WORKSHOP: ‘Families Created through Donor and Surrogacy’

The NYC Gathering is sponsoring a workshop for parents and parents-to-be who are seeking the tools to talk with children about family origins.

Hear from professionals, parents and children who will bring to life the disclosure process and provide guidance on how to create meaningful family stories.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Develop comfortable, age-appropriate language for the disclosure process
  • Identify the different ages and stages children go through in understanding
    their genetics and family origins
  • Answer children’s questions with confidence
  • Decide when and how to share with friends and family

Sunday, November 15, 2009 from 12:30-5:00PM, at Ansche Chesed Synagague [251 West 100th Street between Broadway and West End New York, NY 10025]. #1 Train to 103rd or #2 or #3 to 96th. Babysitting and refreshments will be provided.

Speakers will be Patricia Mendell, LCSW and Judith Kottick, LCSW

For further information call (973) 746-7370 or (212) 819-1778.