Tuesday, February 24, 2015

FTKA Korean Culture Day - Sat., March 21

Korean Culture Day
Trying a hand, or foot, at tae kwon do
Please join us for our annual Korean Culture Day, a morning of celebrating and bringing together families interested in Korea and adoption. Once again, we will have activities for ALL ages, including taekwondo, Korean language, dancing, craft and food.
When: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Registration: 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Activities: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: St. Andrew Church, 6815 Schneider Road Middleton, WI 53562
Cost: $7/child $10/adult
Please note that any child under the age of three needs to be accompanied by a parent/caregiver at all times.

There will also be sessions just for adults! First, we will spend time with Elana Schuster, MSW, LICSW. Elana is the program
Elana Schuster
lead for Permanency & Adoptive Family Support at Fraser in Minneapolis. She has experience providing individual and family therapy, mental health day treatment, psychoeducation and support groups for children that are adopted. Elana’s extensive professional, community-based, and personal experience as a transracial adoptee anchors her conviction to advocate for family stability and permanent connections for young children across the permanency spectrum. Elana's session will provide perspectives on talking about adoption on a developmentally appropriate level. She will also offer practical tools for talking intentionally about adoption with our children and help us to understand that children that have been adopted do think about their past, whether they verbalize it or not.
Michelle Li

We will also hear from channel 3 news anchor, Michelle Li. Michelle is a Korean adoptee who spent
many summers volunteering with adoptive families and in orphanages in Seoul. She also started a program in Missouri to help foster kids find permanent homes. For that, Congress gave her an Angels in Adoption Award and she returned to Washington, D.C. as a guest speaker at the National Press Club to share her adoption experiences on behalf of Holt International. Michelle grew up in a rural area near Kansas City and studied journalism at the University of Kansas. Michelle will share with us her adoption and birth family reunion story.