Webinar: Should We or Shouldn’t We? Considering Open Adoption as You Prepare to Become a Parent
Should We or Shouldn’t We?
Considering Open Adoption as You Prepare to Become a Parent
Many, perhaps most, adoptions now begin with the possibility of some amount of openness and contact between birth and adoptive parents. How do you determine what is right for you and your child? How do you know what to expect long term? Each family’s situation is unique and there is no single set of answers, but by drawing on research, lived experience and current models, this workshop will help pre-adoptive and expectant parents find the child-centered path that considers everyone’s needs and acknowledges the power differentials that exist between adoptees, first/birth families and adoptive families. Questions we will discuss include:
This webinar is suitable for pre-adoptive parents, expectant parents and professionals working with these populations.
Participants will be able to…
Instructor: Susan Dusza Guerra Leksander, MA, LMFT #47992
Position: First/Birth Family Specialist
Experience: Susan Dusza Guerra Leksander, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in the adoption and foster care triads. She is both a first/birth mother, as well as a transracial adoptee. Susan has been providing individual and family therapy to all members of the foster / adoption constellation since 2008 in private practice and agency settings. She has delivered workshops and keynotes addresses to adoption professionals and adoptive families at regional, state, and national conferences on adoption. She is the First/Birth Family Specialist at Pact, where she focuses on the needs of expectant parents considering adoption, and first/birth families who have placed children for adoption.
$36 per person non-member
Special pricing Pact members receive 25% discount.
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