The Holy Family Adoptive Ministry hosted its kick-off picnic May 21 at St Stephen Catholic Church.
It was shortly after he was adopted that 4-year-old Evan Ososkie questioned his new adoptive mom, Janis, about the difference in their skin colors. Janis Ososkie is white; her son is black. Using a comparison a child could comprehend, Ososkie turned over Evan's palm then placed her own palm next to his. "See, we're the same color," she said. "We're all the same color on the inside." To explain adoption, she tells Evan that he "grew up in mommy and daddy's hearts, not mommy's tummy." For now, Evan seems satisfied with that explanation. But there may come a time when he has more questions. That's one of the reasons Ososkie and fellow adoptive parent Pearl Chiarenza started the Holy Family Adoption Ministry at St. Stephen Catholic Church in …
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- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- D'Ann White
Saturday, May 21, 2011
1. Dress in your best Hollywood glam outfit and attend the Evening With the Stars Gala, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. The event will take place tonight at The Regent, 6437 Watson Road, Riverview, starting at 6:30 p.m. with a champagne reception. The night, with a Hollywood glamour theme, will include dinner catered by Fred's Southern Gourmet of Plant City, jazz music by the jazz band from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, a silent auction and casino games. Tickets are $100. Call Dean Snyder at 813-752-0346. 2. Newsome and Riverview high schools will present the school edition of "Les Miserables" May 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Riverview High School, 11311 Boyette Road, Riverview. Tickets are $10. For information, call 813-671-5011, …