June, 2009     Volume 5, Number 25
Hello and Happy Almost Summer!

Newsflash: The IAC Center website has been updated.  Check out:

One summer workshop:  Making the Decision to Adopt will be held on August 6th, from 7p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Pennington office.  Please join us if you are considering adoption.

We have improved and expanded our infertility counseling services and have posted a new article on Resilience Tips for Your Family Building Journey. The tips in this article are applicable for anyone waiting to become a parent.  During Mother's  and Father's Father's Day, being outside more and seeing more families can really create a need for some extra tips.

We have also collected the thoughts and tips for surviving the wait from some new parents who had exactly the same feelings the year prior to becoming new moms and dads. Read First Father's Day and First Mother's Day comments.  For those of you who are waiting to become parents these holidays can be extremely difficult.  The IAC Center is here to support you as you explore your family building options, are waiting to become parents and experiencing a multitude of feelings along the way.  Absolute musts are to take extra good care of yourself and to find some good distractions. 

Consider joining a support group, or opting out of holiday plans for this year if you find it too upsetting, and doing something special for yourself and your partner.  I am a fan of  Magnolia Bakery Cupcakes and Flowers from www.designsbylindaflorist.com.  The owner of this flower shop is a new adoptive mom and she may give you some kind thoughts along with the most beautiful flowers around.  And by sheer coincidence the owner of Magnolia Bakery is an adoptive mom too.  Maybe along with Supporting Local, we can support those who have become parents through infertility and adoption!

With local in mind, I am happy to tell you about a group I just learned about: Families through Adoption.  They are having an open house picnic on Sunday June 21st from 2 p.m. to sunset in Rosedale Park, located in Hopewell, NJ.  Contact Alantha Carter at alantha.carter@verizon.net for details, and know that they are welcoming people who are in the process of building their families through both infertility and adoption options; and adoptive families.  The location is only 5 minutes away from the Pennington office. 

We are here for you at all points along the way in your journey,

IAC Center Director
Articles, Books and Videos
Upcoming IAC Center Workshops

To sign up contact IAC Center at 609-737-8750 or follow the links above to locate registration links.
Groups with Openings
  • NEW Pre-adopt Groups starting in Pennington, Montclair and Red Bank, New Jersey.  
  • NEW Children's Groups forming for the fall in Pennington and openings in Children's Group in Monmouth County
  • Daytime Parent's Group in Pennington has openings
  • NEW Teens Group forming and NEW Parents of Teens Group forming.  Summer Interviews for these groups are being held.
Contact supportgroups@iaccenter.com to sign up or if you would like more information. Please contact us now even for Fall groups as we need to match the participants and determine whether we have the right mix, or need to form additional groups.
If you were at the IAC Center Holiday Party you met June, a local woman  who was serving the most delicious pears and wearing beautiful clothing from her country.  Now June is inviting families to her house for an authentic Korean lunch. 

June has extended an invitation for you to join her on:

Date:  June 28th
Time: 11:30am
Place: at her home in Ringoes

June is a lovely, sincere and generous woman and we believe that you will find this to be a wonderful opportunity to learn about either your child's birth culture or this culture if you do not have a personal relationship to it.
Please note:  this event it not limited to families formed through adoption from Korea. June welcomes anyone interested in that culture.

RSVP - please contact Emily at emorgan@iaccenter.com 


Counseling offers a non-biased overview of family building options to facilitate individuals and couples in making timely decisions that are mindful of long term implications. Using a life-long short-term counseling model, counseling is available throughout the adoption life cycle for all adoption triad members.