Webinar: Adoption Orientation for Families of Color
Adoption Orientation for Families of Color
Join Pact's Adoption Social Worker, Katie Wynen, for a FREE orientation to learn about the adoption process and placement program with Pact. Pact supports expectant/birth parents who are specifically seeking adoptive parents of color to adopt their baby. These are no-obligation opportunities to gather information about the adoption process with Pact. Participants will learn about Pact’s ethical and child-centered approach to adoption placement. We will review the home study process and what will be required, the timeline and costs of domestic infant adoption with Pact, and other services and programs that Pact offers in addition to placement. This webinar is particularly focused on the experience of pre-adoptive parents of color interested in adoption, but parents considering transracial adoption are also welcome to attend.
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.