Attorney Lori Surmay, has enjoyed a busy July! A TRUE Harry Potter fan, she attended a special preview of the new movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, the day before it opened nationwide. The showing represented Lori’s first foray into the world of 3D at a theater, which she enjoyed. She even sent text messages to our office and posted on Facebook during the anxious moments before the movie began. Although not dressed in costume like other attendees, a cameraman interviewed Lori afterward and she pronounced the film “Fabulous!” The following week, Lori dined at Twist and sat next to many of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Of course, her nieces had to explain who the “celebrities” were. Then after a great concert at the Atlanta Botanic Gardens, Lori visited with country recording icon Emmylou Harris, her dogs and her family. Now she must prepare to teach again at UGA Law School next month.
Archive for July, 2011
Attorney Ruth Claiborne enjoys arranging flowers for family and friends and assists with her church’s flower program. Each summer Ruth enters the Mountains in Bloom Garden Festival Flower Show in Highlands, NC and she frequently comes away with a ribbon. This year Ruth won second place for her entry in the “Tea for Two” category. Flower arrangement entries were displayed at the Bascom Art Center’s early 1800s hand-hewn post and beam barn. The show also featured a horticulture exhibit as well as a nature photography exhibit.
Claiborne & Surmay P.C.’s Amy Wallas Fox won the “Most Innovative Flavor” award at Slow Food Atlanta’s 5th Annual Ice Cream Social fundraiser in June. Click here to read the full post on Amy’s popular food blog.
While Facebook and other social media sites can be instrumental in helping adult adoptees and teen adoptees (with their parents’ permission) find their birth parents, it can also be a dangerous minefield for underage adoptees who are searching – or are being searched – without guidance from an adult. With the rise of social media, there is even more reason for adoptive parents to be open and honest with their children about their adoptions and their birth parents. Teen adoptees are very likely to search for birth parents their own, using Facebook and other social media sites, and if search and reunion has been discussed openly and honestly between adoptees and their parents, teens are more likely to turn to their parents for help.