Webinar: Opening Your Child’s Adoption: Searching for Birth Family
Opening Your Child’s Adoption: Searching for Birth Family
Participants will be able to:
1. Identify their role in the search process. (Decision maker, detective, emotion coach, etc.)
2. Utilize an action plan for how to start the search process and know where/when to start.
3. Describe the importance of including both adoptive and birth/first family in the search process.
4. Give examples of privilege and how it applies in the context of open adoption.
5. Predict additional barriers that may arise within a transracially adoptive family and create a plan to successfully address those barriers.
6. Hear directly from an adoptive parent who opened their child’s adoption.
Instructor: Katie Stickles-Wynen, MSW ACSW #34328
Position: Adoption Social Worker
Experience: Katie is a transracial/international Colombian adoptee who has worked with the adoption community since 2006. One-on-one and in group settings, Katie has worked with adoptees ranging from age 5-75, and both transracial and same-race adoptive parents. Katie leads the Adult Adoptees of Color support group in the East Bay and supports adult adoptee programming for the annual Pact Family Camps.
$35 per person non-member
Special pricing Pact member receive 65% discount.
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