‘Adopted’ Book launch

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The invitations went out, and on Friday 14 July 2017 our book ‘Adopted’ was launched at Relationships Australia SA, Hindmarsh, the culmination of a two year journey starting with IdentityRites self-funding the first round of writing workshops, followed by successfully applying for a FASS Small Grant to engage David Chapple to facilitate the completion of the writings to go into the book.  

Sofie wrote ‘Katrina Power did the Kaurna welcome to country, Ross Womersley CEO of SACOSS spoke about improving education of therapists taking into account the history of adoption and our needs, and Nat Cole, MP Member for Fisher spoke about her own experience as a late discovery adoptee and the power of the work of other adoptees in the book.’ – for more detailed coverage of the Launch, please visit the Facebook site Adoptee IdentityRites. 

If you would like a FREE copy of ‘Adopted’ please use the Contact form on this website.

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Adoptee Writing Workshops

IdentityRites is conducting a series of 5 writing workshops for adult adoptees. This is a reminder to those who have registered, and to let others know there is still room for a couple more participants if you would like to attend.

They will be held on a weekly basis on Tuesdays starting on January 9th:

at 6.30-8.30 p.m.  ( Jan 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th and Feb 6th)

Venue:   RASA 49A Orsmond Street Hindmarsh, in the room behind the main building

Could you please email Sofie at: sofiegregory@hotmail.com or phone  0428 616 347 if you are interested.

David Chapple, who ran the previous writing groups that resulted in the production of a book called ADOPTED, will be facilitating the workshops.

 

 

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These groups will be starting from scratch and you do not need to have any writing experience. David is highly skilled and experienced in running writing workshops, and by now has quite an understanding about the journey of adoption.

Please note: This project does not have the funds to produce another book, but is an introduction to the value of putting your life experiences on paper. And who knows where this may lead.

Someone asked what you should bring – it will be OK if you don’t bring anything. We will have some notebooks/paper and pens you can use. But you might prefer to bring your own notebook and pen(s) and maybe a display folder for handouts. You can also bring anything for your own comfort including anything you want to eat or drink. There will be a short break for refreshments (tea and coffee making requirements supplied in the kitchen) during the sessions.

These writing workshops are made possible by the Australian Government Department of Social Security, received through the Forced Adoption Support Service Relationships Australia SA.