April 27, 2019
567 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14207
WNYFAFA; Western New York Foster and Adoptive Families Association, Inc
This Is Us: Adoption In The Real World Buffalo
A moderated panel discussion about adoption, family and relationships
This is Us has captured the attention of millions with its candid portrayal of families today, the intricacies of who and what constitutes family and how these relationships shape our identities as individuals and as a family unit.
Please join the Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York at the Western New York Foster and Adoptive Parent Association‘s Annual Spring Training ( see the flyer) for a real life discussion with our panel of characters including birth parents, adoptive parents, adoption professionals and, adopted persons.
We will explore how we construct family today, the meaning this has for us, and how to create a social context in which today’s families are embraced and celebrated for the rich diversity this brings to all of our lives.
Television programming such as This is Us allows us to use a culturally relevant and timely media hit to have a deeper discussion about the complexities of families today, the realities of these experiences, and the need to educate our communities in order that all families have access to what they need to be strong.
This Is Us: Adoption In The Real World will feature a panel of adoptees, adoptive parents, birth parents, caseworkers and others, talking honestly about adoption. Together, we will explore and discuss the way in which adoption and foster care impact all involved. We’ll also allow ample time for questions and answers.
Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM at the Renovation Campus located at 567 Hertel Avenue in Buffalo