Ever wanted to meet up with other families who have adopted children? Or families who are also waiting for “the call”? Our Adoptive Family Picnics have been a great opportunity for adoptive parents and adoptees alike to share advice and connect with each other. After one of our picnics in Pennsylvania, Adoptive Family Coordinator Mike Aguilar shared how inspiring it was to see everyone come together:
“It’s amazing to not only put faces to the names that we interact with but also to see how grateful they are for our services,” he said. “And it’s so great to watch them interact with other adoptive families and bond over their shared experiences.”
But the highlight for everyone in attendance is definitely the kids. Adoptive Family Specialist Kathie Hoffmann overheard one girl say, Mommy, are all these other kids just like me? Another little girl’s main goal was to make new friends who were adopted. And when she did meet another girl around her age, they were instant friends!
“It was one of the coolest things I’ve experienced in the six years I’ve been working here,” Kathie says.
For 2016, our Adoptive Family Picnic dates are:
- Saturday, July 9th – Pennsylvania
- Saturday, July 23rd – Kansas
All adoptive families, no matter where they are in the adoption process are welcome to attend. Please join us for an afternoon of fun while connecting with other adoptive families near you!
Watch the video below to see more from one of our Adoptive Family Picnic in Kansas: