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Webinar: Creating your Dear Expectant Parent(s) Profile

Start time/date: July  14, 2021 11:00 AM
End time/date: July  14, 2021 12:30 PM
 
Place: Webinar
Call-In Instructions Will Be Emailed After Registration
 

Creating your Dear Expectant Parent(s) Profile

In this webinar, we’ll outline the process of creating your Dear Expectant Parent(s) letter to introduce yourself to expectant parents considering an adoption plan. Participants will learn how to begin their letter, which topics to address and discuss ideas about the types of pictures and language to use. We will provide example profiles for content ideas and layout and describe how this letter will be part of your future child’s story. We will offer suggestions for how to be honest and set the tone for a relationship with your child’s first/birth family that they—and you—can be proud of later.

 

This webinar is applicable to pre-adoptive parents.

 

Participants will be able to…

  • Create a properly formatted Dear Expectant Parent(s) letter.
  • List specific and necessary points and topics to include in their profile (child care, race/diversity, open adoption).
  • Give examples of the importance of appropriate language.
  • Identify what to include and what not to include.
  • Apply insight from the lived experience of expectant parents that will help you understand what they are likely to find welcoming and what might not be effective from their point of view.

 

Instructor: Katie Wynen, MSW

Position: Adoption Social Worker

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.

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