JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT CLASS:

March 18-31

REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1st

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LIFETIME HEALING, LLC 2017 || ALL RIGHTS RESERVED || STEALING IS LAME - KEEP IT CLASSY

FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. NOT INTENDED TO TREAT OR DIAGNOSE ANY CONDITION OR ILLNESS.

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Lifetime Healing Founder and President, Ashley Mitchell, is a birth mother of 12 years. she has spent almost a decade educating the triad on the expectations and realities of domestic open adoptions. Over the years there have been countless emails from adoptive parents thanking her for the education she was providing.

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FOR COUPLES + INDIVIDUALS IN THE EARLY STAGES OF ADOPTING

  • We know that there is not enough education for adopting parents.

  • We know that EVERYONE has an opinion on the do's and don'ts of adoption.

  • We know that you are HUNGRY for honest, open and helpful information.

  • We know that what is being offered in your Home Study education is NOT enough.

  • We know that you want to do this well.

  • We know that your online communities are overwhelming and can be harsh.

  • We know that we make a lot of fear based decisions.

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Join us for a 14 day ONLINE classroom experience that will walk you through what we believe to be the most

important topics of navigating this complex adopting experience. 

We are so excited to work with CourseCraft to offer you the best possible online classroom experience. You will have access to hours of  Pre-Recorded videos, printable PDF's, resources and more!

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THE 7 CORE ISSUES POST RELINQUISHMENT: Understanding what birth mother grief and trauma actually looks like will help you understand behaviors and seasons of silence, how PTSD plays a role in our actions and signs to watch for when navigating this relationship with your child(ren’s) biological mother. - Ashley Mitchell, Birth Mother

IT DOESN’T END AT THE HOSPITAL: Ashley Mitchell, a birth mother, will talk through how to respond to being chosen by an expectant mother, expectations in contact, do’s and don’ts of social media, what it is like the first time you meet, gifts, hospital time and more. These first few interactions will help lay the foundation of a positive and realistic open adoption relationship moving forward.

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PROMISES:

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TRANSFERRING PAIN AND INSECURITY: Expectations and Open Adoption: We will be discussing navigating complex emotions such as grief and fear while also unpacking expectations both hidden and open in adoption. - Jenni Starling, Adoptive Mother

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ADDICTION AND INCARCERATION IN OPEN ADOPTION: One of the most taboo topics when talking about open adoption is how to navigate relationships through addiction and incarceration. What are mental health professionals saying about it? How does open adoption work with these issues? Is closing things down the right thing to do? We will be discussing these questions and more.  - Kelly Treadway, Adoptive Mother

ADOPTIVE PARENTS PLAY A ROLE IN ETHICAL PRACTICES: Adoptive parents must lead the charge in ethical adoptions. Come discuss what questions you should be asking, what do you do if you discover unethical practices, and how adoption professionals should be caring for biological families.  - Kelly Treadway, Adoptive Mother

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PROFILE BOOKS: Learn about Hannah and her personal adoption journey and what led her to starting the adoption community Kindred + Co.  She will give you tips, and the dos and don’ts of creating your adoption profile book. - Hannah Eloge, Adoptive Mother and Professional 

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HOW TO COMMUNICATE YOUR CHILD'S ADOPTION: In this session I will cover how to share different aspects of your child's adoption story with them and with others.  While we as parents are excited about sharing every detail of our child's adoption story, we must also remember that we have a responsibility to also hold some details close to us.  We never want to make their story our own or speak for them before they are ready especially in the world of social media.  And we never want to speak for their biological family.  How much is enough, and how much is too much? I will share how I have done this well and not so well over the last seven years, and what I am still learning as we go.  I will also talk about how we have shared our son's adoption story with him over the years in a way that he can understand and never feel different.  And then how can your family support you in all of this?  How can you help them understand decisions you make regarding your children and their relationships with their biological family when many of them come from a very different generation?  We want your families to support you, understand the adoption process, and also learn how to communicate with others. 

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Transracial Adoption - The Hair Isn’t Everything: Join Kristi and she peels back the layers of transracial adoption.  Hair is considered the child’s crown and should always be cared for and manicured, yet as parents we must invest and prepare that child to wear their crown with dignity, respect, strength and knowledge. And the reality is, as white parents, we can not do it on our own. Kristi will provide tools and perspective on how to better accept the realities of raising a child of a different race and also celebrate the uniqueness of their story and skin. - Kristi Lyons, Adoptive Mother

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Navigating Adoption

Husband and Wife power couple, John and Ashley, are going LIVE during an assigned time in the classroom to talk about adoption and how it has effected their marriage, their parenting and their belief in family. John is no stranger to adoption. Not only is he an adoptee but he adopted his daughter (from a first marriage) and is married to a birth mother, accepting all the emotions that come while being in the throws of open adoption. Ashley, a birth mother of 12 years, has been in the throws of the industry for almost a decade.

“it doesn’t define us, but we can’t ignore its existence.”

You will be inspired by the honest conversation between these two. From John learning he was adopted by being called a bastard to Ashley being told that she should have aborted her son to prevent adoption trauma.

This couple is NO JOKE and we can’t wait for you to lean in and learn from the heart behind Lifetime Healing, LLC.

LIFETIME HEALING, LLC 2017 || ALL RIGHTS RESERVED || STEALING IS LAME - KEEP IT CLASSY

FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. NOT INTENDED TO TREAT OR DIAGNOSE ANY CONDITION OR ILLNESS.

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LIFETIME HEALING, LLC 2017 || ALL RIGHTS RESERVED || STEALING IS LAME - KEEP IT CLASSY

FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. NOT INTENDED TO TREAT OR DIAGNOSE ANY CONDITION OR ILLNESS.

we offer this class once a quarter

  • March 18-31 - REGISTRATION OPENS February 1st, 2019

  • June 10-23 - REGISTRATION OPENS May 1st, 2019

more classes coming soon…

 
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