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Adoption Month Event
November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The road to family can be a delicate one for all involved. Brattleboro Food Co-op will be hosting an Adoption Month Event on November 10th, 2022 at 6 pm. Rebecca and Sallyann Majoya, authors of Uncertain Fruit: A Memoir of Infertility, Loss, and Love will share how they have processed their experiences of infertility and a disrupted adoption. Macie Klumper of Lund Family Center will offer information about waiting child adoption, and the practicalities of adopting children out of foster care. Michelle Colburn of Vermont Department for Children and Families will be present to speak about serving as foster parents. Come to share in the tenderness of the emotions surrounding adoption, as well as to learn accurate information about adopting in Vermont today. This event is free, however, registration is required.
Rebecca Majoya received her B.A. from Cedarville University in Ohio, and her M.Ed. from Castleton University in Vermont. She has spent the past 28 years working as a Vermont homeschool consultant. Sallyann Majoya has a B.A. in English from University of San Diego and a B.S. in wellness & alternative medicine from Northern Vermont University. She is currently working to attain her graduate degree in speech-language pathology. They live in central Vermont and collectively have experience working in education, writing, wellness, and social work.
Macie Klumper is a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter for Lund Project Family where she recruits families for children who have a plan of adoption. She holds a BSW from California State University Sacramento and a MSW from Eastern Michigan University. Macie has been a Social Worker since 2007 and started her career working with homeless youth. Macie’s social work experience is expansive. Her experience includes being an advocate for children in foster care, case management for families supported by housing choice vouchers, providing resources to low income families through a legal aid office, being the Assistant Director of a day habilitation program for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and being a child protective services worker. Macie is passionate about her work with children and families and strongly believes that every child is adoptable. She strives to find permanent homes and loving families for every child on her caseload.