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20th Anniversary

Special Anniversary Access

Activism in Adoption | Special Anniversary Access

This content is available from November 9th - 17th, 2021 in celebration of our 20th Anniversary. After November 17th, you may access this content and all other sessions through our Adoption Education Portal. Sessions are $30 each or $75 for 3 sessions. Adoption Education Credits can be requested for $10 per session.


Beyond the Early Years: Growing with Our Adoptee Children

In the adoption community, we hear a lot about preparing for openness in the early years of the adoptees life. But what does the relationship look like when the adoptee becomes a teen or an adult? How do we prepare for a healthy open relationship through those years?

Join two seasoned birthmothers, Vicki Twomey and Jessica Figlio who have each experienced over 20 years of openness in adoption as they share their stories. Their met and unmet expectations, challenges faced, and growth experienced over the years. Learn what it means to grow with an adoptee child in an open adoption alongside their parents and build lasting, healthy relationships.

Did you find this content valuable? Please consider a donation to support the continued creation of adoption education content like this. If you would like Adoption Education Credit for this session, please email Allison Jones.


Shifting the Narrative: The Role and Power of Adoptive Mothers

Through reflecting on the theater piece, Placing Home, which centers birth mother’s stories, Katy unpacks the powerful role adoptive mothers can play in shifting the pervasive adoption narrative. Katy will speak about her own journey in understanding why this matters and how prospective adoptive parents and adoptive parents can take clear actions towards shifting the power dynamic in the adoption triad. 

Did you find this content valuable? Please consider a donation to support the continued creation of adoption education content like this. If you would like Adoption Education Credit for this session, please email Allison Jones.

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