Ventura County Foster Parent Association

The Amazing World of Adoption

The Amazing World of Adoption - Presented by The Ventura County Foster Parent Association in celebration of November 2016 as National Adoption Appreciation Month

Our guest speakers are Kelsey Gerckens and Joey Buttitta winners of the 27th Amazing Race. Preparing for adoption and foster care are very similar to the round the world trip Kelsey and Joey have completed. Come hear about their road blocks, their speed bumps, their detours. Does this sound familiar to us on the road to adoption and daily care? Come hear how they woke up each morning to face these challenges, how they motivated themselves to fight on and keep going for the final leg and the grand prize. They covered 34,000 miles within five continents and ten countries including visits to Brazil, Argentina, Zambia, Zimbabwe, France, The Netherlands, Poland, India, Hong Kong, and China.

In addition, we will be celebrating and hearing about some unique stories about adoption and how it can change your life in some very unexpected ways! So, if you’re adopted, if you would like to adopt, or if you would like to tell your story, please don’t miss this great opportunity to meet some people in the community. Every foster child has a unique story to tell. Every adoption is an unparalleled event in the lives of the adoptive child and biological family. You will hear some amazing stories of how this has affected all three families involved.

We meet at the Mission Church in Ventura at 2875 Elba St, Ventura, CA 93003 It's easy to exit the 101 at Johnson Drive and head to the old theater across from Toys R Us

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Child Care: Will be provided for free for those attending who RSVP by contacting Channel Islands Social Services at 805.384.0983. Space is limited and will be provided first to those that RSVP in advance. At the door only if space is available


Start Time
06:30 PM
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Finish Time
09:00 PM
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Mission Church - 2875 Elba St, Ventura, California 93003
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