Pact Camp

Webinar:Adult Adoptees of Color Panel

Start time/date: Nov  13, 2019 11:00 AM
End time/date: Nov  13, 2019 12:30 PM
Place: Webinar
Call-In Instructions Will Be Emailed After Registration

Adult Adoptees of Color Panel

Hear from adopted adults about their adoption journey including the role their first/birth parents/families have had in their lives and understanding of their own identity. Too often in the adoption field, the adoptee perspective is subordinated to that of the adoptive parent. Pact believes that adults with first-hand experience are the truest experts on that experience. The voices of adopted adults of color born both domestically and internationally, adopted transracially and in same race placements, will be featured. They will address issues including open adoption, talking about adoption, first/birth family, challenges of adoption, strengths of adoption and more.


Educational objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Apply first-hand knowledge from adult adoptees about their adoption journey.
  2. For families formed by transracial adoption, list tangible steps adoptive parents can incorporate to support their child of color.
  1. Describe some of the common experiences of adoptees as they navigate their experiences.
  2. Prepare themselves to answer common questions and concerns that are likely to come up for adopted youth in their family and/or community.
  3. Give examples of privilege and how it applies in the context of the adoption
  4. Create an action plan for supporting adoptees.


Instructor: Katie Wynen, MSW

Position: Adoption Social Worker

Experience: Katie is an MSW, with 13 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:

$36 per person

25% membership discount

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