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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Shameless Plug

Tonight is Tapestry night!!! Tapestry is an adoption ministry that we are a part of through Irving Bible Church and I can not tell you how much I love it! They have all sorts of get-togethers and seminars and such for every part of the adoption and foster care process (play-groups, adult adoptees groups, emergency closet for foster families, etc.). We have only attended the Waiting Families Group but I have heard so many good things about this ministry so I decided to put in this shameless plug post.

I encourage you if you are adopting to find a support group. We don't attend Irving Bible Church so I was a little intimated at first. Our friends Daniel and Whitney (I know I talk too much about them!) have an adoption ministry at their church in Illinois so I decided to google and find one here in Dallas. We were desperate to figure out what agency to use and find other people in the same place as us and Tapestry has really come through! We also meet with a yahoo group for Dallas area Ethiopian Adoptive Families which is so fun, too. Search Ethiopia babies in yahoo groups if you live in Dallas.

So all this is to say if your feeling a little lost out there, find a real live support group or adoption ministry to be apart of..... it makes the waiting feel a little easier. Don't get me wrong, I love all of you supportive bloggers, but sometimes you just need a face to face conversation:)

PS. we have a new water heater! now if only the carpet would dry.....


4 comments:

Christine said...

You are so right about finding a support group! I can't wait to see where you choose to adopt from.

Whitney said...

Daniel and Whitney don't care if you talk about them. :) Great idea seeking out another church group. They can probably help more with eventually getting something going at your church.

Yeah about your passports and dossier falling into place quickly so far! Every step He leads you on is exciting!

Amber said...

Good advice. So how have you been girlie?

Amber

Daniel's Mom said...

Hello! Just introducing myself! My name is Ali & I'm apart of Tapestry Ministries. I live in Fort Worth and just beginning the Ethiopian process for a girl more than likely. We just finalized our adoption on our son Daniel (2yrs old) July 9! I would love to get together at one of the meetings coming up. Are you going to the next play date in August? Or the conference in September. We didn't have any support for our first adoption process & I never felt so alone. But now meeting other families have been a true blessing! Good Luck to you on your journey and your son is precious!