What: Screening of the Invisible Red Thread and Support Group discussion
Where: Grace Evangelical Church, 4127 County Road AB
When: 6-8pm, Saturday September 21st, 2013
How: $Free. And, childcare provided!
Pastor Jeremy Straus at Grace Evangelical Church, in conjunction with Knit Together Adoption Support Group – an adoptive and Foster Parents Support Group, in Madison, Wisconsin is hosting a special screening of “The Invisible Red Thread” this upcoming Saturday, September 21, from 6pm to 8pm.
“I think it will be a great help,” said Pastor Straus, when asked why he was interested in screening The Invisible Red Thread.
“We hope to help, in particular, our international adoptive families,” Straus explained, “The majority [of families in our support group] are foster families, and we’re trying not to neglect the internationally adopting families. I hope to comfort them with seeing the reactions of the girl in the film exploring her own origins, and have answers to some of their questions.”
For Pastor Straus, the subject hits close to home, he and his wife have three adopted children and are about to adopt a fourth. Straus started this support group after his own experiences adopting, “We realized the experience was so much richer to be going through the journey, together.”
Pastor Straus said he was aware of many of the questions with which adoptive parents struggle. When it comes to answering difficult questions that arise, he had this advice: “There’s not one pat response, try to be prepared ahead of time…Talk with your husband or wife to know what you plan to say.”
Before the screening, Pastor Straus will lead the support group in discussion and introduce the film.Details: Where: Grace Evangelical Church, 4127 County Road AB When: 6-8pm, Saturday September 21st, 2013 How: $Free. And, childcare provided! More info: Contact Pastor Straus at (608) 222-1605 or firstname.lastname@example.org