July 20, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This virtual training is designed to support you in your preparation for parenting through intercountry adoption. Identity is widely recognized as an important, individualized, and complex process among adoptees. We will discuss the crucial role parents play in helping their children develop a healthy identity that incorporates all aspects of who they are. Through a panel discussion with adult adoptees we will explore how experiences of transracial/transcultural families impact a child’s identity development. We will take time to answer your individual questions and create an opportunity for group discussion with other prospective adoptive parents who may serve as a support system to you and your child!
There is no separate fee for this training for families adopting through an international adoption program at Spence-Chapin or who are completing their international adoption home study with Spence-Chapin. Families who are not completing their home study with Spence-Chapin nor adopting in a Spence-Chapin international program are welcome to attend at a fee of $40 (per person or per couple).
Please RSVP to Lauren Jiang at [email protected] by Friday July 17, 2020