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|Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption Including Neighboring Countries- Pennsylvania Chapter|
|Welcome to FRUA-PA††††††††† |
FRUA PA is a 501c3 non-profit organized to support and assist adoptive families with children from Russia, Ukraine and Neighboring Countries. We offer cultural, social and educational opportunities for adults and children. FRUA PA currently has 92 members with children from: Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Lithuania. If you are looking for a supportive, friendly adoption community, please consider joining us!
FRUA National Scholarship
For the fifth year, FRUA is proud to offer a scholarship program. FRUA will offer two scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000, for the 2013-2014 academic year.
|Upcoming FRUA PA Events |
Family Outing FRUA PA will be gathering for another child-centered outing at the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia on November 23 at 10:30 am. The event is open to FRUA PA members and potential members. If you would like to attend or have questions about FRUA PA, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org For information on the museum and pricing, please see: http://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/
Membership in FRUA-PA is $35 per family/year. This includes free or reduced admission to our social events, educational seminars, quarterly newsletters containing educational, social and cultural articles of interest to adoptive families, and the national FRUA newsletter Family Focus. Moreover, it gives you immediate support and access to other families who have adopted from Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and children your adopted child can play with, interact with, and grow up with who have gone through the same experiences. Our families have found that there is no roadmap to guide new parents of adoptive children from the former Soviet Union, so we've turned to the real experts - other families. We can help you prepare for your adoption experience and support you after you return home
To join FRUA, go to: www.frua.org and click on Membership, be sure to select Pennsylvania.
|Members Only Benefits|
FRUA PA Newsletter
FRUA's Family Focus - The Family Focus provides information, inspiration, and support to FRUA members. Published quarterly, it seeks to meet the myriad needs of members, with articles on a broad range of topics, from health and development to education, culture and heritage, and general adoption material.
Grow Bag Program
FRUA-PA operates a chapter-affiliated Grow Bag Program. Grow bags are given to adopting parents and are filled with good donations (clothing, over-the-counter medicines, toiletries, and developmental toys) collected by our membership. The bags are hand delivered to the orphanage by the traveling family. The family then returns the Grow Bag back to FRUA-PA to be refilled for the next traveling family. Participation in the Grow Bag is availble only to FRUA members.
FRUA-PA member Michele delivering Grow Bag to Russian Orphange
| FRUA-PA Opportunities:|
Volunteers Needed! We need volunteers to help us run events, coordinate activities and just generally pitch in to help. Contact Carol Schmidt for more information (link to email in left hand column).
Help us raise funds: Subscribe to, or renew your subscription to, Adoptive Families Magazine and they will donate $5 to FRUA PA.Use this code when ordering: Q092624
Help us increase membership: FRUA-PA is looking for families from the following regions who are interested in forming sub-chapters: Northeastern PA, Southwestern PA, and Northwestern PA. We have groups currently forming in Central PA and Southcentral PA. For more information, please contact Carol Scmidt, FRUA-PA President (link to email in lefthand column).
|FAMILIES FOR RUSSIAN AND UKRAINIAN ADOPTION INCLUDING NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES- PENNSYLVANIA CHAPTER|