This five-workshop series will explore the life journeys of the adoptee. Adoptees, ages 18 and over are invited to attend.
Adoptee Journeys 2013 – Fall Series
Session 1: The Concept of Resiliency: Keeping a Balance on Our Adoption Experience - Tuesday, September 10
Society often dismisses the effects of trauma on children with the statement, "Children are resilient. They'll get over it." In this session we will explore our personal experiences of resiliency into adulthood and identify strategies that lead to healing and well-being. Facilitated by Estes Turner, Adoptee.
Session 2: The Idea of Belonging: How it Impacts Us and Where We Find It - Part A - Tuesday, October 8
Join us for a discussion on how we as adoptees can experience belonging after a lifetime of trying to fit in. We will explore pathways that lead to a deep sense of belonging. Facilitated by Estes Turner, Adoptee.
Session 3: The Idea of Belonging: How it Impacts Us and Where We Find It - Part B - Tuesday, October 15
Join us in a continued discussion about belonging. It is not necessary to have attended Part A. Facilitated by Estes Turner, Adoptee.
Session 4: A Unified Voice - Tuesday, November 12
How can being in the company of other adoptees contribute to our ability to open up and be ourselves? What do we learn from each other? In this session we will celebrate each other and acknowledge the validating experience of being "with people who understand." Facilitated by Marilyn Malkin, Ph.D., Psychologist.
Session 5: Tools for Our Lifelong Journey - Tuesday, December 10
In this session we will share the ways we have each learned to "make lemonade." What works and what doesn't. We will discuss how to support each other to take risks that lead to new ways of relating in our communities. Facilitator to be determined.
for a flier detailing all five session.
Who: Adoptees, ages 18 and over
When: (see dates above)
Time: 6:45 to 8:45 pm
Place: Adoption Network Cleveland,
4614 Prospect Avenue, Suite 550,
Cost: Members: $40/Series, $10/session
Nonmembers: $60/series, $15/session
Add $5 if paying day of the event
RSVP: Email Linda Bellini
or call (216) 482-2323 one week in advance of individual sessions. Click here
to register online.