December, 2009     Volume 5, Number 30

I hope you will join us for the
IAC Center Holiday Party & Book Swap!

This is a fun evening and a chance to meet people at all stages of family building and family life. 

Date:    Friday, December 18, 2009                                            
Time:   6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Place:  IAC Center, 2 Tree Farm Road, Downstairs from Suite A200, Pennington, NJ 08534  
Please RSVP: Contact or 609-737-8750.

Book Swap Details: Bring your old infertility, adoption and kids books, or even a favorite novel and trade them in for some new books for yourself!


Three Good Reads:

  • Lucky Girl by Mei-Ling Hopgood - A fascinating read about an Asian-American adoptee whose birth family found her.
  • Pieces of Me: Voices For and By Adopted Teens - This is the real thing, no over simplification or categorization.  A real compilation of how different adoptees feel.  Two IAC Center participants are included in the book and their pieces are also on the IAC Center web site:
  • A Place in My Heart  by Mary Grossnickle - A great story that raises important adoption questions in a gentle, child friendly way that will promote family communication. And one IAC Center client pointed out that this is one of the only adoption books where the "child" is a boy, so some families may really appreciate that!

Two IAC Center Winter Workshops:

Our feedback from WISE Up workshop participants is that these two workshops really go together for many families so you may want to consider attending both.

  • Transracial Adoptive Family Issues - January 24, 2010 in Pennington NJ - 3 NASW CE Credits
  • WISE Up! - New York City on March 7, 2010; and in Colt's Neck NJ at a date TBA in the next newsletter. We will get confirmation this week.

To sign up Contact, call 609-737-8750 or use the links provided here for full workshops descriptions and registration. See IAC Center Calendar for: Other workshops, Group with Openings and FYI Special Events

One wish for all- Happy Holidays!

IAC Center Director
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.