On Sunday, February 14, 2010 an informal question and answer session was held for new families. Bal Jagat would like to thank Martha Murray for organizing these events, and all the families who attended. Martha Murray is the Agency Parent Support Coordinator on the East Coast. She arranges events and provides support for adoptive families. She is pictured with her husband below.
On February 13, 2010 Hemlata and Mausami Momaya visited many adoptive families in Orlando, Florida, and celebrated the Chinese New Year with them and their children. Martha Murray organized a Chinese New Year celebration for waiting families and those with their children. Festivities included cultural dances and speeches by Hemlata and Mausami Momaya at a local Chinese restaurant. In addition, there was Chinese martial arts, Tai Chi, and a traditional Dragon Dance. Many happy families and their Chinese children attended, as you can see below!