Many adoptive and foster moms, as well as women considering adoption or foster care (what we call “moms-to-be”), desire a safe and encouraging environment where their unique joys can be celebrated and their distinct challenges, fears and questions can be talked about openly and honestly. The reality is, however, that this type of environment is often hard to find. This is why Tapestry hosts monthly nights out for moms and moms-to-be so that they can leave the kids at home and come together at a nearby Starbucks to laugh and share a part of the their lives with each other. Sometimes the conversation focuses on adoption or foster care – challenges they face, where they are in the process, comments they recently heard from others, questions their kids have asked, a recent conversation with a birthmother or any number of other topics or situations. At other times the conversation is simply about parenting, recent vacations, husbands who travel – in other words, the conversation is about life. No matter the topic the women who attend are virtually guaranteed to laugh, cry, learn and most importantly connect a little deeper each time they meet to walk the adoption journey together.
One or more women that have adoption/foster care experience and have a desire to connect with other adoptive (and foster) moms and moms-to-be and to help them connect. It is important that the women leading this group are willing and able to walk alongside those pursuing various types of adoption (or foster care) journeys, not just the same path(s) that the lead women have personally experienced themselves.
Nothing (Each woman pays for her own coffee, etc.)
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