July Happenings: I Invite You to Join Me


Creating A FamilyYes, it is almost mid-summer for us, as far as the school calendar goes. And, after a respite of much appreciated family time, I’ll be back at work. There are two events I want to bring to your attention, and I hope you can join me.

July 11th, 12-1PM Eastern Time: I kick in with an appearance on Creating a Family’s national radio show—Creating a Family: Talk about Adoption and Infertility. The topic? Raising Transracially Adopted Teens and Tweens. As you may know, I’ve written a guide for adoptive parents—my international-nationally selling What To Expect From Your Adopted Tween. So, I’m thrilled to be part of the show talking on about this very topic. You can link to the show here.  If you are listening, you can call into the show or email questions in advance to info@creatingafamily.org.

Creating a Family is a 501c3 nonprofit providing education, resources, and support for adoption and infertility. They are one of the top national adoption education and support organizations in the US, and one of the hallmarks of their organization is the weekly one-hour national radio show—Creating a Family: Talk about Adoption and Infertility. The show started in 2007 and is now both the top-rated adoption podcast and infertility podcast in the US with over 350,000 listens. All shows are archived permanently. They can be listened to through computers, or downloaded to phones or iPod via iTunes.  Creating a Family: Talk about Adoption and Infertility has received awards for excellence from the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, and the International Fertility Media Award.

NACACJuly 28th: The North American Council on Adoptable Children’s (NACAC) 38th annual conference will be held in Crystal City, VA (just outside of Washington D.C.) from July 26-28, 2012, with a pre-conference session on the 25th. The theme of this year’s conference is Celebrating Families: Valuable Lessons from Children, Parents and Professionals.

I will be presenting on the morning of the 28th, along with Brooke Randolph, LMHC, on “Managing the Stress of the Adoption Process and Why It Is Essential to Your Children.” The adoption process can be one of the most stressful periods in a parent’s life. In this session, Brooke and I will share practical tips, provide resources and teach basic techniques to help prospective adoptive parents while they wait. Come learn how your ability to manage the stress of adoption affects your child’s ability to process the issues inherent to adoption.

More information about the conference and registration can be found here. I hope you are attending and will be in our workshop. If you are, please come up and introduce yourself. Please share this with others who might benefit.

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Lori Lavender Luz July 5, 2012 at 8:01 pm

I know you’re gonna go great at both the radio show and the conference. Sounds like a busy July for you!


Judy July 5, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Thanks for your vote of confidence, Lori!


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