Wednesday, November 17, 2010

National Adoption Month

Greetings All Families Supporting Adoption!

It is November, which means it is National Adoption Month. Are you looking for a way to celebrate adoption this month? Here is a link to a list of events all around Florida this month:

Check it out and see if there is something in your area.

Want to know more about National Adoption Month? Here is a link to Governor Charlie Crist's proclamation for Florida:

And here is the presidential proclamation as well:

Happy celebrating!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

FSA National Conference

Greetings all Families Supporting Adoption!

Our Southeast Regional Conference was a big success! We promise to have a report soon. Thank you to everyone who helped with the planning and production, and to everyone who traveled to attend!

Right now, we have some big news to share about the National FSA Conference in Utah on July 30-31. If you are going to be in Utah on vacation, you should check it out!

Click here to get to the National FSA Blog, where you will find all kinds of information about registration and the conference itself.

Click here to learn about the National FSA Service Project.

Click here to learn about the Art Exhibit at the conference.

Every year, the National FSA Conference is incredible. If you have the opportunity to attend, please do!

Monday, May 24, 2010

The NEW FSA Southeast Website

Still have questions about the upcoming Regional FSA conference? Find your answers here!

You'll see fliers, speaker bios, Orlando and conference-related links, hotel information, and the registration form and instructions.

Take a look!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Hotel Information for the FSA Southeast Conference

We are getting so excited for our Southeast Regional FSA Conference, and we hope you are, too! Our line-up of speakers and presenters is top-notch. Very soon we will have a website up and running, as well as paper fliers in your mail boxes!

If you are planning to stay in Orlando during the weekend of the conference, and you need a hotel to stay in, here is some great information for you!

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Sheraton Safari (

Phone: 407-239-0444
Address: 12205 Apopka Vineland Rd., Orlando, FL 32836

The group rate is $119 a night. To reserve, call the hotel and tell the reservationist that you are with the FSA Conference. But act quickly! The rooms will be held only until May 25th, and then they will be made available to the general public.

This hotel is close to the Disney attractions, and is also on the same road as the temple and Stake Center where the conference is being held. It will be easy to navigate! Additionally, the hotel boasts "the world's longest python water slide." Sounds like a great way to unwind and have fun!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Southeast Regional FSA Conference

Take a look at our flier! Thanks to Kathy Ladle and Elena Duncan for putting this together. Please copy and forward it to anyone you think might be interested in attending our conference this year.

Registration information will be coming shortly!
Keep checking back often for more updates.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Meet Our Keynote Speaker: Troy Dunn

We hope you have all marked your calendars and made plans to attend the
Southeast Regional
Families Supporting Adoption Conference
on June 25th and 26th! (See previous post.)

We have even more exciting news about this conference. On Saturday, June 26th, our keynote speaker will be Troy Dunn! We are thrilled beyond belief that he will be addressing us.

Those of you who have had the pleasure of hearing him speak know just what a treat we are in for. We are very blessed that he lives here is Florida, and is willing to travel to Orlando for our conference.

For those of you who do not know who Troy is, here are some links you may be interested in.

For his introduction on the National FSA Blog last summer:

For his company website:

For his amazing television show, The Locator:

Spread the word, and invite anyone you know who is involved with or interested in adoption to attend.

(Registration information will be available shortly!)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Southeast Regional FSA Conference

We have exciting news! Please mark your calendars for our Regional Families Supporting Adoption conference this summer.

Date: Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26, 2010
Place: Orlando South Stake Center (across from the Orlando Temple)

Make it a fantastic family vacation to remember! The conference is open to all adoptive families and their friends or family members, church leaders, and anyone who has any interest in adoption.

We have wonderful local and regional planning committees who are working hard to create an amazing conference for everyone. Children will be welcome, and childcare will be provided both days for a nominal fee. We will have participants coming from the entire Southeast Region, and we would love to see Florida very well-represented!

Here is a very tentative schedule of events:

FRIDAY, June 25th:
late afternoon temple session at the Orlando Temple
dinner and entertainment/program

SATURDAY, June 26th:
keynote speaker
breakout sessions
birthparent panel
breakout sessions
door prizes/wrap up

Possible topics for breakout sessions include:
* crafts; making adoption memory books
* presentation from infertility specialist/doctor
* post placement issues (adoptive breast-feeding, bonding, infant care, depression, etc.)
* transracial adoption issues
* general adoption Q&A
* grief; handling failed placements
* talking about adoption with children & others
* private adoptions
* foster care
* strengthening marriage
* adoption and schools
* international adoption
* openness
* networking/publicizing yourself/finding your baby
* growing up adopted
* even more!

We are working hard to make sure there is something for everyone.

Stay tuned for registration information.

We hope to see you there!