on. I am an adoptee and therapist in the…

  • mpaulson
    Korean Adoptee Meets Twin!!

    Long time lurker (considering adoption in a few years) here saying hi.. Anyway I stumbled onto this amazing documentary about a Korean adoptee eventually meeting his twin brother and thought…

  • Frank Ligtvoet
    A few spots open: NY Adoption Playgroups Fall 2015: ATN

    ALL TOGETHER NOW (ATN) FALL 2015 REGISTRATION IS OPEN at Adoption Playgroups for 4-6; 7-9 Year-Olds Tweens Peer-Support Group Teen Mentor Program Parent Discussion Group Five Sunday Sessions:  2:00-3:30 PM September 20, October 18, October 25, November 15, December 13 Union Temple Preschool 17 Eastern Parkway, 4th floor Brooklyn, NY 11238 ATN — now in its seventh year — is a non-profit group that offers a range of adoptee-focused programming for ages 4 through adult. Support Groups for Preschool and Elementary School Children: Fun, multiracial playgroups, facilitated by adult and teen adoptees for adopted kids from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. A committee of resourceful and dedicated adult adoptees, adoptive parents, and teen adoptee volunteers organize the playgroups and their activities. 4-6 year-olds; 7-9 year-olds: Free and group play that incorporates adoption- and identity-related activities and themes. Themes around identity, family and friends will be explored.  Activities have included Family Day, an outing to Prospect Park; puzzle and quilt making; and performances from special guests.  The groups provide a “safe space” for kids to build relationships within the adoptive community. For Tweens:  A peer-support group for 10-12 year-olds that embraces issues, as they come up, in a fun and nurturing environment. The group is facilitated by an adult adoptee, and offers tweens the opportunity to connect and chat about “what is really cool — and may not be so cool — about being adopted.” The goals of each group session are: (1) to create a safe and open space for tweens to share their joys and pains, as they relate to successfully navigating the burden and dignity of difference; (2) to address a myriad of “hard situations” that arise where we live, learn, and play; and (3) most importantly, to have fun in the process of finding the living and breathing answers to: “Who am I?  Who are we?”  For Teens: The Teen Mentor Program creates opportunities for 13-18 year-olds to facilitate peer supportive playgroups for adopted children, ages 4-9 years, while acting as role models in adoptee-focused activities. Our adult adoptee team, in turn, provides supervision and mentorship to the teens to foster growth, development, and exploration.  Carfare and community service credit are available for teen mentors. For Parents: ATN provides a space for adoptive parents to gather, connect, share resources and discuss adoption-related issues.  All sessions are led by an adult adoptee liaison.  For parents of 4-9 year olds and tweens, this group is free of charge.  Parents of teen mentors are charged a fee.  Registration is also open to non-ATN parents on a space-available basis.  Fees The fee per semester for the children’s and tweens groups is $250 per child and goes directly to our operating costs, to pay for the space rental or for adoptee volunteer and facilitator stipends. The parents group is free for families that are registered for the children’s and tweens groups.  The Parents Group fee for parents of teens mentors and non-ATN parents is $150 per semester. Who We Are ATN is a not-for-profit, adoptee-centered support group for adopted children and their families. We believe that adoption comes with unique developmental processes for adoptive families and that they differ from biological families for that reason. We particularly value the perspective of adult adoptees, seek their input, and support their concerns as an integral part of our program. We strive to create a community in which adopted children, teens and adults can determine their own experience and form supportive friendships among themselves. As parents, we try to understand and integrate the birth cultures of our children into our families’ lives. We recognize the role race plays in this context and especially how it affects the lives of families with children of color. We work to help prepare those kids for the particular challenges of being adopted persons of color. We acknowledge the birth family as a living reality in the adoptive family. We are also attuned to the losses experienced in adoption, especially those of our children and birth families, and treat them respectfully. Finally, we celebrate the diversity of adoptive families and the lifelong, nurturing, loving, unconditional and irrevocable bonds they form. ATN groups offer support to children and parents.  ATN is not a therapy provider. For more information and to register, please visit our website:                 ATN Board Kacy Ames-Heron                                                   Amy Appelbaum                                                             Andrea Compton April Dinwoodie                             Jamie Levinson                                                                       Frank Ligtvoet       Carol Lutfy Marissa Martin       Margaret Scott Laura Summerhill     Fran Weinstock                Please like us on Facebook!

  • mmarcus
    Study for Hispanic/Latino Transracial Adoptees

    To Whom It May Concern: My name is Molly Marcus. I am a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA. I am conducting a study…

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