Happy Spring!

What is happening  in NAFA?

Two years ago, life took a long pause. It sent many of us inside and away from the social interactions we normally engage in. But now we can all bask in the sunlight of 2022!

Our longstanding NAFA Campout is still our most popular annual event. I speak for many families in saying, it is a very much anticipated family vacation. This year’s dates are July 15-17, 2022 and is once again at Nehalem Bay State Park. NAFA has reserved several sites. If you are interested in using one, contact us at info@nwadoptivefamilies.org and we’ll hook you up! Registration form can be submitted here: https://forms.gle/h6Ko44d5fqfweHsL7 

We also are hoping some families will help us with organizing the weekend’s activities. We all want to have fun and many hands make lighter work!

During the shutdown and social distancing phase, NAFA reworked the Baby & Toddler Care Class to accommodate a Zoom format. Much to our surprise, it worked pretty well! We hosted classes in October 2020, February 2021 and October 2021. Due to the accessibility of the online format, we were able to welcome families from multiple locations. Unfortunately, we have dwindling registrations due to the low number of adoptions. The low number of adoptions has been a trend in recent years. Some agencies have halted their adoption program or closed completely. We will continue to moderate the level of interest, and see if our wonderful class is still an asset to the adoption community.

We haven’t planned any of our other activities, as we are waiting for a little more freedom from COVID. In the past we have hosted swim parties, afternoons at trampoline park, bowling/laser tag and roller skating nights. We would love to hear your ideas for future events, and of course your help in planning them too!

As in the past, if you plan on joining us for any of the events, you need to be a current member. The fee is $30/ family for a one year membership. If you are a new member, contact us at info@nwadoptivefamilies.org to get a registration form.

We hope you have a happy spring and that we see each other soon!