Families are made with Love
the Adoptive Friends and Families of Greater Seattle
Created By Lori Peha
Kezner, February 2003. 11" x 17" poster,
framed art, greeting card, bookmark and note pad.
About the Picture
The original is created with tissue paper and then
layered over hand-made paper. The prints are high-quality
photo laser reproductions that allow the depth of the
layered effect to come out of the picture.
Adoptive Friends and Families of Greater Seattle (AFFGS)
Friends and Families of Greater Seattle was formed by
several families built through adoption, who recognized
a need for more support and unity through the adoption
process and beyond. AFFGS offers the following: Education
Guest Speakers AWAIT! Support group for waiting families
"Adoption Talk" newsletter Infant care classes Support
Activities Picnics and pot-luck dinners Monthly playgroup
(rain or shine!) at a community center/park Annual camping
trip Children's parties Community events such as summer
Adoption Waiting: Anxiety, Intensity, Triumph! The AWAIT!
Waiting families support and sharing group is designed
to allow equal sharing of adoption experiences and leads
within the group. A teamwork atmosphere helps all remain
focused on the goal of building friends and families
through adoption. A mentoring program is designed to
give each waiting family the option of a "buddy" who
has recently completed the adoption process. We invite
you to try it once to see if it works for you!
Support for New Adoptive Parents, the transitional support
group for parents during the first year in their new
role. SNAP is a support group for new adoptive families,
focusing on parenting issues and adoption issues. SNAP
is an eight session program, spread over 4 months designed
for both parents and their baby.