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If you are an Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center (ORPARC) eligible family you may be able to receive a scholarship from ORPARC to one of Adoption Mosaic’s many workshops! Please contact ORPARC for more information.

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Adoption Readiness
Preparatory Class for Adoptive Parents. This two-session series is designed to cover most recommended pre-adoption education topics and to supplement agency trainings for international or domestic adoption.

African American Hair Care
Adoption Mosaic has teamed up with the stylists at the Jayah Rose Salon to bring you a fun, informative, and hands-on workshop that will cover all the hair care basics and much much more.

Reading together

Birth Mother Panel
Adoption begins with the birth mother’s story, yet often their voices go unheard. This is an opportunity to hear from local birth mothers in a panel format. Birth mothers will talk about their individual stories as well as issues surrounding adoption and relinquishment.

Transracial Adult Adoptee Panel
This is a rare opportunity to hear the recommendations and insights first hand of transracial adoptees and an adoptive parent who are willing to share their experiences of raising and being raised in communities with parents, family, friends who were/are of a different race than their own.

Transracial Parenting Series
The decision to adopt across cultural and racial lines is a lifelong commitment to exploring matters of race, confronting racism in all its forms and constantly developing new skills and awareness. This series of three workshops will help you to identify assumptions, provide you with tools and resources, and create a sense of confidence as you explore your future as a transracial family. The workshops can be taken in any order.

Transracial Parenting – All Day Workshop
The decision to adopt across racial and cultural lines is a lifelong commitment to exploring matters of race, confronting racism in all its forms and constantly developing new skills and aptitudes.

Thinking of a Homeland Tour?
A return visit to an adopted child’s homeland can be a very positive and rewarding experience. This workshop for adoptive parents will help them to make the most of this trip for them and their child.

What and When: Talking About Adoption With Your Child
“How much did I cost?” A child’s ability to confidently handle questions about adoption will depend upon your responses to his or her questions. Learn how you talk with your children about adoption and help them to form healthy attitudes.

Every Child Has a Story – Tools for Telling Their History
Pictures along with age appropriate journaling provide an important connection for children to their unique history of the way they joined their adoptive family.

Lifestory Books Come Alive
A hands-on, creative workshop and adoptive parent discussion group. This 3-session series will include a review of major themes in adoption and child development, help using honest and positive language in sharing difficult pre-adoption history, and work on actual pages for your child’s lifestory book.

Adoption Issues at School
The school environment can present special challenges for children whose families were formed by adoption. Our teams of an adult adopted person and an adoptive parent will work with teachers and staff to raise awareness and explore ways to make your classrooms more inclusive of children from different types of families.

Strengthening Attachment With Your Child
Create a strong lasting bond with your child. This workshop will give you an opportunity to reflect upon your own attachment style, the latest research on attachment styles, and opportunities to practice attachment-strengthening techniques that you can go home and use with your child.