The Adoption Network

The Adoption Network
Genres: Christian Living, Family, Nonfiction
Publisher: WinePress Publishers
Publication Year: 2007
Length: 112 pages
ASIN: 1579219020
ISBN: 9781579219024

Your Guide to Starting a Support System

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About the Book

Do you desire to start a support network for those in your church and community whose lives are impacted by adoption?

In The Adoption Network, Laura Christianson, founder and director of Seattle-based Heartbeat Ministries, walks you through the basics of planning and launching a support system for adoptive families, foster families, birth parents or adoptees. You’ll learn how to:

Develop a mission statement
Plan a budget
Recruit leadership
Reach out to the community
Create workshops, support groups, social events, mentoring programs and more
Packed with practical pointers and worksheets, this handbook will equip you with the tools you need to create a vibrant adoption support network.

About the Author
Laura Christianson

Laura's career includes stints as a high school Journalism/English teacher, corporate communications director, freelance journalist, award-winning blogger, and social media marketing specialist.

She's the author of three books and thousands of articles and has been blogging professionally since 2004.

Laura owns Blogging Bistro (, a company that helps authors and other business professionals enhance their Internet presence through websites, blogs, and social media.

Mentoring emerging writers energizes Laura, as does swimming, rollerblading, walking, photography, and camping with her family. She lives in the Seattle area with her husband and their two young-adult sons.

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