The Family Focus - Digital Edition
FRUA e-Newsletter supplement to The Family Focus
Vol. 1, Issue 1
We are excited to launch the first issue of The Family Focus - Digital Edition.
The Family Focus digital edition and printed journal are membership publications. Our printed journal has more in-depth articles. Our new digital edition is meant to be a quicker read with online links to information.
Thank you for being a part of the FRUA adoption member community. We journey together with our successes and challenges.
FRUA Membership: Hope, Help, and Community
This is FRUA membership month! Until November 8th, we are offering a special promotion for those who renew their FRUA memberships for one or three years. Next month, we will focus on National Adoption Month and attachment issues.
Renew through November 8th, and receive a FREE educational course or webinar from Adoption Learning Partners.
FRUA National news update . . . from our Chair.
Follow along with Jan Wondra on her recent trip to Moscow for FRUA. . . FRUA National Board Blog.
FRUA regional chapters recently hosted representatives from several of our children's birth countries. Events were held in the DC area, Minneapolis and Seattle. . . FRUA regional events.
IN THE NEWS. . . A recent article in The Washington Post noted a pending New York court case involving two minors who are Russian adoptees. FRUA has been asked by members about its position regarding this issue. . . FRUA Issues Position Statement on NY Court Case (10/20/14).
FRUA National & Regional
World events, and ensuing media attention, can negatively impact our children, and attitudes from others. FRUA developed an education document to help parents and teachers talk with children who may have worries about what is happening in Ukraine and Russia. Our parent-educator tool has been recently updated. Parent-Educator Tool for Ukraine Crisis
We now have ten regional chapters in the U.S. covering all fifty U.S. states, so every FRUA member is now associated with a region based on where they live. Regional Chapters List and Contacts
It is important the voices of our FRUA members are heard with key national adoption leaders. Continuing our mission of awareness building, FRUA is in regular contact with opinion leaders at adoption organizations around the country. National Adoption Policy Groups
For more information about inter-country adoptions:
- U.S. State Department, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Children's Issues, adoption.state.gov
Web links of Interest
- Additude Magazine: www.additudemag.com
- Attachment and Trauma Network: www.attachmenttraumanetwork.com
- Adoption Learning Partners: www.adoptionlearningpartners.org
As noted below in our disclaimer below, and in The Family Focus printed journal, FRUA does not endorse or recommend resources, but rather provides information about resources. What works for one family may not work for another.
from FRUA National Board Chairs . . .
National Board Chair: Please remember to submit your post-placement reports.
Vice Chair: Reach out. You are not alone. Talking with other families who have already made the journey is extremely helpful. This is why I am here, as a parent and a FRUA volunteer.
Education: We are looking forward to celebrating National Adoption Month in November, and focusing on attachment issues, with a members-only live webinar with Deborah Gray. More details to follow.
Membership: Receive a FREE educational course or webinar from Adoption Learning Partners when you join or renew your FRUA membership by November 8th. Fall Membership Drive - Special Offer
Development: Help support FRUA's mission. Donate Now
The Family Focus: Our next printed issue of The Family Focus is FRUA's 20th Anniversary Edition due out in January 2015. Click on The Family Focus Announcement form to learn more about submitting your photos or text for this issue.
Disclaimer: In providing links to non-FRUA sites, FRUA does not guarantee, approve or endorse the information, services or products on these sites. Resources are provided by FRUA members for information purposes only.