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Alternative Pathways to Parenting: A Conversation about Exploring Options and Renewing Hope


A Community Education Series on Family brought to you by Amara No matter who you are or where you are on your journey, you are invited to a very special workshop facilitated by family expert Suzi Mohn. You’ll have the opportunity to explore alternative paths to parenthood, share your story, and imagine a new way to build your family. In this workshop… • You’ll have a safe space to talk about the process and challenges that have led to your decision to explore alternative paths to parenting. • You’ll gain a greater understanding about the strong emotions this process evokes. • You’ll be able to explore your own emotional readiness to build your family through foster care and potential adoption. • You’ll come away with specific questions to consider as you contemplate next steps. • You'll discover tools and resources to support you on this new journey. • You'll have the chance to connect with others who are walking the same path. This workshop is open to everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, nationality, sexual orientation, faith, or marital status. This is simply an exploratory and educational workshop; many people in various phases of family-building find significant comfort in understanding all of their options. October 27, 2016: Focused on families who have experienced infertility and pregnancy loss (light dinner will be available) November 12, 2016: Focused on single and LGBTQ families (refreshments will be available) Facilitated by: Suzi Mohn, Licensed Individual, Couple and Family Therapist Questions: Contact Katherine Joseph, Partnerships & Events Associate, at Seats are limited to ensure an intimate conversation. Please RSVP at Registration closes on October 21. Suzi Mohn, MA, is a licensed individual, couple and family therapist with a private practice in Issaquah, Washington, where she specializes in working with people who are going through infertility, pregnancy loss, or high risk pregnancies, as well as those who are considering donor conception, surrogacy, adoption and foster care. She brings 35 years of experience in the mental health field, including work in foster care, family reunification services, and programs for teen parents. In addition to her private practice, she leads support groups and workshops and is a frequent guest instructor for the graduate counseling programs at Antioch University and Seattle Pacific University. She can be reached at or (425) 941-6260.

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