Pact Camp

Webinar: Adoptee Voices

Start time/date: Feb  10, 2021 11:00 AM
End time/date: Feb  10, 2021 12:30 PM
Place: Webinar
Call-In Instructions Will Be Emailed After Registration

Adoptee Voices

Pact believes that adopted people are the truest experts of their own experience. Yet, the adoptee perspective is too often subordinated to that of the adoptive parent. In this webinar, participants will hear from adopted adults of color as they share parts of their adoption journey including the role their first/birth parents and families have had in their lives, in understanding their own identity and what they believe is important for adoptive parents to know. They will address issues including open adoption, talking about adoption, first/birth family, challenges of adoption and more. Featured speakers were adopted domestically and internationally, into both transracial and same-race placements. This webinar is for all members of the adoption constellation and adoption professionals.


Participants will be able to…

  • Gain first-hand knowledge of the adoptee experience from adult adoptees.
  • Describe some of the common experiences of adoptees as they navigate their adoptions.
  • Answer common questions and concerns likely to come up for adopted youth in their families and/or communities.
  • Identify examples of privilege and how it applies in the context of adoption.
  • Create an action plan for supporting adoptees.
  • List tangible steps adoptive parents can incorporate to support their child of color (for families formed by transracial adoption).


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 non-member

Special pricing Pact member receive 25% discount.

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