From:                              Christy Obie-Barrett [] on behalf of Christy Obie-Barrett []

Sent:                               Thursday, July 14, 2011 2:13 AM


Subject:                          We Found Our Forever Families AFFEC July 2011


We Found Our Forever Families! (541-343-2856)

880 Beltline Rd. Springfield, OR 97477 


A Family for Every Child                     July 2011


 All These Children Have Found Their Forever Families!

Thank You To All Who Helped With Their Journey!





Chris 2 


Thank you to those that made all the difference in finding Christopher a family!








Thank you to those that made all the difference in finding Travis a family!








Thank you to those that made all the difference in finding Zachary a family!




-Last Week to Apply- 





AFFEC is the proud recipient of Bi-Mart's Willamette Country Music Festival's generosity!

Sign up NOW 


They are making available to us 100 tickets for our Mentor/Mentee matches and foster/adoptive parents, we work with, for a weekend of fun. Please submit your interest to


Thank you Bi-Mart! The Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival welcomes an exciting lineup of performers!


The Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival is an exciting 3-day outdoor country music and camping event located near the historic community of Brownsville, Oregon. The 2011 dates are August 19, 20 and 21. This fantastic event is the Pacific Northwest's fastest growing concert and camping experience featuring more than a dozen of country music's biggest stars!

Besides star studded music, the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival also offers RV and tent camping just steps from the grand stage. We are also excited to welcome Radio Disney, for the best in kids' entertainment and family fun! Make your summer concert and camping plans now. We look forward to seeing you in August!



Winter Wonderland 2011

 Winter Wonderland is a Silent and Oral Auction/Dinner.

Date: November 3rd at Valley River Inn


In 2010 over 200 people attended! We hope to have 300+ this year!


This event is critical to the overall support of our programs.

We would love to have your contributions for our Wine Wall and/or Dessert Dash for the event. We have already begun to plan and collect.


Winter Wonderland Info 



- 100+ wine bottles with a value of 25 dollars or more

- 40 desserts that feed 8 people

- Silent/Oral auction items, out of state getaways, gift cards, and more

- Volunteers for silent auctions 



Volunteer Roles

Policy Expert: Do you love to read policy? We can use you! We need several folks that are willing to spend time reading and understanding the policies of different states and nationally, and convert them to a format (how-to, webinar, cheat sheet) that we can use to educate our staff and families as well as use on our website. This is a role that we can direct you to sites to find policy and procedure information, it can be done from anywhere, with as many hours a week as you have to give.


Support Group Needs Help with Kids: We need one or two volunteers that would commit to spending time with the kids while their foster parents attend a support meeting. It would be ideal to have college-aged volunteers who are willing to play with and support these kids. The meetings are generally two hours and are on every other Thursday evening.


Heart Gallery Venue Volunteers (State-wide): Would you enjoy driving around town and spending just a few hours a month going to our venues and swapping out photographs of children? You may have seen these around the area (if you reside in Oregon). We display photos of available and waiting children with bio information in restaurants, doctors and dentist's offices, airports, grocery stores and the like. All photos and needs are supplied by our organization. This basically consists of picking up your new photos, going to the venue and updating the displays.




It Takes a Village and We Need You!

We want and need your help to spread the word! Here are ways you can help us recruit for kids:


- Like us on Facebook

- Join us on Twitter- and retweet when we twitpic a new child

- Hook up with us on Linkedln

- Sign up for Text Messaging

- Link us on your website. Contact:

- Email us any supports, trainings, activities, blogs, anything that could help.

- Become a volunteer

- Donate, attend, or become a sponsor at our event

- Host a Heart Gallery.

- Become a mentor.


Questions? Ideas?




How can you contact A Family For Every Child?
Call, email, or visit us online or in person!

contactus880 Beltline Rd.
Springfield Oregon 97477

office - 541-343-2856
toll free - 877-343-2856
fax - 541-343-2866

Executive Director: Christy Obie-Barrett






 micah pics


 Thank you to those that helped Micah find a family!







 Thank you to those that helped Brent find a family!



Support Group 



Upcoming Sessions:

When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month

Time: 5:30-7:30pm

Where: Boys and Girls Club of Emerald Valley
1545 W 22nd Ave
Eugene, OR 97405

Activities for Children available

Please RSVP to:

Click below for a great webinar on adoption!


Check out our resource page:





 Adoptions Foundations Training


Don't forget to sign up! September is right around the corner!


Sept 23, 2011 (3pm-9)
Sept 24, 2011 (8am-5)
Sept 25, 2011 (8am-5)

Fees: Free

Address: Eugene, OR -

Location to be announced


Sign up: Call 503-232-1211 or email:


A Family For Every Child will be holding a weekend special needs adoption "Foundations Training" Sept. 23, 24 and 25 in the Eugene area. Location to be announced later. (Note: This class meets the minimum requirements for Oregon "Foundations Training")


This class is free of charge and open to anyone seeking to become adoptive parents. The class will be limited to 50 seats.

Space is limited. Reservations required.


For more information, click here---




 Web Volunteer Needed


Technical writer with skills in HTML and CSS to add usability and help text to our various web pages.




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