At Adoption Mosaic, we are committed to a full spectrum of long-term support.
We work with adoptee support groups, adoption conferences, adoption agencies, and adoption therapists with a goal of improving knowledge, providing connected support and drawing from personal knowledge. At Adoption Mosaic we are willing to work with everyone in the adoption constellation and have built a strong community of followers based on the 25+ years of experience of our founder and CEO, Astrid Castro.
Looking to book a workshop?
Adoption Mosaic offers Half-Day and All-Day workshops, series, and panels, specifically designed for your community!
Past Collaborations have included…
- Oregon Post Adoption Resources (ORPARC)
- Boys & Girls Aid
- Ethiopian Heritage Camp (C.O.F.F.E.E.)
- Catholic Charities
- Coalition for Family & Youth (Milwaukee, WI)
- Open Adoption & Family Services
- Mother Tree Doula
- Holt International
- Latin American Heritage Camp
- Amara (Seattle, WA)
- Department of Human Services (Washington & Clackamas County)
- Adoption Connections of Oregon
…Just to name a few
Multi-Part Workshop Series
Series ~ Talking About Adoption With Your Child:
“Because adoption almost never happens because everything is going according to plan…” A child’s ability to confidently handle questions about adoption will depend upon your responses to his or her questions. Learn how you talk with your children about adoption and help them to form healthy attitudes.
All Day ~
One and a half full days of intense examination of Transracial Adoption. The decision to adopt across racial and cultural lines is a lifelong commitment to matters of race, confronting racism in all its forms, and constantly developing new skills and aptitudes.
Through this series of four in-depth workshops, we will focus on different and vital aspects of transracial adoption. Each workshop will be presented independently of each other.
Adoptee Youth Activity Group:
A six-week long curriculum, for children who are adopted that meets for an hour and a half one day a week for six weeks. Children explore adoption and what it means to be adopted with Astrid and each other through movies and art. Parents can either wait for the next scheduled group, or if you have at least seven families at your school that would like to participate, you can email Astrid to schedule her at your school sooner.
Parenting as Adoptees Group:
This 6-week group will be an opportunity to explore their research and anecdotes, allowing you to come to your own conclusions about how adoption has or will inform your decisions as a parent. The nuances of relationships are unique. The relationship formed in parenthood is sacred and comes with complexities and hopes and dreams, however, parenting comes to be. For adoptees these complexities are distinct. The authors of the anthology, “Parenting as Adoptees” have considered these things and come to conclusions about parenting as an adoptee. Groups are offered by request. Please contact us if you have an interest in this group.
We the Experts: Speaker Series
“We The Experts” Series brings adult adoptees and their loved ones together to share personal experiences with the intention to discuss best practices, tangible tools, to connect among peers and to engage in learning with other adoptees. “We The Experts” monthly events will offer a presentation or panel discussion, an opportunity for informal networking before/after each session and an array of resources focused on the topic of the event. Networking events will typically take place between September and June and are offered in Seattle, Denver and Portland.
YOUR Adoption Story ~ Adoptive Parent Group:
A six-week long curriculum for adoptive parents. Please contact us if you have an interest in this group.
Transracial Adult Adoptee Discussion Panel
A two-hour discussion panel that will give guests a rare opportunity to hear the recommendations and insights first hand of transracial adoptees. These panelists have generously chosen to share their experiences of raising and being raised in communities with parents, family, friends who were/are of a different race than their own.
Adult Adoptee Discussion Panel
This two-hour Adult Adoptee Discussion Panel, offers a unique opportunity to listen as four-five adoptees have an open and honest conversation about their lived experiences as Adoptees. You will have a chance to hear adoptees recommendations and insights first hand as they share their stories. My video discussing Ethical Panels
Ethical Discussion Panels
My experiences of being an adoptee panelist in the past. As a panelist there is an art of finding a balance between feeling excited in wanting to support and help our community learn from our experiences, while not oversharing personal information to total strangers. The goal is not leave feeling overexposed and under-supported. Easier said than done.