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This project was funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Administration for Children, Youth, and Families; Children’s Bureau; Adoption
                                                                Opportunities; grant # 90CO1026

                                 Building a Home with Heart Couples Retreat
    A training program for strengthening healthy marriage and couple relationships
                  Designed for Adoptive, Kinship and Fostering parents
Sponsored by Michigan State University and the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange

       What is this training about?
        This training retreat will include information about:
           Understanding the unique challenges and opportunities for a couple raising children
             from foster care
           Ways for couples to strengthen their friendship and communication
           Ideas to manage the inevitable day-to-day decisions and conflicts
           Tips for couples to strengthen family bonds and loyalty

       Who Should Attend?
         Married and /or committed couples who plan to or are currently raising children who are
         adopted, in foster care and/or are kin.

       When is the Training Scheduled?
         This training will be offered in a retreat format. Three retreats will be offered one each in
         May, June and July. Retreats are held:
         Friday - 6:00PM – 9:00PM (Registration at 5:30PM) – Light Snack served
         Saturday - 9:00AM – 4:00PM – Complimentary Breakfast at the hotel and Lunch served
         Sunday - 9:00AM – 12:00PM – Complimentary Breakfast at the hotel and Lunch served
         It will be necessary to attend the entire weekend to complete the program and earn 12
         hours of training.

       Where is the Training Being Held?
         Lansing, MI

       What is the Cost of the Training?
         This training is free to couples that sign up and commit to attending for the entire
         weekend. Lodging will be provided free of charge to registered couples. Child care will
         not be provided – please arrange for child care prior to the training.

       How do I Register for the Training?
         Please fill out the attached registration
         Questions? Call MARE at: (800-589-6273)

                                          REGISTER EARLY SPACE IS LIMITED
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                      Building a Home with Heart Couples Retreat

                             REGISTRATION FORM
                                    PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY:

Names: _____________________________________________________________________________________

Home Address: _____________________________________________________________________________

City: __________________________________________________ State: ________ Zip: ___________________

Daytime Phone: ________________________ E-mail: ______________________________________________

□   Please check if you are currently adoptive, foster and/or kinship parents 
□   Please check if you are in the process of working with an agency to adopt, foster and/or provide kinship care 
Your agency’s name:_______________________________

Please select the retreat that you would like to attend by putting a #1 in the box next to the date you most prefer; a #2
in the box next to your next preference and a #3 in the box next to your last preference:

Friday, May 20– Sunday May 22, 2011
Friday, June 10 – Sunday, June 12, 2011
Friday, July 15– Sunday, July 17, 2011

We will attempt to accommodate your first choice but group assignments will depend on availability.

You can register any one of four ways:

Mail to:                   Email to:                        Fax to:                         Register Online at:
MARE                         (734) 528-1695        
PO Box 980789
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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