Calling all adoptive families of the Northern region of Virginia! Join us for a thrilling adventure at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Lorton, VA, USA! Lace up your hiking boots and get ready to explore the trails and scenic views of this beautiful park. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a nature enthusiast, this in-person event is perfect for families with adopted children 12 and under. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to hike, connect with fellow adoptive families, make some trail mix*, complete some nature activities and create lasting memories. See you there!
*Please note any allergies in the registration form.
Kathleen “Katie” Quinn holds an MSW from George Mason University and earned her Bachelor’s from North Central College in Naperville, IL. She has always had a strong focus on child welfare and family support, including participating in the Title IV-E Program while in graduate school and writing her undergraduate thesis on the impact of media portrayals on the foster care system. Katie’s previous experience includes working in private intercountry adoption, therapeutic foster care, and services for older youth. Most recently, Katie worked in foster care prevention, in-home services, and foster care in Greene County, VA. Katie is an avid hiker, having thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2018 and hiked half of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2022.
Contact: Katie Quinn, firstname.lastname@example.org