Break-out Sessions

Here is a compilation of the Breakout Sessions from FSA Northeast 2011, hosted in Boston, MA.

The Blessings of Being Adopted
by Brother David White

The Adoption Process
by Sister Christy Clegg
(click here for slides)

Parenting 101-501 
by Sister Ann Broadbent

Legal Matters in Adoption
by Brother David Hardy
(click here for handout)

Transracial Adoption 
by Brother Thom Goodsell

Special Needs Children
by Sister Stacey Nosfinger
(click here for notes)

That Your Burdens May be Light, Methods of Coping and Healing
by Sister Kimberly Toronto
(click here for notes)

Adoptive Breastfeeding
by Sister Colleen Goodsell
(click here for notes)(click here for bibliography)

Foster to Adopt
by Bro Joseph Ward
(click here for notes)

Helping Children Develop Positive Self-Esteem
by Brother Doug Gardner
(click here for slides)

We also offered an hour of round-table discussions covering various open-ended topics moderated by a panel of LDS Family Services caseworkers.  The venue provided for an uplifting and inspiring discussion.

As a highlight to the conference, we had a Birth-parent panel discussion, with enthusiastic adoption advocates Sofia Van den Berg and Jenny Walker.