Wednesday, August 11, 2010

National Conference is Utah

The National Families Supporting Adoption Conference went on without a hitch. Thanks to the incredible FSA Board members. There were so many classes you could take as a waiting adoptive couple, parenting, birth parent and just thinking about it over the two day conference.

Brandon Doman, BYU Quarterback couch, was the Keynote Speaker for the conference. He did an amazing job discussing how adoption filled his home both before marriage and in his own home now. He shared many personal stories about how all four of his children came into their home. Each adoption story was unique in how their children were placed.

One of his main points was to share with everyone you are hoping to adopt. The two middle children came into their home by word of mouth. The first and last were birth parent picks through adoption agencies.

Make sure you are trying to FIND your child, not just WAIT for your child to come to you. Be as proactive in finding your child for your family.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pass Along Cards

Here are a few of the Pass Along Cards we have used.

Our First Adoption Pass Along in 2005
This was a templete LDS Family Services had with the old website.


Our Second Adoption Pass Along in 2008
We had a calendar put on the back.

We found if there was other information (tip calculator) that was useful to people, they kept the card longer.

You can create them yourselves using Photo Shop or use a service like Be creative and put your personality into them.

Make sure it has your contact information:
Adoption Website(s)
Possible Contact Numbers
Agency Information
Any other information you want to place on the card

Friday, May 15, 2009

Email Signature Tag Tips to Make Your Adoption Happen

How many people have asked you about your adoption information for someone they know? There is an easy way to share the information... put it in your email signatures. Here is our example we used with our email signature.

Matt & Stacy
Adoption... It's about the love of our family!

We are approved!

If you know someone who is seeking a family for their precious one, please pass along our information to them. Thanks for searching with us for our new addition!!

Our Family Blog
Our Family Website
Our Parent Profiles Site
Our It's About Love Site

Our Adoption Agency Information:
email our Social Worker:
LDS Family Services-Louisiana Agency
460 Roberts, Slidell, LA
(985) 649-2774

It may seem like it's long, but you won't need to type all of your information everytime you send an email. You never know where your baby will find you. People forward your emails with your information. Think of all of adoption coverage you can get for free.

The internet is a great tool- use it!

Just remember-
Your baby will find you one way or another-it just may be from YOUR email.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Waiting is passive. It is being idle and is extremely unfulfilling.

As we wait, we may stay in a constant state of "what if?" We may put off plans and not take full advantage of our present opportunities while we sit by the phone waiting for that important call.

As we wait we may get restless and uneasy. We may feel a lot of anxiety and worry about things over which we have no control.

As we wait we may feel insecure and doubt our capacity to parent. We may feel unworthy and have a sense of low self-esteem.

As we wait the tension may grow. If we are not careful contention can easily enter the home and we may begin to blame and easily hurt each other's feelings.

Finding is active. It is being proactive in the search for your child. It is following the principle of doing all that we can and then relying on the Lord to help all things work together for our good.

It takes faith to search for your child; faith in prayer that Heavenly Father will guide us and place us in the right places; faith through fasting that we will encounter the birth mother carrying our child; faith that the Lord will direct our paths and help us find our children.

The Spirit can inspire us to talk with those around us about our desire to adopt. As we listen to promptings and live close to the Spirit, we can be divinely guided in our efforts.

It is beneficial to talk to everyone. Using every possible channel to get the word out can expand our voice and can increase the likelihood of finding our child.

Once we have done all that we can do, we can rely on the Lord to intervene in our behalf. It is only through Him that all things are possible. The Lord will direct our paths.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Save The Date-National FSA Conference

FSA conference will be July 31st and August 1st this year. It is being held at the Davis Conference. The adjoining hotel has a number of rooms reserved at a discounted rate. Here is the hotel information:
762 West Heritage Park Blvd,
Layton, Utah, USA 84041
Tel: +1-801-416-8899
Fax: +1-801-416-8877

When the public calls for their hotel rooms let them know that the group code is LDS and the group name is under LDS Family Services. They shouldn’t have a problem making their reservations with that information as long as they are making their reservations within the blocked dates.

$89 discounted rate

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Our New Website

We are excited to have a new Blog for our Louisiana Families Supporting Adoption Chapter. If you find an article or something of interest you would like us to share with everyone else. Please click here to email us or on the side bar.

LDS Family Services has a new website. It is so amazing. If you would like more information, contact LDS Family Services for more information.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Families Supporting Adoption Web Site

FSA Member,

Greetings from the National Families Supporting Adoption Board! We are excited to announce that the Families Supporting Adoption website is live at In order to see the contents of the web site, you will be prompted to register, and to create a username and password for future use.

The following are just a few of the many features you will find on this site:
*Calendar of upcoming FSA events
*FSA Chapter newsletters across the country
*Items for sale at the FSA store
*Detailed information on FSA's core efforts and activities
*FSA National Newsletter
*Presentations from national and regional FSA conferences
*Official FSA Handbook
*And Much More!

Please visit the site soon and tell us what you think and how it can be improved.

Thank you for keeping the spirit and practice of adoption alive!

National FSA Board

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