We have three exciting educational opportunities coming up for you in the next month! Mark your calendars for the following adoption related events!

First, Adoption training classes, Friday January 23 and Saturday, January 24. 10 hours of adoption training will be provided and it will be fully compliant with Utah law for agency adoptions. Here is the schedule of great classes we have:
Friday evening:
5:30-5:45 Welcome and Introductions
5:45-6:35- Adoption 101
6:35-6:45- Break
6:45-7:45- Adoptive Family Panel
7:45-7:55- Break
8:00-9:00 Openness in Adoption
9:00- 9:50- Adoptee Panel
9:50-10:00- Break
10:00- 10:50- Parenting your Adopted Child
10:00- 10:50- Building your Profile/ Finding Ideas
10:50-11:00- Break
11:00-11:50- Infertility and Adoption
11:00-11:50- Multiracial Adoptions
11:50- 12:30- Lunch
12:30-1:50- Birth Parent Panel
1:50-2:00- Break
2:00-2:50- Managing Multiple Relationships with Birth families
2:00- 2:50 Adoption and the Law
2:50-3:00- Break
3:00- 3:50- Adoption Options (Foster care, International Adoption, etc.)
3:00-3:50-Attachment in Adoption

We have a great team of panelists, adoptive parent presenters, attorneys, and other professionals coming to teach you at this training! All are welcome, even from out of state. Contact us for information on how to sign up. The training will be held at Broadview University in downtown SLC.

Second, a community adoption resource fair will be held Saturday January 31 from 10-12 at an LDS Church, 435 W. 400 S. in Centerville. Attorneys, agencies, home study providers, etc. will have booths to help you learn about adoption options and resources in the community! The fair is free.

Finally, for our February Adoptive Couple Support Group, we will be hosting another birth parent panel. This one will be held in Provo (location to be announced). We will have a new set of birth parents, including a birth father, present their stories to you! Those seeking to adopt, those who have adopted, their families, and anyone else wanting to learn about adoption are welcome at this event! It will be from 7-8:30 pm on February 6 and is free to all.

We hope to see you at one or all of these great events!