Parenting Adopted Teens: Search & Reunion

  •  November 19, 2020
     5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Spence-Chapin staff and our featured guest Meggin (Nam) Holtz, MSW for a discussion about our interests, disinterests, experiences or thoughts about the process of search. How do we as adoptive parents facilitate these conversations at home? How do we manage our children’s expectations around the search and reunion process? What does it mean for our children to go through the search process and be successful or unsuccessful?

This event will be facilitated virtually and advanced registration is required. Register below to receive the Zoom link.

All participants will receive access in advance to view the film by Nam Holtz called “Found in Korea” as this film will serve as a basis for our conversation.

meggin2 Meggin (Nam) Holtz, MSW is a Korean adoptee. Nam has been involved in adoption advocacy, awareness and support for a decade. Her award-winning documentary film, “Found in Korea,” about birth search, identity, and adoption was created to serve as a catalyst for conversations about adoption among youth and adults. She served as the Teen Mentor facilitator at “All Together Now,” a support group for adoptees and their families, wrote “Who Cut My Umbilical Cord?” published in “Flip the Script – an Adoptee Anthology,” and holds an MSW with focus in Child and Adolescent Trauma in the clinical setting from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.

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