Thursday, January 31, 2013

Birth Parent & Adult Adoptee Support Group

"...the support group came into my life - I do not know how I would be handling my life today without it." Birth Mother
For more information about this group or other related questions, 
please contact Audrey R. Derevenko, LCSW at or 205-943-5343.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Montgomery Adoption Orientation

We are having an Adoption Orientation in the Montgomery area!

Thursday, January 17
6 - 8pm
Landmark Church of Christ
1800 Halcyon Boulevard
Montgomery, AL 36117
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This orientation is for those who would like to receive more information about adoption and also for those ready to begin the process. You are welcome to ask specific questions and take a look at pictures/biographies of some of the Alabama children who are free for adoption and currently awaiting forever families.

Currently, there are more than 280 children in foster care in Alabama who are awaiting a loving and caring adoptive home. Many have never felt the warmth and joy that comes from a forever family. Most have been placed in agency custody due to parental neglect or physical abuse. The good news is that the lives of these children can be brightened forever by just one person -YOU!

For more information, please contact Amy Kenney at or 334-409-9477.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Free Webinar: Voice of the Adopted Child

Do you ever wonder what may be going through your adopted child's mind or simply wish you could just understand your child better? With a focus on the adoptee's perspective, this webinar will provide a foundation for understanding common, yet important issues encountered by adopted children in order to better equip and empower adults to meet their needs. This webinar is geared toward parents and families but is also relevant to professionals serving adopted children.

Tuesday, January 15
 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm (CST) 

CEUs available for the following:
  • Adoptive Parents
  • Foster Parents
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
CAS is an approved CE Provider NBCC #6459 ABSWE #0039.

Amy Kenney, LCSW is a Pre-Adoption Specialist with Alabama Pre/Post Adoption Connections (APAC) and has over ten years of experience working with adoptive families. Amy received her undergraduate degree in Family Studies at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN and her Master's degree in Social Work from Jane Addams College of Social Work in Chicago, IL. She has worked in the area of foster care, special needs adoption, international adoption, and private domestic adoption. Amy is an adult adoptee and has a special passion to work with those touched by adoption.