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  • 57% belong to a minority group
  • 78% are 9 years old or older
  • 40% are 14 years old or older

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Designer, Tracy Hanson Gives Her Heart and Talent to The Adoption Exchange.
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Junk Posse will graciously donate 30% of the proceeds from each sale of these pendants to The Adoption Exchange.



Upcoming Special Events and Fundraisers

National Adoption Day
November 22, 2014
Raffle Drawing
Two round trip business class tickets anywhere Delta Airlines flies!
November 24, 2014 
Colorado
27th Annual Fantasy Ball
Denver, CO
November 22, 2014

Utah
Love in Every Language Gala
The Gathering Place at Garder Village
January 30, 2015
   

What's Happening This Week


Oct 19, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014


Tuesday, October 21, 2014
      This event requires an RSVP Parenting Youth Who Have Experienced Trauma 6:00 PM

COPARC Logo

Parenting Adopted/Foster Youth
Who Have Experienced Trauma

Where: Eagle, CO

When:
October 21, 2014

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost: FREE

Class size is limited, so register early. For additional information or questions about registration, contact Tara Skubella at 970-250-0034 (toll free 1-800-451-5246) or by email.

Due to the sensitive nature of the material being discussed, we ask that you make arrangements for child care. Participants are welcome to bring a light dinner or snack.

Deb Felio, M.A., L.P.C., is founder and director of Attachment Center of the Rockies, specializing in attachment, trauma, family and couples work. She has 20+ years of experience working in school settings, church counseling, foster care, residential adolescent center, community mental health and private practice settings. She has served children and adults who have experienced disrupted attachments and placements as well as Autism Spectrum Disorders.

This training will address:

  • Trauma and its impact on development and attachment in youth who have been adopted
  • Why different parenting is necessary - Repairing and rebuilding
  • What that kind of parenting looks like - Nurture and Structure
  • Obstacles and opportunities - getting on board with specific interventions for behaviors
new cdhs logo coparc The Colorado Post-Adoption Resource Center is funded through the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program, Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood, Division of Community & Family Support, in partnership with The Adoption Exchange. The Adoption Exchange


Wednesday, October 22, 2014
      This event requires a ticket Adoption 101 9:00 AM

 

Adoption 101

Where:Best Western Pahrump          Station Club House
1101 South HWY 160        Pahrump, NV 89048

When:
October 22, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost: FREE


Class size is limited, so register early. For additional information or questions about registration, contact Jessica Roe at         702-436-6335
or email jessica@adoptex.org

Please feel free to bring a lunch.

Denise Leffingwell MSW, LCSW has been collaborating, training, supporting, and partnering with those in Child Welfare and Mental Health for over 15 years. Whether as a local and national trainer, therapist, consultant, crisis assessment specialist, or front line worker, Denise’s mission is to share the message There is Always Hope in Healing. Denise conveys the passion to inspire those who are caring for and supporting “Our Children” through regulation and transitioning into a more peaceful life! You can reach her at deniserice@hotmail.com.

This training will address:

    • Why it is important to know more about adoption 
    • That adoption is a different experience and a lifelong journey 
    • The national and local statistical profile of adopted children and adoptive parents
    • Qualities that help adoptive parents successfully parent children with special needs
    • The core issues of adoption, how they affect each member of the adoption triad (the child, adoptive parents, and birth parents), and how those issues recycle throughout the lives of adoptees, adoptive parents, and birth parents
    • More about the special needs that are more common in children adopted from the child welfare system
    • The importance of taking a concurrent planning approach to permanency
    • That post-adoption services are necessary to help families successfully deal with their children’s special needs and keep families together
nevada seal This training is presented by the State of Nevada in partnership with The Adoption Exchange. The Adoption Exchange


Thursday, October 23, 2014
      This event requires a ticket Permanent Connections for Teens 9:00 AM

 

Permanent Connections for Teens

Where:         Best Western Pahrump          Station Club House
         1101 South HWY 160          Pahrump, NV 89048

When:
October 23, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE


Class size is limited, so register early. For additional information or questions about registration, contact Jessica Roe at         702-436-6335
or email jessica@adoptex.org

Please feel free to bring a lunch.

Denise Leffingwell MSW, LCSW has been collaborating, training, supporting, and partnering with those in Child Welfare and Mental Health for over 15 years. Whether as a local and national trainer, therapist, consultant, crisis assessment specialist, or front line worker, Denise’s mission is to share the message There is Always Hope in Healing. Denise conveys the passion to inspire those who are caring for and supporting “Our Children” through regulation and transitioning into a more peaceful life! You can reach her at deniserice@hotmail.com.

Participants will learn:

  • The critical importance of engaging youth in planning for their own permanence using the elements of positive youth development

 

  •   How to provide both the philosophical under-pinning of a permanency-oriented practice and an opportunity for discussion and exploration of permanence for teens through adoption
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  • Practical strategies for implementation

 

nevada seal This training is presented by the State of Nevada in partnership with The Adoption Exchange. The Adoption Exchange


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