Heather Ames to discuss international adoption in Jaffrey

  • Heather Ames —Courtesy photo

Published: 11/18/2021 11:42:41 AM

On Friday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m., the Jaffrey Civic Center speaker series, “Stories to Share,” will continue with speaker Heather Ames. Her topic will be “Building Connection to Birth Heritage in International Adoption; A Personal and Professional Experience.”

The talk is the third in the center’s monthly speaker series, which is held on the first Friday of each month through May. The program will be available as an in-person event at Jaffrey Civic Center in the Auditorium Gallery as well as via Zoom.

Ames will be speaking about how her personal experience in raising a child adopted from Korea led to her work in post-adoption services. She will focus on the impact of traveling with families to their adopted child’s birth country.

She first came to Jaffrey as a child when her family spent summers on Thorndike Pond. Her parents retired to Jaffrey, and now four of the six children in her family have retired to the Monadnock region. She and her husband Dick have lived in Jaffrey permanently since 2007.

Ames received her bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College and her master of social work from Simmons College. Her volunteer activities have included working with Project Home and serving on the boards of Shelter from the Storm and the Mariposa Museum.

Joe Steinfield, who writes monthly columns for the Keene Sentinel and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, is the moderator for the series.

Registration is strongly encouraged. The program is free, but to help support this event and others like it, donations are appreciated. To register for in-person event, go to eventbrite.com/e/heather-ames-tickets-211160656207.

To register for Zoom, send email to jaffreyciviccenterevents@gmail.com.

Jaffrey Civic Center is at 40 Main St. 


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