WEBINAR: What to Expect at the Hospital in Domestic Adoption
What to Expect at the Hospital in Domestic Adoption
Get practical and ethical advice about what to expect when pre-adopters have been matched with expectant parents in an adoption plan, with a particular focus on what to expect at the hospital when a child is being placed for adoption. We will focus on how to manage the complex time when a child is born and the first/birth parent(s) are making the legal and emotional decision about whether to move forward with placing that child for adoption. The focus will be on how pre-adoptive parents can navigate their relationship with the first/birth parent(s) and the child while still in the hospital, including questions about when to arrive, medical choices, feeding choices, breast-feeding, and names. We will also discuss gifts, goodbyes, and contact after birth.
Participants will be able to:
Instructor: Katie Stickles-Wynen, MSW ACSW #34328
Position: Adoption Case Manager/Pre-Placement Specialist
Experience: Katie is an MSW, ACSW with 10 years of experience working with adoptees, birth/first parents and adoptive families. Katie works directly with families in transracial adoptions and families in same race adoptions. Katie runs a group for adult adoptees of color and has experience in working with adopted youth in group settings. Katie is an international, transracial adoptee.
$35 per person non-member
Special pricing Pact members receive 65% discount.
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