November 12-13, 2021
Friday, November 12h
Pre-Conference (optional), 1:00-5:00pm
Entrusted Conference begins, 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, November 13th
Entrusted Conference continues, 9:00am - 5:30pm
TABERNACLE CHURCH OF NORFOLK (Tab Church)
7000 Granby Street
Norfolk, Va. 23505
Tickets for the conference and the pre-conference will go on sale about 3 months before the conference date.
$35/person, Early Bird Ticket
$45/person, Regular Ticket
$60/person, Late Registration
*price does include lunch on Saturday*
$12.50 /person as an "add-on" to your Entrusted Conference ticket
$20/person for the general public (not attending the Entrusted Conference)
Direct links to all tickets will be found here on the website.
Friday, November 12, 2021
Melissa Corkum, a certified Enneagram coach, will be helping us determine our own Enneagram types and how it influences our parenting and relationships. How do our core motivations shape the way we interact with, love, and lead our children? How does THEIR personality type best receive that love and support?
Besides being a transracial adoptee and transracial adoptive parent, Melissa is a certified professional life coach, certified Enneagram coach, and Empowered to Connect parent trainer. She's helped dozens of parents shift to a brain-based view of behaviors so they can find more effective solutions besides threatening and punishing.
Melissa and her husband, Patrick, have six kids by birth and adoption, one granddaughter, and live in Maryland. You can connect with Melissa at www.theadoptionconnection.com where she co-hosts The Adoption Connection Podcast or at www.thecorkboardonline.com for behavior management resources.
This session will be available as an "add-on" to your Entrusted Conference ticket as well as a separate ticket for those who may be interested in coming to only this session.
Jamie Finn is the biological, adoptive, and foster mother of 4-6 children. When she's not homeschooling, changing diapers, playing Pokemon, making slime, and singing Let it Go, she spends her time encouraging, equipping, and serving foster and adoptive parents. She is the host of the Real Mom Podcast and the author of Foster the Family Blog, which is read by 100,000 people each month and has been featured in over 20 online and print publications. Jamie serves as the director of Foster the Family, a nonprofit which seeks to encourage and support foster and adoptive families, mobilize the church and community for foster care and adoption, and advocate for vulnerable children. Jamie and her middle school sweetheart and husband of 14 years, Alan, live in New Jersey with their children.
To learn more about Jamie and her passion for this subject, visit her blog.
Stephanie Fast is the name she was given in America. She does not know her original name, birth date, or place of birth, other than that she is Korean. Because she is biracial, Stephanie was abandoned, left in a strange place to fend for herself, likely to die of starvation, disease—or worse.
Stephanie has made it her life’s work to try to help rescue every orphan out there—terrified, hungry, hurting, abused. If you believe that how we treat the most vulnerable among us determines our own humanity you will want to read Stephanie’s book—you will want to get to know Stephanie’s story.
Stephanie's book is called She is Mine and is available on Amazon and will be available at the conference.
PATRICK & MELISSA CORKUM
Patrick and Melissa are parents to six kids by birth and adoption (ages 13 to 22) and Papa and Yaya to an adorable granddaughter. They live in Maryland where their open-door policy has blessed them with lots of honorary family members along the way. As Empowered to Connect parent trainers, they are passionate about bringing hope and resources to foster and adoptive families. They mess up more than they get it right, and they're always up for an adventure.