Monthly Archives: January 2016

This week's Ted Talk featuring Andrew Solomon: Love, No matter What

It’s about that time of the week to feel inspired, and maybe even brought to a few tears. In this moving TED Talk, writer Andrew Solomon answers the question: What is it like to raise a child who’s different from you in some fundamental way (like a prodigy, or a differently abled kid, or a

Upcoming Teen & Family Events for the Adoptive and Foster Community

On behalf of Around the PARC, we are pleased to inform you of a few events that may be of interest to you and your family in the coming months. For additional information regarding each event please contact the personals listed below in blue. We hope you enjoy! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Teen Bowling Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Upcoming UMOJA family Events for 2016

Here are some great cultural community events that may interest you and your family, on behalf of UMOJA! As many of you know, the reason Umoja exists is because of the commitment that the leaders of African Heritage Inc (AHI) made to me when I approached them, especially Bola Delano and Sabrina Robins. AHI has

This week's Ted Talk features Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids

This week’s featured TED Talk features the child prodigy, Adora Svitak who explains why the world needs “childish” thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and  optimism. Kids’ big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups’ willingness to learn from children as much as to teach. Enjoy this 8-minute video that serves as a reminder

Free Webinar February 10th!

  Register now for a FREE Expert Q&A Webinar Creating Your Adoption Profile with Madeleine Melcher February 10, 2016 @ 1 pm ETWhen you adopt in the U.S., you must create anadoption profile (also called an adoption portfolio or “Dear Prospective Birth Mother Letter”) that your agency or attorney will share with expectant mothers considering

TED Talk Tuesday: Roberto D'Angelo + Francesca Fedeli

Happy New Year, on behalf of Adoption Choice Inc.! With a new year, new obstacles may arise, as well as new opportunities for happiness. We’d like to start off 2016’s Ted Talk Tuesday with a story that will bring a smile to your face at this point in the week. Most importantly, as a reminder