Thursday, May 2, 2013

Empowered to Connect Adoption and Foster Parenting Conference

Last weekend, my husband 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!

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, we 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! Want to attend? The next conference will be in Texas! Better hurry and buy your tickets because the Chicogo conference was sold out and had a long waiting list.

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!

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