Welcome to our corner of the web! Here you will learn about our family and our journey of a family member adoption. In July of 2010, after 9 years of trying to add to our family and 5 years after we started our adoption journey, we welcomed baby Emily Rose. Emily's birth mom is Sharon's adopted sister. We look forward to someday adopting more children but for now, we are enjoying our time together as a family of 4!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Storytelling Workshop for Adoptive Parents

First of all, don't forget about the giveaway going on, generously donated by Crystal of Envision Image Photography and Envision Image Design. Check Tuesday's post for details. One hoping to adopt family will win a complete blog redesign (check the post on how to enter, for this contest, it doesn't matter where you live, you just need to be a hoping to adopt family). Also, Crystal is offering a special for the month of November only, a $99 photo session for hoping to adopt families, adoptive families, and birthparents.

Now, on to today's post. I was contacted the other day by my longtime friend Julie. I have known Julie for about 11 years now. Julie is an amazing master storyteller. Julie's friend Rachel is teaching a workshop on storytelling. This workshop is for adoptive parents. You will learn how to tell storys to your children, just like the master storytellers do. Before the event, a background survey and consent form will be completed as this is part of a Storytelling Masters thesis. Couples will email a paragraph once a week for 7 weeks on the impact, if any, on their parenting. Confidentiality will be maintained for the written responses.

As part of your attendence you will receive, a free story performance geared toward adoptive couples, a workbook on how to share stories with your child (not just your little ones either, you will learn how to tell stories, to every age, from tots to teens!) , gift bag with goodies, and free dessert! Oh, and did I mention a book filled with 12 different stories about adoption! This event promises to be fun!

Oh, and it's completely and totally FREE! So you want the details?

When: Saturday November 20, 2010
Time: 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Where: Weber State University, Shepherd Union Bldg., Room 312 in Ogden, UT
Cost: Free! (Even the parking)

For more info: http://yearofthefamily.wordpress.com/storyworkshop/

1 comment:

Julie said...

Has it really been eleven years??!? Wow. Love you, Sharon!