What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

FOREVER FAMILIES THROUGH ADOPTION VISITS RYE MIDDLE SCHOOL

     Home  >  Articles  > Local News - Westchester County
by Simon Fong

Related: adoption, Rye, Rye middle school, Westchester, Forever Families Through Adoption,


Vanessa Bush of Forever Families Through Adoption

   On January 3, Forever Families Through Adoption, an agency and resource center in Rye Brook, held an interactive discussion about adoption with Rye Middle School students. The agency sent two social workers, Vanessa Bush and Becca Leitman, to educate and address adoption issues with approximately 100 students. 

Vanessa Bush, MSW shows the "The Many Faces of Adoption"
display board of famous adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents.

Since 2007, Forever Families Through Adoption has provided workshops for hundreds of middle and high school students throughout New York and Connecticut as part of their community outreach program.  "It's important to raise awareness on adoption issues to provide basic information and correct misconceptions and myths about adoption in order to increase sensitivity towards those who were adopted, have made adoption plans, or are adoptive parents," according to Joy S. Goldstein, LCSW, ACSW, co-founder and Executive Director of FFTA and an adoptive mother of three.

The group discussed various topics including different types of adoption, the adoption process, making an adoption plan, the steps involved when considering adoption, famous adoptees and famous birth parents, and positive adoption language.  After the discussion, the students participated in an activity called "Step the Line," where they were asked to step forward in response to statements made about adoption that applied to them.  "It was amazing to see how many students in the classroom were connected with adoption in one way or another; it affects the lives of so many, which just emphasizes even more the need for adoption education in the community," according to Bush.

For more information on Forever Families Through Adoption, visit www.foreverfamiliesthroughadoption.org.


Be the smartest parent in the 'hood

Receive our weekly highlights newsletter · Over 1,000 local activities

More Local News - Westchester County Articles

Emelin Theatre's Dance Series Returns with New Performances
LinguaKids Moves to New Location in Larchmont
Fidelis Care Opens Community Office in Yonkers
Village of Ossining Names Christopher Soi Superintendent of Recreation
PM Pediatrics Opens Urgent Care Center in Yonkers

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local Local News - Westchester County Sponsors


MATTY ROXX
Serving New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania
New City, New York
917-830-ROXX (7699)
Make your child's birthday party or event special ...

Hickey Door Specialists, INC
521 Commerce Street
Hawthorne, New York
1-800-338-6584
Let us help you feel safer Your home and business...

Bartlett Tree Experts
2240 Saw Mill River Rd
Elmsford, NY
1-877-227-8538
Bartlett Tree Experts was founded in 1907 by Franc...

House of Sports Westchester
1 Elm St.
Ardsley, New York
914-479-5419
At the House of Sports, we believe that aspiring c...

New Rochelle Racquet Club
130 Rhodes St.
New Rochelle, NY
914-636-1003
At the New Rochelle Racquet Club, we challenge you...
See Our Local News - Westchester County Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2015 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE