Adoption Seminars

New Life Family Services provides adoption and post-adoption seminars for current and past clients. All seminars, including Information Meetings require preregistration. Please contact the Administrative Social Worker at 612-746-5670 for more information or to register for a seminar.

2018 Adoption Events

The dates below are subject to change based on registration. Contact the Administrative Social Worker at (612) 746-5670 to register and confirm that the seminar is taking place.

Informational Meeting

At the Information Meeting, members of our adoption staff share detailed information about New Life Family Services, our adoption services and expectations. Both husband and wife are required to attend the information meeting. Some of the items discussed include the adoption study process, expectant parent requests, openness, how expectant parents come to a decision of choosing a family, placement and finalization. We also explain our programs including full and limited service adoption, networking options, and embryo adoption. Upon attending the meeting, you will receive the formal adoption application, educational literature and other useful tools to assist you in your decision making process. Approval of the Preliminary Application is required for attendance.

  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 7:00pm-9:00pm

Informational Meeting for Embryo Adoption

New Life offers an Information Meeting specific to Embryo Adoption for those who are interested in this type of adoption rather than domestic infant adoption. Members of our adoption staff share detailed information about New Life Family Services, explain the embryo adoption home study and process, and discuss the embryo programs we work with. Upon attending the meeting, you will receive the formal adoption application, educational literature and other useful tools to assist you in your decision making process. Approval of the Preliminary Application is required for attendance. For more general information on embryo adoption, visit our webpage here.

  • Thursday, July 12, 2018 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Thursday, November 1, 2018 7:00pm-8:30pm

Openness Seminars

All families are required to attend this seminar. At the Openness Seminar you will receive an educational packet full of information about open adoption; what is open adoption? levels of openness, what openness is not, history behind openness, professional research on openness, specific New Life research on openness, the benefits and challenges associated with openness, keys to a successful open adoption and the roles people have in open adoption. The adoption unit staff members will walk through this educational packet with you, highlighting everything and going into depths on a few key items. A panel of birth parents will also come in to share their adoption stories with you, highlighting their openness perspective and relationship with their birth children’s adoptive families. We allow for time to ask them the questions that have been weighing on your mind. Both husband and wife are required to attend this seminar while in the adoption study process.

  • Saturday, October 6, 2018 9:00am-11:30am

Transracial Parenting Education Seminar

All families are required to attend this seminar. During this interactive seminar, adoption staff will present information about transracial parenting in adoption and facilitate follow up discussion. Participants will receive information from the adoptees perspective about being adopted transracially as well. Prospective adoptive families also receive additional education on this topic during the home study process. This seminar will be held after the Openness Seminar and lunch will be provided.

  • Saturday, October 6, 2018 12:00pm-2:30pm

 

Post Adoption Seminar: Triad Panel

The triad panel includes all members of the adoption relationship: the adoptee, adoptive parents and birth parent(s). You’ll hear the birth parent(s) share about their journey in making an adoption plan, the adoptive parent’s story in what lead them to pursue adoption, and the adoptee’s experience in this unique relationship.

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018 7:00pm-9:00pm

About New Life Family Services

At New Life Family Services, we compassionately open our doors and our hearts to women and men who believe abortion is the “only” solution to an unplanned pregnancy. Through practical and spiritual counsel, we provide education and support with the hope each client will make a life-affirming decision for their unborn child.

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