Webinar: 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. They will include discussion of the role their first/birth parents and families have had in their lives and in understanding their own identity as well as 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.
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.
$36 per person non-member
Special price Pact members receive 25% discount.
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