Friday, August 26, 2011

Hope for Orphans Institute. Be There.

OK, y'all.  I am totally bummed, yet totally excited at the very same time.

The reason I'm bummed is that I'm not sure I'll be able to attend this AWESOME event (due to Selah's skull reconstructive surgery).

The reason I'm excited is that this is an AWESOME event that I want every single adoptive friend, advocate, prayer warrior, church member, and family to attend.

And, to help you get to attend this totally rockin' event, Hope for Orphans is offering my blog readers a 50% discount by using the code BOSSYOURHEART, which will make your registration fee only $49.50.


$49.50 isn't even a fraction of the value of this conference.

Click HERE to see for yourself how awesome it's going to be. 

And while you're at it, pray that Baby Selah will be healed enough for us to be able to attend.  I would be so thrilled to be able to reap the rewards of so much wisdom, so much help, so much awesome adoption info all wrapped up into one amazing event.  I'd sure love to see you there!

Here's a few names of people who'll be a part of this incredible event, just to entice you (all of these people have either adopted, were adopted, are adoption experts/advocates):
  • Dr. Karyn Purvis (adoption expert; author of The Connected Child)
  • Ryan Dobson (Dr. James Dobson's son; he's adopted)
  • Geoff Moore (Grammy and Dove Award winner; best buds with Steven Curtis Chapman)
  • Paul and Robin Pennington (Co-Founders of Hope for Orphans; incredible folks)
Please join in and benefit from all of the amazing speakers, wisdom, fellowship, and awesomeness of this special event.  Here's the schedule and some more info, taken from the HFO site:


Institute Host:Ryan Dobson

Friday: General Sessions 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Geoff MooreWorship
Paul PenningtonAt-risk Families & At-risk Children
Dr. Sharen FordThe Emotional Transition of Special Needs/At-risk Child in Adoption
Paula St. JohnIndicators for Families At-risk For Post Adoption Crisis
Mark GregstonExamining Parental Motivation in the Adoption Decision
Dr. Randy StinsonThe Church in Pre- & Post-Adoption Support/Disruption Prevention

Friday Evening Concert with Geoff Moore: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday: General Sessions 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Robin PenningtonAnatomy of a Disruption / The Church as a Proactive Force
Dr. Karyn PurvisUnderstanding Who is the At-risk Child in Adoption
Dr. Jon BergeronThe Impact of a Special Needs Adoption on the Family
Mary KlentzmanA Vision for Special Needs Ministry in Your Church

Do you know a family considering adoption or a family struggling since adopting?
Are you interested in learning the latest on how to best serve the increasing number of families adopting special needs or at-risk kids?
Would you like help on how to best prepare for and help manage a possible disruption?

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