On October 8, 2011, our staff and adoptive families gathered together at Dewberry Farm in Brookshire, Texas for our annual adoptive parent picnic. We look forward to the picnic every year. As a social worker at the agency, I have the privilege of working with the adoptive families and getting to know them through the adoption process. Our adoptive families are a part of our “family” at the agency and through the process of adoption a relationship is formed with each of them. As you can imagine we have quite the extended family after 10 years of placements. I get the honor of not only doing the home studies but the post placement visits for the majority of the families in our area. I love going to the picnic and seeing all of the kids and how much they have grown over the year.
When we gather at the farm, we have the chance to catch up, eat together, have some cake, and watch our children have a great time being kids. There is so much to do there such as pig races, hay rides, zip lines, pony rides, pumpkin patch, and more. I know my two girls are exhausted when we leave from all the fun. So if you did not make it this year, we missed you. If you were there, thank you from all of us at Family to Family and please send us pictures of your fun-filled family day. We look forward to seeing every one next year.