Talking About Adoption


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2015 Tapestry Events Kick Off This Weekend

posted on January 18, 2015

We kick off our 2015 calendar tonight Sunday, January 18, 2015 with Fostering Hope, our support group for foster families and those considering foster care. We have a busy year planned and have posted events through March which can be…… Read More

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Join Us for Tapestry’s Large Group Event on April 12

posted on April 8, 2014

Join us for the next Tapestry event on Saturday, April 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, in Room West D at Irving Bible Church, as we host an event for all foster and adoptive parents entitled: Why Did You Do That?…… Read More

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Chatting With Your Kids About Adoption

posted on April 1, 2014

I don’t talk with my kids about adoption. It’s not that I don’t think it is a good idea – it certainly is. It’s just that, even though all four of my children were adopted, they have no interest in…… Read More

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Things to Consider Before Telling Your Child’s Story

posted on March 25, 2014

When telling the story of your family’s adoption/foster care journey it is important to remember that it is your child’s story too. You are the guardian of this precious treasure, and while parts of their story should not be considered…… Read More

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People Mean Well, No Really They Do

posted on March 18, 2014

I know people mean well, but good intentions are not necessarily an indicator of right actions. We’ve been asked some questions over the years that either leave us smiling or scratching our heads. These questions could be considered misguided or…… Read More

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Not Your Everyday Conversation

posted on March 13, 2014

Not Your Everyday Conversation: Talking with Your Children About the Difficult Realities of Adoption and Foster Care was presented by Michael and Amy Monroe at the 2009 Tapestry Adoption & Foster Care Conference. This presentation focuses on some of the difficult…… Read More

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Living the Dream [Re-post]

posted on January 20, 2014

Here is an article that Michael Monroe wrote a few years ago remembering the impact that Dr. King and others had on so many – including transracial families. We re-post it today in Dr. King’s honor. Yesterday morning my daughter…… Read More

An Unforgettable Invitation

posted on August 28, 2013

Listening. It’s hard to do. In many ways, it is a lost art…or one that some of us never really ever acquired. What I’m discovering about myself (and, if I can be so bold, about us — adoptive and foster parents) is…… Read More

More Than Just Words

posted on July 17, 2013

“…let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:18 Over the years I’ve had a similar recurring conversation with each of my four children.  It goes something like this.  “Does Daddy love…… Read More

Listening In – The Listen to Our Hearts DVD

posted on April 15, 2013

This past week Tapestry hosted a Women’s Event titled Something to Talk About and a Large Group Event titled Tell Me a Story. The Women’s Event focused on when, how, and what to say to our kids, and the Large…… Read More