Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Adoption Fair & Expo

Jerry & I are going to be one of the families sharing testimony at this expo and we want to spread the word for everyone who is even the slightest bit interested in adoption to come. If you have questions, but are not sure where to start, join us for this exciting day.

Saturday, Sept 29, 8 am - 4 pm Providence Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC. Free & Open to the Public. Register on line at www.pray.org/shepherding

This Expo features multiple adoption agencies and support organizations, breakout sessions, testimonies, panel discussions, Q&A. Breakfast and Lunch will be served (We are scheduled to speak during the lunch session).

Guest Speaker Dan Coley, board member for Shaohannah's Hope and foster care and adoptive father of 9 (5 adopted children plus 4 biological children).

Other speakers include Rob Mitchell, who grew up in a US orphanage and was never adopted. Focus on the Family just published his incredible book, "The Castaway Kid" (www.castawaykid.com). The Caroline's Promise expo booth will be selling his book (to raise funds for their grant fund) and he will do book signings.

Dave Daulton, an adoptions attorney for 12 years, helping clients in more than 1000 adoptions . His wife Janie and he are the parents of 12 children, 5 bio and 7 adopted. They have adopted 4 of their children domestically, 1-Ethiopia, 3-Ukraine. One of their birth children and all 7 of their adopted children have Down Syndrome. Dave is the director for the Ukrainian adoption program through Orphan's Hope. www.orphanshope.org.

Please join us and tell others that may be interested in this event. Thank you and have a blessed day!!


Creech Family said...

Hey Mestas Family!
Are you going to post this info on spiceline? I think other hs'ers in the area would be interested.
Hope you have a wonderful week!

Creech Family said...

I got Beth's email on LH and spcieline, too. I've passed along the details to our church staff and several others that might be interested. BTW, you've gotten the "Nice Matters" award over at my blog - you deserve it!!

NCLighthouseKeeper said...

I was following links from other adoption blogs and found this one. I don't see it listed on yours or Ellie's ~ it is another Wake Forest family adopting from Ethiopia!

Pam Gorton said...

You really did a great job on this blogg. Thanks for letting me visit. I ask for that Saturday off so I can go to Providence. See you later
Pam Gorton

Keva said...

Yes, I am friends with the Martins and have heard all about your wonderful news. I check in on your blog every once and awhile to see what new things are happening. We have requested 12-24mos. We are always up for getting together over food. I had Job and Phin. today because Miranda has been sick, hopefully she can get better soon and we can all hang out.