Now Available

“Sorta Happy, Sorta Sad…” Children Talk About Adoption DVD/Video - 45 minutes. Twelve children, aged six through eleven, talk candidly about their understanding of adoption, their varied adoption stories, their memories and thoughts about birth family members, and more. Perfect for adoptive parent training or family discussion.  

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“I Wonder…” Teenagers Talk About Being Adopted DVD/Video - 45 minutes.  A diverse group of teenagers share their thoughts.  Perfect for adoptive parent training or family discussion.  

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Adoption and the Schools:
Resources for Parents and Teachers, Book edited by Lansing Wood and Nancy Ng, 256 pages. This book is a complete guide to understanding the dilemmas faced by adopted children in the school setting.

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Welcome!

 

 

 FAIR's on ICE (during Covid)

 

FAIR on Ice has a different meaning during our current Covid crisis. Like so many other organizations we have been forced to cancel our planned in-person events.

At this time we do have a support group that meets regularly on Zoom. If you would like to join fellow FAIR parents in one of these meetings, please send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to seeing you at FAIR on Ice, camping at Del Valle or bowling once it is safe to gather in person again!

If you want to make sure that you are aware of our activities:
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Announcements

 

Parents of Teens Support Group

Meets weekly online.  For more information please email: 

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Want to receive FAIR's email newsletter? 

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Thanks to Board Member Amy Klatzkin, FAIR now has a Facebook page! We hope to enable our members to reach one another and also to allow others in the Bay Area to find FAIR. Please send feedback and suggestions to Amy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

FAIR is always looking for people willing to help with our all- volunteer organization. If you are willing to help plan and carry out any of FAIR’s work please consider joining the Board. It’s a great way to connect with other adoptive parents. Contact Wilma or Robin:, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

Monthly FAIR Groups

These groups are not meeting in person at this time. 

There is no fee for FAIR’s regular support and networking groups. FAIR membership is highly recommended, however. These are peer groups facilitated by volunteers, who are experienced adoptive parents. The rewards of participation come through sharing and learning more about the common and unique challenges involved in adoptive parenting. Contact the facilitators for information.  Join us! 

  • Fridays, 7:30-9:30pm. FAIR Adoption Support Group. San Francisco. All are welcome. Meet other parents for networking, support, and information. Please double check dates with Amy Klatzkin. For directions and to RSVP, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Sundays, 12-2 pm. FAIR Support Group for Parents of Adopted Teens meets monthly in Palo Alto. Come share stories, good food, smiles and a few tears with parents who "get it". For meeting schedule, please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

Other Special Events

The following events are not planned by FAIR but may be useful for FAIR families.

Visit PACT’s website for for information about workshops, lectures and events: 

www.pactadopt.org/adoptive/services/education/pact_camp.html

 

  • Help One Child, www.helponechild.org, provides training and support for parents of at-risk children.
  • North American Council on Adoptable Children, www.nacac.org, features post-adoption support, articles and publications and an annual conference.