Tapestry, the adoption and foster care ministry at Irving Bible Church, will host its annual adoption and foster care conference on October 24, 2009, in Irving, Texas.  As in past years, the conference will include a great line-up of practical breakout sessions that are highly relevant to adoptive and foster parents.  This year’s conference sessions include topics such as the practical benefits of play, sensory processing issues, talking with children about the difficult realities of adoption and foster care as well as two sessions focused on older child adoption – just to name a few.

In addition, this year’s Tapestry Conference will once again feature speakers from TCU’s Institute of Child Development.  Tabatha Gunn will lead a session entitled Making Sense of Sensory Issues, while Dr. Karyn Purvis will be featured during the general session with a talk entitled The Connecting Link: What Parents Need to Bring Healing to Their Children.

We hope that you can attend this year’s Tapestry Conference.  However, if that is not possible we will provide future updates as to how you can obtain CDs, DVDs and other materials relating to the conference.  In the meantime, be sure to check out resources from past Tapestry Conferences.