Thursday, September 17, 2015

Better Together: A Weekend Retreat for Adoptive Parents

Taking care of yourself doesn’t mean you don’t care about your children, it means you do! APAC is hosting an exciting event in the Birmingham area for adoptive parents. This fun and relaxing weekend will be a great opportunity for parents to get away and enjoy time together while learning about topics related specifically to adoptive parenting.

“Better Together," our FREE retreat for will help adoptive parent’s explore the deep value of family and community, while connecting together. Join us the evening of Friday, September 25 beginning at 6:00 pm and all day Saturday, September 26 until 5:00 pm, at The Church at Brook Hills (Student Center) in Birmingham. (Register here.)

We are very excited about our speakers and the sessions that have been lined up for this weekend! The workshops will cover the following topics:
  • How do I take care of me without hurting attachment? Taking care of yourself doesn’t mean you don’t care about your children, it means you do.
  • Hungry for time as a family? Learn how to get the whole family involved in the cooking process.
  • Find out what it means to Keep Calm and change the future for your children!
  • One of the most essential aspects of any relationship is listening. Find out how to explore a deeper way of listening that can reduce defensiveness, promote honesty, and lead to effortless solutions.
  • Permed hair, kinky curls or straight locks? Experience hands on training how you can have your African-American child “rockin” their best hair in the healthiest way.
  • It’s often said that the best camera is the one you have with you! Learn all about how to get the best images from your smartphone!
  • Why is creating a safe place for your child so important and how can it benefit your relationship with them? Come learn all about connecting with your child by creating felt safety.
Find out more information about the sessions and register for this free event on our website For questions, connect with our event coordinator, Robbie Shockey, or call 256-539-5828.

Please note that child care will not be provided at this event.  It is our hope that this will be a time of rest and rejuvenation for parents!

We look forward to seeing you there!