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Webinar: Creating Your Own Dear Expectant Letter

Start time/date: Jan  24, 2018 11:00 AM
End time/date: Jan  24, 2018 12:30 PM
Place: Webinar
Call-In Instructions Will Be Emailed After Registration

Creating Your Own Dear Expectant Letter 

In this webinar, specifically for pre-adoptive parents, we will go through the process of creating your Dear Expectant Parent(s) letter. Learn how to begin your letter and which topics to address. Gain insight and ideas for the types of pictures and language to use. Example profiles will be shown to give participants an idea of content and layout. You will hear directly from a birth/first parent about what to do and what not to do with your letter/profile. We will also offer insight into how this letter is part of your future child’s story and incorporate suggestions for how to be honest and set the tone for a relationship with integrity, for a lifetime. This webinar is appropriate for pre-adoptive parents.



Educational objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Create a properly formatted Dear Expectant Parent(s) letter
  2. List necessary points and topics to include in their profile (e.g. child care, race/diversity, open adoption, etc.)
  3. Give examples of the importance of appropriate language
  4. Identify what to include and what not to include
  5. Apply insight from the lived experience of expectant parents that will help you understand what they are likely to find welcoming and what might not be effective from their point of view



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.

Pricing Description:

$35 per person non-member

Special price Pact members receive 65% discount.

Please choose carefully when registering for Pact events. Pact is not in a position to refund workshop or event registration fees.

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