Join DePaul Community Resources for an Adoption Expo at New River Valley Mall on November 8, 2018 featuring authors Deborah Gold and Wendy Welch, as well as relevant adoption experts, organizations, and resources.
What: Adoption Expo
When: November 8, 2018, 3 – 8 p.m.
Where: New River Valley Mall, 782 New River Rd, Christiansburg, VA 24073
Deborah Gold, author of Counting Down: A Memoir of Foster Parenting and Beyond
In Counting Down, Deborah Gold tells the story of forging a family within a confounding system. We meet social workers, a birth mother with the courage to give her children the childhood she never had herself, and a father parenting from prison. We also encounter members of a remarkable fellowship of Appalachian foster parents–gay, straight, right, left, evangelical, and atheist–united by love, loss, and quality hand-me-downs.
Wendy Welch, author of Fall or Fly: The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia
In Fall or Fly, Wendy Welch invites people bound by a code of silence to open up and to share their experiences. Less inspiration than a call to caring awareness, this pioneering work of storytelling journalism explores how love, compassion, money, and fear intermingle in what can only be described as a marketplace for our nation’s greatest asset.