Pact Camp

Webinar: Life After Placement: The Adult Adoptee Journey

Start time/date: June  23, 2021 11:00 AM
End time/date: June  23, 2021 12:30 PM
Place: Webinar
Call-In Instructions Will Be Emailed After Registration

Life After Placement: The Adult Adoptee Journey


You were adopted and now you’re an adult reflecting on your childhood. Your relationship with your adoptive family is changing. Your relationship with your birth family is changing. Maybe you have no contact with your birth family and now you want to search, or perhaps you’re a late discovery adoptee or an adoptee “coming out of the fog.” Adoption does not end at placement; it’s a lifelong journey and adult adoptees are thinking, processing and managing an array of emotions. This workshop, led by adult adoptees—who are also mental health specialists—will offer compassionate support and concrete guidance to adult adoptees as they navigate the continuous and ongoing journey of being adopted. The professionals will be able to speak to their work and share what they have learned about the adult adoptee journey after placement. Tools and steps to process and heal will be discussed. We will create space for attendees to share and ask questions about feelings they are having, behaviors they might be expressing and more. This workshop is for adult adoptees.


Participants will be able to…

  • Identify 3 common areas of struggle for adult adoptees.
  • Learn about the research being done to support adult adoptees.
  • Gain tools and insight in processing and navigating the life long journey of adoption.



Katie Wynen, M.S.W., is Pact’s adoption social worker and LGBTQ advocate. A transracial, international, Colombian adoptee, Katie holds a master’s degree in social work from Simmons College and has worked with members of the adoption constellation since 2006. Katie studied under Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao in Boston before moving to California and joining the Pact staff where she works in adoption placement, facilitates groups, works with adopted tweens and teens of color and provides adoption education nationwide. Katie is an Angels in Adoption 2019 Recipient from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.

Pricing Description:

$36 per person non-member

Special price Pact members receive 25% discount.

Please choose carefully when registering for Pact events. Pact is not in a position to refund workshop or event registration fees.