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Adoption Education

Activism in Adoption

Activism in Adoption: Race, Relationships & Resilience

PRESENTED VIA ZOOM On Your Feet Foundation's Activism in Adoption education series amplifies the voices of birthparents and adoptees, sharing their expertise and lived experiences while focusing on the issues of Race, Resilience and Relationships in adoption. ​

Our next session is on July 6th at 12PM CST:

Clemencia DeLeon, a birthmother in a kinship adoption joins us on July 6th. There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding kindship adoption, and Clemencia addresses how critically important honesty and emotional intelligence are in navigating open adoption, including kinship adoption.

This series is relevant to all members of the triad, as well as adoption professionals, no matter where they are in their adoption journey. Families hoping to adopt are encouraged to attend this unique series and will receive one hour and thirty minutes of Adoption Education Hours per session attended. Attendees who request Adoption Education Credits will receive certificates to show attendance and a session outline can be provided to agencies.

On Your Feet Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and registration fees for this event will directly benefit the birthparents we serve. Please contact Allison Jones for more information. Thank you to our series sponsor, Friends in Adoption, for their support.


In Activism in Adoption, speakers and panelists will engage attendees in unpacking self-identity within the framework of adoption. International adoption, becoming a multi-racial family, combating bias and systemic racism, and honoring birthparent and adoptee perspectives in transracial adoptions will be cornerstones of this topic. 


While all adoptions have unique structures, they consistently involve navigating and understanding relationships. In Activism in Adoption, we go deeper into understanding trauma and how trauma-informed parenting can impact all sides of the adoption triad. By engaging all perspectives in this training, we are equipping ourselves with the tools to move forward. As a community, we will focus on strategies for communication, healing, and advocacy. 


We take challenges and overcome them on a daily basis. But, adoption presents opportunities for strength and struggle in a unique landscape. In this topic, our experts have both wisdom and life experience to share and inspire our audience. Attendees will be given opportunities to seek answers to their own questions about tools for building resilience in themselves or others.

​Panelists will discuss ways to be an activist for yourself and your child. Together, we will learn how to address and talk about sensitive topics with your family, children, and community.

About Our Speakers

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