Families Thru International Adoption -- Newsletter -- International Footsteps -- August 2005
By Brenda Reul
FTIA/KY's Waiting Families Seminar on September 10th will be addressing Post Adoption Paperwork. The seminar will be held at Southeast Christian Church.
FTIA/KY's Waiting Families Seminar on November 12th will be presented by occupational therapist, Barbara Elleman, from The International Adoption Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Barbara’s special interests include:
Barbara will be discussing developmental delays and the developmental impact of institutionalization and sensory deprivation. The seminar will be held at St. Agnes Church.
Waiting Families Seminars begin at 1:00 pm.
For details about upcoming International Adoption Informational Seminars in Kentucky, please see our 2005 Informational Seminar Schedule.
International Heritage Month
In honor of Louisville’s rich ethnic diversity the entire month of September will again be proclaimed by Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson as “Celebrate our International Heritage Month.”
Zoo admission is just $1 per person Zoo members are free.
Jane Brown Parent Workshop, presented by Families with Children from China, Louisville Chapter
This adult only seminar features nationally known adoption educator Jane Brown, whose groundbreaking playshops have helped internationally adopted children navigate the challenges of being both adopted and a person of color in a race-conscious country. As an adoption social worker, adoptive mother of children from Korea and China and a member of the editorial advisory board of Adoptive Families magazine, Jane brings both knowledge and experience to the challenges faced by both adoptive parents and children.
Louisville Free Public Library
The Louisville Free Public Library has responded to the tremendous growth in the number of immigrant populations living in the Louisville/Jefferson County area by enhancing the Library's collections and public programs to represent the diverse cultures of the Louisville community. Iroquois Branch is the lead library agency in the Internationals Initiative.
KENTUCKY ADOPTION SUPPORT GROUPS
Latin Family Connection (LFC)
welcomes families who have adopted or who are in the process of adopting children from Latin America.
For information about LFC activities and events for parents and children contact Amy Lincoln at Lincoal@aol.com
Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption (FRUA) welcomes families with children from Russia, Ukraine and neighboring countries. FRUA offers the following services:
For more information, contact Heidi Gregg at
7025 Frankfort Rd.
Shelbyville, KY 40065
(Our Korean Kids)
Families with Children from Viet Nam (FCV) is the national adoption support network for families who have adopted from Viet Nam and for prospective parents who wish to adopt a child from Viet Nam. Contact: http://www.fcvn.org
Central Kentucky Families With Children From Asia Chapter
Welcomes anyone who is interested in, is in the process of, or has adopted children from Asia. This chapter welcomes anyone from Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Their goal is to be a support group for each other and their children. They plan to meet several times a year, arrange play dates and promote the cultural heritage of their children. For more information, contact Karen Denner at email@example.com.
Families with Children from China (FCC) Welcomes families who have adopted children from China, waiting families and prospective parents interested in adopting from China.
FCC Monthly dinners are for FCC members, waiting families, and families interested in adopting from China. Contact: Cindy Lowe, firstname.lastname@example.org
FCC Louisville Chapter Monthly Dinner Schedule
Playgroups and Culture Clubs
Contact: Molly Rauh, email@example.com or 502-228-7008
Families with Children from China Northern KY
Autumn Moon Festival
103 Gibson Lane
Adoptive Families Support Group
Southland Christian Church
Building E, Room 109B
859-224-1619, ext. 315
Entertainment and Cultural Attractions
Celebrates cultural diversity through programming that includes public performances, community presentations, educational workshops and academy instruction. 502-419-9004
1244 S. 3rd St.
Hosts lectures, events and exhibits on Chinese and oriental culture as well as cooking classes. Crane House is a private nonprofit Asian cultural resource center in Louisville. Crane House actively promotes cultural understanding among the peoples of the United States and Asia through education. Crane House offers periodic programs for children and their families. These are especially appropriate for families with adopted Asian children to help everyone in the family become aware of Asian cultures. The programs are open to the public and include:
Crane House Event
Asia Experience Tour
12:30 - 2:30 pm
This free public guided tour of the Asia Gallery tour will feature historical and contemporary artifacts of China, Japan, Korea, India, and Southeast Asia. A Chinese tea ceremony as well as discussions and demonstrations will be included. Call 635-2240, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speed Art Museum
2035 South Third Street - Louisville, KY 40208 - (502) 634-2700 - http://www.speedmuseum.org - Kentucky's oldest and largest art museum with over 12,000 pieces in its permanent collection from around the world.
Organization of Chinese Americans/
Chinese Moon Festival
Kentuckiana Chinese School
2501 Rudy Lane
Louisville KY 40207
Contact: Principal, Leda Wu 290-8208
Latin American Club of Louisville
Promotes friendship and understanding among people interested in the Latin American heritage, its languages, customs, cultures, countries and the people.
Latin American Club Events:
Día de la Independencia Mexican
Fiesta de Halloween y Concurso de chili
The Latin American Club invites Latin Family Connection families to this party. Kids come dressed in Halloween costumes.
Fiesta de Navidad
Contact: Miguel Lagunas, MigLagunas@aol.com