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Webinar: Asian Adoptee Voices
Asian Adoptee Voices
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 child welfare 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 Asian adopted adults, born both domestically and internationally, will be featured. They will address issues such as being the ‘model’ minority, gendered narratives about female adoptees value in Asian cultures, exotified identities for Asian women and invisible masculinity for Asian men. Culture-specific approaches to adoption and search (both transnational and domestic) will also be addressed.
Participants will be able to:
Instructor: Steve Kalb:
Steve Kalb, LMSW, is the director of post adoption services at Holt International Children’s Services and a Ph.D. student in the school of social work at Portland State University where he has taught advanced community based practice. His 15 years in the adoption industry has given him valuable insight into its influence and affect on the adoption experience. He is a trainer for adoption professionals and adoptive parents on the value and importance of the Adoptee voice and has presented globally on the international Adoptee birth search experience. Informed by direct work with hundreds of Adoptees, adoption professionals, and adoptive families around the world, he has developed innovative programming for Adoptees and their families that empower all parties to advocate for a more balanced adoption discourse.
$36 per person non-member
Special pricing Pact member receive 25% discount.
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