Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Our Weekend: Empowered to Connect Adoption/Foster Parenting Conference

This past weekend, Andrew and I attended Empowered to Connect Adoption/Foster Parenting Conference sponsored by Show Hope. We had a long drive to Chicago Illinois to get there! Chicago was much colder than where we live! In fact, on Friday it was snowing! We had a wonderful time! For one thing it had been a while since we had weekend that we could spend together with no responsibilities (and no homework for Andrew.) It was nice just to get away together and enjoy each other's company!

I highly recommend Empowered to Connect to adoptive and foster parents or to prospective parents! We learned so much this weekend about parenting kids who come from hard places, such as prenatal stress, difficult birth, early hospitalization, trauma, neglect, and abuse. Mostly, Andrew and I learned how much we don't know! But we also came away with powerful resources and information about where to go for help if we need it!

Dr. Karyn Purvis, Amy and Micheal Monroe in a Q& A Session
We figured a trip to Chicago wouldn't be complete without trying some Chicago style, deep dish pizza!

1 comment:

  1. How cool!!! My friends minister in Bulgaria every summer, that's so great!
    Praying the adoption goes smoothly!