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!