Posts by Adoption Mosaic

Adoptee Tween/Teen Movie Group

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Announcements | 0 comments

FACILITATOR: ASTRID DABBENI Astrid is the Executive Director and co-founder of Adoption Mosaic. She has worked in adoptions since the early 1990’s.  Her life-long interest in adoption is rooted in her own adoption at the age of four with her older sister from Colombia. How often have you gone to a theater and unexpectedly found yourself watching a movie that was “dripping” with adoption (like the ones listed below)?  How many times have you left the theater with questions about the film and how it addressed adoption?  This is an opportunity to watch some of these films with other adoptees followed by a facilitated discussion focused on adoption.  Adoption Mosaic’s...

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Astrid’s Reunion Story: Written by Katy Muldoon for The Oregonian

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in Announcements | 0 comments

Adoptee searches for her long-lost birth mother in Colombia: Family Matters  Published: Saturday, July 07, 2012, 9:55 PM  Updated: Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 4:29 PM By Katy Muldoon, The Oregonian  Standing atop a hotel patio last December, Astrid Dabbeni scanned Bucaramanga, Colombia’s, urban panorama. Glossy high rises, red-roofed suburbs and gritty slums spread for miles across the city where she and her sister last saw their birth mother 36 years earlier. Astrid, 41, co-founder and executive director of the Portland-based nonprofit Adoption Mosaic, had long thought of trying to find her. Yet, shortly before Christmas, as she was poised to begin, the logistical...

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Adoption Readiness: Beyond the Basics

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in Announcements | 0 comments

NEW AND IMPROVED!  Adoption Readiness Series Date:  February 22, 2014 OR May 24, 2014 (Registration for May opens after the Feb. 22 class) Time:  9am – 1 pm Location: SE UpLift Building, 3534 SE Main Street, Portland, OR Facilitator:  Jennifer Tanich Cancellation Policy We have renewed and improved our Adoption Readiness workshop  to be more helpful and relevant to our families. At Adoption Mosaic, we believe that successful adoptive parenting comes from being prepared and having the knowledge to make informed decisions. Our new Adoption Readiness series provides unbiased, straight- forward information in a safe confidential environment, providing parents with a...

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Adoption Information Day 2013

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in Announcements | 0 comments

    Learn what it takes to become an adoptive parent in Oregon. Meet local adoption agencies and help get some answers to questions like these: Where do I start? Is adoption right for me? How much does it cost? How long does it take? Date:  Saturday, November 16, 2013 Time: 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm Place:  Legacy Meridian Park (Education Center) 19300 SW 65th Avenue, Tualatin, OR  97062 Cost:  $5.00 at the door In addition to meeting local adoption agencies attend these informative workshops: Getting Started Financing an Adoption International Adoption Domestic/open adoption Transracial Adoption Adopting Children with Special Needs Parent/child Attachment in...

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Individual Consultation

Posted by on Jul 6, 2012 in Announcements | 0 comments

Your chance to have in-depth, non-therapeutic, private meetings with Executive Director, Astrid Dabbeni, about issues and challenges specific to your family. Adoption Mosaic offers individual consulting with Astrid: In-person (for families located in or around Portland, Oregon) Over the phone Via Skype Individual consultations with Astrid are not therapeutic services. However, these one-on-one sessions with Astrid offer: Time to talk about your family’s challenges and successes Individualized advice based on your family’s situation One-on-one time with a caring, knowledgeable, open-minded adoption professional How does Individual Consultation work? Contact...

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